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Izzynius November 18th, 2017 6:13am

What question(s) would you ask James Madison about the U.S. Constitution if he were alive today?

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Squidboy Snarkapottamus
11/18/17 8:42 am

Explain the intent of the second amendment

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snagglepuss Story Time
11/18/17 12:23 am

I would ask him if the constitution should be considered a living document that adjusts with changing times.

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FacePalm That Trick Never Works
11/18/17 1:39 am

Please clarify the intent of the 2nd amendment.

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Carcano Luke 10 19
11/18/17 3:59 am

That question is clearly answered in the Federalist Papers. Madison intended all able bodied US citizens to have access to the same weapons as regular infantry soldiers, regardless of the time period.

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Carcano Luke 10 19
11/18/17 3:58 am

Go read the Federalist Papers and your question will be answered.

Madison intended every citizen to be armed with the same weapons that a regular infantry soldier would be issued with. The purpose of the 2nd amendment was for the citizens to be able to fight our military and defend the country from invasion by foreign militaries.

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Carcano Luke 10 19
11/18/17 4:02 am

No. It is still possible for the government to become tyrannical.

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bower8899 ...
11/17/17 11:59 pm

Did you have fully automatic assault weapons in mind when writing the second amendment.

Do you believe the constitution should be interpreted differently in different time periods?

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Carcano Luke 10 19
11/18/17 4:08 am

HAHAHAHA What? How the fuck do they keep the peace without weapons? Man you're naive.

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TheSpookyGhost paleoconservative
11/18/17 3:39 am

It wouldn't matter. The corrupt justices will go on interpreting the Constitution however they want.

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jztheman Connecticut
11/17/17 11:57 pm

I'm just going to bring him a book or something on how we are treating the constitution and just say, "Help."

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DounutHole
11/18/17 1:01 am

Great question!

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Izzynius Independent
11/17/17 11:15 pm

Just another poll that I got inspired from one my classes.

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PrinceOberyn Here I am Here I Remain
11/18/17 2:13 am

Why didn't you listen to Hamilton about getting a king, the country is fucked!?

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Praetorianus Fair enough.
11/17/17 11:53 pm

"How important is that comma in the second amendment? Does the rule only support a well regulated armed militia or in fact guarantee the right of private citizens to bear arms?"

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bower8899 ...
11/18/17 4:01 am

I've read all of the federalist papers. I suppose that actually goes with the second question, should that be changed for the modern world?

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bower8899 ...
11/18/17 4:05 am

I mean we should just disarm the military and make it into a peacekeeping force. Then nobody would have assault rifles.

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jstahl Build that wall
11/18/17 6:56 am

That was going to be my exact question.

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ozzy
11/18/17 5:44 am

I would ask about the proper role of religion in government

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popapop2 Ohio
11/17/17 11:20 pm

I would ask what he thought about our interpretations of the constitution now.

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Rosalie Care A Lot
11/21/17 5:49 pm

How would he solve our violence problem?

jstahl Build that wall
11/18/17 7:02 am

I would tell him all the things the federal government is involved in, including declaring healthcare a right, and ask why the following words weren't put in bold and underlined: “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”

NKarta Please excuse my sanity
11/18/17 10:08 pm

How does he think we should adapt the constitution to the modern age if at all?

L0TTA Klimakrise
11/21/17 3:41 pm

I'd ask him if he still would uphold the second amendment.

qmastrangelo Pottsvegas, PA
11/18/17 12:39 pm

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