posted on May, 6 2014 @ 06:03 PM
originally posted by: Realtruth
The constitution is a foundation from which our country was built, yes to be interpreted but not ignored, discarded, mocked, and forgotten.
The words themselves only matter in the context of legal challenges. What is much more important is knowing the intent.
Everyone has the right to life, does that mean abortions should be illegal? How about the death penalty? These are issues that stem from following
the letter of the document. In reality we know those same people that said everyone has the right to life were in favor of the death penalty in some
cases so clearly the right to life is not absolute.
originally posted by: Aazadan
I disagree 100%.
And one of the things Bush is most known for doing is telling his lawyers what he wanted to do and ordering them to find a legal way to allow it. His
successor who happens to have been a constitutional lawyer and ran on a campaign of repealing the thing left it in place. The courts have also upheld
it ruling that safety trumps liberty, in a wider context this would be the duty of the government to provide for the common defense is coming into
conflict with the 4th amendment and only one of those can win.
The newest ruling by the Pennslyvania Supreme Court, that police officers now do not need a warrant to search someone's vehicle, is a blatant
disregard for the 4th amendment.
Again, these aren't stupid people. They're going in with an agenda to interpret things in a certain way, and because the original laws were vaguely
written it's totally possible. This is what comes from just knowing the words, what they're willfully ignoring is intent.
originally posted by: Phoenix
The wording is plain as well as the meaning and a 10th grader can understand the punctuation. I'm sorry but those who claim ambiguity do so from an
agenda, certainly not common sense English language use.
It was attempted to make a comparison with religious interpretation and just as I scoff at those who pull verbiage out of context in the constitution
I really despise those who quote text from bibles out of context to support things not meant.
The only interpreting going on is by those with agendas not fitting the constitution
Here's a neat fact, everyone feels their interpretation is completely obvious and that everyone else is full of it. What you're arguing here is
that your personal interpretation is the only one that matters.