Skip to comments.Plain Speaking - The Constitution is for everyone -- the last thing liberals want you to know
Posted on 04/04/2012 5:15:36 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
............The Founders did not live in some ivory tower where the stench of politics never befouled the sacred air. They knew that their plan for a representative republic was not in itself a guarantee against governmental tyranny. Here's James Madison in Federalist 58:
"An elective despotism was not the government we fought for; but one in which the powers of government should be so divided and balanced among the several bodies of magistracy as that no one could transcend their legal limits without being effectually checked and restrained by the others."
What this means is that the framers never intended the Supreme Court to be the final word in the day-to-day governance of America; that is the purview of the people through the two elected branches of government. But should the Executive and Legislative arms overreach the boundaries so carefully laid out for them by the Framers, it is precisely the job of the Court to chastise them for it. I will let Mr. Alexander Hamilton, from Federalist 78, explain:
"No legislative act, therefore, contrary to the Constitution, can be valid. To deny this, would be to affirm that the deputy is greater than his principal; that the servant is above his master; that the representatives of the people are superior to the people themselves; that men acting by virtue of powers, may do not only what their powers do not authorize, but what they forbid."
Now, does it get any plainer than that?
(Excerpt) Read more at spectator.org ...
Daring to think...(2008)
Thank you for posting! Maybe we should post this on HuffPo or some other lefty rag.
I pray to God, that I have only succumbed to the failing of my mind due to advanced years and my vision will be found to be nothing more than the ranting of a old man disillusioned with the state of our Republic.
There is an extremely fine line between paranoia and a heightened sense of reality!
All the crap that's rising to the surface was bound to happen. Let's take a good, long repulsed look at what the face of "hope and change" reveals.
Their OWS comments would be fun!
Thank you for posting a part of the USER’S Manual for the US Constitution.
I have been harping on this for years and even a few FReepers refuse to get it.
We have a simple document albeit written in a style of English foreign to most of us which 9 black robed morons/traitors (take you pick or both) have trouble following.
If these brilliant minds, remember we were told by the ruling elite of their brilliance, cannot understand a document which can fit in your pocket, unlike 2400+ pages of HealthCare crappola, then all they have to do is RTFM (read the ***** Manual) known as the Federalist Papers.
NOOOOO! We have to be concern that the USSC judicial candidate with the Correct Party affiliation is placed in nomination. BS*10^1,000,000.
For the Constitution to mean anything is has to be followed as intended and if we reach a point where it needs to be adjusted for the times then ONLY the Amendment process should be used. NO EXCEPTIONS. PERIOD.
5-4, 5-4, 5-4.... equals political, political, political not Constitutional.
Until this gets resolved I will always conclude we have morons or traitors on the USSC.
Republican Candidates could improve their Primary vote count by campaigning with the following idea:
Due to the FHA, Fannie and Freddie Bankruptcies of September, 2008, American home owners lost 30 % of the value of their homes. That is a 30 % cut in just one month. Home values are still down 30 %.
Thus, let us cut the total compensation to all elected Federal politicians, and their staffs by 30 %, and an additional 10 % cut to elected Federal politicians each year until Federal Spending is LESS THAN the average of the previous 2 years of Federal income.
BTW, since slightly less than half of the US House, and 2/3 of the US Senate are Millionaires, it will be a great opportunity for Congress to lead by example that EVERYONE should give up their fair share of the American Dream.
What better way can there be to demonstrate that Federal politicians are on the same page as the voters?
[There is an extremely fine line between paranoia and a heightened sense of reality!]
A ‘touch’ of paranoia mixed with a heightened sense of reality can be a good thing. My ‘thing’ is to try to get people to look at the possibilities.
You’ve only stated two options for my state of mind, I just might be a wild lunatic in a remote shack in the wilderness, hammering away on a typewriter all my deranged thoughts.
You are kind to pose just two options.
That was a good read in 2008 and was pretty ominous outlook on today and not all that far off. We are inching further out over the precipice and I believe past the point of no return. The only question left is what will ignite all the tinder and when will it happen...
ie June 28th, 1914 was an event the ignited the firestorm now known as the first world war.
August 31, 1939 the invasion was ordered of Poland
These and other trigger events in history were not in and of themselves the sole cause of the ensuing catastrophic event, they were the trigger or spark that ignited dry tinder that had been building up for some time.