Originally Posted by Rohirrim
This is why I always go back to the Lewis Carroll example in Alice in Wonderland (which was a satire, not a children's book) of an absurd universe where Humpty Dumpty says, "My words mean whatever I want them to mean." That's how we treat the Constitution. It pretty much says whatever we want it to say. Corporations are people with freedom of speech. Congress has to declare war before the killing starts, except they don't. People do that with their religious doctrines as well. The Bible says whatever you want it to say. So does the Koran.
Now we have a spy agency carrying out assassinations. I wonder what James Madison and Thomas Jefferson would think of that? Hell, we are Rome - a plutocracy with its own mercenary army.
That should be no surprise to anyone. The only thing that has changed is fashion & technology. The personalities that sought that control over the unwashed masses are still here.