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Klarinet Archive - Posting 001118.txt from 2002/06

From: Bill Hausmann <bhausmann1@-----.net>
Subj: Re: [kl] Music vs. drug testing
Date: Sun, 30 Jun 2002 14:01:50 -0400

At 10:11 PM 6/29/2002 -0500, Kevin Callahan wrote:

> > At 09:59 PM 6/29/2002 -0500, Kevin Callahan wrote:
> > >Do you deny the constitution is a living document? That's the reason
>behind
> > >such a document. Its writers understood that changing times required
> > >changing intepretations of liberty.
> >
> > Actually, yes. I think the framers worked very hard to word the
> > Constitution in such a manner as to PREVENT such changing interpretations.
>
>...Ok, I have to admit, I have no response to this. To me, and to every
>teacher I've ever had for Government or Civics, the constitution is a
>framework. How to respond to someone who thinks otherwise is beyond my
>ability to debate...

Apparently none of your teachers was a "strict
constuctionist." Constitutional scholars who ascribe to this philosophy
believe the Constitution means what is says and says what it means. They
are at the opposite end of the spectrum from the "living document" types.

Bill Hausmann bhausmann1@-----.net
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