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Originally posted by endisnighe
reply to post by Misoir
That works as a descriptor. Way to go Misoir.
Tell me, what does that Constitution part represent?
Does it limit the power of the government, or is it just a "damn piece of paper"?
It instructs what the state government is permitted to do, so in a sense it is a limitation of state powers. It goes further though if you have ever read it, it states what the liability from medical lawsuits is. The only state constitution to do so.
No constitution is a damn piece of paper, I believe it can be interpreted in different ways that might upset others who believe their interpretation is correct. Like myself, I deeply respect the constitution for not only establishing freedom in America but laying the foundation for freedom in the whole world. They looked to the US model for a basic concept of freedom that they have established after WW2.
Like I said it is up to interpretation as not just 1 interpretation is right, I'm sure even the founding fathers interpreted the rules of the constitution differently from each other. I am a Constitutional Socialist, I coined the term and like it or not, it is possible.
In spite of the Country being constituted as a Federation, the existent political centralization is big, and the autonomy of each unit of the Federation is small.