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View Diary: It's not about Snowden. Or President Obama. (12 comments)

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  •  It is not up to us what rules govern (4+ / 0-)
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    conniptionfit, deePA, Aspe4, FG

    our grandchildren's country. Every Congress can change the laws of a prior Congress and every president can reverse the decisions of his or her predecessors. Unless we think we are going to change the Constitution (hardly likely in an era in which Congress is for all intents and purposes incapable of passing even noncontroversial laws), we have no way of fixing things for our grandkids.

    •  There's no need to change the constitution (1+ / 0-)
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      There are already amendments there that address this sort of thing.  All we need to do is decide whether we want to enforce them or not.  

      I get where you're coming from, but there are existing boundaries to consider.  Have we crossed one?   Just because Congress passes a law (e.g. DOMA, Patriot Act), that does not automatically mean such a law is constitutional and should be allowed to stand.   Laws that we feel are in the gray area can and should be challenged.

      I'm just trying to get people to think more about the situation, and not the personalities involved.  

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