The only Constitutional means to change the MEANING of the Constitution.

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    The United States Constitution - The U.S. Constitution Online - USConstitution.net


    Nothing in the section dealing with the Judiciary does it grant Judges or the Supreme Court the power to CHANGE the meaning of the Constitution.

    The United States Constitution - The U.S. Constitution Online - USConstitution.net


    The Supreme Court is accepted as the arbiter of what is Constitutional. It however is NOT recognized as having the power to CHANGE the meaning of the Constitution. Nor should it be recognized as being able to add unwritten meanings into said document.

    Today's Liberals have made the claim that it is to time consuming and to archaic to use the Amendment process. They instead claim the Supreme Court and lower Federal Courts are at liberty to simply CHANGE the meaning of the articles and clauses in the Constitution.

    One on this board in particular has STATED this in more then one thread.
     
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    Where has the meaning of the Constitution been CHANGED? Give specific examples plz
     
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    There is little about the way that we live today that the Founding Fathers would recognize. How the rules that they laid down apply to new technologies is up to the interpretation of judges. There are many culteral adaptations that are also outside the ken of our founders. So someone has to rule as to how these fit into our laws and ethics.
     
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    Ok then, who decides what the 'meaning' of the Constitution is and who decides whether or not the Supreme Court has in fact changed the 'meaning'?

    Where is that process provided for in the Constitution?
     
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    Social Security, Medicare, Obama Care, HUD, Federal Education department. NONE are even remotely powers listed in the Constitution. There is no right to an abortion anywhere in the Constitution.
     
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    Another senile rant, RGS?

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    Ask Rightwinger he has stated in at least 3 threads now that the Constitution should never be amended again. Further he stated in one thread that it is to time consuming to use the amendment process and that Federal Courts should in fact simply make the changes needed by changing what different parts of said document says and means.
     
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    There is a right to an abortion in the Constitution because there are no fetal rights in the Constitution.
     
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    Social Security was ruled Constitutional in the 1930's.
     
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    They did not lay down rules for technology that are out of date because they had no concept about Twitter. What they laid down were rules for the government that are just as applicable today as they were 200 years ago. I think that proves they were smarter than you, and that you are not qualified to have an informed opinion about anything the subject at all.
     
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