View Poll Results: Does the original intent still matter when discussing the Constitution?

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  • Yes. We should strictly follow both the letter and spirit of the original intent.

    28 35.90%
  • Yes. We should follow the original principles and then apply them as new issues arise.

    21 26.92%
  • Yes. The original intent of the Constition is important, but other factors must be considered.

    15 19.23%
  • No. The Constitution is a guiding set of principles that we can interrpret to fit our current needs.

    10 12.82%
  • Other

    4 5.13%
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Thread: The Constitution: Does Original Intent Still Matter?

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    Re: The Constitution: Does Original Intent Still Matter?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    No... the position that I re-posted for you, my positon on the topic:

    The people that wrote the constitution wrote what they wrote for good reason. As such, their intent matters considerably as their the logic and reasoning is the basis for the structure of the document and the context for everything in it.

    If you dont like what they wrote and why they wrote it, or if you think someting in it doesnt 'work' today, then change it.

    Were you going to address my position on the topic or go off on a tangent?
    What makes you think they necessarily had all the answers, and were right to such a great degree? I believe we should rewrite the constitution every few decades.
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    Re: The Constitution: Does Original Intent Still Matter?

    Quote Originally Posted by the makeout hobo View Post
    What makes you think they necessarily had all the answers, and were right to such a great degree?
    What makes you think I think that?
    How did you infer that from my post?

    I believe we should rewrite the constitution every few decades.
    There's a process for that. Get busy.

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    Re: The Constitution: Does Original Intent Still Matter?

    Quote Originally Posted by the makeout hobo View Post
    What makes you think they necessarily had all the answers, and were right to such a great degree? I believe we should rewrite the constitution every few decades.
    Then by all means get enough people together that feel the same and get an amendment passed to that effect.

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    Re: The Constitution: Does Original Intent Still Matter?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    What makes you think I think that?
    How did you infer that from my post?


    There's a process for that. Get busy.
    Do you think we should have periodic rewritings, or a timed-out constitution?
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    Re: The Constitution: Does Original Intent Still Matter?

    Quote Originally Posted by Crunch View Post
    Then by all means get enough people together that feel the same and get an amendment passed to that effect.
    Maybe after lunch.
    The Makeout Hobo is real, and does indeed travel around the country in his van and make out with ladies... If you meet the Makeout Hobo, it is customary to greet him with a shot of whiskey and a high five (if you are a dude) or passionate makeouts (if you are a lady).

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    Re: The Constitution: Does Original Intent Still Matter?

    Quote Originally Posted by the makeout hobo View Post
    Do you think we should have periodic rewritings, or a timed-out constitution?
    Or none of the above.... don't forget all of the options.

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    Re: The Constitution: Does Original Intent Still Matter?

    Quote Originally Posted by the makeout hobo View Post
    Maybe after lunch.
    The time is now 1:06 pm....

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    Re: The Constitution: Does Original Intent Still Matter?

    Quote Originally Posted by the makeout hobo View Post
    Do you think we should have periodic rewritings, or a timed-out constitution?
    what do you feel needs to be changed in the constitution as-is?

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    Re: The Constitution: Does Original Intent Still Matter?

    Quote Originally Posted by Crunch View Post
    Or none of the above.... don't forget all of the options.
    I was asking do you think we should have either one of those, yes or no? Why don't you think we should have either?
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    Re: The Constitution: Does Original Intent Still Matter?

    Quote Originally Posted by the makeout hobo View Post
    I was asking do you think we should have either one of those, yes or no? Why don't you think we should have either?
    I'm quite happy with the way it is.... I'd be even happier if we actually followed it.

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