Tuesday, August 7, 2012 1:22:33 PM
@patchgrabber: While the states still retain quite a bit of power (after all, they dictate current gun laws), that power is rapidly falling to an increasingly powerful federal government.
It's a tough thing to relate the Constitution to the Bible, as the Bible is merely a collection of stories; the Consitution is still the law of the land. If society wants it gone, then it should be replaced (I hope this never happens). Until then, we should abide by our own laws.
I understand that we are not the same society and that rules must change. However, there are many of us who see a strong correlation between the changing of the culture and the undeniable sinking of the US. Just because something has changed, doesn`t mean it has changed for the best.
Tuesday, August 7, 2012 1:13:34 PM
@HA: It still works on some level. As you've pointed out, you`re now a "socialized, interventionist society." Yet your states are still in possession of a good deal of political power. All I`m saying is that, as with any old text like the Constitution or Bible or what have you, as time goes on the original thought behind the words doesn`t have the same meaning it used to. Your nation is much bigger than 13 colonies now.
Tuesday, August 7, 2012 1:11:44 PM
@Angilion: "Yes, but it's not that way in reality."
You are very correct about that - unfortunately.
While it is no longer true that we can`t have a centralized government due to communication or travel issues, I do not think that this was the intent behind the decisions in the Consitution. After reading into the writings of the many founders, most are led to believe that these men were primarily concerned with trying to avoid creating a tyrannical society. They knew that simple democracy does not work and that a central government alone does not work. They also knew that a central government was necessary for some purposes, but they vigorously opposed a strong central government.