Should we follow the constitution word for word

Posted by: MrFarRight

  • Yes

  • No

69% 9 votes
31% 4 votes
  • When the founding fathers wrote the constitution, They knew the world was going to change and adapt. So they made sure it could be AMENDED. No document is perfect (Other than the Bible) and they knew it. They knew that the constitution would be interpreted differently to different people. And that is why it shouldn’t be taken word for word. Since it is interpreted differently for different people, There is no one way to interpret the Constitution because everyone has different interpretations about it

  • It’s so dysfunctional.

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AverageDebater says2021-02-25T16:06:39.4020309Z
This is a very interesting poll. It was fun to debate internally about this before coming to a decision. This was an amazing poll and look forward to more of your polls
steveja says2021-07-09T07:12:54.4697680Z
The Constitution is useless if it's open to alternative or variable interpretations. The entire point of a republic document (constitution) is so that it clearly and finally DEFINES the form and limitations of the government. The amendment process of the US Constitution is an important mechanism for correcting or adapting, But it is not a loophole for re-interpretation. The reason we have a republic (a constitutional government) rather than a democracy, Is precisely because the founders understood that democracy leads to majorities taking advantage of minorities, And is emotionalism and demagoguery would rule. Those who proposed a non-literal interpretation are always involved in trying to usurp the rights of others by emotional pleas. The amendment process isn't perfect, And is subject to emotionalism & demagoguery (like Prohibition) but at least it requires that a diverse super-majority agree.

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