Originally posted by assspeaker
Supposedly, this document called the constitution is still relevant.
Amazing isn't it?
Yes, there are amendments made to keep it all "updated". Yes, they are made by officials who are elected by the people, so yes, on paper, it seems
all Democratic, fair, and educated. But..............this is all based on the premise that our elected officials are Democratic, fair and educated.
And they're not. Not by any
stretch of the imagination. If they were, the constitution would, as you pointed out, be more in tune with current
technologies and their capabilities.
Here's a thought. The U.S. patent office is a Federal institution. Instead of applying for and making advancements in weapons technologies ( which
you KNOW people hold patents on) and THEN making constitutional amendments that try to apply to them, make the amendment based on the PENDING patent.
The way it stands now is that the patent is applied for, granted, made, mass produced, implemented in real time and THEN amendments are made to try to
control them all. While it's true that most patents are made to protect an idea, that there never is intent on actually making some of those things,
amendments should still be made in the chance that the patents are utilized. It's called being realistically proactive. A term that is obviously lost
on today's politicians
(And this is from 10 years ago)
The amendments we have are drafted by people who haven't a clue about how it all works, (nor should they be expected to because they're
politicians by trade), that try to regulate something after the fact all the while trying to keep the amendments relevant to a piece of paper written
Ever see a three legged dog chase it's own tail? Same thing. It would be funny if it weren't so sad.
I know I might sound like a broken record on this one, but if both sides of the political fence can't come to agreements on how to keep this
business called America relevant on a global scale, safe and in the black, why should I take them seriously? Politics doesn't make the world go
'round, money does and we're a part of the world. Why do you think politicians are in the business they are? Because they like
they care? Spare me the fairy tales, I'm a grown man. They're in it for the money, status, benefits and part of their kickbacks come from the
Defense Department by letting them patent whatever the hell they want regardless of legislation and what the rest of world thinks.
You know OP, you brought up a valid point that really should be seriously discussed by the movers and shakers of this country. But it's probably not
going to be because quite frankly, they don't have a good track record of getting things done. So.........speaking of being proactive I'm probably
going to be censoring myself from topics of this nature. It's all for the common good really to focus on change that's realistic.
Here you go Washington DC....... not to be too critical, but until you grow a pair and stop letting the military treat you like a red headed
stepchild, here's your theme song: