Is the consitution liberal, conservative, or both?

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  1. Daniel J. Neumann profile image60
    Daniel J. Neumannposted 9 years ago

    Is the consitution liberal, conservative, or both?

    Oh, and, yes, this is a trick question. The trick is considering that conservatives like the 2nd and 14th amendment when it comes to individual gun rights and the liberals like the 1st and 14th when it comes to freedom of religion, due process, and birth-right citizenship. And there's so much more to love. The constitution is inconvenient for a big government that wants to control you. It’s inconvenient for corporations that want the big government to control you. But you, my friend, love it. Tell us why.

  2. glenn wallace profile image70
    glenn wallaceposted 9 years ago

    The whole Liberal/Conservative paradigm is just the latest iteration of US politics.
    Like you say in your question, different political ideologies will naturally gravitate towards the sections that best reflects their own point of view.
    I like how, even more than 200 years later, the ideals enshrined in the Constitution still challenge us to be a better nation. Let's hope we do what we can to live up to it.

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    jbsilverposted 8 years ago

    I think the constitution is both. And its a matter of convincing argument or interpretation and the numbers of followers, which side rules. Its opened ended like most laws. Thats the beauty of it.

  4. Jeff Berndt profile image86
    Jeff Berndtposted 8 years ago

    It's neither.

    For its day, it was a radical document. It put authority not in the hands of God or His representatives on Earth, or in the hands of some divinely elected potentate, but in the hands of the people. It also ensured that the people--any old people--would always be allowed to carry weapons around. Both of these provisions were incredibly radical.

    But now for some reason the conservatives love the gun thing and the liberals don't, while the opposite is true about the establishment of a state religion: (many of) the conservatives seem to want Christianity to be enshrined as the state religion, while the liberals want to keep religion out of government (and vice-versa).

    Crazy, right?


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