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The teaparty conundrum: Do they hate the Constitution?

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posted on May, 10 2011 @ 06:57 PM
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Spot on. While the OP's interpretation is wildly wrong and without much critical thought to what is written in the Constitution, I initially thought they were trying to bring about a decent discussion....

That was shattered when his response to the first 3 posters that disagreed with his premise and said "I'll come back when thinking people have looked at my thread...."

Now that is class! OP...you came not to learn but be an ass. Leave it home and come back out to play when you are ready to expand your mind, learn from others and teach the world what you know.

To add: There are people in this thread that I have had long discussions on the interpretations of the Constitution (Apt!) and walked away with a good discussion. You have no desire to even have one.
edit on 10-5-2011 by ownbestenemy because: (no reason given)




posted on Apr, 29 2012 @ 07:23 PM
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Originally posted by Furbs

Do you support the infallibility of the Constitution of the United States of America fully understanding that Article One, section 8, clause 18 states that the Congress can make any damn law it pleases? Including The Patriot Act, Federal Welfare Programs, Gay Marriage, TARP, and Civil Rights for all with no protections at all against Communism or Socialism.. (or Capitalism for that matter)?


The Congress shall have Power - To make all Laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into Execution the foregoing Powers, and all other Powers vested by this Constitution in the Government of the United States, or in any Department or Officer thereof.





The Congress can NOT pass any law it pleases.

The Constitution lists all of the powers delegated to the Federal Government, and restricts it from other powers. The states are then granted specific powers, etc.

The powers of the government are explicitly to uphold the Constitutionally protected rights of American citizens, anything that goes against that is unconstitutional and therefore illegitimate.



 
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