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Don't cling to Founders' intent

There are two fundamental problems with using the intent of the Founding Fathers as the standard for deciding what is and isn't a "right." The first is that today's hotly debated, so-called moral issues didn't come up in 1787. The second is that our country has a history of overruling the Founding Fathers, intent and all, as conscience has dictated.

To hold the original intent of the Founding Fathers sacrosanct is to oppose voting rights for non-landholders, African-Americans and women, and to advocate a return to the buying and selling of human beings as property.

Steve Cuno

West Jordan