Skip to comments.For Romney's GOP, is Constitution a losing issue?
Posted on 07/19/2012 11:41:55 PM PDT by EternalVigilance
In 2010, Paul Gosar was elected to represent Arizonas 1st congressional district in the U.S. Congress. With the help of a much-publicized endorsement from Sarah Palin, he rode to victory on the wave of resentment against Washington that fueled what came to be called the tea-party movement. Given this background, I naturally paid attention when I ran across a YouTube video in which Gosar told a gathering of conservative activists, If all youre going to do is stand just for the Constitution and nothing less, you will lose. Because not everybody believes in the Constitution. (For a written report on his remarks, click here.)
In 2010, Gosar ran against an incumbent whose sins included support for Obamacare. Since then, of course, the view that key provisions of Obamacare are unconstitutional has become a focal point of opposition to the plan. In the recent U.S. Supreme Court action on the matter, Chief Justice John Roberts (a G.W. Bush appointee) expressed the opinion of a majority of the Court that this view is, in fact, correct. But the Court then proceeded to fabricate the irrational doctrine that an enforcement mechanism that is otherwise beyond the bounds of constitutionality can nonetheless be implemented as a tax, because Congress taxing power inherently escapes constitutional limitations. Since the power to tax is the power to destroy, this leaves the U.S. government free to destroy at will the livelihood of Americas inhabitants. In place of a constitutional regime based on the consent of the people, we are thrown back to the rule of fearsomely unlimited government power, implemented by way of taxes judicially morphed into unconstrained instruments of economic terrorism.
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No. Romney needs to sit back and let Obama strangle himself with his own words. That business line was great.
Keep up the good work and try not to make your self noticed.
Thanks for your contribution to the trivialization of our politics.
Oh don’t worry. It’s already done been trivialized.
We’re now in the openly mocking stage.
You may have surrendered, but I haven’t.
Any intelligent response to the substance of the article?
No surrendering here. I’ll be manning the polling stations on November 6th.
See ya there!
Will you be voting for a pro-choice democrat socialist with an R by his name, as the commonly-understood meaning of your tagline suggests?
If so, you have surrendered, even if you won’t admit it.
“Any intelligent response to the substance of the article?”
I’m sure I’m about to get blasted, but the thought that the constitution is even the issue in this election is ludicrous. It’s all just more self-pitying about Romney being the nominee.
The ISSUE in the election is do you want 4 more years of Barack Obama.
Not gay marriage, not taxes, hell not even the economy. This is a referendum on BHO.
Do you vote yay, nay, or abstain?
How nice for a Romney Republican to show up right out of the gate and so vividly prove the author's point.
There we go with generalizations.
I am not a “Romney Republican”.
If you can’t have a decent discussion without jumping to radical conclusions, then well... you’ll be like most anti-romneys around here.
It’s obvious you’re a Romney Republican. Why are you ashamed to admit it?
So if I vote for Romney, I am a Romney Republican?
I voted for McCain too. Am I a McCain Republican?
Yep. Nutritionally you are what you eat. Politically, you are what you support.
Especially in a nation founded as a representative self-government.
So just don’t vote, eh?
Truly free people, when presented only with evil choices, create other choices.
-- Daniel Webster
"Impress upon children the truth that the exercise of the elective franchise is a social duty of as solemn a nature as man can be called to perform; that a man may not innocently trifle with his vote; that every elector is a trustee as well for others as himself and that every measure he supports has an important bearing on the interests of others as well as on his own. "
-- Daniel Webster
"Let each citizen remember at the moment he is offering his vote that he is not making a present or a compliment to please an individual--or at least that he ought not so to do; but that he is executing one of the most solemn trusts in human society for which he is accountable to God and his country. "
-- Samuel Adams
4 more years of Hussein would be catastrophic.
This is why we need Romney.
So who would you support? I want to know what you eat.
If you’re supporting Romney, the catastrophe has already overtaken you.
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