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  •  Conservatives only talk about "original intent" (10+ / 0-)

    ..when it suits them.  Over the years when the subject of impeachment came up (Nixon, Reagan, Clinton), conservative friends would lament that it was hard to interpret the Framers' original intent, or "the Founding Fathers never thought of this kind of thing happening."  

    But point out to them that the founder's thought through exactly these types of political scenarios and, more importantly, put their thoughts and guidance to pen and paper - the Federalist Papers, journals, letters, etc - and watch them squirm.  Like the Second Amendment NRA-backers who demand that we strictly interpret/obey the fourteen words they like, and ignore the first half of the same sentence.

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