ucim wrote:Thesh wrote:I'd guess that 99% of the time founder worship is about just looking for a justification for why the law should benefit conservatives when they don't want to consider the consequences. That is, cruel and unusual punishment, separation of church and state, rights of criminals, etc. are just guidelines, but the second amendment and disproportionate representation by design, well, "the founders did that for a reason" which is just saying "I don't give a shit about the problems".
In other words, what I said here: "...eclipsed by partisanship, where whatever method achieves the result you want is promoted as the right method."
Oh... and conservatives are not the only partisans. Saying so is itself an example of the wrongthinking I am referring to.
No, the founder worship does not happen from the left like it does on the right. At least in the US, liberals support policies and laws based on principle, conservatives support policies and laws based on what will benefit them at any given moment in time. If Democrats try and pull that shit and give a BS argument, they get attacked from the left, whereas Republicans just don't give a shit about the substance of the arguments as long as they are on their side. That's why we have Trump as President.