reply to post by Xtinguish
No, it isn't me or the everyday citizens who've forgotten the Constitution, circumvented it, gone around it, or violated it.
Like the Great Sphinx, it's been eroded and eroded by those who had enough power of the moment to facilitate the erosion.
Article One, Legislative Power - has been violated by the Commerce Clause and the Necessary and Proper Clause - both of which are
Our Second Amendment has been circumvented and violated. Read the Amendment honestly and then tell me how in hell it is that Congress was able to
pass the National Firearms Act of 1934, the Gun Control Act of 1968, and the Brady Bill, and not have these struck down by the Supreme Court.
Read the Fourth Amendment, and then read the Patriot Act and tel me how in Hades this is even possible?
The Tenth Amendment was violated big time by Lincoln, and has been eroded further ever since. How can they possibly justify taxing the people
directly, and then threaten to withhold that same money from States who don't go along with their un-Constitutional crap? In any law book, that's
clearly defined as EXTORTION.
The Sixteenth Amendment overruled the Supreme Court determination that this income tax is un-Constitutional, but since the bastards "defined" a
direct tax. This is an increasing abomination as there was never to be a graduated income tax. A graduated tax is highly discriminatory and places
an unfair burden on a small percentage of our population. And we see the results - an entire generation of parasites!
The Seventeenth Amendment toss out the FOUNDING CONCEPT of the Republic, and this bastardization we enjoy now is a popularity contest, based entirely
on who can promise the most free stuff to the unwilling, unable, and incapable parasite class that grows each and every year. The original provision
as foreseen by our Founding Fathers precluded this abomination.
So if things go sideways and a state of anarchy or rebellion gets kicked off by someone else who makes a grave miscalculation, we're likely to see
this new class of social and economic parasite go on the rampage because they suddenly can't get their welfare/food stamps/housing assistance/free
medical care/utility assistance because everything is shut down, then I assure you that they, like me, won't be acting on any
Initially, it will likely be me and mine against these two-legged predators, and then there will be the idealists - who will have nothing they can
bring to the table worth having.
And after several months - with tens of millions dead from starvation, malnutrition, lack of medical attention and maintenance drugs, disease from
lack of proper sanitation, and even packs of wild animals - only after a great Darwinian event wil enable those who prepared and had the mind-set to
survive - taking necessary measures - will they be able to begin to return this nation to the original Constitutional government, allowing for no more
Now if you can't see the steady erosion of our Constitution by professional politicians and idealists who have ruined a good thing, then your premise
that I'M the one bending the Constitution is terribly mistaken.