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  •  Slavery could be put back in (0+ / 0-)

    by amendment, just like they did with booze.

    Nobody is suggesting any other avenue for change other than amendment. However, that requires a strong public consensus. You can go on hating something without that threshold having been attained. That is where I stand on guns. I'd happily repeal the 2nd amendment.

    •  But the point is you compared the def of Treason (0+ / 0-)

      to a part of the Constitution that is now defunct. I didn't suggest that you were changing the Constitution arbitrarily, what I suggested was that you tried to reject this part of the Constitution based on another part of the Constitution that has been changed. Which makes no sense. Yes, we can put slavery back in if you want, and take treason out if you want, but slavery is out now and treason is in now. So regardless of the sacredness of the document, it is the law right now.

      •  I believe he was making the point (0+ / 0-)

        that even though it was in the Constitution, it was wrong... your "at the time" comment notwithstanding...

        BTW, it does not identify slavery per se, it says "free persons" and "all other persons"... IIRC... FWIW...

        Americans who vote against their own interests are driven by "the human need to find a strand of significance that will hold everything together that isn't on TV..." (quote is from P. Roth in "Sabbath's Theater")

        by ceebee7 on Mon Jun 24, 2013 at 05:09:04 PM PDT

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