Everyone on HubPages routinely dismisses my "wild and crazy" interpretations of the Constitution because I'm not a student of the Constitution.
First off, this accusation is nonsense. The first written Constitution in the world was the Virginia Constitution, and the reason it was written down was so that anyone could sit down and read it. This is the same for the US Constitution.
The next reason why this accusation is nonsense is because the Supreme Courts Justices apparently didn't learn anything in Law School.
In Justice Stevens' recent book "Five Chiefs", he ACTUALLY called the Bill of Rights the "first eight amendments to the Constitution".
That's right. A Justice of the Supreme Court didn't even know the most basic of facts about the Constitution, and even put his ignorance in writing.
Here's a link to the blasphemy through Google:
http://books.google.com/books?id=pLnz2v … mp;f=false
Oh well. I guess "All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others."
For those of you curious, the 9th amendment says that:
"The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people."
Which means that Congress can't use the Constitution to take your rights away unless specifically stated.
and Amendment 10 says:
"The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people."
Which says that if Congress can only do what the Constitution says it can do, everything else is a power of the states. But, if the states are prevented from doing something, it is a power of the people.
You two are having a nice argument.
You state that the Constitution is plainly written and needs no interpretation, then you supply your interpretation.
Sybil....er, I mean Evan why do you do this to yourself?
Most people have trouble with the English in the document, but it is easy to understand.
You're dodging the point that a friggin' Supreme Court Justice said that the Bill of Rights was the first 8 amendments.
Oh, and, another thing.
You said that you didn't vote for Obama or McCain. And that got me thinking.
That means you either:
voted for a third party, which means that you "voted for someone who didn't have a chance". This is the very thing that you've been relentlessly mocking me for. If this is the case, you're a hypocrite
You didn't vote for any president, which really means that your opinions on presidents are completely moot because you don't even bother to vote for them.
So, either you're a hypocrite, or your opinions are moot. Which is it?
(Or, the secret third option, you're lying about who you voted for.)
Ain't no apology - You argue relentlessly against "wasting your vote" because "he doesn't have a chance"
and it turns out that you did the exact same thing 4 years ago.
Also, Barr was a Libertarian, but he was not a libertarian. I'll let Mr. Walter Block do the explanation:
Thomas Jefferson, (you may have heard of him) felt that the Constitution should expire in 20 years and be written again from scratch. The Constitution is full of compromises which probably explains a lot of your misunderstanding of it.
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