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  •  It has schizophrenia (1+ / 0-)
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    Lonely Texan

    On one hand the Constitution thinks it's sacrosanct, but on the other hand, it leaves itself open to continuing interpretation by setting up a court system to, well, interpret.  It's a weird combination of tautology and paradox.

    Being sacrosanct is all well and good if you're an old scrap of paper or a religion, but for living human beings, the acceptance of fundamentalism seems wildly out of line with how the world actually works. When even the basic language of the Constitution is open to wild ranging interpretations, it's hard to make a case for certainty.

    For the most part, I live my life starting with the question, "What if I'm wrong?"  That question makes fundamentalism quite nearly impossible to entertain in any arena, let alone one so politically loaded as government.

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