I don't know what the answer is however, I do think those are questions worth considering. It seems to me that the Constitution provided a framework to build upon and in no way could the founders have ever foreseen the world we live in today. This is a short video from CBS THIS MORNING. An op Ed piece.
Answer by QuinnMae at 11:00 AM on Jan. 27, 2013
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Answer by Ballad at 5:41 PM on Jan. 27, 2013
The men who wrote the constitution knew history and accepted that history does indeed repeat itself and it does happen to all people. People who want to do away with the constitution, at least the ones that I have ran into, do not accept that anything bad could or will happen here in the United States that will stomp on their constitutional rights. They tend to believe that people are inherently good and will treat others fairly. They are dreamers IMO. Also they don't believe that anything bad will ever happen to them here in the US of A. The founding fathers escaped from dictatorship type countries and they knew what dictatorships do to the people. It is NOT outdated and I don't believe people hide behind an old document.
Answer by Anonymous at 6:07 PM on Jan. 27, 2013
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Answer by yourspecialkid at 5:30 PM on Jan. 27, 2013
Where does it say we are 'hiding' behind an ancient document? I found this point interesting though:
So instead of talking about whether gun control makes sense in our country, we talk about what people thought of it two centuries ago.
Worse yet, talking about gun control in terms of constitutional obligation needlessly raises the temperature of political discussion.
I think the disagreement of whether gun control makes sense in our country causes the issue to break down into a discussion of what the intention of the second amendment really was during the foundation of our nation. In some cases those that want to use literal translation are also those that say it's a 'living, breathing document'.
Answer by QuinnMae at 1:30 PM on Jan. 27, 2013
Answer by NotPanicking at 4:01 PM on Jan. 27, 2013