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Is the United States Constitution a Living Document?


Does the interpretation of the Constitution change with current social, cultural, or political winds OR should it be interpreted exactly as the framers had written it? Many key policy decisions would be directly challenged depending on which side of the debate the answer finally lands. What are your thoughts on the topic?

 

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    James Kenny (jrk1121) 5 months ago

    Great points:

    It's a "contract" between we the people and our government. If its malleable, it isn't worth the paper its written on

    This kind of activity is known as "legislating from the bench".

    violates the separation of powers


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    James Kenny (jrk1121) 5 months ago

    Wow,

    "we would still be driving chariots or riding horses and living in tents"

    or even better

    "very necessary ones passed concerning the internet and other electronic media"

    The constitution was meant to limit the law, not be rewritten


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    bradmasterOCcal 5 months ago

    Where exactly is that stone located? :)


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