Tuesday, January 17, 2006

The Missing Constitution

When Sen. Chuck Schumer asked Judge Samuel Alito,
"So why can't you answer the question of: Does the Constitution protect the right to an abortion the same way without talking about stare decisis, without talking about cases, et cetera?" (Via Captain's Quarters)
Alito incorrectly asserted that there was no direct language in the Constitution regarding Abortion.

Apparently there is something that the Democrats understand, that many Republicans so not. The U.S. Constitution, as it is normally published, is incomplete.

If the movie National Treasure taught us anything, it's that there is more to our founding documents that can be recognized at face value. There are several examples of this.

*On the back of the Second Amendment, it says in invisible ink, "Just kidding. Guns kill people."

There are actually more than 10 Amendments that comprise the Bill of Rights. These extra Amendments got lost in a paper shuffle during transcription, but were there when they were ratified by the states.

*The 11th Amendment was supposed to say, "The pursuit of happiness being of the highest importance, the right to abort unwanted pregnancies shall not be infringed."

So, there it is, in black and white. A Constitutional right to have an abortion, but that is not the only part of the founding document that is not commonly known.

*The 12th Amendment was supposed to read, "In the interest of preserving a balance of power, the Supreme Court of the United States shall be comprised of equal parts liberal justices and conservative justices, with one "Swing vote" justice, to determine in an impartial manner, the outcome of cases presented."

Yet again, the Democrats know what everyone else doesn't. We need an all important "swing vote" on the Supreme Court. We have yet to scratch the surface regarding what parts of the U.S. Constitution are still missing, out there in the ether, but we can be sure that the Democrats already know what's missing.


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