Happy Constitution Day!!!!!

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Foxfyre, Sep 17, 2010.

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Which statements re the U.S. Constitution more closely reflect your opinion?

  1. The Constitution is a living document that should adjust to a changing society.

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  2. The Constitution only works as it was originally intended.

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  3. The Constitution should always be interpreted as the Founders intended.

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  4. The Constitution should always be understood as the Supreme Court interprets it.

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  5. The Constitution is necessary to insure the people's freedom to govern themselves.

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  6. The Constitution is a guideline for how the people should be governed.

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  7. Other and I'll explain in my post.

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  1. Foxfyre
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    Foxfyre Eternal optimist Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

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    HAPPY CONSTITUTION DAY EVERYBODY!!!

    On Sept. 17, 1787, 39 brave men signed the U.S. Constitution that was a great experiment. The government would secure the rights of the people and then the people would govern themselves. I wonder what those 39 men would think of us now? Have we implemented their vision?

    And what of your own understanding of the Constitution? Please participate in the multiple choice straw poll and explain your choice.
     
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    Happy C day America.

    Lets hope we are successful in forcing Government to regain respect for what is one of the most important documents ever created by man.
     
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    Happy Constitution Day!!! I'm a strict interpreter of things, I'm far from being a rocket scientist but if a sign says "stop", I don't need someone telling me what "stop" means, if the Constitution lists the explicit powers of Congress, I don't need someone telling me differently.
     
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    I wonder what our founders would have said about Bush calling those bonds, held by our Social Security Trust, pieces of worthless paper.
     
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    The Founders would not have accepted the Social Security Administration, dickless.

    To everyone else:

    Happy Constitution Day.
     
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    The Constitution itself is a great idea, however, at the end of the day, it can be pretty useless. In various times of our history, Presidents have shred the Constitution to bits using just about the same reasoning, security over liberty. We all know at this point what Ben Franklin thought about that.

    I agree with George Carlin when he says we don't have rights, we have temporary privileges. Rights are something that cannot be taken away, and just about all of those things in the Constitution have been taken away from citizens in this country at one point or another since it's inception.

    As for the Founders themselves, I am tired of people putting them up to God-like status. Go look up John Adams and the Alien & Sedition Act. Tell me that's a man that cares about the Constitution.
     
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    I wonder how you came to be so hostile re the vision of the Founders, Modbert? I wonder how many of your generation think as you do?

    I agree with this:

    "I had a copy of the Soviet Constitution and I read it with great interest. And I saw all kinds of terms in there that sound just exactly like our own: "freedom of assembly" and "freedom of speech" and so forth. Of course, they don't allow them to have those things, but they're in there in the constitution. But I began to wonder about the other constitutions - everyone has one - and our own, and why so much emphasis on ours. And then I found out, and the answer was very simple - that's why you don't notice it at first. But it is so great that it tells the entire difference. All those other constitutions are documents that say, "We, the government, allow the people the following rights," and our Constitution says "We, the People, allow the government the following privileges and rights."

    We give our permission to government to do the things that it does. And that's the whole story of the difference - why we're unique in the world and why no matter what our troubles may be, we're going to overcome."--Ronald Wilson Reagan
     
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    And there in lies it's inherit GREATNESS and wisdom.
     
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    That was exactly what I was going to say:clap2:
     
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    Yep in fact they too would have called the bonds WORTHLESS pieces of Paper.
     

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