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skinner June 29th, 2013 10:11pm

Are you a strict constitutionalist or a loose constitutionalist

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FLAmerican Pensacola
07/01/13 6:38 pm

Completely strict, the politicians of today don't even know what our constitution is.

shellybaxter1234 Peaceful Place
06/29/13 10:13 pm

I believe the constitution is a living document that is meant to be interpreted

fredd TrumpLand
06/29/13 4:38 pm

I'm not American, so I hope you forgive me for offering an opinion. For a document that's over 200 years old it's superbly written and remarkable in how relevant it still is today, I can see the appeal in celebrating it. But . . .

fredd TrumpLand
06/29/13 4:41 pm

. . . I think it's often used to shut down debate on important issues like it is the perfect guide, and therefore some kind of ultimate argument. So on a certain issue pundits jump up and metaphorically wave the constitution in the air as if . . .

fredd TrumpLand
06/29/13 4:49 pm

. . . it represents some kind of divine judgement, overruling any other argument. It's used too often to stifle reasoned debate.
Moving slowly and cautiously is usually good, but being governed by the ghosts of the past is not.

EagleOK Oklahoma
06/29/13 5:03 pm

The Constitution is meant to shut down debate on "important issues" because when the federal government does things outside of it's enumerated powers, the size of government increases, and by nature, larger government = less freedom.

EagleOK Oklahoma
06/29/13 5:03 pm

The Constitution protects the people and states from a large government.

skinner Jersey City
06/29/13 6:49 pm

@Fred: Eagle just about summed it up, us Americans love the constitution because we need a contained government. If they can have a debate on one amendment they will start having it on the more important amendments like the first amendment.

stickman46 NJ
06/29/13 4:35 pm

It just sad to me that the "constitutional" justices are the furthest away from "all men (people) being created equal". There is no race, sexuality or ideology mentioned in the Constitution but they rule based on it.

Keldeo Laverre City
06/29/13 3:51 pm

The constitution means exactly what it says.

PAK the Armpit of Florida
06/29/13 3:16 pm

I'm strict compared to my friends & family but downright loosey goosey compared to you lot! Ha!