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Rotavele November 18th, 2014 5:20pm

(JustAlabamaThings) A very common slogan in AL elections is "We don't want big government". It sounds nice, until you realize not only is our constitution the longest in the country, it's the longest in the entire world with 883 amendments.

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Zod Above Pugetropolis
11/18/14 9:56 pm

They just spelled "big" wrong. It was meant to be "good".

RepMorris Pennsylvania
11/18/14 5:22 pm

Constitutions are generally made to limit Government though. So such measures and care being taken in that Constitution is good.

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Rotavele Alabama
11/18/14 9:30 pm

You must have not seen our recent amendment for sharia law.

RepMorris Pennsylvania
11/18/14 9:32 pm

I did not say All parts of Constitutions limit governments. I said that generally Constitutions are made to limit government. I heard about it. Whatever floats their boat.

Rotavele Alabama
11/18/14 9:33 pm

I know you didn't but I was saying look how crazy we are.

RepMorris Pennsylvania
11/18/14 10:15 pm

Eh, everybody thinks their state is crazy.

USA1st
11/18/14 2:46 pm

Amendments do not necessarily mean more government.

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achilles2340 Still Exploring Space
11/18/14 10:55 am

Depends. Do those amendments say what a government can/can't do or what a person can/can't do? Basically, are they freedoms or restrictions for people.

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Rotavele Alabama
11/18/14 11:53 am

Well to put it nicely. It's still 890 even though we've taken out the interracial ban, gay ban, Anti-Catholic/Jewish amendments, racial segregation, etc.

achilles2340 Still Exploring Space
11/18/14 12:40 pm

Interesting. I'm not surprised by that. But I must ask. What state has the most amount of laws? I honestly have no idea and am quiet interested.

Rotavele Alabama
11/18/14 6:15 pm

Achilles, I am not sure. Good question.

NDAmerican Florida
11/18/14 10:54 am

Long doesn't necessarily mean big, depends what the amendments say.

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Pirate Uses the Tap
11/18/14 10:36 am

Republicans do want big govt. They want to control your personal life.

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Pirate Uses the Tap
11/18/14 10:54 am

They want to say some people can't even get married.

bluerum29 optimistic idealist
11/18/14 11:09 am

Yes and no. Some do. Some just want the concept of marriage saved for churches only. Keep the government out of our relationships altogether

USA1st
11/18/14 2:46 pm

No they don't, Pirate.

Pirate Uses the Tap
11/18/14 4:05 pm

So Republicans are for same sex marriage now?

bluerum29 optimistic idealist
11/18/14 6:19 pm

If a church is willing to marry them, I'm fine with it

bluerum29 optimistic idealist
11/18/14 10:33 am

Many states and the country need to just rewrite thei constitutions with only the current necessary parts.

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Rotavele Alabama
11/18/14 10:40 am

Well normal states do. We have had several constitutions. The founding one, The Secession as Republic of Alabama, CSA constition, Reconstruction, The one between that and 1900. Then the one of 1901.

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Rotavele Alabama
11/18/14 10:21 am

False. It's more like 890+ amendments now due to the recent amendments on "foreign law" and legalizing hunting and fishing under regulations (which has always been the law already)

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