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The constitution was ratified over 200 years ago, how can it still be an effective governing document today?

A:  Because we''re constantly amending it. The difference between right and wrong hasn''t changed since the beginning of time. New things do come up, and that''s why laws and amendments are added to the original constitution. It keeps the original constitution relevant to today''s society. The fact that 200 years later you guys are still following it. If I were you, I''d be glad to have one. Here in sunny old England we answer to the Europeans. If the politicians of today had the brains that the framers of the constitution had, it would work......... RIGHT ON BILL AND CAREY S. The sad part is that most adults today never read it, they might talk...

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constitution made slave trade legal until what year?

A:  The unamended constitution barred interference in the slave trade until?  What year does the Congress ban the slave trade?  ...

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Is it true that california''s assault weapons ban violates the u.s. constitution?

A:  I''m pretty sure that a state mandated ban wouldn''t have made it all the way through without catching the eyes of multiple skilled lawmakers and government experts, were it to violate anything in the constitution. Want an assault weapon? I''m afraid it''s the black market for you my friend. Fortunately, our lovely state here has several direct pipelines to that marvelous place called Mexico, whereby millions of dollars worth of drugs, guns, and people come through, each and every day. That would depend on your interpretation of the constitution. The constitution refers to ''the right to bear arms''. However, this not interpreted to mean that *all* arms are legal. For example, the common...

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Does gender discrimination constitute wrongful termination?

A:  It could be. Whether or not you could successfully make a claim for discimintation will depend on the evidence--did anyone else hear the comment you mention? Have other men been fired or demoted? Are there any problems in your record that could explain your termination? If everything you say is true, it seems like ther could be gender discrmination, but the issue will be, can you prove or show it....

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Scalia disses the Supremes

A:  I would like to hear Scalia''s line of thought on this one. To the best of my recollection, the issue isn''t addressed in the most pheriphical way. I can follow a fairly strict constructionist line of thought, but the generally accepted mores of the eighteenth century were never before herded into the constitution. Can one take it then, that Scalia disparages the 13th Amendment? After all, slavery was legal at the time of the ratification of the constitution. Somebody please build a time machine and get rid of this clown. Setanta wrote:Can one take it then, that Scalia disparages the 13th Amendment? After all, slavery was legal at the time of the ratification of the constitution. Somebody please build a time machine...

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I don't understand this....?

A:  Under the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark decision in Coleman v. Miller, 307 U.S. 433 (1939), any proposed amendment which has been submitted to the states for ratification and does not specify a ratification deadline may be ratified by the states at any time....

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Why do people think the U.S. is a free country?

A:  http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=ArXcJW03w2WQ5wCylOkC_fbsy6IX?qid=20070406134313AAxBi6o If you don''t like the way things are done here why don''t you find somewhere else to live? go back to the Middle east Works the same way with almost every other country. Thanks for proving nothing. Lol! Go and live somewhere ruled by a dictator! They have LESS than you, and if they complained, a death squad will answer any questions!...

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In Article 1, Section 8, the constitution lists many powers of Congress. What are your thoughts on the necessary and proper clause?

A:  To me and, I suspect, to most people today, the necessary and proper clause (also known as the elastic clause) makes a great deal of sense.  I cannot imagine how things would be if it were not in the constitution and if the Supreme Court had not ruled that it really meant something (McCulloch v. Maryland). The enumerated powers that are in Article I, Section 8 do not cover all that many things.  They were written, after all, over 200 years ago.  They could not possibly have foreseen all the things that Congress might have to do.  Therefore, I think the clause was absolutely necessary because it allowed Congress to have more expansive powers to deal with issues that have come up in the years...

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In which ways did the The U.S. constitution influenced the American criminal justice system?

A:  The Bill of Rights guarantees civil liberties such as habeas corpus to the accused. the justice system has to adhere to the constitution Besides Habeus Corpus, one has the right to plead the fifth amendment, the right to a speedy trial, and the right to face his/her accuser(s). There are three important parts of the constitution that have impacted the criminal justice system. The FOURTH amendment protects all people against unreasonable search and seizure. This means that the police cannot just arrest everyone in an area (dragnet) and hope to find the guilty party. It protects everyone against searches in their homes and private places unless there is probable cause,...

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Why isn''t common sense in the American constitution?

A:  I guess some things dont always need to be spelled out. Common sense is something that everyone should use. It is, we just have liberals in control of the education system and common sense goes right out the window. There is no such thing as "common Sense." If it was "common," then more people would have it! that would be so cool. Common sense is lost The constitution was meant to be a living document to be changed and altered as time went. It is not carved into stone. Unfortunately even today common sense isn''t very common. Yes I have a response: Uh....What?! it is if you understand it and read it BECAUSE AT THAT TIME THERE WASN''T ENOUGH PEOPLE AROUND,THAT HAD NO COMMON SENSE.....