Who Says They Were 'Framers'?

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    Listening to the Alito hearings, it seems everyone's agreed that the WRITERS of the Constitution, men who were once called "The Founding Fathers," are now being called "the Framers."

    I call for a cessation of use of this term.

    Why?

    It's liberally biased. To say "framers" is to suggest, as liberals would have it, that the Constitution is a mere "framework," to be filled in by liberal jurisprudence.

    But it's not a "framework."

    It's the LAW.
     
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    Good point.
     
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    No, it is a framework. The law is something the Congress passes.


    Look in the Constitution. Where does it say that robbing a bank is illegal?






    Like most righties, you are attempting to make an issue where none exist. We're sick of you policing our thoughts. Thanks to you guys, regardless of whether or not I say Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays, I think of politics and Bill O'Reilly. That's just great. Now you're telling me what words to use to refer to the Founding Fathers. Got any other thoughts you need to police today?
     
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    No, its not a good point at all. Its a fairly lame point, or not a point at all. WHO CARES whether we call them framers or writers? How about we call them "authors" - writer implies that they all sat down on wrote on it, when in fact it was probably physically written down only by a few of them while the others discussed and dictated. Must make sure to use the word approved of by the right wing.
     
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    You're right, Spidey. it's not a good point. It's a great point.
    It's not surprising that you would be against anyone shining a light on lib-speak. There has been such overwhelming liberal bias in the media for so long, you just can't stand it when you are called on it.
     
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    Language can alter things. Calling people terrorists brings up feelings of hostility and anger. Calling them 'minutemen,' insurgents, or soldiers is using misleading terms to sanitize what they really are...murderers.

    There's several other examples.

    Fewer people would eat veal if it was called "baby cow."
    If "getting an abortion" was referred to as a 'fetus killing' or even an 'intentional miscarriage,' they'd probably be less popular.
    Many more examples include guano (bat dung, used in fertilizer), escargo (probably misspelled it, dang French, but it's edible snails), and, I think it' called glycogen, the ingredient in Jello that makes it hold its shape and is made from horse hooves.
     
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    Wanna piggyback on that a bit and also complain about calling the vacant seat on the bench, Sanda O'Conners'. Many judges have sat there and I see no reason to find a clone of her to replace her other than to appease a few nut jobs. ( yes Teddy--you are included ) :laugh:
     
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    And I like how being anti-abortion makes you "anti-woman." Alito is surrounding himself with women to dodge the charge.
     
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    And along those lines, the word "abortion" itself is rarely used anymore. It's always "a woman's right to choose".
     
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    Yeah, that could almost be another thread, but you're right...

    "Pro-choice," my butt... they're obviously not concerned about the woman who wants to let her baby live... just the woman who wants it drawn and quartered. But "choice" makes it sound so nice, like you're just "choosing" a flavor of ice cream. "Oh, I think I'll CHOOSE fudge stripe!"
     

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