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Originally posted by HappilyEverAfter
Not Ron Paul, not JFK, not Abe Lincoln, not Jackson, not even Franklin, Jefferson or Washington ever were nor ever could be or would have wanted to be, Americas Last Hope.
It's a republic, it requires ACTIVE populace participation, at every level, local, district, county, state, and federal to be empowered.
The Real Last and Only Hope for America, (or any nation) is for Americans to stop with this helpless, weak, scared, confused, lazy, ignorant, defeatest attitude and mind set.
One person doesnt make it all happen or not happen.
(So Ron Paul passes away in 5 years from old age, then what, back to zero?)
The last hope?
My gawd people, if he wasnt such a sweet little old man I bet he'd like to slap the stupid off that statement.
“The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government - lest it come to dominate our lives and interests.”
Originally posted by kro32
reply to post by EagleTalonZ
I actually like Ron Paul but I would like people to focus on the reality of him instead of putting a halo over his head and think he does no wrong. I only focus on him so much because there are so many topics about him.
By the way eagle, the tag in your avatar is completely wrong. The Constitution was written to form a more perfect union of the States and the issue of people's rights was never brought up at the convention during the process. Only Jefferson wanted the Bill of rights added, as an afterthought, was it discussed and then only added so they could have enough votes to pass it.
Hamilton and his federalists didn't want the bill of rights added to the Constitution.
The Preamble serves solely as an introduction, and does not assign powers to the federal government, nor does it provide specific limitations on government action.
Due to the Preamble's limited nature, no court has ever used it as a decisive factor in case adjudication, except as regards frivolous litigation.
Although revolutionary in some ways, the Constitution maintained many common law concepts (such as habeas corpus, trial by jury, and sovereign immunity), and courts deem that the Founders' perceptions of the legal system that the Constitution created (i.e., the interaction between what it changed and what it kept from the British legal system are uniquely important because of the authority "the People" invested them with to create it. en.wikipedia.org...