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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-12-07 08:17 PM
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23. The Constitution is not a document of absolute composition in that
it couldn't be if humans wrote it (even talented ones like Madison). The Bible is a bit of a sprawling mess, and far less focused most of the time -- did I mention it is a sprawling mess? -- and people might well interpret one passage a dozen different ways.

The Constitution is less sprawling but still a human product. Congress and the Executive Branch will be arguing long after you and I are dead and gone. They have argued since before we were born. That's the nature of the beast. We have to put on our hip waders and just plunge in, but I don't see a trend of assurances for either branch in the last 200-some years.

It's a dogfight and it may never end.
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