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Old April 21, 2013, 01:03 AM   #13
gc70
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Tom Servo
The Founders would be appalled at the idea that contemporary public opinion would be allowed to override constitutional limits on power.
The Founders were realists; the Article V amendment process recognizes that a substantial enough majority can change constitutional limits.

We should also be realists. Whether polls or public misconceptions about issues should or should not influence lawmaking is far less important than whether they actually do influence lawmaking.
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