Originally Posted By: pondering_it_all

So the "founding father's original meaning" position is pretty silly. Amending the Constitution is right there in the Constitution itself. Many of those amendments are complete reversals of the founders positions.


I wish I had the almost perfect rote memorization of the founders papers that some of you appear to have, but I distinctly remember another paper in which at least one of the founders made special mention of the fact that the day would come when the Constitution might no longer serve the needs of a society way into the future, and that it might need to be brought into sync.

Sorry if that sounds vague.
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