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galileoreloaded Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-28-08 04:57 PM
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14. Maybe follow the one we got first??????................n/t
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  -Thomas Jefferson believed the constitution should be rewritten every 19 years... cynatnite  Sep-28-08 04:13 PM   #0 
  - Sounds good in theory, but in actuality, I think it could be disastrous. nt  gateley   Sep-28-08 04:16 PM   #1 
  - It has been, look at the SCOTUS interpretations in the 1830s, and the outright frauds  greyhound1966   Sep-28-08 04:38 PM   #10 
  - I do think there is some truth of goodness in the idea of rewriting every generation or so.  Rabrrrrrr   Sep-28-08 04:17 PM   #2 
  - One of the early revised Constitutions would likely have moved us toward a  greyhound1966   Sep-28-08 04:45 PM   #11 
  - I think I prefer the language, "updated" not rewritten. n/t  Cleita   Sep-28-08 04:17 PM   #3 
  - Jefferson Probably Thought We Would Continue Evolving  lligrd   Sep-28-08 04:17 PM   #4 
  - I think that's not such a great idea  rockymountaindem   Sep-28-08 04:17 PM   #5 
  - Does anyone know where he got 19, in particular?  Bill McBlueState   Sep-28-08 04:18 PM   #6 
  - Length of a Generation  RoyGBiv   Sep-28-08 04:55 PM   #13 
  - Maybe he thought it would take a year to debate and formulate changes, so  Cleita   Sep-28-08 05:08 PM   #15 
  - You don't change horses in the middle of a race.  Mika   Sep-28-08 04:22 PM   #7 
  - Jefferson was all over the map on that point over his life n/t  melody   Sep-28-08 04:22 PM   #8 
  - No because we would constantly be see-sawing between ideologies ...  Myrina   Sep-28-08 04:26 PM   #9 
  - I don't agree, necessarily...  Poseidan   Sep-28-08 04:52 PM   #12 
  - Maybe follow the one we got first??????................n/t  galileoreloaded   Sep-28-08 04:57 PM   #14 
  - Rewritten? No, Reviewed, yes. But I think our process of constantly reviewing and revising has  GreenPartyVoter   Sep-28-08 05:33 PM   #16 
  - Our founding fathers are much wiser than many of the politicians today  gravity   Sep-28-08 05:36 PM   #17 
  - Gererational "audits" are absolutely necessary and prudent  SoCalDem   Sep-28-08 05:48 PM   #18 
  - Remember that this was every 19 years when people lived to 35 or so...  nothingtoofear   Sep-28-08 05:58 PM   #19 
 

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