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What's the difficulty about drafting a Constitution
for Iraq? Why don't we just give them ours? It was
written by a lot of really smart guys, it's worked for
over 200 years. We're not using it anymore.
 

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That's too true to be funny Lupe.
 

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Very good, Lupe.

Little known historical fact, someone here cited it the other day: The constitution crafted by Ho Chi Minh for Vietnam is patterned largely upon the US Constitution.

Good case in point of how a constitution doesn't count for much if you don't use it.

Say, on a more serious note... Anyone have access to info on what's being considered in crafting the Iraqi constitution? On who's doing the crafting? Or are they going to wait until after elections and let the Iraqis try to figure it out on their own?
 

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You have a good point there Lupe....one thing for all these "instant gratification" liberal boobs to remember is that I believe (off the top of my head) that it took something like 17 years after the Rev War to get the constitution in place. This stuff just doesn't happen overnight, and when the liberals hear that it may take more than a week or two to get a constitution in place in Iraq, its like the sky is falling....
 

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The fundemental document you adopt better reflect a lot of the culture and belief system or it won't mean much to anyone.

We are having that problem with our own founding document now.
 

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I thought ours did reflect the culture and belief system of this country.......at least until the neighborhood started going bad.
 

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We had a culture of limited government and that is what the Constitution reflected. Individual rights, not group rights.

Our current culture is in conflict with those principles.

So, will the Constitution bend, or will the culture bend?
 

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A lot of modern scholars suggest the Iroqouis Confederation was an influence on the Founding Fathers.
 

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Terror groups call voting un-Islamic
ASSOCIATED PRESS ^ | December 31, 2004 | Nick Wadhams

BAGHDAD -- The radical Ansar al-Sunnah Army and two other terrorist groups issued a statement yesterday, warning Iraqis not to vote in the Jan. 30 election because democracy is un-Islamic.

"Democracy is a Greek word meaning the rule of the people, which means that the people do what they see fit," the groups said in a warning. "This concept is considered apostasy and defies the belief in one God -- Muslims' doctrine."

Democracy leads to passing un-Islamic laws, such as permitting homosexual "marriage," if the majority agrees, the terrorists said.

After the warning was issued, all 700 employees of the electoral commission in Mosul, Iraq, resigned, the Arab satellite channel Al Jazeera reported.

Farid Ayar, spokesman of the Independent Electoral Commission of Iraq, said he was not able to confirm the Al Jazeera report.

"We have been trying to contact our people in Mosul to see if the report is accurate, but we have not been able to reach them," Mr. Ayar told the Associated Press.

The warning came a day after insurgents in Mosul, which has seen increased violence in recent weeks, launched a highly coordinated assault on a U.S. military outpost.

The United States said 25 insurgents were thought to have been slain and one American soldier was killed in the battle, which involved strafing runs by U.S. warplanes.

The United States, which has said the vote must go forward, repeatedly has sought to portray recent attacks that have killed dozens of people as the acts of a reeling insurgency, not the work of a force that is gathering strength.


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