The 1972 Montana constitution has been called one of the most beautiful, most progressive constitutions in the history of the United States. To this day it remains a model of good government that other states and nations have followed. And it was written by everyday people just like you. Two young Montanans wrote those words late one night in a tiny room of the state capitol. They wrote and rewrote this paragraph, struggling to express their love of Montana, their hope for its future, and their faith in democracy.