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Response to NinetySix (Reply #22)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 08:34 PM

73. It was the intent

 

of the men who wrote the Constitution and also placed into it the Bill of Rights. The overthrow of the British Government was the justification for the American Revolution. The right for the people to rebel was also the justification for the French Revolution. Those men were thinking in the context of the Era.

I also read the comments from right wingers praising Justice Scalia. I've made these comments over and over. The only power given to any Constitution is if the people consent to it. The people have the right to change it by not only peaceful means but violent means also. Time and time again, people in the Republican Party or on the Right continue to cite the original intent of the men who created this document. That document was created after4r the violent overthrow of a government and it was also changed after a violent Civil War. It was also changed through less violent means during the Civil Rights Movement but there was still violence. By it's own history, this is a living document and subject to change. The country is changing through demographics. In order to meet those changes, the Constitution also needs to evolve. There are a small group in this country, that likes to live in the Past and rule the majority. You can only push the majority too far before they use the last resort. The Republican Party is playing a dangerous game.

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