View Poll Results: Is the Constitution relevant?

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  • Yes. Absolutely. All the time.

    25 67.57%
  • For the most lart.

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  • 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.

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    Is the Constitution relevant?

    Is the Constitution relevant?

    ETA: "lart" should be "part"... For the most part.
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    Re: Is the Constitution relevant?

    Relevant to me? Absolutely!

    To the supreme court? It seems to depend on the make-up of the court. I wish it were relevant to everyone.
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    Re: Is the Constitution relevant?

    Absolutely it's relevant. It is to me. But relevant to the Supreme court? Maybe not so much
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    Re: Is the Constitution relevant?

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    Relevant to me? Absolutely!

    To the supreme court? It seems to depend on the make-up of the court. I wish it were relevant to everyone.
    Has little to do with the make up of the Court. When it supports their political bent, a justice uses it; when it doesn't they don't. All of them are that way whether they are liberal, conservative or moderate. They are all relativists.

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    Re: Is the Constitution relevant?

    absolutely.
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    Re: Is the Constitution relevant?

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    Relevant to me? Absolutely!

    To the supreme court? It seems to depend on the make-up of the court. I wish it were relevant to everyone.
    Sadly politics seems to have do more with the Supreme Court no matter who the Justice than anything else. The Justices are just as guilty of pandering to politics than anyone else.
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    Re: Is the Constitution relevant?

    It's relevant but the question is deeply problematic. The constitution is "interpreted" differently by different people. As long as that's the case, which it always has been, contrary to what anybody says the constitution is and will always be largely merely a "strong suggestion". One can always choose to interpret the constitution a different way year by year if they so choose.

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    Re: Is the Constitution relevant?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Is the Constitution relevant?

    ETA: "lart" should be "part"... For the most part.
    All it is now is window dressing, our political appointees seem think its relevant only when its convenient which hardly ever for most of them and never for some.

    I wish that wasn't the case, but for the most part the constitution has given lip service for over the last hundred years. I would prefer if people took it seriously unfortunately most don't see it my way.
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    Re: Is the Constitution relevant?

    It is greatly weakened. For example, it calls for speedy trials, the right to a jury and the right to bond.

    Speedy trial? You can be in jail 2 years convicted of nothing awaiting your speedy trial - and even if found not guilty you probably have lost everything nor can every get those 2 years back - so the sentence for being not guilty was only years imprisonment.

    Right to bond? Bond for those who can afford it has become the not-guilty fine you pay anyway for the bond free and in increasing numbers of cases bond is denied.

    Right to a jury? Not for protective orders. Not if the government wants to take your children. Not for custody in divorce cases.

    When the Bill of Rights is impractical to government they ignore it or find ways to declare it doesn't apply.

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    Re: Is the Constitution relevant?

    It's relevant to me, and it should be relevant to everyone. Sadly, I don't think it's always relevant to the SCOTUS. I think they just like to hear themselves talk.
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