I have an answer for everything...you may not like the answer or it may not satisfy your curiosity..but it will still be an answer. ~ Kal'Stang
My mind and my heart are saying I'm in my twenties. My body is pointing at my mind and heart and laughing its ass off. ~ Kal'Stang
If you go against the author's intent then it is wrong period. We are not free to interpret the constitution any way we damn well please. The only right interpretation is author's. Using interpretations not of the founding fathers is blatant misinterpretation. Blatantly misinterpreting the constitution in order to remove or add rights in order to avoid going through the amendment process in un-American and anti-constitutional. The only way you can remove,restrict or add a right is to amend the constitution. We have the amendment process so that we can change the constitution to add or remove rights.
"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"
Cicero Marcus Tullius
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"We all of us know down here that politics is a tough game. And I don't think there's any point in being Irish if you don't know that the world is going to break your heart eventually."-Daniel Patrick Moynihan, December 5, 1963
Believing in the Founding Fathers does NOT mean you follow it as a RELIGION!
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This is the worst kind of discrimination. The kind against ME! ~ Bender
The Founding Fathers weren't a uniform group. Both they and subsequent authors of law (including clauses of the U.S. Constitution) kept phrases deliberately vague and open-ended for the sake of solidarity.
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If you notice something good in yourself, give credit to God, not to yourself, but be certain the evil you commit is always your own and yours to acknowledge.
No it's not a religion, but it does take ridiculous influence over modern issues.
Fundamentally, there are two positions that can be taken.
1. The Constitution is the law of the land as written.
2. It isn't.
If you take position 1, then determining what the Constitution, as written, means is a matter of reading it literally. Where there is dispute, what the people who wrote it said about it trumps modern interpretation.
If you take position 2, you think modern re-interpretations are the thing, perhaps even if they turn the Original Intent upside down and inside out.
The problem with position 2 is that the Constitution no longer serves as a hard-wired check on government power, and you end up with "government that can do ANYTHING, as long as 276 of the 550 people who run the country agree on it."
I prefer to stick as closely as possible to what the Founders wrote, and where there is dispute to consider their other writings to determine what they meant. Any other course can lead to "anything goes".
Fiddling While Rome Burns
Carthago Delenda Est
"I used to roll the dice; see the fear in my enemies' eyes... listen as the crowd would sing, 'now the old king is dead, Long Live the King.'.."