Comment: Original Intent

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Original Intent

I think the intent of the founders was to create a Republic, rule by the rule of law, intended for maximum freedom. Yes, there is a democratic process to certain aspects of the Republic, but if we are to follow the Law, The Constitution, then the majority cannot take rights from the minority.

In other words, in a Democracy it is very easy for 51% to take away the rights of the 49%, they just have to vote as a majority to change the law. The US Constitution amendment process is not that simple. i.e. If there was a majority who decided to take away your 1st amendment right, they could not so easily make a change. That type of change would have to go through a constitutional convention, and then be ratified by a 2/3 of the states.

The processes involved in a free-Republic make it much more difficult for an inrush of tyranny. Obviously The Constitution is not perfect. As we can see, our free-Republic has been eroding for some time under this constitution. I wonder how, if we had to, we could write a better constitution which is much more restrictive on federal powers.

The founders would be ashamed at us for what we are putting up with.