Wednesday, June 17, 2015

An Outdated Document?

I used to enjoy hearing knowledgeable people talk about the US Constitution, but now such talk angers and saddens me.  It's like listening to an old man go on and on about how a gallon of gasoline used to cost a quarter.  Those days are gone.

One thing conservatives and progressives (I refuse to call them liberals because it is a gross misnomer) can agree upon is that our government is pulling away from its constitutional moorings. Nowadays, it's Fealty as Lip Service Only, FALSO for short.

From that lib-con agreement on the constitution's demise, we part ways. Conservatives are alarmed and angry at the lawlessness; progressives cheer our federal government decoupling itself from a musty, outdated piece of parchment written by old white slaveowners.

Talk of a constitutional convention is out there, but it rarely rises above the noise floor.

Questions for You (and my opinion)

What parts of the constitution do you believe are being grossly violated or ignored?
I nominate the 4th (it's dead), 9th and 10th (barely breathing) Amendments

What other part do you see being endangered in the near future?
I believe both speech and religion rights in the First Amendment are in danger.

What would you change, add to or delete from that venerable document?
I would like to repeal the 17th Amendment and go back to state houses choosing senators.

What is the most abused part of the constitution?
Section 1 of the 14th Amendment has been the Devil's playground.

Finally, would you like to see a Constitutional convention?  Why?  What outcome would you expect?
No.  It would open a Pandora's Box of evils and spell the end of our already creaky Democratic Republic

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