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    Re: After some wrangling, U.S. Constitution is read in House

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    If "Bringing it back to its political roots" constitutes "Governing from a constitutionally sound basis" then reminding people or pieces of the constitution that are no longer valid and thus can't be governed from is somewhat pointless.
    There is value in showing the parts that are no longer applicable in this context is to show that there is a clear and defined method for overturning aspects of the constitution, and governing from a constitutionally sound basis isn't something set in stone.

    By purposefully removing the parts that are no longer applicable, one is presneting things as though everything that is currently applicable must always remain so.

    That is a misrepresentation of what is constitutionally sound.
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    Re: After some wrangling, U.S. Constitution is read in House

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    Re: After some wrangling, U.S. Constitution is read in House

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    There is value in showing the parts that are no longer applicable in this context is to show that there is a clear and defined method for overturning aspects of the constitution, and governing from a constitutionally sound basis isn't something set in stone.

    By purposefully removing the parts that are no longer applicable, one is presneting things as though everything that is currently applicable must always remain so.

    That is a misrepresentation of what is constitutionally sound.
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    Re: After some wrangling, U.S. Constitution is read in House

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    I thought the question was something like When has anyone EVER tried to
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    Re: After some wrangling, U.S. Constitution is read in House

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Other than trying to paint America in a bad light, I'm curious as to why people got their panties in a knot over reading the applicable version of the Constitution.
    Because Republicans were going to get us back on track to having a Constitutional government, and they were going to do it by reading the Constitution . . . except they didn't.
    I'm already gearing up for Finger Vote 2014.

    Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.

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    Re: After some wrangling, U.S. Constitution is read in House

    Quote Originally Posted by TacticalEvilDan View Post
    Because Republicans were going to get us back on track to having a Constitutional government, and they were going to do it by reading the Constitution . . . except they didn't.
    They read the Constitution that is currently the law of the land. What's the real problem with reading the Constitution?

    It appears to me, that alotta Leftists don't really dig the Constitution and would have it amended into something that we no longer recognize. Or, they feelings are so raw from getting their asses handed to them, that they're going to cry about everything the Republicans do. I can appreciate the latter, but I think they picked the wrong battle to fight, this time.
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    Re: After some wrangling, U.S. Constitution is read in House

    Quote Originally Posted by Spaceman_Spiff View Post
    Except that the 3/5 Compromise is still part of the US Constitution. The 14th Amendment may have nullified it, but that does not mean that the text was completely removed from the document.
    Actually, it means that it is no longer a part of the Constitution... it, in effect, removes it from the Constitition just as an amendment ADDS something to the Constitution...
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    Re: After some wrangling, U.S. Constitution is read in House

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    God....please, please please don't let it be Scalia....or Thomas the Supreme Court midget.
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    Re: After some wrangling, U.S. Constitution is read in House

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    An an (admittedly somewhat poor) analogy, if a college basketball coach is lambasting his team for selfish play and tells them that they are going to start practicing ball controll, and passing, by getting back to the roots of how this game is played are you expecting him to then:

    1. Work on the four corners offense with no regard to the shot clock because by god that's the roots and we gotta practice and get back to our roots without any thought given as to WHY we're donig it

    or

    2. Work on traditional passing drills that function within the modern shot clock rules era

    If you're getting "back to your roots" to simply know your roots, then yeah...its absolutely important to go over everything

    If you're getting "back to your roots" for a pratical purpose directly relating to a certain duty, then its reasonable to focus on the "roots" that actually have some sort of application to what you're able to do in the current day and age.
    if that coach were a republican congressman, he would read the team the rules of the game of basketball, pretending that was going to improve their skills
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    Re: After some wrangling, U.S. Constitution is read in House

    Quote Originally Posted by TacticalEvilDan View Post
    Because Republicans were going to get us back on track to having a Constitutional government, and they were going to do it by reading the Constitution . . . except they didn't.
    By all means... let's waste time reading the parts of the Constitution that were nullified and are now no longer law. That will help keep us on track.

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