The Constitution...Who Cares?
"I'll take 'Potential Campaign Slogans for Obama/Biden in 2012' for $500, Alex."
To: EternalVigilance; bamahead; nutmeg; ForGod'sSake
posted on 04/20/2010 10:16:05 AM PDT
(Oath Keepers - Guardians of the Republic - Honor your oath - Join us: www.oathkeepers.org)
I care and I have written at length about the matter. See my tagline.
To get this nation back on track.....heck, to get the dialogue back on track, we need to work from the Constitution and forget this party-talk.
posted on 04/20/2010 10:16:20 AM PDT
by Loud Mime
(initialpoints.net - - The Constitution as the center of politics -- Download the graph)
Excellent read. Thank you for posting.
posted on 04/20/2010 10:24:58 AM PDT
“...to the States, or to the people.” To quote Nancy Pelosi: “ You’ve got to be kidding, you’ve got to be kidding me!”
posted on 04/20/2010 10:28:13 AM PDT
by .338 lapua
(repeal the 17th amendment!!)
posted on 04/20/2010 10:38:04 AM PDT
by Repeat Offender
(While the wicked stand confounded, call me with Thy Saints surrounded)
If leaders can find a Constitution work-around to go to war with a Congressional Declaration then anything goes.
PS It didn’t start with Bush.
posted on 04/20/2010 10:54:38 AM PDT
("Above all things, truth beareth away the victory.")
The unprincipled leaders have stretched this clause to mean that they can regulate anything under the commerce clause. Original intention of the clause is irrelevant to them since they use the clause as a ruse for anything they want. Why do they do this? The answer is simple, they are unprincipled men and women who have no respect for the Constitution that they swore to protect.
Someone should show this article to self-proclaimed originalist Justice Scalia. He thinks the New Deal Commerce Clause is just fine:
...the authority to enact laws necessary and proper for the regulation of interstate commerce is not limited to laws governing intrastate activities that substantially affect interstate commerce. Where necessary to make a regulation of interstate commerce effective, Congress may regulate even those intrastate activities that do not themselves substantially affect interstate commerce.
J. Scalia, concurring in Raich, 6 June 2005
posted on 04/20/2010 11:07:15 AM PDT
by Ken H
The Constitution was written to be read and understood by ordinary citizens. The bulk of so-called "Constitutional law" is an effort by the Men in Robes to seize power by obfuscating what should be relatively clear.
If courts actually wanted to follow the Constitution, a good start would be acknowledging that many Constitutional issues involve factual matters and as such are matters for a jury to determine in each individual case. If a cop is serving a knock-and-announce warrant, procedures which may be reasonable (and thus legitimate) in one set of circumstances may be unreasonable (and thus illegitimate) in another. Courts have declared that if cops follow a procedure that was "reasonable" in one case, such a procedure is proper in any other case whether or not someone looking at the facts of that case would deem it to, in fact, be "reasonable". If a procedure is at least vaguely like some other procedure that was at least vaguely like something the court had found wasn't totally unreasonable, the court will deem it acceptable. If the matter were simply put to the jury: "Is that reasonable", the answer would be much more in keeping with the Constitution.
posted on 04/20/2010 4:02:32 PM PDT
(Barry Soetoro == Bravo Sierra)
To: Dead Corpse; Favor Center
ping to link to last nites 2A vs suitcase nukes thread...
The one problem with a Constitutional Representative Republic is that it depends on men of honor to run it, and citizens of honor to keep it.
posted on 04/21/2010 4:53:58 AM PDT
(Gov is not reason; not eloquent; its force.Like fire,a dangerous servant & master. George Washington)
I do Dammit!
posted on 04/21/2010 5:49:45 PM PDT
("A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.")
Without the Constitution this country is nothing more than a cult of personality.
posted on 04/21/2010 5:51:38 PM PDT
(The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance -- Thos. Jefferson)
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson