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Aug. 13, 2014 10:57am
By: Fred Lucas

Own a Mac? Now there’s no excuse for not being up on the U.S. Constitution: It turns out there’s an electronic copy on every Apple computer.

Constitution-Apple_MACA new citizen looks at the United States Constitution after a ceremony at the National Archives, Sept. 17, 2012 in Washington, D.C. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

As Steven Sande of the Unofficial Apple Weblog wrote Tuesday: “Perhaps now that more of those in the federal government are using Macs, we might begin to see them paying more attention to this document that outlines the supreme law of the land. Why? Well, there’s a copy of the U.S. Constitution on each and every Mac in the Dictionary app.”

The item was republished on Mac Daily News.

Apple and other technology companies have registered their outrage over the revelations of the National Security Agency’s snooping. An Apple representative didn’t immediately return a request for comment from TheBlaze about how long the Constitution feature has been available.

Here are the directions for accessing the Constitution on your Mac, via the Unofficial Apple Weblog:

To see this information from The New Oxford American Dictionary, just launch the Dictionary app from your Applications folder. Once it’s up and running, go up to the menu bar and select Go > Front/Back Matter. There you’ll not only find such exciting information as who was on the editorial staff and advisory board for the Dictionary, but also a bunch of useful references.

Other available references include a list of the 50 states, U.S. presidents, countries of the world and conversions for metric and standard weights and measures.

With constitutional debates frequently popping up on issues like gun control, free speech and campaign spending, and religious freedom, Sande noted, “it’s sure nice to know that if you’re offline and just happen to need to know what the 21st amendment to the Constitution did (it repealed Prohibition), you’ve got it at your fingertips.”
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