posted on Nov, 6 2018 @ 11:15 AM
originally posted by: CornishCeltGuy
a reply to: tadaman
I don't get why so many US folk think the constitution cannot be changed. It's like 3 quarters majority in the house and senate and anything can be
changed as far as I read it.
It's not that people think it CAN'T be changed. It's that it probably SHOULDN'T BE changed for trivial, trifling reasons. I see no compelling reason
to change much of anything as far as what is there. If you want to live in a country where people don't have any rights, that's your business. I
Old laws are not always good laws, heck it was illegal to be gay not so long ago.
That wasn't in the Constitution, however. The Constitution and BOR was the framework for making it illegal to put people in jail for being gay.
Without it, gay people would probably still be outcasts. The Bill of Rights provided enough breathing room for them to eventually turn that around.
Where would they be without the right to freedom of speech being recognized and upheld?
The BOR has been instrumental in providing the framework for almost every single major advance in human rights. Not that the founders may have ever
intended that but if you read the Bill of Rights, slavery seems like a completely contradictory idea to what that seems to stand for. And whether they
intended for that to be taken to it's logical conclusion or not, when you take it to it's logical conclusion, you cannot really accept the Bill of
Rights unless you oppose slavery and all sorts of tyranny. This is a case where old laws were better than their creators may have realized.
If anything, the Bill of Rights should be expanded to fully articulate the right to self-ownership and self-determination for all people. Which means
the government could never tell you what you can't do with your own body. But of course, that's FAR more progressive than any "progressive" I've ever
heard of is willing to be.
edit on 6-11-2018 by BrianFlanders because: (no reason given)