Originally posted by Annee
Originally posted by filosophia
The constitution is rather straight forward and does not need a priest class to interpret for the mere mortals.
All laws need (require) interpretation. That's what lawyers are for.
If laws were "set in stone" - - we'd have a whole lot of pissed off and out of work lawyers.
edit on 30-1-2012 by Annee because: (no reason given)
oh gee, out of work lawyers, I think I feel a tear coming. You remind me of Lynel Hutz from the Simpsons who shudders when he thinks what the world would be like without lawyers. Your view of the necessity of lawyers is cartoonish and belongs in a Simpsons cartoon. It doesnt even make sense because a judge over rules on a lawyers interpretation. So who is the law, according to you, the supreme court or the lawyers? Natural law is God given, self evident, and requires no interpretation other than common sense and decency. The constitution is meant to protect natural rights and is a full four pages long, compare this to the health care law or patriot act which is hundreds of pages long. Sure, you need lawyers to interpret those laws, since they have a lot of fine print to do their dirty deeds. Natural law is not written anywhere but arises from the rights of all individuals.