I could not agree more with you. It is amazing that they take an Oath to uphold and defend The Constitution...but have ZERO idea what the document really means.Should be the 1st time a bunch of em' ever hear the whole thing...
So you are cool with women not voting and slaves, because that is the way it was when it was written.What really burns me is that all three branches gives their own spin and "interpertation" the Constitution...instead of viewing it the way JAMES MADISON, the author of the Constitution, wrote it...and I would aver that his opinion is unimpeachable!
NO...of course not. That's why there are Amendments...add-ons. However, the basic intent...LIMITING the Powers of Government, and the INTENT of the Founders recognizing the rights of man (used generically) is not open to debate. The Founders knew what was inherently right and what was just plain wrong regarding Governmental Powers...and quite wisely they uttered in stone, so-to-speak, what everyone knew but either were afraid to vocalize, or otherwise "label". For example, if I saw that your rights were being violated, it is not up to me to tell you so...it is up to you to recognize and know, that YOUR RIGHTS ARE/WERE violated. I'm sure during the Founding and Establishing of this Rebublic, that the question of "slavery" came up, but at the time it was more important to establish the republic and, as Franklin stated, "We'll leave the question of slavery to future generations to figure out". I stand by my statement that the oipnion of James Madison, the author of the U.S. Constitution, is unimpeachable and NOT open to interpertation. We cannot possibly THINK we know what he, or any author truly MEANT in any of their writings. Fortunately Madison's writings and deliberations have been preserved in the Archives.So you are cool with women not voting and slaves, because that is the way it was when it was written.
THIS is the key. :thumb:now comes the fun of it all... to make sure those there actually follow it...and that they do not make dumb ass statements like....pelosi did when asked about a constitutional issue that she was doing being legal or not... her response was... "Are you serious?"
Now enforce it to the letter and make all parties follow letter of law...
I agree. I would also like to see Barrack at least "mention" it from time to time as well. Wow, just imagine, President Obama reading the Constitution instead of referring to it as an "outdated" article. Maybe if he could download it onto his ipod he would at least listen to parts of it now and then between the rap music which he admitted to enjoying....unreal.I think it ought to be read at least one time a month as a reminder of what they are and what their responsibilities are and where they are...