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Originally posted by jfj123
reply to post by XXXN3O
Thank you very much for your post.
I agree that many in our government see our Constitution as an annoyance to be swatted as needed.
Our last president even stated, "It's just a god d@mn piece of paper".
The moron didn't even know it wasn't written on paper ! I'm glad he and darth cheney are out of office ! Big sigh of relief for many in the US.
Originally posted by Cohen the Barbarian
At their cores, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights define inherent (God-given, for those so inclined to believe) rights ofall men and women. They also (attempt to) prevent or limit the ability of the Federal government to usurp those rights. The Constitution and the BoR are only as effective as the citizens choose to make them.
What we reap today is what was sown long ago in public schools. Up until roughly the mid-20th century in our schools, the Revolutionary War, the Constitution, and the Bill if Rights were required subjects. For decades now, if they're mentioned at all, it's only as footnotes. The educational system has failed monumentally to the detriment of democracy and civil liberties.
When a sitting U.S. President can refer to the Constitution as "Just a g-dd-mn piece of paper" without provoking outrage form the populace, I'm afraid we're too far up the creek. What the ignoramuses who say they don't worry about losing a little freedom for safety refuse to consider is that oft-referenced slippery slope. They'll be next.