**poll**

Stephen Boursy boursy at world.std.com
Sat Feb 4 08:50:26 EST 1995


In article <3gufmt$qdu at india.lm.com>,
VonDraco <vondraco at telerama.lm.com> wrote:
>Roy Beasley <rdbeasley at dal.mobil.com> wrote:

>>>Of course the same thing could be said for #4 since many believe 
>>>that the US Constitution was never meant to apply to anyone but 
>>>citizens in the first place.


	Yes--I believe the original document did not apply to Women and 
Blacks either.

	I vote Yes on number 7 and No on question 10.  Still tossing 
around number 8--that's a tough one.


>>Certain parts of the Constitution appear to apply to all men (all men are
>>created equal and endowed by their Creator with  . . . . something to that
>>effect although the words may not be exact).
>
>Go to the back of the class.  "We hold these truths to be self-evident, 
>that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator 
>with certain unalienable rights" and so forth is the beginning of the 
>second paragraph of the Declaration of Independence, signed July 4, 1776.
>
>The Constitution, on the other hand, begins "We the People of the United 
>States, in order to form a more perfect Union."  It seems rather 
>specific to citizens, and was adopted on September 17, 1787.
>

	Specific to white males with a decided leaning towards property
owners (blacks where then property).

				Steve




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