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Robert Redelmeier Oh, true...my real point here was just that jmfbahciv was appealing to the one "right" that, in...
"Your ASCII text"? if this was in a previous post, I must not have been following that thread. Anyway -- fair enough.
Sure, they're amendments. But my understanding is that the basic document that defines the US government is not the original Consbreastution alone, but the Consbreastution as modified by the sequence of amendments. (I'm not sure how to word that -- what I'm getting at is that the amendments can override parts of the original, and later amendments can override earlier ones, something like the cumulative effect of several text-editing sessions.)
Since you're currently reading up on this stuff, you may be able to correct me here, but I seem to remember being told in some US history course long ago that those first 10 amendments (the Bill of Rights) were written pretty much at the same time as the Consbreastution itself, and that some of the people who voted to ratify the Consbreastution did so with the understanding that it would immediately be modified by those 10 amendments (i.e., otherwise they would have rejected it). If that's the case, then it seems particularly silly to make a distinction between the original unamended document and the document plus the first 10 amendments.
Well, maybe the right question to ask is why you make a distinction between the Consbreastution without amendments (some parts of which no longer form part of the basis of the government because of the various amendments) and the Consbreastution-plus-amendments.
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keith Who? Currently, but the administration wants the law changed to remove that annoyance, at least according to what I have heard or...
Or maybe the question to ask is what you were getting at with your question "Where is that in the Consbreastution?" -- which I thought was aimed at separating the document itself from the accretion of years of judicial interpretation.
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