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George Washington was president over a nation born in war over legal representation. Those rights had to be first be defined as God-given to spell out exactly who came first in the heirarchy of law. God FIRST, then national leader. As opposed to the Divine Right of the King, who was also presumed to represent the 'civil rights' of men but failed doing so because legal representation was severely limited. So you and I can go round and round all day about whether not civil rights was an issue in the Revolution. I find it fatuous to even comtemplate that terminology, considering that wasn't even in the play at the time of war. I do believe the Articles of Confederation came before the Bill of Rights.
It denigrates the Constitution to say its all about civil rights. The Constitution is THE LAW. Period, and should be enforced as such.
as for "civil rights" during war : there are hostiles, and their are civilians. The safety of the civilians comes before the hostiles. If someone plots and acts to hurt/damage/kill a civilian, they are HOSTILE, and shoudl be treated as such.
posted on 12/19/2005 8:31:29 PM PST
(He thinks I need keeping in order - Peregrin Took, FOTR)
It was about the expectation of the colonists to be insured the god given rights of Englishmen.
The taxes without representation were the last straws in a bale.
...The Constitution is THE LAW....
It was the law.
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