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jberryhill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-04-08 07:20 PM
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55. Good for him - Have you ever heard of D.B. Cooper?

D. B. Cooper hi-jacked an airplane for a $200,000 ransom payment, parachuted out of the plane, and was never found, tried or imprisoned. It doesn't make it legal.

If "the people" find a Constitutional provision to be a bar to what "the people" want to do, then "the people" have a process for amending it.

George Bush hasn't been impeached for <insert list here>. Is that a ratification of everything he did?

And here I'll get down to outright heresy - the Constitution was amended to extend the voting franchise to women. Was that a waste of time? Should they have just shown up and voted anyway? Why on earth didn't they think of that?

And, lest we forget, the *other* principle cause of many of those self-same suffragettes was to become enfranchised for the purpose of carrying out the other commingled aim of that very same movement, largely construed. Temperance.

Within one year of women getting the vote, what did we get? The Eighteenth Amendment. That's not a historical accident. It is a consequence of the organizational power and experience that women - such as Susan B. Anthony - gained in the temperance movement.

Now, there was a whole lot of distilling, importing, and selling of liquor by "the people" going on up until 1933, but that didn't mean the Constitutional prohibition of those activities was some sort of mass delusion.


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