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[Jul. 2nd, 2007|01:55 pm]
West Wing Reminisce


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There was an episode where somebody- Sam, I think- quoted a member of the Constitutional Convention on how, if a Bill of Rights guaranteed certain rights, some fool from the future would think those were the only rights that were guaranteed. I think the person he was quoting was a representative from Georgia, but I can't remember the person's name, the episode, or enough of the quote that any searches are producing anything. Can anybody help, at least with what episode I should watch to find it?

[User Picture]From: swirling_poetry
2007-07-02 07:45 pm (UTC)
Proving that I am possibly the biggest West Wing dork in the world, the episode you're looking for is called The Short List, from season one.

And it is Sam, and I found and copied the quote:

In 1787, there was a sizable block of delegates who were initially opposed to the Bill of Rights. One member of the Georgia delegation had to stay by way of opposition: “If we list the set of rights, some fools in the future are going to claim that people are entitled only to those rights enumerated and no longer. The framers knew...”

Were you just calling me a fool, Mr. Seaborn?

I wasn’t calling you a fool, sir, the brand new state of Georgia was.
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[User Picture]From: estllechauvelin
2007-07-02 08:49 pm (UTC)
Thanks. I was guessing that was the general story arc, but I hadn't gotten a chance to look for it yet. (As you can probably tell by the "music" on my original post, I have a big list of Independence Day viewing.)
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