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Sunstein: Obama Wants 'Second Bill of Rights' (modeled after 1944 FDR State of the Union speech)
Big Government ^ | 28 Jan 2013 | by Breitbart News

Posted on 01/29/2013 10:48:42 AM PST by drewh

Former Obama administration regulatory czar Cass Sunstein has published an op-ed: that the president wants a "second Bill of Rights" alongside the existing one.

Sunstein located the source of Obama's inspiration in Franklin Delano Roosevelt's 1944 State of the Union address, rather than the South African constitution--though the American academics whose writings inspired South Africa's ambitious Bill of Rights could well have taken Roosevelt's proposals as their foundation.

Roosevelt's Second Bill of Rights--not a list of constitutional amendments, but policy goals--was as follows:

In our day these economic truths have become accepted as self-evident. We have accepted, so to speak, a second Bill of Rights under which a new basis of security and prosperity can be established for all regardless of station, race, or creed.

Among these are:

The right to a useful and remunerative job in the industries or shops or farms or mines of the Nation;

The right to earn enough to provide adequate food and clothing and recreation;

The right of every farmer to raise and sell his products at a return which will give him and his family a decent living;

The right of every businessman, large and small, to trade in an atmosphere of freedom from unfair competition and domination by monopolies at home or abroad;

The right of every family to a decent home;

The right to adequate medical care and the opportunity to achieve and enjoy good health;

The right to adequate protection from the economic fears of old age, sickness, accident, and unemployment;

The right to a good education.

All of these rights spell security. And after this war is won we must be prepared to move forward, in implementation of these rights, to new goals of human happiness and well-being.

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: billofrights; casssunstein; fdr; idiocy; lunacy; paternalism; secondbillofrights; sunstein
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1 posted on 01/29/2013 10:48:48 AM PST by drewh
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To: drewh

In the 1990s, some conservatives were urging that states vote for a new constitutional convention, and I believe that some did so. If that were to happen, this is the kind of crap we’d get.


2 posted on 01/29/2013 10:52:07 AM PST by Parmenio
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To: drewh

And my answer to obtaining all these rights? “Start your own business”.


3 posted on 01/29/2013 10:53:17 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Parmenio

Is Barry Soetoro going to try and stack the US Supreme Court as well?


4 posted on 01/29/2013 10:53:31 AM PST by drewh
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To: drewh

...and we can achieve these goals by taking from each according to his ability, and giving to each according to his need.


5 posted on 01/29/2013 10:53:45 AM PST by Oberon (Big Brutha Be Watchin'.)
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To: drewh

This IS satire, right? Oh wait, we have a Commie president, I forgot.


6 posted on 01/29/2013 10:54:39 AM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: drewh

WHAT... THE... F*$%ING... HELL... IS... THIS?

The Bill of Rights is an affirmation of preexisting rights that are unassailable and the birthright of every person born. They include the RIGHT to defend oneself, the RIGHT to speak freely, the RIGHT to assemble with whomever you wish, the RIGHT to practice religion in whatever manner you wish. These are things that cannot be taken away. They are not subject to market factors or money.

This malarkey is feel-good, plastic banana, good time, rockin’ roller (thanks, Rush) garbage. They can’t possibly uphold ANY of this without infringing on someone’s rights.

We have the rights to life, Liberty, and the PURSUIT of happiness. There’s no guarantee of success ANYWHERE in our country’s history. It’s your right to pursue that success. It’s not your right to infringe on others’ liberty for your personal gain.

FUBO!


7 posted on 01/29/2013 10:54:53 AM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: drewh

Yes, he is. Set your watch and start timing now; it won’t be long.


8 posted on 01/29/2013 10:54:59 AM PST by OKSooner ("Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Hell No!!")
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To: drewh; cripplecreek
I have only one use for Cass Sunstine.


9 posted on 01/29/2013 10:56:12 AM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: drewh
Since "Rights" come from our Creator.
What he really wants is a,
"Bill of Government Permissions"

10 posted on 01/29/2013 10:56:14 AM PST by Falcon4.0
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To: drewh

I want a small mansion, a houseboat and a new car .... wait, this isn’t a dream thread?


11 posted on 01/29/2013 10:56:55 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: Parmenio

The Constitution is a document that restricts government. The Bill of Rights was the original statement of “NO”.

Bastardizing it into a set of inflexible, virtually unchangeable “policy goals” is a disaster.

We can already see Cass Sunstein’s work in action as Obama rides roughshod over the current Bill of Rights.


12 posted on 01/29/2013 10:57:31 AM PST by plangent
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To: drewh
Roosevelt's Second Bill of Rights--not a list of constitutional amendments, but policy goals--was as follows:

As one of the makers rather than the takers, that looks like an awfully big list of obligations for me with one hell of a bill attached to it.

13 posted on 01/29/2013 10:57:39 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Choose one: the yellow and black flag of the Tea Party or the white flag of the Republican Party.)
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To: Parmenio

NY has been opting for a new state convention...mostly about casinos...but I’d say they’re going to really stick it to us on every fag, female and financial issue.


14 posted on 01/29/2013 10:57:54 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: drewh

Sunstain believes in “libertarian paternalism.” This phrase means that statists plan to do to the word libertarian what they did to the word liberal. Here’s how Buttstain explains it:

The idea of libertarian paternalism might seem to be an oxymoron, but it is both possible and legitimate for private and public institutions to affect behavior while also respecting freedom of choice. Often people’s preferences are ill-formed, and their choices will inevitably be influenced by default rules, framing effects, and starting points. In these circumstances, a form of paternalism cannot be avoided. Equipped with an understanding of behavioral findings of bounded rationality and bounded self-control, libertarian paternalists should attempt to steer people’s choices in welfare-promoting directions without eliminating freedom of choice. It is also possible to show how a libertarian paternalist might select among the possible options and to assess how much choice to offer.

In other words, our authoritarian masters will be “libertarian” by letting us decide if we want our cot on the left side of the cell or the right side.

Cass Sunstein truly is the most dangerous man in America-possibly the world


15 posted on 01/29/2013 10:57:54 AM PST by Wisconsinlady (The 2nd amendment is NOT about hunting-but protection from a tyrannical govt)
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To: drewh

Oh, no! He’s going to change the Constitution by EO! It’s TEOTWAWKI, CHTF! The end is near! LOL! More hysteria from the left. Let’s ignore it, write our congressmen about real bills and do something normal today. ;-)


16 posted on 01/29/2013 10:57:54 AM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: drewh

There are way too many references to work or jobs in that to be accepted today.


17 posted on 01/29/2013 10:59:36 AM PST by mnehring
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To: drewh

FDR is the reason America is in the MESS it’s in today.


18 posted on 01/29/2013 11:00:03 AM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: drewh

Whoa:

“The right to adequate medical care and the opportunity to achieve and enjoy good health”

This works awesome-time when you have a SLAVE class to do the work for free. Baby Mama’s rights end where mine begin.

This wish list, if he actually pushes it, would move me beyond the realm of negotiation and into the reality of separation.


19 posted on 01/29/2013 11:00:48 AM PST by Noamie
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To: Parmenio

You are absolutely right on that one. A ConCon would be a total crapshoot in terms of the outcome. With a large and growing taker class, something that looks like this would no doubt emerge.


20 posted on 01/29/2013 11:03:10 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: rarestia

This is an EU type of “bill of rights,” which denies innate, God-given rights and instead makes the state the dispenser and arbiter of “rights.”

Disgusting and disgraceful.


21 posted on 01/29/2013 11:03:20 AM PST by livius
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To: Parmenio

There is some debate that a call to a Convention has to be for a specific resolution and that SOLELY that resolution can be discussed and/or ratified.

IF that is the case then I’m ok with it. Otherwise, you speak truth.


22 posted on 01/29/2013 11:04:12 AM PST by Noamie
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To: Falcon4.0

“IN GOV’T WE TRUST”


23 posted on 01/29/2013 11:04:32 AM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: Wisconsinlady

“libertarian paternalism.” = “Okay, we’ll let you smoke a little weed if you’ll shut up and let us finish what we’re trying to do here”.


24 posted on 01/29/2013 11:05:12 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: drewh

Of course the only way you could even attempt to accomplish this is through command economy dictatorship. At least Obama crowd is no longer even trying to hide its true colors.


25 posted on 01/29/2013 11:08:03 AM PST by circlecity
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To: drewh

Sounds like it was lifted straight out of ‘Atlas Shrugged’.


26 posted on 01/29/2013 11:09:21 AM PST by tgusa (gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger .......)
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To: Wisconsinlady
"...Often people’s preferences are ill-formed..."

So, "Buttstain", YOU and those like you will shoulder the huge burden of telling us what our preferences SHOULD be, so we can avoid the "ill-formed" ones.

Right. We get it completely.

(BTW, good post...I particularly liked the "Buttstain" monkier...:)

27 posted on 01/29/2013 11:10:27 AM PST by rlmorel (1793 French Jacobins and 2012 American Liberals have a lot in common.)
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To: drewh

“...Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s 1944 State of the Union address...”

His last, thank God.

Does any one besides Obummer think that anything on that list of garbage is a right? Those are all things to strive for and if you apply yourself and work hard, you stand a pretty good chance of of achieving them. The real Bill of Rights guarantees you that opportunity (but not necessarily that result, sorry, libs).

At least it used to.


28 posted on 01/29/2013 11:12:17 AM PST by beelzepug (Telling other people they need to die is a good way to get your own lamp blown out.)
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To: livius

Great reference. I actually read large parts of that legislative abortion of which the “framers” are so proud, and it is appalling indeed.


29 posted on 01/29/2013 11:12:44 AM PST by rlmorel (1793 French Jacobins and 2012 American Liberals have a lot in common.)
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To: drewh

There is no right to take another person’s time or resources without just and fair compensation, therefore, any right that assumes taking from another is not a right. It is an infringement of another’s rights.

The Founders said it correctly: The right to the pursuit of happiness.

For example, pursuing happiness might be for you the pursuit of home ownership, but there is no right for you to take from another to realize your pursuit. Not their time, nor their resources, nor their talents.


30 posted on 01/29/2013 11:15:07 AM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: drewh
"The right of every farmer to raise and sell his products at a return which will give him and his family a decent living"

I want to raise 13 purple petunias only, and I demand my family's right to a decent living!

31 posted on 01/29/2013 11:16:08 AM PST by Uncle Miltie (Of the government, by the government, and for the government.)
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To: drewh

What about my right to a pony? I want a pony!! This is fascism!!


32 posted on 01/29/2013 11:17:09 AM PST by Steel Wolf ("Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master." - Gaius Sallustius Crispus)
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To: drewh
Any “right” that requires other people to provide services and/or money, like making them provide a decent house, is not a right at all. Its making those other people a slave. They would be giving up time and labor, a part of their life, literally at bayonet point. All true rights require no else give up their rights. The Constitution restrains government to protect the rights the people already have.
33 posted on 01/29/2013 11:18:12 AM PST by Count of Monte Fisto
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To: drewh

Freedom from want...

Freedom from fear...

Freedom from choice...


34 posted on 01/29/2013 11:18:59 AM PST by jdege
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To: xzins

It’s not a “right” if it requires an involuntary sacrifice of another person’s time or wealth.


35 posted on 01/29/2013 11:19:30 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: drewh
And after this war is won we must be prepared to move forward,

Sounds like a declaration, to me.

36 posted on 01/29/2013 11:20:09 AM PST by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: drewh

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OIiOztc52g

Obama Information Czar Cass Sunstein Confronted on Cognitive Infiltration of Conspiracy Groups

He won’t even answer the questions. He is just trying to “nudge” us into his totalitarian regime.


37 posted on 01/29/2013 11:21:11 AM PST by Wisconsinlady (The 2nd amendment is NOT about hunting-but protection from a tyrannical govt)
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To: Uncle Miltie

I had someone recently who was horrified at my scoffing about FDR being cited as one of the best presidents in US history.

As far as I am concerned, many of the issues that we see today destroying the country can be traced DIRECTLY back to him and the rest of the “New Dealers”.

Not the least is the attitudes on display in the famous “Second Bill of Rights”.


38 posted on 01/29/2013 11:21:51 AM PST by rlmorel (1793 French Jacobins and 2012 American Liberals have a lot in common.)
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If you’re an American citizen you are entitled to:

a heated kidney shaped pool,
a microwave oven—don’t watch the food cook,
a Dyna-Gym—I’ll personally demonstrate it in the privacy of your own home,
a king-size Titanic unsinkable Molly Brown waterbed with polybendum,
a foolproof plan and an airtight alibi,
real simulated Indian jewelry,
a Gucci shoetree,
a year’s supply of antibiotics,
a personally autographed picture of Randy Mantooth
and Bob Dylan’s new unlisted phone number,
a beautifully restored 3rd Reich swizzle stick,
Rosemary’s baby,
a dream date in kneepads with Paul Williams,
a new Matador, a new mastodon,
a Maverick, a Mustang, a Montego,
a Merc Montclair, a Mark IV, a meteor,
a Mercedes, an MG, or a Malibu,
a Mort Moriarty, a Maserati, a Mac truck,
a Mazda, a new Monza, or a moped,
a Winnebago—Hell, a herd of Winnebago’s we’re giving ‘em away,
or how about a McCulloch chainsaw,
a Las Vegas wedding,
a Mexican divorce,
a solid gold Kama Sutra coffee pot,
or a baby’s arm holding an apple?

-The Tubes


39 posted on 01/29/2013 11:22:21 AM PST by Rio (Tempis Fugit.)
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To: MrB
It’s not a “right” if it requires an involuntary sacrifice of another person’s time or wealth.

Amen, MrB. And I'd include in that the government taking via taxes in order to give homes to those who won't work to acquire one of their own.

40 posted on 01/29/2013 11:24:41 AM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: drewh
What's different from this bogus stupid list and the crap the old style communists use to spew? Really, this stuff has been debunked in every country it's been tried it.

What a waste of time even thinking about it.,

41 posted on 01/29/2013 11:25:19 AM PST by GOPJ ( Revelation can be more perilous than Revolution. Vladimir Nabokov)
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To: MrB
That is the real issue. That is the issue that will continue in this country when these poor tongues of Judge Douglas and myself shall be silent. It is the eternal struggle between these two principles -- right and wrong -- throughout the world. They are the two principles that have stood face to face from the beginning of time, and will ever continue to struggle. The one is the common right of humanity and the other the divine right of kings. It is the same principle in whatever shape it develops itself. It is the same spirit that says, 'You work and toil and earn bread, and I'll eat it.' No matter in what shape it comes, whether from the mouth of a king who seeks to bestride the people of his own nation and live by the fruit of their labor, or from one race of men as an apology for enslaving another race, it is the same tyrannical principle.

42 posted on 01/29/2013 11:27:29 AM PST by jdege
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To: drewh

Once again, conservatives like Levin, Wilkow, Rush and us were years ahead of the game on who Obama is, and what his goals are. We’ve heard the audio of Obama himself saying it in a radio interview a decade ago. Now, his surrogates are confirming what we know.


43 posted on 01/29/2013 11:29:24 AM PST by ilgipper (Obama supporters are comprised of the uninformed & the ill-informed)
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To: drewh
And by what prior right does this one insignificant man, except in his own arrogant view of himself and of his fellow "progressives," derive the "right" or privilege to impose his own definition of "rights" on his fellow Americans?

From the web site of "Constitution.org" come these these excellent and principled words:

"Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience." — C.S. Lewis

"Good intentions will always be pleaded for every assumption of authority. It is hardly too strong to say that the Constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers of good intentions. There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters." — Daniel Webster

And, from Justice Joseph Story's "Commentaries on the Constitution. . . ," are excerpts from his "CONCLUDING REMARKS":

"We have now reviewed all the provisions of the original constitution of the United States, and all the amendments, which have been incorporated into it. And, here, the task originally proposed in these Commentaries is brought to a close. Many reflections naturally crowd upon the mind at such a moment; many grateful recollections of the past; and many anxious thoughts of the future. The past is secure. It is unalterable. The seal of eternity is upon it. The wisdom, which it has displayed, and the blessings, which it has bestowed, cannot be obscured; neither can they be debased by human folly, or human infirmity. The future is that, which may well awaken the most earnest solicitude, both for the virtue and the permanence of our republic. The fate of other republics, their rise, their progress, their decline, and their fall, are written but too legibly on the pages of history, if indeed they were not continually before us in the startling fragments of their ruins. They have perished; and perished by their own hands. Prosperity has enervated them, corruption has debased them, and a venal populace has consummated their destruction. Alternately the prey of military chieftains at home, and of ambitious invaders from abroad, they have been sometimes cheated out of their liberties by servile demagogues; sometimes betrayed into a surrender of them by false patriots; and sometimes they have willingly sold them for a price to the despot, who has bidden highest for his victims. They have disregarded the warning voice of their best statesmen; and have persecuted, and driven from office their truest friends. They have listened to the fawning sycophant, and the base calumniator of the wise and the good. They have reverenced power more in its high abuses and summary movements, than in its calm and constitutional energy, when it dispensed blessings with an unseen, but liberal hand. They have surrendered to faction, what belonged to the country. Patronage and party, the triumph of a leader, and the discontents of a day, have outweighed all solid principles and institutions of government. Such are the melancholy lessons of the past history of republics down to our own.

. . . .

" If these Commentaries shall but inspire in the rising generation a more ardent love of their country, an unquenchable thirst for liberty, and a profound reverence for the constitution and the Union, then they will have accomplished all, that their author ought to desire. Let the American youth never forget, that they possess a noble inheritance, bought by the toils, and sufferings, and blood of their ancestors; and capable, if wisely improved, and faithfully guarded, of transmitting to their latest posterity all the substantial blessings of fife, the peaceful enjoyment of liberty, property, religion, and independence. The structure has been erected by architects of consummate skill and fidelity; its foundations are solid; its compartments are beautiful, as well as useful; its arrangements are full of wisdom and order; and its defences are impregnable from without. It has been reared for immortality, if the work of man may justly aspire to such a title. It may, nevertheless, perish in an hour by the folly, or corruption, or negligence of its only keepers, THE PEOPLE. Republics are created by the virtue, public spirit, and intelligence of the citizens. They fall, when the wise are banished from the public councils, because they dare to be honest, and the profligate are rewarded, because they flatter the people, in order to betray them."

For decades, the so-called "progressive" movement has brought about a censorship of the founding principles and ideas from the nation's textbooks and public discourse. Now, believing they can redefine and reframe the meaning of the Constitution to mean what they wish it to mean, and denying the power of the unique idea of Creator-endowed rights, they, through spokesman, the President, seek to impose new definitions in order to accumulate power in government--not in THE PEOPLE, where, according to Justice Story and the Founders, the power appropriately resides.

44 posted on 01/29/2013 11:30:30 AM PST by loveliberty2
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To: rlmorel

FDR gave us the Ponzi Scheme of Social Security. It may destroy the country about 100 years after its inception.

FDR also gave us Employer Based Healthcare, because it was tax avoidance and wage price control avoidance. We know how that worked out.


45 posted on 01/29/2013 11:31:42 AM PST by Uncle Miltie (Of the government, by the government, and for the government.)
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To: drewh
And by what prior right does this one insignificant man, except in his own arrogant view of himself and of his fellow "progressives," derive the "right" or privilege to impose his own definition of "rights" on his fellow Americans?

From the web site of "Constitution.org" come these these excellent and principled words:

"Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience." — C.S. Lewis

"Good intentions will always be pleaded for every assumption of authority. It is hardly too strong to say that the Constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers of good intentions. There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters." — Daniel Webster

And, from Justice Joseph Story's "Commentaries on the Constitution. . . ," are excerpts from his "CONCLUDING REMARKS":

"We have now reviewed all the provisions of the original constitution of the United States, and all the amendments, which have been incorporated into it. And, here, the task originally proposed in these Commentaries is brought to a close. Many reflections naturally crowd upon the mind at such a moment; many grateful recollections of the past; and many anxious thoughts of the future. The past is secure. It is unalterable. The seal of eternity is upon it. The wisdom, which it has displayed, and the blessings, which it has bestowed, cannot be obscured; neither can they be debased by human folly, or human infirmity. The future is that, which may well awaken the most earnest solicitude, both for the virtue and the permanence of our republic. The fate of other republics, their rise, their progress, their decline, and their fall, are written but too legibly on the pages of history, if indeed they were not continually before us in the startling fragments of their ruins. They have perished; and perished by their own hands. Prosperity has enervated them, corruption has debased them, and a venal populace has consummated their destruction. Alternately the prey of military chieftains at home, and of ambitious invaders from abroad, they have been sometimes cheated out of their liberties by servile demagogues; sometimes betrayed into a surrender of them by false patriots; and sometimes they have willingly sold them for a price to the despot, who has bidden highest for his victims. They have disregarded the warning voice of their best statesmen; and have persecuted, and driven from office their truest friends. They have listened to the fawning sycophant, and the base calumniator of the wise and the good. They have reverenced power more in its high abuses and summary movements, than in its calm and constitutional energy, when it dispensed blessings with an unseen, but liberal hand. They have surrendered to faction, what belonged to the country. Patronage and party, the triumph of a leader, and the discontents of a day, have outweighed all solid principles and institutions of government. Such are the melancholy lessons of the past history of republics down to our own.

. . . .

" If these Commentaries shall but inspire in the rising generation a more ardent love of their country, an unquenchable thirst for liberty, and a profound reverence for the constitution and the Union, then they will have accomplished all, that their author ought to desire. Let the American youth never forget, that they possess a noble inheritance, bought by the toils, and sufferings, and blood of their ancestors; and capable, if wisely improved, and faithfully guarded, of transmitting to their latest posterity all the substantial blessings of fife, the peaceful enjoyment of liberty, property, religion, and independence. The structure has been erected by architects of consummate skill and fidelity; its foundations are solid; its compartments are beautiful, as well as useful; its arrangements are full of wisdom and order; and its defences are impregnable from without. It has been reared for immortality, if the work of man may justly aspire to such a title. It may, nevertheless, perish in an hour by the folly, or corruption, or negligence of its only keepers, THE PEOPLE. Republics are created by the virtue, public spirit, and intelligence of the citizens. They fall, when the wise are banished from the public councils, because they dare to be honest, and the profligate are rewarded, because they flatter the people, in order to betray them."

For decades, the so-called "progressive" movement has brought about a censorship of the founding principles and ideas from the nation's textbooks and public discourse. Now, believing they can redefine and reframe the meaning of the Constitution to mean what they wish it to mean, and denying the power of the unique idea of Creator-endowed rights, they, through spokesman, the President, seek to impose new definitions in order to accumulate power in government--not in THE PEOPLE, where, according to Justice Story and the Founders, the power appropriately resides.

46 posted on 01/29/2013 11:32:50 AM PST by loveliberty2
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To: drewh
It might as well say "Communist goals for America" on the top. This is quite scary, and basically blames all inequality on those who have earned more. There is no 'right' to health. Health is sometimes determined by genetics, sometimes by random effects, and often by personal choice (being very overweight, smoking). You can't legislate equal health. The right to earn 'enough' depends on who is defining what 'enough' means, and who is paying the 'salaries'. Generally, in traditional America, unless you inherited wealth, if you wind up earning more than someone else it's a good bet that you worked harder than they did somewhere along the line, and/or took risks or made sacrifices that they didn't. Assuring equal outcome despite unequal effort is evil.
47 posted on 01/29/2013 11:32:50 AM PST by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: jdege

Everyone will love this:

http://www.kipling.org.uk/poems_copybook.htm

Note, the “copybook headings” were pithy truths and proverbs that were written at the top of the copybooks of school kids.


48 posted on 01/29/2013 11:33:06 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: drewh

A right is something that you exercise WITHOUT needing the input, effort or support of others. For example, you have the right to speak your mind, but you do NOT have the right to make someone publish your book.

Almost everyone of these so called “rights” falls into the latter category.


49 posted on 01/29/2013 11:33:20 AM PST by taxcontrol
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To: drewh

Methinks some or actually most of these infinge on some of those enshrined in the actual Bill of Rights. Damn. What have we allowed to happen here?


50 posted on 01/29/2013 11:33:50 AM PST by Real Cynic No More
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