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THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES
1776 | The Founding Fathers

Posted on 06/13/2005 7:29:51 AM PDT by TheOtherOne

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I think some people on FR need a refresher course.
1 posted on 06/13/2005 7:29:51 AM PDT by TheOtherOne
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK

Bringing back an old classic...


http://www.freerepublic.com/forum/a399342cd553c.htm


2 posted on 06/13/2005 7:30:52 AM PDT by TheOtherOne
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To: TheOtherOne
I keep these bookmarks handy:

Constitution.
Bill of Rights.
Declaration of Independence.
Common Sense (Thomas Paine).

3 posted on 06/13/2005 7:33:03 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: TheOtherOne
I think some people on FR need a refresher course.

Good idea. However, I don't think that there is anyhing in there that currently means what it says. Any time a judge gets to "interpret" the Constitution as he sees fit the document no longer has it's original meaning or force.

4 posted on 06/13/2005 7:34:15 AM PDT by FreePaul
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To: TheOtherOne

You may need a refresher course on how to spell "Constitution" 8-)


5 posted on 06/13/2005 7:34:40 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: TheOtherOne
Missed a spot:

27th Amendment

No law, varying the compensation for the services of the Senators and Representatives, shall take effect, until an election of Representatives shall have intervened.

6 posted on 06/13/2005 7:35:01 AM PDT by inquest (FTAA delenda est)
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To: TheOtherOne

Isn't it amazing how it all fits neatly onto one webpage?

Now imagine reading the neverending Euro constitution...I don't think my connection could handle the bandwidth.


7 posted on 06/13/2005 7:35:09 AM PDT by Caged in Canuckistan (A message from Canada: GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!)
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To: TheOtherOne
It's "Constitution".

But BTTT, anyway. :)

8 posted on 06/13/2005 7:35:56 AM PDT by Constitution Day (Burger-Eating War Monkey)
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To: TheOtherOne

"...has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance"


9 posted on 06/13/2005 7:36:15 AM PDT by agitator (...And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark)
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To: TheOtherOne

That's funny. I didn't see a footnote that said you can toss the whole thing out to catch a "terrorist" or a drug user. But most people around here seem to think it's there.


10 posted on 06/13/2005 7:36:22 AM PDT by mysterio
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To: dead
Damn, I would have spell checked...but that would have been a disaster. I cut and pasted from the previous thread. Damnit.

I have have always been a careless speller. I often sacrifice my spelling on the alter of speed.

11 posted on 06/13/2005 7:37:09 AM PDT by TheOtherOne
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To: TheOtherOne
1776 | The Founding Fathers

Actually, I think it was 1787. :-)

Good post, though.

12 posted on 06/13/2005 7:37:52 AM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: mysterio
That's funny. I didn't see a footnote that said you can toss the whole thing out to catch a "terrorist" or a drug user. But most people around here seem to think it's there.

Likewise, I doubt it would pass as legislation, if offered to this Congress.

13 posted on 06/13/2005 7:38:19 AM PDT by TheOtherOne
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To: TheOtherOne; AntiGuv

Goody. Constitution links!

http://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution/constitution.overview.html

That one has hyperlinks to the amendments included in the affected text for changes made to the Constitution.

Thanks to AntiGuv for that.


14 posted on 06/13/2005 7:39:04 AM PDT by eyespysomething (Peace - that brief moment in history where everyone stands around reloading.)
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To: TheOtherOne
Now what's this document again? Republicans nor Democrats have the time to read this. Have a nation of states to run don't you know...

Refresher course? I believe more than a few 'conservatives' need to read it for the first time instead of getting their talking points from the RNC

15 posted on 06/13/2005 7:39:09 AM PDT by billbears (Deo Vindice)
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To: TheOtherOne

I carry a copy of the US Constitution with every single day. It is the greatest piece ever written. Now we should all get together and demand that CONgress look at the sixteenth, and seventeenth amendments. The 16th destroyed us as people, and the 17th destroyed us as states. Thomas Jefferson warned us what a Central Bank would do for this country, and he was 100% correct.


16 posted on 06/13/2005 7:39:43 AM PDT by Thomas Jefferson II
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To: TheOtherOne
I often sacrifice my spelling on the alter of speed.

Altar.

;-)

17 posted on 06/13/2005 7:39:55 AM PDT by dighton
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To: TheOtherOne
Thank you for posting The Constitution of The United States again. We ALL need a refresher.

I found my Bicentennial Keepsake Edition with introduction by President Ronald Reagan. The Bible and The Constitution are my reading materials of choice.

18 posted on 06/13/2005 7:39:58 AM PDT by afnamvet (31st Fighter Wing Tuy Hoa AB RVN 68-69 "Return with Honor")
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To: eyespysomething; Admin Moderator

Thanks for the link. (Moderator...since I included no link with the thread...can we add this as the source link?) Thanks.


19 posted on 06/13/2005 7:40:04 AM PDT by TheOtherOne
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To: TheOtherOne

This is pure vanity on the part of TheOtherOne. The US Constitution is available on about 10,000 sites on the Internet.


20 posted on 06/13/2005 7:40:28 AM PDT by BCrago66
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To: TheOtherOne

"Likewise, I doubt it would pass as legislation, if offered to this Congress."

Especially those pesky first 10 amendments. Who needs them anyway, we need to be safe from...


21 posted on 06/13/2005 7:40:33 AM PDT by agitator (...And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark)
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To: TheOtherOne
You forgot this important part of it...

Done in Convention by the Unanimous Consent of the States present the Seventeenth Day of September in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and Eighty seven and of the Independence of the United States of America the Twelfth In Witness whereof We have hereunto subscribed our Names,...

Seperation of state and church, yeah right...

22 posted on 06/13/2005 7:40:47 AM PDT by frogjerk
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To: dighton

Honestly, you just made me realize my first tagline.


23 posted on 06/13/2005 7:42:00 AM PDT by TheOtherOne (I often sacrifice my spelling on the alter of speed.)
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To: BCrago66

Thanks for the Bump!


24 posted on 06/13/2005 7:42:41 AM PDT by TheOtherOne (I often sacrifice my spelling on the alter of speed.)
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To: TheOtherOne

I just thought it was funny. Looks like they fixed it up for you though.


25 posted on 06/13/2005 7:42:56 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: TheOtherOne; newgeezer

All subject to the interpretation of lawyers and armchair constitutionwonks.


27 posted on 06/13/2005 7:44:10 AM PDT by biblewonk (Yes I think I am a bible worshipper.)
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To: TheOtherOne
Already posted here.
28 posted on 06/13/2005 7:44:53 AM PDT by Lazamataz (The Republican Party is the France of politics.)
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To: TheOtherOne
Sect. 3. No person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of President and Vice President, or hold any office, civil or military, under the United States, or under any State, who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress, or as an officer of the United States, or as a member of any State legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any State, to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof. But Congress may, by a vote of two-thirds of each House, remove such disability.

Looks like John Kerry, and a few others could be tossed out on their ears. Too bad our Congress does not really work on behalf of "We the People".
29 posted on 06/13/2005 7:45:27 AM PDT by Iron Matron
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To: Lazamataz

You can't expect me to trust a govenment copy?


30 posted on 06/13/2005 7:46:09 AM PDT by TheOtherOne (I often sacrifice my spelling on the alter of speed.)
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To: billbears
I believe more than a few 'conservatives' need to read it for the first time instead of getting their talking points from the RNC.

Talk about heads blowing a gasket. I like the thought in A Patriot's History of America that the Bill of Rights should be called a "Bill of limitations of government" so as to not imply our rights come from the government, or that those listed are the only rights we have.

Did that make sense?

31 posted on 06/13/2005 7:46:26 AM PDT by eyespysomething (Peace - that brief moment in history where everyone stands around reloading.)
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To: BCrago66
Wow, sounds like somebody feels threatened by seeing the U.S. Constitution on FR.
32 posted on 06/13/2005 7:46:45 AM PDT by inquest (FTAA delenda est)
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To: TheOtherOne

The dim's keep telling us that this is a living document & needs to keep changing, but IMHO it is the bedrock of our society. An UNchanging, UNmoving foundation. We know what happens when a foundation moves, the structure above it falls down. I refuse to let this happen!


33 posted on 06/13/2005 7:47:31 AM PDT by TMSuchman (2nd Generation U.S. MARINE, 3rd Generation American & PROUD OF IT!)
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To: TheOtherOne
Article VII. The ratification of the conventions of nine States shall be sufficient for the establishment of this Constitution between the States so ratifying the same. Done in Convention, by the unanimous consent of the States present, the seventeenth day of September, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty-seven, and of the Independence of the United States of America the twelfth. In Witness whereof, we have hereunto subscribed our names.
34 posted on 06/13/2005 7:47:56 AM PDT by HoustonCurmudgeon (I'm a Conservative but will not support evil just because it's "the law.")
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To: HoustonCurmudgeon

I date my checks that way...if I'm in a mood...like tax day.


35 posted on 06/13/2005 7:49:47 AM PDT by TheOtherOne (I often sacrifice my spelling on the alter of speed.)
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To: eyespysomething
Yes. But the government and most of the party faithful don't see the Constitution as a limit on the national government. Instead they see it as a confirmation of their wasteful spending, questionable foreign policies, and the right of centralization of power in Washington DC

And to question any of the above automatically gets you labeled as some sort of liberal for doubting the all holy party

36 posted on 06/13/2005 7:51:29 AM PDT by billbears (Deo Vindice)
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To: TheOtherOne
4th Amendment The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated; and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched and the persons or things to be seized.

9th Amendment The enumeration in the Constitution of certain rights shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.

These two Amendments are dead.
37 posted on 06/13/2005 7:53:30 AM PDT by mysterio
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To: TheOtherOne

Agreed! Now about that map on the back.....


38 posted on 06/13/2005 7:53:39 AM PDT by stainlessbanner
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To: inquest
And, the 27th Amendment is part of the Bill of Rights.

James Madison, then a Congressman, was given the task of turning the 200+ demands for a Bill of Rights from the states, into a single, concise list. He drafted 17 Amendments that passed the House. The Senate passed 12 of those.

The original 1st Amendment was defeated and remained dead. The original 2nd Amendment took 203 years to be ratified, as the 27th Amendment. But it is still part of the Bill of Rights as drafted by James Madison.

Though it seems poetic justice that the First Amendment is the "first," that is pure accident. It was originally the "third" amendment.

Congressman Billybob

Latest column: "Hunting the Great White ... Minivan"

39 posted on 06/13/2005 7:53:41 AM PDT by Congressman Billybob (For copies of my speech, "Dealing with Outlaw Judges," please Freepmail me.)
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To: TheOtherOne
You left out one of the MOST IMPORTANT PARTs of the Bill of Rights -- the PREAMBLE which tells SPECIFICALLY that the Bill of Rights was to make sure the government knew it was limited to the powers stated in the Constitution

Our revisionist historians (not that you are one) ALWAYS leave this off the Constitution!

Effective December 15, 1791

Articles in addition to, and Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America, proposed by Congress, and ratified by the Legislatures of the several States, pursuant to the fifth Article of the original Constitution.

PREAMBLE

The conventions of a number of the States having at the time of their adopting the Constitution, expressed a desire, in order to prevent misconstruction or abuse of its powers, that further declaratory and restrictive clauses should be added: And as extending the ground of public confidence in the Government, will best insure the beneficent ends of its institution.

40 posted on 06/13/2005 7:54:07 AM PDT by need_a_screen_name
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To: TheOtherOne
I think you've got the 11th Amendment listed as the 10th. What happened to:

"Amendment X

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people. "

The Bill of Rights is the basis for freedom.

41 posted on 06/13/2005 7:56:59 AM PDT by dayglored (One Proud American)
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To: Izzy Dunne

FReepers Library of Congress Bump


42 posted on 06/13/2005 7:57:03 AM PDT by Christian4Bush ("So...according to the UN, weapons that never existed are missing...again!" -Rush Limbaugh)
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To: TheOtherOne

We need to forward this to Iraq. They are trying to write a new constitition. This one has been proven to be a pretty good one and WE AREN'T USING IT.


43 posted on 06/13/2005 7:57:45 AM PDT by Bob Buchholz
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To: dayglored; need_a_screen_name

Thank you. For reading, catching, and letting me know.

Stupidly, I copied from a previous FR post of the consitution, instead of getting it 'clean' today. Opps.


44 posted on 06/13/2005 7:59:48 AM PDT by TheOtherOne (I often sacrifice my spelling on the alter of speed.)
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To: TheOtherOne
Goodness, fella, slow down! ;-)

consitution -> constitution
opps -> oops

Somebody else already caught "alter" in your tag

Hope your day improves from here.

45 posted on 06/13/2005 8:05:08 AM PDT by dayglored (One Proud American)
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To: TheOtherOne

Yeah but you should also add the emanations of the penumbras which are currently the most important part of the Constitution:

1. Every woman has the right to have an abortion, whenever she wants, for every reason.
2. The Due Process Clause means that everybody has the right to do what he desires as long as it is consistent with the views of William O. Douglas.
3. The Commerce Clause does not mean what it actually means.
4. Because of emanation no. 3 the Congress may legislate anything unless it does not concern the rights described in emanations 1 and 2.


46 posted on 06/13/2005 8:06:18 AM PDT by Tarkin (Janice Rogers Brown - our next SCOTUS member!)
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To: dayglored
Somebody else already caught "alter" in your tag

Actually, I made it my tag after he caught it. Is it not accurate?

47 posted on 06/13/2005 8:07:13 AM PDT by TheOtherOne (I often sacrifice my spelling on the alter of speed.)
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To: TheOtherOne

That's cool. See if you can get the admin moderator to fix it up for you. I bet they would.


48 posted on 06/13/2005 8:07:35 AM PDT by need_a_screen_name
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To: TheOtherOne
>> Somebody else already caught "alter" in your tag

> Actually, I made it my tag after he caught it. Is it not accurate?

Oh, okay -- if you mean it as a pun, then yes, it's entirely on the mark! Good one.

49 posted on 06/13/2005 8:13:32 AM PDT by dayglored (One Proud American)
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To: dayglored
Oh, okay -- if you mean it as a pun, then yes, it's entirely on the mark! Good one.

It was my defense for misspelling Constitution, and it was originally unintentional...but ridiculously ironic. So, I have added it as my first tagline. And now, the pun is intentional.

50 posted on 06/13/2005 8:17:09 AM PDT by TheOtherOne (I often sacrifice my spelling on the alter of speed.)
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