Jennifer–Your response has made me curious about your stand on some other issues. Our government originally allowed slavery, but later chose to outlaw this practice once better sense and morality prevailed. Our forefathers also did not originally allow women to vote, but later this limitation on liberties was remedied. Segregation was accepted in much of the country for a very long time, and it took the intervention of the Federal Government to end this abhorrent practice. If I spent a few more moments, I am sure that I could think of many more instances where changing times and changing concepts of morality and justice have caused our nation to alter some of the original concepts of our forefathers.
So–I am curious about your feelings regarding the issues that I have listed above. Since these shifts in national policy surely ran counter to those of most of our forefathers, where do you stand on those issues? Do you think that the US Government overstepped its bounds in eliminating slavery, extending the vote to women, and outlawing segregation?
If you consider my question to be impertinent, please feel free to not answer it. After all, we do live in a democracy.