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#1 posted 08-04-2012 01:40 PM

Our Constitution does allow legislation of morality. The most famous case was the 19th amendment which prohibited the manufacture, transport, sale, and consumption of alcohol. It passed after a decades long movement by temperance groups which finally gathered enough support to amend the Costitution. As we all know, it failed miserably and was repealed when public sentiment shifted against it.

I agree that such attempts are wrong, but no legal system can prevent them because legal systems reflect the opinions of the majority ratrher than the opinion of a single person. We’re fortunate enough to have a core document (the Constitution) that’s written broadly enough to allow challenges to those attempts which often result in them being struck down.

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