Tea Party activist and Republicans in general are big on “original intent” when talking about the constitution. Michelle Bachman talks about it all the time.Â Isn’t it Ironic that if original intent were applied…she would likely not have a vote or be in office?Â There was no specified universal right to vote…that was determined by states, and most states limited it to white landowning males. There was no direct vote for senators until the 17th amendment was passed. There was no guarranteed woman’s right to vote until 1920.Â The bill of rights was not part of the original constitution, and even when included, they were thought to apply only to the federal…not the states governments.
So, looking at original intent…Michell Bachman, Sarah Palin, the woman who was a witch, the lady who ran against Harry Reid…would have not been able to run or to vote….Heck, maybe original intent isn’t such a bad thing.