Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Second Amendment - Quranic verses?

The debate on gun control (or gun rights for many) highlights the strange, para-religious way in which many in America view their constitution.

In most countries the constitution is seen as a mere piece of legislation, subject to constant evolution and adapting to the needs, morals and values of the present.

Many Americans seem to look at this 18th century document like orthodox Muslims look at the Quran: the direct word of God, authoritative, frozen in time and untouched by modernity.

Laws evolve! Often people talking about the holy 2nd Amendment fail to notice what their are talking about, an AMENDMENT! Any doubts about the meaning of this noun?

US Constitution and the Quran - many seem to have trouble telling them apart