posted on Jul, 18 2016 @ 10:53 AM
To so many people here the Constitution is everything that is good and just in the world. It is the superior document and it contains the language
which can be used to give all humans freedom and liberty. Clearly not though as witnessed by the necessity for countless laws needed to protect people
from each other, the environment, and vice versa. There are a million examples of how new laws are needed to keep immoral individuals from exploiting
land and people. Freedom and liberty can be taken away from individuals with the Constitution doing nothing to protect them from this. For example, a
business that dumps it's waste into a river can destroy the well being of an individual downstream. The business has a right to operate freely and
the individual cannot use the Constitution to prevent this. Knowing this, why do we not understand the needs of today versus 250 years ago? Many
complain about the strangulation of businesses by the government, but so many regulations have been necessary due to immoral decisions made by
business owners. Are we to let these people go unpunished and free to hurt our land and people because our Constitution doesn't strictly disallow it?
Im often left scratching my head at those who believe that regardless of what happens in this country, if the Constitution doesn't define it as
immoral then it must be ok.
My point is that just because the law is written does not mean it is final. This concept transcends every issue we face today. Land rights, gun
ownership, reproductive rights, social equality etc etc. Are we not supposed to grow our definitions of morality while our country grows socially and
economically? And why are there so many people that require another's version of morality to define their own? Surely we have the mental capacity to
know what is wrong and right without needing a document to tell us to respect the rights and freedoms of those around us. It is sad that many actually
do require this.
The basic question is, can this sacred document be wrong in any form and why not?
Try not to get angry on this topic for a change. I'm hoping it doesn't devolve into the usual ATS name calling and disrespect of others opinions
(even though disagreeing with me is the wrong choice