Skip to comments.Video: Solider at McCaskill townhall meeting - powerful
Posted on 08/02/2009 7:04:32 AM PDT by clyde_m
"I don't want an explanation. I want an apology." Whew. This guy nails it - limited government. No healthcare mess. Dang, it's powerful.
(Excerpt) Read more at patriotroom.com ...
Looking forward to seeing this on the network nightly news shows.
She doesn’t show up at her own town hall meetings, but sends a flunky instead?
The Constitution is not a limiting/enumeration of our rights; it is a limiting and enumeration of the powers & responsibilities of the federal government.
It is only a document of “negative rights” if you view yourself as the Government and not as a Citizen.
We need to memorize this and repeat it loudly at townhalls.
Sir, when you’re done serving in uniform, please run for McCaskil’s seat!
Wow! Send this to Rush!
This is a powerful video. May God raise up more real men like this citizen.
There is no way that the Marxist media can paint this young man as a nut.
She’s the one who gave her Electoral vote to obama instead of hillereee wasn’t she??????????????????????????
From your lips to God's ear!
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I am constantly shocked at the sheer number of folks, many conservative, who think our Constitution gives us our rights. They can only be given up freely. Some would argue that we couldn't even give them away, legally.
This man should make this speech on all television networks. Impressive!
That was beautiful.
He is right on point about the enumerated powers, and I especially like how he preempted the general welfare clause excuse. Then he asks for an apology rather than an explanation — perfect!
I wish a reporter would have the brain cells and the gonads to ask Obama where the constitutional justification for a nationalized healthcare system is.
I know there are more Service men like this young man....
These Service men are the type of leaders that we need...
We need them in our schools (so the children can look up and really learn from these men..great role models)
We need them as our governors and senators (so that We The People can feel confident that we are safe and secure)
We need all great Service men to come forth and protect
the United States of America from WITHIN our failing government.
Jefferson was very careful with his wording in the Declaration to ensure that his phrase spoke only of negative rights. And the Founders were careful that the rights recognized in the Bill of Rights were negative rights. It was Roosevelt who turned this upside down with his Second Bill of Rights which said that everyone was entitled to a decent paying job, decent housing, decent healthcare, etc. These are positive rights because they place an obligation on everyone else.
The Constitution doesn't give the government positive rights. It gives the government certain powers. The Constitution does recognize negative rights -- and only negative rights -- for people in the Bill of Rights. Positive rights are a later innovation of the Statists to give the government more responsibility for people and therefore more power over people.
that was awesome, thanks for posting it.
Sure wish I could see it. Link takes me to 404.
That definition of a “positive right” is nothing more than a badly disguised redefinition of obligation; further, it assumes that rights are a zero-sum system that your excess is by right for someone who lacks it - That is in direct conflict with Classical Jurisprudence: if someone steals something then the thief is to be punished. That is to say, that a rich man stealing from a poor man should pay the price for that theft just as a poor man stealing from a rich man should be punished.
If someone has a “right to a job” then I am obligated to provide for that right regardless if I have money, or income, at all... even if I am destitute and starving to death I am obligated to provide work for these others despite my own supposed Right to Life (or property).
Whereas if someone has a Right to Life I am only obligated to make sure that I don’t kill him... and even then if I am attacked killing him is legitimate self-defense. (For all practical purposes it would be him gambling his life against mine, of his own free-will, and losing in the given scenario.)
The only one who has the Authority to give a positive right is God, and what He decrees happens.