Byronic Man has one of the most consistently entertaining blogs I’ve read. He usually doesn’t get into politics, but he ventured out a wee bit here and it’s classic. (My favorite just might be Amendment IX…maybe, ugh, so hard to choose!)
As you’ve undoubtedly heard, North Carolina has amended their state Constitution to ban gay marriage. Why not just pass a law, you ask? Because a law like that would be unconstitutional. But if you change the Constitution? You can make any crazy law you want! Bear in mind, regardless of your opinion on gay marriage: North Carolina has put in to their Constitution a limitation of some people’s rights. In other words, a Constitution – usually for defending rights – is being used to say that specific people have certain rights, specific people don’t.
Also, in exciting news, just come to light is this original draft of the Bill of Rights as written by the people of North Carolina and submitted to the earliest congress! What a coincidence, right?
WE THE PEOPLE of the United States, in order to form a more decent, normal union; provide for the common defense…
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