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
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).
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