ppalms Wrote:
Nov 22, 2012 1:36 PM
CONTINUED:A Martian visiting earth would not be able to see democracy. It is intangible, a rulebook we have agreed to which says that no-one shall be denied opportunity, freedom of speech, or the due process of the laws. The Constitution does not say that "all men are equal"; it says we are all "created equal". This is the same thing I just said: we each have our shot. Some will come at it with more on the ball than others. If society is not hanging around our neck like an anvil and we are honest with ourselves, we will be content. "In the long run," said Thoreau, "men hit only what they aim at. Therefore, though they should fail immediately, they had better aim at something high."But the substantive corrupts the procedural, when the love