View Poll Results: Has America strayed from the Constitution and its principals?

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  • I am a conservative and I believe we have strayed from the Constitution

    13 36.11%
  • I am a conservative and I believe we have not strayed from the Constitution

    0 0%
  • I am a liberal and I believe we have strayed from the Constitution

    2 5.56%
  • I am a liberal and I believe we have not strayed from the Constitution

    6 16.67%
  • I am other/independent and I believe we have strayed from the Constitution

    10 27.78%
  • I am other/independent and I believe we have not strayed from the Constitution

    2 5.56%
  • Other- please explain

    3 8.33%
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    Has America strayed from the Constitution and its principals?

    Do you think we are straying away from the constitution and its principals? Are we creating more unconstitutional laws and interpreting the Constitution in an increasingly incorrect manner? Do you think we are molding the Constitution to make it say what we want? Or are we respecting it as the law of the government as it is literally written?
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    Re: Has America strayed from the Constitution and its principals?

    I think the Constitution was put into place to establish equality under the law. And I do think think the intentions of the originators wanted was not to stop at that document. I do think State Constitutional amendments barring state recognition of gay marriage are antithetical / unConstitutional towards equal representation under the law.
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    Re: Has America strayed from the Constitution and its principals?

    The government has too much power, both in the name of social justice and in the name of national security, for it to be Constitutional.

    That said, even Thomas Jefferson thought we should recycle the Constitution every few decades.
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    Re: Has America strayed from the Constitution and its principals?

    No, we haven't strayed from the constitution (or rather we have on some occasions, but not in the general sense that I think digsbe is referring to). The constitution has plenty of room for interpretation, and we make use of it.
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    Re: Has America strayed from the Constitution and its principals?

    It seems there is an interesting trend with the poll. All liberal voters have said we have not strayed from the Constitution, yet all others (independents/conservatives/other) have said that we have strayed from the Constitution.
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    Re: Has America strayed from the Constitution and its principals?

    Yeah, and 7 people have voted in the poll, which means it's even more meaningless than most of the other meaningless polls around here.

    Just saying.
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    Re: Has America strayed from the Constitution and its principals?

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    It seems there is an interesting trend with the poll. All liberal voters have said we have not strayed from the Constitution, yet all others (independents/conservatives/other) have said that we have strayed from the Constitution.
    I think you have to define "straying from the Constitution", digsbe.
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    Re: Has America strayed from the Constitution and its principals?

    I think we have strayed from some people's interpretation of the constitution, but theres nothing wrong with that, unless its the interpretation you like best.

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    Re: Has America strayed from the Constitution and its principals?

    Straying from whose vision of the Constitution, in which camp?
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    Re: Has America strayed from the Constitution and its principals?

    i think it has, i mean, look how the population has spread since the constitution was written, and there are more americans overseas too, america is getting further and further from the constitution.
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