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    Post  orthodoxymoron on Wed Feb 08, 2012 3:02 am

    What do you think about this? Surprisingly, I agreed with most of what Justice Ginsburg said in this video clip, however I DO think that the U.S. Constitution should be referred to as the Egyptians seek a constitution. The fact that the U.S. Constitution is old might indicate that it works. The Canadian and South African constitutions were probably not drafted in a vacuum. While I don't know the details, I would guess that the drafters of those documents at least brought up the subject of the U.S. Constitution as they pursued their 'clean sheet of paper' methodology. Also, aren't we sort of operating under the United Nations Charter, by virtue of Article 6 of the U.S. Constitution? I would tell the Egyptians to look deeply into their past, right back into Ancient Egypt, for clues regarding how they might draft an Egyptian Constitution with historical-continuity and evolutionary-innovation. I would also tell the Egyptians to consider having a team of scholars read 'The Federalist Papers' and 'The Anti-Federalist Papers' over and over -- perhaps a dozen times -- as a mental and spiritual exercise -- and then draft a document which articulates their thoughts regarding how the U.S. Constitution came into existence -- and regarding how well that particular document has served it's intended purpose. Perhaps these scholars could then discuss the possible benefits to the Egyptian people which might be derived from a careful examination of the United States Constitutional Experiment and Experience. They might even wish to hire a couple of Ivy League U.S. Constitutional Scholars to assist them in their Quest of the Contemporary Constitution. I wonder what Justice Ginsburg would tell me regarding a Constitution for the United States of the Solar System? I would welcome her participation on the 'United States of the Solar System' thread. The water's warm. Come-on in! One more thing. I would advise everyone to consider ALL available evidence prior to rendering a verdict. Didn't they teach that in law school? Here's some food for thought.

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