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Reply #2: I do think there is some truth of goodness in the idea of rewriting every generation or so. [View All]

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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-28-08 04:17 PM
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2. I do think there is some truth of goodness in the idea of rewriting every generation or so.
Edited on Sun Sep-28-08 04:18 PM by Rabrrrrrr
because times and technology change, and thus the issues facing people change.

However, there is also a danger of doing so - depending on who is in charge at any particular 19 year interval, the rewriting could be quite disastrous; imagine if the year of rewriting was 2002. We'd be in a hell of a worse pickle than we are now, and there might not even be a DU - or if there were, it would just be on the internal network at whatever prison compound we'd all be in.

As it is, what we have is a system not so much of rewriting, but of amending, and I think that's enough.

The truth is, the forefathers hammered out a pretty fucking amazing document that does serve us pretty well still.
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