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Originally posted by I_am_Spartacus
The people who actually understand the Constitution and know its not a living document. Those who understand the original intentions of our Founding Fathers. NOT those who get their history lessons from Jon Stewart, their 6th grade history textbooks written by progressives like obama, or from the History channel. That means at least half the population who are as you would call "tea baggers", at least half the population that sees what he is doing and wants him stopped NOW!!!
The Committee of Detail was a committee established by the Philadelphia Convention on June 23, 1787 to put down a draft text reflecting the agreements made by the Convention ...
In the draught of a fundamental constitution, two things deserve attention:
1. To insert essential principles only; lest the operations of government should be clogged by rendering those provisions permanent and unalterable, which ought to be accommodated to times and events:
Every dictator and despot, from Pol-Pot to Castro has begun with this exact rhetoric ...and like the Tea Bag Movement it is always cloaked in a "popular uprising" of intolerant folks being used, their sense of disenfranchisement goaded, their baser emotions affirmed..all in the pursuit of power...see Dick Armey.
Originally posted by maybereal11
reply to post by seagull
With the exception of where I quoted the previous poster I edited to TPM, thanks for the heads up.
I have studied the evolution of the TPM...a movement founded on outrage of the Wall Street bailouts instituted by President Bush, that has evolved into a movement who surveys have shown think President Bush was the greatest thing since sliced bread. A movement that sat silently when the Financial Reform bill recently came to congress....
Yes most politicians worry more about re-election rather than serving the people, but however unseemly that is aren't those interests often one in the same?
A politician that fails to listen will get voted out?
The TPM movement to me appears to be a caricature of a political party, with a deliberately ambigous and undefined platform driven by Dick Armey and the republican fringe which moderate GOP have come to fear and obey.
Thier platform appears to simply be orchestrated Anger....And the candidates they support represent the far right...if they support a few moderate democrats you can then make the claim that they are a pluralism of American political views.
Originally posted by seagull
On the national stage, you may be right. It sure looks that way. But I've got a hunch, and I sure as heck hope I'm right, that come Nov., there are going to be some shocked folks out there. On both sides.
I don't like what I'm seeing from either side, and am advocating a clean sweep of all of 'em come Nov. ...and I don't think I'm alone.
There's gonna be a coup, of sorts...but it's going to come from the ballot box, not the military. At least, that's what I'm seeing and hearing. Hope I'm right.