Non Sequitur by Wiley Miller

Non Sequitur

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  1. okzack

    okzack said, over 4 years ago

    I think this guy is a neighbor of mine. I didn’t sign his petition either.

  2. ArthurAllen

    ArthurAllen said, over 4 years ago

    So the government is good for something after all.

  3. Coyoty

    Coyoty GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    So when we go back to the Iroquois League, how about we put the European descendants on reservations?

  4. myming

    myming GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    GREAT !!!

  5. hildigunnur

    hildigunnur GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    Brill!

  6. loudmouthbass

    loudmouthbass said, over 4 years ago

    please point out where in the original US Constitution that either slavery was permitted or women were not allowed to vote.

  7. Commentator

    Commentator said, over 4 years ago

    Not funny. Left wing sarcasm politics always kills the humor.

  8. Copperdomebodhi

    Copperdomebodhi said, over 4 years ago

    Loudmouth - Please point out where in the original US Constitution that either slavery was forbidden or women were allowed to vote. We had to amend it to guarantee those freedoms. Going back to the original would mean taking them away.

    This is why Constitutional fundamentalism doesn’t hold up. The “Founding Fathers’ intent” was that the Constitution would change.

  9. Francis Kisner

    Francis Kisner said, over 4 years ago

    Regarding loudmouthbass’ question: Article 1, Section 3 reads: Representatives and direct Taxes shall be apportioned among the several States which may be included within this Union, according to their respective Numbers, which shall be determined by adding to the whole Number of free Persons, including those bound to Service for a Term of Years, and excluding Indians not taxed, three fifths of all other Persons.

    The 3/5 of other Persons is a reference to slaves.

    Peace.

  10. Logan Sackett

    Logan Sackett GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    Copperdome is right about the original document, which is why there were methods installed into it to amend and change it. So if a person were to want to petition for the Constitution as duly amended, that IS something to defend. Actually, I didn’t think today’s comic was all that far left or right, just pretty funny.

  11. Avolunteer

    Avolunteer said, over 4 years ago

    The constitution was written to change. The first amendments (and the second is especially dear to the radical right….) were essentially written at the same time. So if we go and take away all the amendments we lose free speech and the right to arm bears as well.

  12. Lewreader

    Lewreader said, over 4 years ago

    WILEY Why the hell did I pick today to swear I would not make any political statements. Love the strip. What I want to say is——-

  13. chaosed

    chaosed said, over 4 years ago

    Wait, it’s not magna carta day….

  14. jsprat

    jsprat said, over 4 years ago

    Marinedude, thank you for serving.

    Laws are not so much written as developed. Behind every legal pretext is history, hence the dependence on precedence. Your constitution was meant to be a living document; growing and maturing in step with the needs of a young nation. Each and every principle within your Constitution has a lineage that can be traced to a previous nation or even civilization.

    Stating that the constitution neither condones nor condemns a principles does not suffice. Clarity of specific language is a requirement. Lack of clarity allowed your forefathers to rely on the principles from which your constitution was extrapolated, to their advantage, that being servitude.

    The principle of checks and balances was authored by Polybius in about 186 BC. Charles-Louis de Secondat, baron de La Brède et de Montesquieu was the French thinker that developed the concept of separation of powers. Others were from the Magna Carta (due process), the English Bill of rights (jury of one’s peers, right to bear arms). From the Romans you gained the Senate. The list is lengthy however I am certain my point is clear.

    Very poignant Wiley!

  15. Gregory Kruse

    Gregory Kruse GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    I suppose this cartoon is left-wing propaganda. The only opinions that are not left or right-wing propaganda are the opinions held by people who complain about right and left-wing propaganda. The history of before the Constitution and Bill of Rights were written was that women were considered property of their husbands, and if not married, were considered no better than slaves. Indians were savages, not people, and Africans were considered no more than animals in their African habitat until they were captured and tamed, then they became no more than livestock. The constitution is good because it articulates revolutionary change, and the amendments are improvements of the original.

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