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Happy Birthday US Constitution (created but not yet ratified 225 years ago)!! Thoughts?? Comments!!

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posted on Sep, 17 2012 @ 08:18 AM
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The Constitution was adopted on Sept 17, 1787 during the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, altho it was not ratified until June 21, 1788 and did not take effect until the following March (fwiw, the Bill of Rights were not adopted and ratified until 1791). There appears to be a steady and intentional erosion of the effect of the rights to citizens guaranteed by the Constitution (Patriot Acts, NDAA, etc). Feel "free" to discuss (1A) your thoughts and comments of the present state and future of our sacred document......




posted on Sep, 17 2012 @ 08:24 AM
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The Constitution is on its death bed, on life support with the power failing. Sad.....



posted on Sep, 17 2012 @ 08:28 AM
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Personally, I think it's the greatest document currently around in terms of one used to form the basis of a functional Government and way of Governing. It's not the only great document, but it's the one that is still a living part of a functional government and not just a historical basis used, as all that came before.

It's been somewhat warped ....and perhaps more than somewhat in many ways....which has led the nation to get away from what made us strong until the last 20-25 years. Things like the commerce clause becoming the Federal Nanny clause come to mind for that drift away. It's just not workable forever.

However, that document, in itself, would be as much a solution to return to in modern times as it was to try out as a new experiment so long ago, in my humble opinion. The system isn't broken.........modern Government just stopped using it.



posted on Sep, 17 2012 @ 09:01 AM
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There has been more than just a decoupling taking place...it seems to be an agenda along the lines of a Hegelian dialect: Problem (terrorist acts); Reaction ("more security!"); Solution (compromised rights).



posted on Sep, 17 2012 @ 09:16 AM
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Give up your rights for security and you shall enjoy neither...nuff said.



posted on Sep, 17 2012 @ 09:22 AM
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This thing is still around?! Didn't realize the constitution was even a thing anymore! If you ask me it's nothing more than a laffy-taffy joke without a punchline, written on very old parchment. Stories of this document will be handed down to future generations just like tales of Hercules, Merlin, and the Lion King.



posted on Sep, 17 2012 @ 03:30 PM
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Excepting the Christian bible, I believe that it is the most poorly understood, unthoroughly known, and wrongly wielded documents in human history. And, much like the bible, this is because 1. not enough people have actually read it, and 2. even fewer have done any research on its context.

The first is easy enough to remedy by spending two seconds on google, or an hour at a public library. The second takes a little more time, but in our modern day and age, there should be no excuse. (Save finding impenetrable the verbiage of our forebears.)
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