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My rambling diatribe

My rambling diatribe notwithstanding.... That was funny, Gene. Well, if I might say, I enjoyed your rambling diatribe.

Yes, the constitution cannot confer rights. And, yes, sadly, it does a poor job of guaranteeing them. But, as you said, at least that is its intent.

This intent that's become flacid is why I think the change to constitutional rights to constitutional guarantees is a good idea, but still I'm having difficulty understanding how happiness can be gauranteed. I have an explanation how the constitution can do so, but it's wordy and opaque. The explanation is philosopohical, really.

In one word to describe my explanation: consequence. Consequence: what comes afterward. Essentially, it's not so much the constitution but the conditions of life that if they were decentralized would provide the individual unobstructed opportunity to achieve happiness. As well, happiness here applies to the individual's mental and physical states rather than to externalities to him that would make him happy.

Thanks for the insight, Gene. I hope you continue to write in this thread if you want to. As for me on this constitution-happiness guarantee, back to the ponder board. lol.

School's fine. Just don't let it get in the way of thinking. -Me

Study nature, not books. -Walton Forest Dutton, MD, in his 1916 book whose subject is origin (therefore what all healing methods involve and count on), simple and powerful.