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Candidate Says "The Constitution is just a piece of paper."
YouTube ^ | March 26, 2010

Posted on 04/13/2010 12:39:49 PM PDT by mukraker

Roger Roth, Wisconsin Assemblyman and Candidate for Congress, Wisconsin’s 8th District, had this observation about the U.S. Constitution:

“The Constitution is a wonderful document. It’s a great piece of paper that’s got a lot of words on it. But you know, at the end of the day, it’s just a piece of paper that’s got a lot of words on it. And we need to elect representatives that believe in that.”

“It’s not so much ... I asked a class of, of, uh, you know, I go around to my local schools and talk to fourth, fifth, sixth graders, and I ask them, “what makes America great?” And they said, “Oh, we have a Constitution. It’s a flexible document” And I said, “Okay, yeah, that’s true.”

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1 posted on 04/13/2010 12:39:49 PM PDT by mukraker
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To: mukraker
“Oh, we have a Constitution. It’s a flexible document”

THE HELL IT IS!

2 posted on 04/13/2010 12:40:53 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: mukraker

Not that crap again.


3 posted on 04/13/2010 12:41:37 PM PDT by GeronL (Entitlement Zombies will become real zombies when the money runs out)
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To: mukraker
So aren't all laws just pieces of paper with a bunch of words on them?

So we can ignore all laws?

4 posted on 04/13/2010 12:41:41 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (FYBO: Islam is a religion of peace, and Muslims reserve the right to kill anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: mukraker

It is just a piece of paper with words on it.

What gives it power is the willingness of the people to support it and demand that their elected officials follow it.


5 posted on 04/13/2010 12:41:48 PM PDT by misterrob (Have you tea bagged a liberal today?)
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To: mukraker

In a rational world a guy like this would be dragged into the street and beaten to within an inch of his worthless life.


6 posted on 04/13/2010 12:41:59 PM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: mukraker

Tyranny walks in the shoes of idiots with brains of morons.


7 posted on 04/13/2010 12:42:25 PM PDT by Tarpon ( ...Rude crude socialist Obama depends on ignorance to force his will on people)
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To: mukraker
David Lee Roth probably knows more about the Constitution.
8 posted on 04/13/2010 12:42:30 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB ( FIRE STUPAK: LindaForCongress.com)
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To: mukraker

Please tell me this guy isn’t a Republican.


9 posted on 04/13/2010 12:43:29 PM PDT by OCCASparky (Obama--Playing a West Wing fantasy in a '24' world.)
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To: TigersEye

watch this.


10 posted on 04/13/2010 12:43:44 PM PDT by pandoraou812 (timendi causa est nescire)
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To: Abathar; Abcdefg; Abram; Abundy; akatel; albertp; AlexandriaDuke; Alexander Rubin; Allerious; ...
And this guy is running as a REPUBLICAN



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11 posted on 04/13/2010 12:44:29 PM PDT by bamahead (Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master. -- Sallust)
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To: Northern Yankee

Comments????


12 posted on 04/13/2010 12:44:40 PM PDT by lysie
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To: mukraker

Sounds like an enemy of the Constitution.

Certainly is not a supporter.


13 posted on 04/13/2010 12:45:00 PM PDT by Eagle Eye (Tagline censored.)
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To: OCCASparky

Sorry to break it to you. Yes.


14 posted on 04/13/2010 12:45:21 PM PDT by bamahead (Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master. -- Sallust)
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To: Puppage

The PAPER it’s printed on might be flexible.

The ideas, rights and principles enshrined in the Constitution itself, are not. They are timeless. They are as applicable today as they were 230+ years ago.

The same ‘changing, flexible’ argument is used against the bible, by pretty much the same people. In both cases they don’t like what the bible/Constitution says, so they invent things they say it really says, to soothe their itchy ears.


15 posted on 04/13/2010 12:45:34 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: mukraker

Idiots like this have no place in our government. Unfortunately the government is full of them at present.


16 posted on 04/13/2010 12:46:17 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Ted Nugent sure the heck does, if we’re mentioning this class of entertainer.


17 posted on 04/13/2010 12:46:30 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Lurker
In a rational world a guy like this would be dragged into the street and beaten to within an inch of his worthless life.

Fashions come and go, and come around again.

Soon, that rational world will again be the fashion.

18 posted on 04/13/2010 12:46:42 PM PDT by meadsjn (Sarah 2012, or sooner)
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To: mukraker

My tax form is just a piece of paper with words on it too.


19 posted on 04/13/2010 12:47:01 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: mukraker
It is just a piece of paper with words on it.

I wonder how he feels about these words (though not from the Constitution, admittedly);

That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

20 posted on 04/13/2010 12:47:14 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (An armed man is a citizen. An unarmed man is a subject.)
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To: bamahead

Now, I would grant you that the Constitution is only as strong as the law and the will of the people who back it up. But “just words on paper”? AYFKM?


21 posted on 04/13/2010 12:47:18 PM PDT by OCCASparky (Obama--Playing a West Wing fantasy in a '24' world.)
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To: mukraker
JOHN ADAMS...Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.

Roger Roth, Wisconsin Assemblyman and Candidate for Congress, Wisconsin’s 8th District

22 posted on 04/13/2010 12:47:23 PM PDT by Donald Rumsfeld Fan (Sarah Palin "the Thrilla from Wasilla")
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To: mukraker

“...at the end of the day, it’s just a piece of paper...”

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Seems to be the general sentiment of government.


23 posted on 04/13/2010 12:49:24 PM PDT by 353FMG (What else can Islam possibly contribute to America other than its destruction?)
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To: mukraker

Wow, this guy is as dumb as Obama.


24 posted on 04/13/2010 12:51:10 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: OCCASparky

He’s a Republican, currently in the Wisconsin Assembly, and is one of the Old Gard’s favorites. His uncle is a former Congressman.


25 posted on 04/13/2010 12:51:48 PM PDT by mukraker
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To: mukraker
It’s a great piece of paper that’s got a lot of words on it

Obviously was not attending to candidate obama-- "The Constitution-- Just Words?"

26 posted on 04/13/2010 12:51:48 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: All
Support Terri McCormick for WI-08 against progressive Roger Roth
27 posted on 04/13/2010 12:51:59 PM PDT by Minus_The_Bear
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To: mukraker
I go around to my local schools and talk to fourth, fifth, sixth graders, and I ask them, “what makes America great?” And they said, “Oh, we have a Constitution. It’s a flexible document” And I said, “Okay, yeah, that’s true.”

BULLSHIT!!*

*BULLSHIT

How stupid do these progressives think we are?
Most grownups and all "progressives" have no clue what "living document" means...

28 posted on 04/13/2010 12:52:18 PM PDT by Publius6961 (10% of muslims, the killer murdering radicals, are "only" 140,000,000 of 'em)
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To: mukraker
Does this asshole have a primary opponent? If not why not? I know it's Wisconsin but sheesh. The age of LaFollette is over.
29 posted on 04/13/2010 12:54:19 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Publius6961
Terri McCormick is running in the primary.
30 posted on 04/13/2010 12:54:20 PM PDT by Minus_The_Bear
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To: GeronL

31 posted on 04/13/2010 12:54:38 PM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: Puppage

>>“Oh, we have a Constitution. It’s a flexible document”
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>THE HELL IT IS!

That it recognizes and includes an amending-procedure actually DOES make it a ‘flexible document,’ definitionally speaking.

...however, he probably was using the term ‘flexible’ to refer how our political-caste ‘interprets’ the document.


32 posted on 04/13/2010 12:55:27 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
"So we can ignore all laws? "

Yes, that is basically what this puffed-up moron said, without even realizing it, most likely.

33 posted on 04/13/2010 12:56:12 PM PDT by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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To: OneWingedShark
...however, he probably was using the term ‘flexible’ to...

I think we all know how he meant it.

That it recognizes and includes an amending-procedure actually DOES make it a ‘flexible document,’ definitionally speaking.

Agreed.

34 posted on 04/13/2010 12:57:03 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: mukraker

I had never heard of this guy before now. I checked his campaign site and he has all the terminology down to make him sound like a conservative. What’s the deal with that?


35 posted on 04/13/2010 12:57:29 PM PDT by Southside_Chicago_Republican ("During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." --Orwell)
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To: mukraker

Way to get out the word WI-GOP...nice job /sarc


36 posted on 04/13/2010 12:58:44 PM PDT by stainlessbanner
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To: Kartographer

Yep, thats how I feel


37 posted on 04/13/2010 12:59:00 PM PDT by GeronL (Entitlement Zombies will become real zombies when the money runs out)
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To: mukraker
It's not a document. It was an idea that created the greatest country in the history of the world.

The idea that free people could flourish on their own accomplishments which in turn would create a great and strong nation - ONE THAT DIDN'T NEEDED TOTAL GOVERNMENT CONTROL.

The vision the forefathers held was nothing short of amazing - they achieved that vision based on real experience, real blood and real committment not from some theory they read in a second hand college text book.

38 posted on 04/13/2010 12:59:13 PM PDT by surfer (To err is human, to really foul things up takes a Democrat, don't expect the GOP to have the answer!)
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To: mukraker

It is long past the time for the Tea Party to register as a political party in every state. The Republicans, Democrats, and Independents who see this kind of nonsense are desperately looking for alternatives. If every R, D, and I started giving their donations to the Tea party, it would foster a viable third party while at the same time de-funding the R and D parties.


39 posted on 04/13/2010 12:59:30 PM PDT by majormaturity
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
So we can ignore all laws?

Well, no.
Some animals are more equal than others. Used to be pigs, but now they are cockroaches and rattlesnakes.

You got to be a member of Congress.

40 posted on 04/13/2010 1:00:37 PM PDT by Publius6961 (10% of muslims, the killer murdering radicals, are "only" 140,000,000 of 'em)
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To: GeronL

Do you ever get the feeling that to some of these ‘DemonRATS’the Consitution and Charmin are interchangable? Both are just peices of paper.


41 posted on 04/13/2010 1:01:40 PM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: hinckley buzzard
Terri McCormick for Congress, WI-08
42 posted on 04/13/2010 1:02:00 PM PDT by mukraker
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To: mukraker

One of these days guys like this are going to be climbing out of some ditch trying to surrender, but to me it’s just going to be a piece of cloth with some white on it.


43 posted on 04/13/2010 1:03:27 PM PDT by The Toll
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To: meadsjn

>Soon, that rational world will again be the fashion.<

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I wish that were true, but I am afraid that the population of this nation has been watered down with too many who came here with no intention to assimilate and who have no idea, or even care, that there is such a unique document as a Constitution.


44 posted on 04/13/2010 1:03:42 PM PDT by 353FMG (What else can Islam possibly contribute to America other than its destruction?)
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To: All

Get this to Breitbart


45 posted on 04/13/2010 1:03:53 PM PDT by Minus_The_Bear
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To: mukraker

He should use that as a campaign slogan and see how far it gets him.


46 posted on 04/13/2010 1:05:00 PM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! www.FairTaxNation.com)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Politicians do it all the time.


47 posted on 04/13/2010 1:06:58 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (The US will not die with a whimper. It will die with thundering applause from the left.)
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48 posted on 04/13/2010 1:07:44 PM PDT by greatplains
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To: mukraker

this district actually borders Stupidpak’s district...just sayin...


49 posted on 04/13/2010 1:08:43 PM PDT by stefanbatory (Weed out the RINOs! Sign the pledge. conservativepledge.org)
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To: mukraker

Rino Alert!.....Run the A-hole out of Dodge!


50 posted on 04/13/2010 1:08:57 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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