Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Republicans vs. Democrats, take 2

There are a few comments coming in on an older post of mine. I don't know if I'd say the comments are interesting since the last few have been full of talking points from various parties. I have to say that I hate it when people use the "this isn't what the founding fathers meant" argument. The whole point of our government isn't to figure out what they meant, but to interpret the Constitution for ourselves based on our own facts on the ground. Of course, Thomas Jefferson might not approve gay marriage, but he would have fit in with mainstream thinking at the time. 1776 was 232 years ago. A freaking lot has changed! If we went with what the founding fathers might have thought, we'd still have slaves, women couldn't vote or own property and talk about having a class system! Don't use the Constitution when it's convenient and throw it out when it's not.