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  •  You have a good point kovie. (1+ / 0-)
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     In fact, George Washington, looking back on the Constitutional Convention (which he presided over), said that it was an illegal gathering under the Articles of Confederation.
      The justification was a practical one however. The house (the new U.S. government) was on fire, and if they had any hope of success, the fire needed to be put out, a concept that had universal agreement.

      But I suppose that if we had geniuses like Antonin Scalia and Samuel Alito in charge at that time, they would have let the house burn down.

    "We the People of the United States...." -U.S. Constitution

    by elwior on Fri Jan 04, 2013 at 11:27:49 AM PST

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