try to catch the deluge in a paper cup (primroseburrows) wrote,
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup

Okay, I asked this question on Facebook and so far the crickets are chirping away.

The question is this: If the United States Constitution is to be taken exactly as the Founding Fathers intended, then wouldn't only white men of property get to vote? Because um. That's what "all men" meant to the powdered-wig set. And yeah, I know that "All men are created equal" is from the Declaration of Independence and not the Constitution, but the two documents are written with the same mindset.

My other question is: Why are so many Americans in such denial that there is an unwritten Constitution? Because there is. If there weren't, the Supreme Court wouldn't be able to say that Americans have a fundamental right to privacy, because the word isn't in the original document, and militias would be running around shooting muskets at everyone. Well, okay, maybe not so much with the muskets, but you get my point.

In other news, they gave Nibbles an Awful Awful, yaaaay!!

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