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  •  My guess is that this is droll snark. (0+ / 0-)

    I've been wrong before on this kind of thing.

    You know, I sometimes think if I could see, I'd be kicking a lot of ass. -Stevie Wonder at the Glastonbury Festival, 2010

    by Rich in PA on Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 02:36:07 PM PST

    •  It's snark with an argument that would pass (0+ / 0-)

      Constitutional judicial review if taken the literal meaning of the original documents.

      "It's no measure of health being well adjusted to a profoundly sick society"

      by buckshot face on Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 02:38:54 PM PST

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      •  Of course it wouldn't. (0+ / 0-)

        Literalists are instrumentalists as much as living-Constitution types, and it doesn't serve the interest of any powerful constituency to be literal in the way you're suggesting.

        You know, I sometimes think if I could see, I'd be kicking a lot of ass. -Stevie Wonder at the Glastonbury Festival, 2010

        by Rich in PA on Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 03:29:35 PM PST

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