quote:Originally posted by Constructive Feedback:
To my knowledge there IS NO DOCUMENT on this Earth that was written from the hands of anything other than MAN. It appears that your standard of "infallibility" is an insurmountable hurdle.
The whole point of the piece is to describe our founding documents as completely fallible and human. The objective of that understanding is to get us to question them and to push to adjust them as society evolves.
I'm sorry this point was lost on you.
Sounds to me that the Constitution is a "living document" that should have a "Version X" produced every so often to make it relevant for the day.
Perhaps you're not aware that the Framers thought it important for the Constitution to evolve. Why else would they create a process whereby amendments could be added? I believe there have been 27.
quote:MBM - when you say "meet the needs and sensibility of contemporary America"..........who's MEANS will you use to satisfy other's NEEDS? Does the "means providers" have any RIGHTS to defend their property against society marauding when the MAJORITY votes itself ownership of his property?
This is a fundamentally flawed perspective. History has shown that MOST redistribution of income has come from the poor, working, and middle classes being exploited (i.e. raped) at the hands of the elites.
quote:You wish to put into the sovereign document provisions that ONE INDIVIDUAL must bestow UPON ANOTHER.
Where else does law come from CF? If not from God, then doesn't it have to be from man? Is government itself a function of God or of man? Are laws creations of God or man? Did God write the Constitution?
The whole point of my commentary is that the Constitution is in no way akin to the Ten Commandments or other writings that are believed to be divine. The Constitution is a writ created by men to organize a government - based upon their best thinking in in 18th century.
BTW - CF what else from the 18th century are you pledged to? Do you want you doctor practicing medicine from the 18th century? Do you want an 18th century home (hint: there aren't any in Atlanta)? Do you want an 18th century car? What about an 18th century computer? Cell phone? Can you think of anything that you would prefer vintage 18 century? Etc. If you can appreciate the evolution of human thinking and achievement that occurred over the last 300 years as it relates to these items, why not with regard to how we think about government and society?
quote:Having the RIGHT to a QUALITY EDUCATION assumes that the GOVERNMENT is the critical element that produces QUALITY.
Does the government produce the airplanes that it regulates? Does it produce the food that it ensures is safe and fresh? C'mon CF . . .