“”Clearly, the principles enshrined in the Constitution have evolved, and the courts have provided changing interpretations of the law as society faces new challenges.””
she is full of it
do not believe the police
This woman must hail from the Gestapo (yes, I went there). Someone who thinks like this should not be in any position of authority over anyone.
I am sure that if laws were enacted that would allow for us to own a small number of slaves, this person would have no problem with that either.
And it's ALWAYS the 2nd Amendment that has to evolve backwards while everything else evolves "progressively" to give the Statists more power and control, erasing more and more individual freedoms.
the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
You know, there are four copies of the Constitution within arms reach, and not one of them contains the “Living Document” clause.
First, we would never have heard from this pimple on the butt of government were it not for O’Donnell’s win in Delaware. Second, based on her speech the Peter Principal is alive and well. She has been promoted to a position well above her level of competence and also one in which her damage potential is minimized.
Finally, as she spouts this drivel, she attempts to identify herself as the true arbiter of the Constitution and the final interpreter of the decisions of the Court. That attitude is exactly what is wrong with policing today.
When the police recognize that the job of the police is not to impose the will of their political masters, but to introduce the ethically challenged to the Criminal Justice System. We will live in a safer nation.
Clearly, the principles enshrined in the Constitution have evolved...
The correct word is devolved.
The Constitution is a contract. The terms of the Constitutional Contract dictate what the govt can and cannot do and what powers the People have ceded to it.
Contracts do not "evolve." They are constant.
Yes, Capt. Nancy Dietz should be fired! The Constitution is the highest law of the land, all other laws written by man are secondary, and the Constitution should be taken literally, it says what it means and means what it says!
We are approaching, and in some cases already past, the point where those who are supposed to protect and defend us are as much a threat to us as those we supposedly need protection and defending from. Sadly, it’s like so many situations these days, the minority of bad actors in a group are not sufficiently controlled by the good guys in the group and before long the whole group becomes guilty by association. At which point the good guys get mad because they are being bunched with the bad guys and their attitude toward those who look to them for protection becomes an impediment to both groups. Meanwhile the original group of criminals continue to thrive.
It seems to be mostly the groups of “professionals” like lawyers, teachers, doctors and so on. It works, for a bit. But then because they are investigating their own it eventually begins to break down. And any attempt by those on the outside to ask for a fix is handled by the professional association just hunkering down.
The police work for the local administration. They can be fired if they say something truthful. Did you think they swore to uphold the law?
They do what the administration tells them to do. They like to make arrests, and handcuff citizens, and haul them into custody. Lotta fun. Feeling of power. Doesn’t matter to them if they are catching criminals or just people who the administration wants to harass. Fun either way.
We should ask the fine law enforcement officials in Las Vegas , the BATF at Waco and the FBI at Ruby Ridge. They can answer how important gun laws are and how their enforcement helps ro protect law abiding citizens.
If police continue this line of thinking I’m afraid that they are going to find out that life really sucks when they can’t get any assistance from society.
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If the Constitution were meant to evolve with the whims of judges, why did the Founders waste so much ink decribing the amendment process?
Capt. Nancy is Such a Dietz.
Police captain “Nancy” tells you the whole story.
Welfare in a uniform.
It isn’t the job of the police to interpret the law.
And here I thought it was the Legislature's job to create or change the law; silly me!