1 hour ago, Minh wrote
So, it's a contract that recognized "Inalienable rights" granted by the "Creator" but does not abolish slavery. It's a contract that's imperfect from the start, and RELIES on future interpretations. It was NEVER perfect. How can it have degraded over time?
You realize that the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution are two separate documents with separate purposes... right?
What does the word "person" referred to in the Bill of Rights?
The same thing it does in the rest of the constitution, those who are not "other Persons", "Indians not taxed"... which only leaves "free Persons, including those bound to Service for a Term of Years"
If you were to read the notes of the ratification debates, all of this is quite clear.
56 minutes ago, Minh wrote
LOL your pen doesn't have enough ink to rewrite history. Nice try
It's odd... you keep throwing out easily disprovable ideas... yet here you make an assertion without support. How/where am I re-writing history?
The 'US Civil War'... which is more properly called a rebellion or failed war of independence was not about slavery... it was about larger issues that slavery an effect of.
54 minutes ago, Minh wrote
*snip*Riiiiight... because the final detemination of a law is handled by Congress. Oh wait... it's not.
Again, it must be hard to be so ignorant of history.
To quote the first part of Article III, Section 1:
The judicial Power of the United States, shall be vested in one supreme Court, and in such inferior Courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish.
And part of Article III, Section 2:
In all the other Cases before mentioned, the supreme Court shall have appellate Jurisdiction, both as to Law and Fact, with such Exceptions, and under such Regulations as the Congress shall make.
That's right, the only court that is constitutionally created is the Supreme Court... all others exist by virtue of being created by the congress and within proscribed confines... something most people see as simply geographic, but is actually broader and constitutionally grounded.
You will note the order in which the 3 branches were established in the constitution, Legislative (Article I), Executive (Article II), Judicial (Article III).
A simple reading shows that the framers intended the legislative branch as having the most power... and that the judicial as actually the least powerful.
Still not convinced (of course not, you are a liberal and facts mean little to you)? Yes, the congress does have the final word on determination of law... because they and the states are the only ones authorized to make changes via amendment.