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Media: We Are Totally Confused By the Constitution
Patriot Update ^ | January 8, 2011 | Staff

Posted on 01/09/2011 8:52:23 AM PST by yoe

Dahlia Lithwick’s recent piece in Slate had me cringing almost immediately when she mashed this out from her keyboard:

the Constitution is always going to raise more questions than it answers and confound more readers than it comforts.

Frankly, I’m more dumbfounded by this statement than anything I’ve read in the crystal clear U.S. Constitution. The only thing confounding about the Constitution is that contemporary readers cannot reconcile how our current public policy and federal power both represent a substantial shift away from the original intent of the document.

That a product of an American law school can even fathom this confused view of the Constitution is troubling. Perhaps law schools should insist that their students take some remedial classes in American legal and political history as part of their JDs. After all, this is a question of compact theory and the enumerated powers of the federal government. Then again, overly creative lawyers are generally the problem regarding our public policy gone wild and increasing destruction of federalism, so I’m obviously the idiot here for expecting a lawyer, or a law school, to denounce the legal cash cow publicly.

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Find a Historian like David Barton who writes the truth about our early history. Today's reporters, professors, and authors for our young's text books under the age of 65, have no idea of their real history consequently nothing you read in "news papers" has any real truth. This could be the deciding factor for the Obama people and Obama himself trying to control the Internet. The Media is the enemy most of the time.

Keep government out of our computers....wrong do'ers will be caught, fear not.....we don't need the likes of Mark Lloyd and his ilk telling us what a free man may do.

1 posted on 01/09/2011 8:52:26 AM PST by yoe
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To: yoe

They are working on the premise that government must be a major part of any solution.


2 posted on 01/09/2011 9:09:59 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, A Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: yoe

It’s simple. The whole idea is to severely restrict the powers of government while maximizing the freedom of the people.


3 posted on 01/09/2011 9:12:09 AM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Nuke the corrupt commie bastards to HELL!!)
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To: yoe
Media: We Are Totally Confused By the Constitution

Except for the 1st Amendment. They hide behind it, while reporting "secrets" and trying to set their agenda!

4 posted on 01/09/2011 9:19:40 AM PST by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: yoe

Journalists tend to be the bottom of the academic
barrel. The exception is the many lawyers who
turn to talk radio and writing conservative books
and columns.


5 posted on 01/09/2011 9:30:26 AM PST by Myrddin
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The media are usually confused about almost everything. They get a steady pablum of talking points from the Whitehouse everyday so they don’t have to think for themselves anymore. How many of them do you think ever read the Constitution anyway? How about 1% or less. Its not so much that the Constitution is confusing its just that is doesn’t push the left wing MSM agenda. I think they are more confused as to why their best laid plans don’t seem to be working out so well at the moment.


6 posted on 01/09/2011 9:47:59 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: yoe

The media is confused about every matter, period.


7 posted on 01/09/2011 9:55:52 AM PST by mulligan
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To: yoe
Of course the left is confused by the Constitution.

Because Madison and the the founders, in clear and simple language, defined and designed a system of limited government that would preserve individual liberty.

When actually confronted by such a system, leftists become confused, because while they want to justify their ideas, when actually faced with the wording and the intent of the founders, they discover that what Madison believed is directly opposed to all they desire and hold dear.

Hence, the honest leftist (admittedly a rare breed) is forced to admit that what the left desires in not based on the Constitution, but on overthrowing the Constitution. This is justified because the Constitution is “outmoded” or “out of date.” But such self-serving blather is only a smokescreen designed to disguise, even from themselves, the anti-American purpose of the left’s political agenda and the beliefs that animate them.

8 posted on 01/09/2011 10:04:42 AM PST by mojito
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Confused? Like a 6 year old would be? What are they telling us about themselves?


9 posted on 01/09/2011 10:05:02 AM PST by Waco (From Seward to Sarah)
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The dumbing down process in public education that started in the 80s (maybe earlier than that) has worked...Gen X and Generation.com are the dumbest and least logical generations in history. All this despite (because of?) their over exposure to information on the internet.

The social engineering by the Commies has been working. What are we gonna do about it?

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

10 posted on 01/09/2011 10:11:07 AM PST by wku man (Still holding my breath, but exhaling a bit after Nov. 2...)
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[T]he Constitution is always going to raise more questions than it answers and confound more readers than it comforts.

[I]n the big lie there is always a certain force of credibility; because the broad masses
of a nation are always more easily corrupted in the deeper strata of their emotional
nature than consciously or voluntarily; and thus in the primitive simplicity of their minds
they more readily fall victims to the big lie than the small lie.
-- Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf, vol. I, ch. X

"A lie told often enough becomes truth" -- Lenin.

11 posted on 01/09/2011 11:33:41 AM PST by ppaul
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I have only one of his books, “Original Intent, the Courts, the Constitution and Religion.”

The footnoted primary sources alone will keep me in reading material for a very long time.

Terrific book.

12 posted on 01/09/2011 4:38:27 PM PST by Jacquerie (The 112th Congress will be a proxy fight for the American soul.)
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