View Poll Results: Is the Constitution relevant?

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  • Yes. Absolutely. All the time.

    25 67.57%
  • For the most lart.

    1 2.70%
  • Depends on who's on the Supreme Court.

    3 8.11%
  • No, not usually, anymore. It keeps getting whittled away.

    3 8.11%
  • Phfft! We're only kidding ourselves. It's been irrelevant for at least 75 years.

    5 13.51%
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    Re: Is the Constitution relevant?

    Quote Originally Posted by ModerateGOP View Post
    I don't like the choices, I guess I would say, for the most part it is relevant. Though not as fundamental scripture with rules written in stone like constitutionalists believe.

    It's a philosophical concept written on a piece of paper with sentimental value. We still have the ideals set forth from the Constitution deeply ingrained in our society. Those values are the very cornerstone of the majority of our justice system. Anybody who doesn't see that has never lived in another country or has never been born into a minority group. Half of the stuff that takes place in our society today could not happen in other countries in the same way. No other country IN THE WORLD, can say that they have matured as fast as the United States has on some very, very controversial issues. To start at nothing and then become a world power in less than 300 years, is absolutely amazing. It's only matched by Ancient Rome.
    One of the most disgusting things I've ever read about the Constitution, and unmitigated bull****. You killed everything you said after.

    EDIT: I'm going back off a bit, but that sentence is still bull****......sentimental really. People died to get there.
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    Re: Is the Constitution relevant?

    Quote Originally Posted by AtlantaAdonis View Post
    A document made by an undiverse group of white male 17th century creationists relevant to 21st century multicultural society?

    Nope.
    You seem confused.



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    Re: Is the Constitution relevant?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    One of the most disgusting things I've ever read about the Constitution, and unmitigated bull****. You killed everything you said after.

    EDIT: I'm going back off a bit, but that sentence is still bull****......sentimental really. People died to get there.
    People constantly die for freedom or other ideals that they believe in. I think it's funny when strict conservatives yell at others for saying that the Constitution is sentimental but then turn around and say that the Constitution is dead and/or ruined... Isn't that the very definition of sentimental?

    Still, you ignored my other point about how the ideals in the constitution is the cornerstone of our justice system.
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    Re: Is the Constitution relevant?

    Quote Originally Posted by ModerateGOP View Post
    People constantly die for freedom or other ideals that they believe in. I think it's funny when strict conservatives yell at others for saying that the Constitution is sentimental but then turn around and say that the Constitution is dead and/or ruined... Isn't that the very definition of sentimental?

    Still, you ignored my other point about how the ideals in the constitution is the cornerstone of our justice system.
    It has always been my belief that the Constitution was intended from the very beginning to be both the cornerstone of our legal system AND a literal legal document. I have never considered it to be... again, as intended... a mere set of guidelines and suggestions.

    I also feel that it has evolved to be even less than guidelines and suggestions. Now, it's only trotted out when convenient.

    Hell, it has long been my observation and opinion that governments from local to federal knowingly and purposely enact unconstitutional laws all the time. They know that it is cost-prohibitive for the average person to challenge new laws, so the chance of their new law being overturned is pretty nil. And, even if it is challenged, the court system is pretty much on their side and will probably approve it anyway.
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