posted on Feb, 23 2016 @ 11:18 PM
a reply to: TrueBrit
Have you read the US Constitution? It is not clear about anything, and neither are the founders writings. This is because the document was not
written for any specific ideology. It's a work of compromise that was made as vague as possible so that both the large and small government people
(among other groups) could adopt it, and then argue in Congress and the courts as to what the governments powers really were.
For example, one can just as easily use the document to state there is no right to privacy as it can be used to state your documents are free from
seizure. This particular debate has gone on in it's current form since the day the telegraph was invented, and there were exceptions made to it even
prior to that.
Another example would be the Alien and Sedition Acts, something passed by one of the very people who created the Constitution in the first place. The
reason the document still exists is because very little within it is absolute.