> Most American voters worry about the Constitution.
That was then.
This is now.
I venture that a majority of Americans either don’t know or don’t care about the Constitution.
The constitution, applied as written, would not only piss off liberals, but would piss off a majority of the so called conservatives. Sacred cows would be gored.
The only way back is to enforce original intent. The first step would be to repeal the 17th amendment.
Not only is Obamacare unconstitutional, it is a gateway to the diminution of all other freedosm we have in the Bill of Rights.
For example, once Obama care gets going they can charge exhorbitant extra risk premiums say, if you have firearms in your house, because they are a “health risk.” Private Insurance is not involved in fascist social engineering. Any ability of government to do that should be curtailed and destroyed.
...that is what it was put there for.
The liberal attack on the court is already under way. It has become the theme to warn that if obamacare is struck down, the activists who invented the corporate person and who selected George Bush president will be taking away our right to health care.
Who cares about the constitution when the benevolent Feds just want to send “boatloads of money” to the states? /kagan
The vast majority of Americans believe that anything congress passes and the president signs must be okay.
The vast majority of Americans believe we live in a democracy and anything the majority wants is okay
The vast majority of Americans don’t like to think about this stuff because it’s so hard.
Democrats don’t worry about the Constitution it’s why they all voted for Obamacare.
>>That means that every federal official has an obligation to act in line with the Constitution as he or she understands it. And that doesn’t necessarily mean obeying Supreme Court decisions. <<
WRONG, WRONG, A THOUSAND TIMES WRONG!!!!!
It is NOT open to individual interpretation. It is what it is and the Supreme Court was set up to be the final arbiter. If we start messing around with individual interpretation and selective acceptance, be very careful. Not only is the Constitution shredded, but also the rule of law. And that leads to anarchy.
That the Supremes have not made bad decisions (Dred Scott, Roe v. Wade, Kelo, etc.) is a fact. Disobeying those bad decisions is a moral obligation. DeathCare fits the bill since abortion is included.
The Constitution was written in plain language so that We The People could understand it. For example, read the Fourth Amendment and tell me how the courts could allow the TSA or no-knock SWAT raids.
Violations of the Constitution are for citizens to decide, not the Sleeping Nine. If we don’t like a decision, it is incumbent upon us to throw the offenders out in the next election and send in someone ready to fix it.
As for the sad state of Constitutional understanding these days ... what do you expect when Bill Ayers is the grand poobah of public education? The classroom leftists don’t want our kids to know about the Constitution, so they just don’t bother teaching it. Or they indoctrinate the kids with how the Constitution was written by rich white men who owned slaves, so it must be rooted in evil.
I just hope we still have time to fix things without having to burn it all down and start over.
I remember my disappointment at President GHW Bush when he signed “campaign finance reform” saying he didn’t think it was Constitutional - but that was for the SCOTUS to decide.
No bonehead - we elect a President with a particular viewpoint in order that he NOT sign legislation which he thinks is unconstitutional.
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