Comment of the Day: Why our Constitution is far from perfect

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Howard Chandler Christy's painting of the scene at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia
Earlier this week, Stewart Mills criticized Rick Nolan for deleting a tweet from his official account calling the U.S. Constitution an "imperfect document."

But as commenter Patrick Solomon points out, there's at least one glaring reason why our country's founding document is flawed.

Here's what Solomon said:

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Sure, some might excuse things like the Three-Fifths Compromise by arguing that the Constitution is inevitably a product of a very different time and place, but still -- we're skeptical of anyone who thinks anything created by creatures as imperfect as humans is capable of perfection in the first place.

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Jonathan David
Jonathan David

The Constitution has always been perfect. We just made it more perfect 27 times. Now it's completely perfect. In fact, we should make criticism of the Constitution illegal. But I guess that would require another amendment.

Chris Porto
Chris Porto

That's not patriotism, that's just denial. You can criticize our nations flaws while loving your country. If you have a son who gets an F in a class, you don't just ignore the fact that the failed a class because you love them. It's not patriotism it's willful ignorance.

Michael J. Kraemer
Michael J. Kraemer

Some people are so patriotic that they deny anything that conflicts with their perfect view of out country.

Padre Pienbique
Padre Pienbique

Stewart Mills and Rick Nolan are far from perfect. And we'll get to enjoy one of them in all their glory come November. Flawless Not-Victory.

citypages30
citypages30

The fact that it contains its own path on which to evolve makes our Constitution a really, really great constitution. No document, not even the bible, stands forever without need to evolve. How many of you read and speak Aramaic?

Chris Porto
Chris Porto

I don't know why people get so upset when someone points out any flaws in the American system. The constitution was written because they new there would be flaws, it was designed so we can criticize the flaws without fear. That's the entire point.

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