Skip to comments.THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES
Posted on 06/13/2005 7:29:51 AM PDT by TheOtherOne
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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.
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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.
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.
consitution -> constitution
opps -> oops
Somebody else already caught "alter" in your tag
Hope your day improves from here.
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.
Actually, I made it my tag after he caught it. Is it not accurate?
That's cool. See if you can get the admin moderator to fix it up for you. I bet they would.
> 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.
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.
I don't see a way to stop the growing government at this point. Well there is a way, the same way we stopped the British Crown.
As a country, we have fallen so far away from what the founding fathers expected. If they saw the size and scope of the current federal government, they would take up arms again, all the while chastising us for letting it get so out-of-hand. FDR would have been run out of town on a rail, along with Lincoln, and most presidents from about 1840 on.
What they put into the Constitution was so simple and clear, I really can't understand why it's become so muddied.
> 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.
Excellent! And BTW, spelling trivia aside, thanks for the thought of posting the U.S. Constitution, even if a dupe post. Fact is, that's my own hobby-horse as well. I keep a copy on my writing desk, the Bill of Rights is my best explanation for why I'm One Proud American, and my daughter (11 y.o.) and I read it out loud together sometimes as a reminder of how lucky we are to live here.
So I applaud your intentions, and thank you.
We DON'T need them!! Thier inclusion in the Constitution as amendments is one of the MAJOR reasons that a vast majority of the people believe that thier rights come FROM the government!!
Hamilton SPECIFICALLY warned against a "Bill of Rights", stating, in essence, that by explicitly stating that the Congress shall pass no law... that this would be perversely construed to mean that the Congress WOULD have had that power had that amemdment not been included!!
NOWHERE in the constitution is the congress, the president, or the courts given the power to violate our freedom of speech, etc... (all of those enschrined in the BoR) or any other right which we retained unto ourselves.
11th Amendment The judicial power of the United States shall not be construed to extend to any suit in law or equity, commenced or prosecuted against one of the United States by citizens of another State or by citizens or subjects of any foreign state.
How do you read this one? With internatinal laws and trates and WTO cases, etc - but the foreign states would include class-action lawsuits as the decisions in one state do not affect those in another correct?