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  • Takes Lincoln Out of Context to Present Him As 'Living Constitution' ...

    01/30/2013 4:26:31 PM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies ^ | January 30, 2013 | Ken Shepherd
    It's a perilous proposition to insist that a long-dead historical figure would share your politics. It's doubly so when your documentary evidence is thin and you are twisting the proper meaning of the words in that supposed evidence. Take the case of's Nick Ramsey, who insists that Abraham Lincoln would strongly disagreed with Justice Antonin Scalia that the U.S. Constitution is a dead document rather than a living constitution that can evolve outside the constitutionally-provided mechanism for such evolution: the amendment processes described in Article VII. "This is an issue that constitutional experts have debated for years and years,...