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Wednesday, June 13, 2007

The Constitution: Living or Dead?

The Constitution is a “living document” that must be understood in view of the evolving understanding of the American people.

No, the Constitution is as fixed and immutable as the stars.

Strangely enough, in the current political climate, positions can and do change in a heartbeat depending on the issue under discussion.

In declaring the death penalty for tens of millions of babies, and making the maternal womb the most dangerous place for a child to be, the living, breathing document exuded emanations of penumbras (or was it the other way around)?

In deciding who is an enemy combatant, the 19th century definition of warfare must be strictly adhered to or we will live in a Fascist police state designed by BushHitlerCheney forever.

Decisions regarding military tactics are determined by the Washington legal staff of the Defense Department and the CIA. And decisions as to who is a soldier fighting on the side of Islam is determined by the 4th Circuit Court.

We are truly screwed.

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