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Response to jody (Reply #17)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 12:40 PM

18. Power of the Constitution

There is nothing in the Constitution that says it cannot deny rights to any person. It limits what powers the constitution gave to the government. The BoR stated particular rights that were CURRENTLY protected from the government, but it did not prevent those rights from being taken away, through constitutional processes. Some of these rights were unenumerated. ALL rights can be taken through "due process of law". The constitution makes no attempt to make any rights "inalienable". In fact, it explicilty delineates the ways in which they can be alienated, and recognized from the outset that certain people would NOT be granted these rights.

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