I am getting pretty tired of people posting on ATS who claim they support our Constitution, but then say something that is clearly in defiance of
its' laws. Most people will say that they support the constitution, but then you ask them such questions as...
Gays in the military
Legal prostitution, gambling, euthanasia
Foreign wars, pre-emptive wars
Then all of a sudden the constitution, well that was written over 200 years ago. Fug you! Either we uphold the constitution or we light it on fire and
stomp on it!
THEY ARE NOT PERMITTED TO...
International military alliances
Protect other nations
Befriend any other country
Assassinate American citizens
Force us to buy health insurance
Rob us at gun point for the fruits of our labor
Maintain foreign military bases
Declare war without passing a Decleration of war by Congress
Prefer one religion over any others
Forbid gays from marrying
Forbid gays from military service
Discriminate against any group of people
Have a central bank
Wiretap American citizens
Suspend habeaus Corpus
Have or maintain a welfare state
Require us to have any identification(Drivers license, ID card, Social Security)
Make drugs, prostitution, gambling, euthanasia, sex, drinking illegal for anyone
And most of all, THEY ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO BREAK THE CONSTITUTION!!!!!!!!!!
Remember, I am only talking about what the Federal Government is/is not permitted to do. This does not stop the states from doing whatever they want
within their constitutional bounds and within the Federal constitutional bounds.
Here is a link to our constitution. I hope you study it in and out.
Here is a link to the state constitutions. I hope you study your state constitution in and out.
(Just visit the link and select your state)
Here are some famous quotes by our founding fathers...
"Government is instituted for the common good; for the protection, safety, prosperity, and happiness of the people; and not for profit, honor, or
private interest of any one man, family, or class of men; therefore, the people alone have an incontestable, unalienable, and indefeasible right to
institute government; and to reform, alter, or totally change the same, when their protection, safety, prosperity, and happiness require it.
~ John Adams, Thoughts on Government, 1776
"Finally, there seem to be but three Ways for a Nation to acquire Wealth. The first is by War as the Romans did in plundering their conquered
Neighbours. This is Robbery. The second by Commerce which is generally Cheating. The third by Agriculture the only honest Way; wherein Man receives a
real Increase of the Seed thrown into the Ground, in a kind of continual Miracle wrought by the Hand of God in his favour, as a Reward for his
innocent Life, and virtuous Industry."
~Benjamin Franklin, Positions to be Examined, April 4, 1769
"Foreign influence is truly the Grecian horse to a republic. We cannot be too careful to exclude its influence."
~ Alexander Hamilton, Pacificus, No. 6, July 17, 1793
"All eyes are opened, or opening, to the rights of man. The general spread of the light of science has already laid open to every view the palpable
truth, that the mass of mankind has not been born with saddles on their backs, nor a favored few booted and spurred, ready to ride legitimately, by
the grace of God."
~ Thomas Jefferson, letter to Roger C. Weightman, June 24, 1826
"Ambition must be made to counteract ambition. The interest of the man must be connected with the constitutional rights of the place. It may be a
reflection on human nature that such devices should be necessary to control the abuses of government. What is government itself but the greatest of
all reflections on human nature?"
~James Madison, Federalist No. 51, February 8, 1788
"If, from the more wretched parts of the old world, we look at those which are in an advanced stage of improvement, we still find the greedy hand of
government thrusting itself into every corner and crevice of industry, and grasping the spoil of the multitude. Invention is continually exercised, to
furnish new pretenses for revenues and taxation. It watches prosperity as its prey and permits none to escape without tribute."
~ Thomas Paine, Rights of Man, 1791
"Can you then consent to be the only sufferers by this revolution, and retiring from the field, grow old in poverty, wretchedness and contempt? Can
you consent to wade through the vile mire of dependency, and owe the miserable remnant of that life to charity, which has hitherto been spent in
honor? If you can — GO — and carry with you the jest of tories and scorn of whigs — the ridicule, and what is worse, the pity of the world. Go,
starve, and be forgotten!"
~ George Washington, letter to the Officers of the Army, March 12, 1783
[edit on 5/27/10 by Misoir]