Re: TT tonight
posted at 10/9/2013 1:24 PM EDT
In response to Fletcher1's comment:
Boy, I hate to bet against TT, but this seems it could be the beginning of the end. Even the toughest mentally can't control physical deterioration. A year off probably didn't help either. Hope he comes back, but we'll see.
Declaration of Independence, 1776 - radical, not-conservative
Constitution, 1789 - conservative, not radical
Bill of Rights, 1791 - liberal, not-conservative
I do hope TT can heal up completely and quickly, as I was looking forward to seeing how his game has held up and you can't accurately do that if he's nursing an injury.
And I disagree with you saying the Constitution of 1789 wasn't radical. The separation of powers gave a level of State autonomy from central government that was radical for the time, and the separation of the three branches was certainly a radical departure from other governmental structures of the time, in particular giving definitive authority to the judicial branch. The impacts on governance were conservative, but the concepts were radical.
There were also some extremely liberal concepts in the Constitution such as the Postal Clause and the Census Clause (though aspects of that clause are now arcane and pretty disturbing, it was a radical and very liberal departure from previous methods of defining representation and tax dispersal).