well, Ms Jax (it is Ms/Mrs/Miss. right?), with this one post u have implied that a certain poster/POV is sexist, anti-gay, racist and lord knows what else. why? simply because that person supports a stricter interpretation of the Constitution? by extension, are you saying that, UN-interpretated, the Constitution IS all of those things, too?<quoted text>
"I cannot emphasis enough, this country has seen its best days."
If you feel that way go live somewhere else. Who needs ya.
I personally believe that despite the challenges America's best days are still ahead of her.
We are an exceptional nation and an exceptional people with a pivotal role still to play in the course of human events.
All we have to do is get grumpy old b*stards like you outta the way so we can achieve our full potential for all of our people. Not just the ones that look, think and believe the way you do.
The constitution isn't being ignored. It just isn't being interpreted the way you want it to be.
Demographics are changing, women have the same rights that you do, LGTB Americans are on the verge of full equality, minorities no longer "know their place" and your voice is now only one among many and all of that scares you.
Doom and gloom is all you can see because you know your way is the old way.
Your time is past and you want to project your fear and pessimism on the nation as a whole because you can't bear a more personal truth.
Your problem isn't that America has seen its best days.
Your fear is that you have.
EQUALITY is the cornerstone of the American belief system. yes, it has taken several years AND AMENDMENTS to get us there (here). why throw it all away for the sake of expediancy?
if we disagree about certain words as they are written, why not AMEND the Const to reflect our modern, consensus-driven, super-majority, States approved version?
I have YET to read one poster such as yourself even suggest such a move. why? you no longer believe in the proscribed way to make the Constitution LIVE? a simple, often divisive, mercurial majority is good enough for you? even if that 'majority' is phony or is 51-49?
would you have EVERYTHING decided by mere Popular Opinion Polls? with an error factor of +/- 4 pts!
when your side touts majority votes, you do realize that rarely more than 55-60% of ALL ELIGIABLE VOTERS PARTICIPATE, right? how do you square THAT fact with democratic, majority rule?
you can't.... so you make posts like the one I am responding to. you make posts and divisive accusations. but, so do the pols you support.
and, IT HAS BEEN WORKING.