Sunday, November 02, 2008
I received that message:
----------------- Bulletin Message -----------------
From: Author, Deborah Simpson
Date: Nov 2, 2008 10:34 PM
"Don't interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties"
And I couldn't resist and answered, retorted, rebutted:
How many amendments are there after the main text of the constitution, starting with the first ten that contain the basic personal and civil rights of citizens? I think they should not have meddled with the constitution, don't you think? We could live without the freedom of the press or some other freedoms of that type, don't you think? It is amazing how some conservative minds come to strange quotations: and what about the emancipation of the slaves by a certain Abraham Lincoln? And what about the ballot for women? Isn't it in one of these meddling amendments along with prohibition and its contrary.
Have a good night and do vote for the future of the world and not for the past letters of a text that was initially written to protect the rights of citizens who were free white men over 21 and who paid taxes or had some property, real estate or chattel.
FOLLOW THE ELECTION AND ENJOY THE DEBATE. I EXPECT YOU ALL TO UNDERSTAND SOMETHING ABOUT IT, NO MATTER WHICH SIDE YOU MAY LEAN TO.
Labels: US Election 2008