Originally posted by ventian
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The Constitution is supposed to be a balance of power between states and federal government. It was made for the reason, as Sir John Acton wrote
"Power tends to corrupt, absolute power corrupts absolutely". In this day the check and balance system has literally been thrown under the window.
This lack of accountability comes from corporations as any bloke can see.
States are now required to abide by the federal government's plans for them. If the feds want a state law to pass, it is going to. States are tied to
federal funding, and this surely isn't going to end well. The feds usually want a state laws to pass because of lobbying "pressure" from
corporations. Naturally, you have to assume this is leading into a new era. One that the government is the corporations. Corporations do not abide by
the constitution. So here is my question. Is it time to amend the Constitution of the United States to include a new balance system for corporations,
and what they are allowed to do?
I understand that many of us on here are hardcore conservatives. I myself would enjoy a "ton" more freedoms. But maybe it is time to tie down the
corporations so they cannot interfere with our well being. They are, IMO, getting worse about stepping on us daily.
Off to you ATS. ::
Yes tying down and REGULATING corporations just is the answer. Only in the sense of limiting their power. Not necessarily destroying their ability
to make money.
But I would suggest that any and all people who think that the constitution ought to be amended are simple selfish and mindless people who know
nothing about their constitution or the real reasons for it's creation.
Whenever I hear that question posed, I know that ignorance is hard at work.
You can only find out by reading and studying the documents from that day and understanding the arguments.
That by itself is extremely hard for our sub par educated people. By that I mean they lack the skills to delve in depth into the real issues. This
is the fault of our educational system, not particularly the individuals' fault.
What those original guys did was set up a system, that IF adhered to would always thwart tyranny. They knew it well. You do not. You only have a
mental abstraction with no fact to compare it to.
I would suggest that those who have this appearance of setting up another tyranny know it well also, and simply don't give a crap. Deconstructing
our constitution only plays into their hands.
The constitution and rights are designed to limit government in favor of the populace. Each and every change that denigrates or limits those
principles and rights simply negate the constitutions ability to protect the citizenry. WHO would do such a thing? Would a friend do this? Would
someone assigned to look out for your true safety and security and basic freedoms do this? Sounds doubtful to me.
Just because waayyy too many people ignore the constitution and try to circumvent it, short circuit it, negate it in any way they can, it is not an
instance of proof that something is wrong with the constitution, but that something is wrong with those people. Simply because the legislative bodies
have ignored their mandate, does not mean that the mandate is wrong. I don't know how people can get that confused.
1. form a more perfect Union, FAILURE
2. establish Justice, FAILURE
3. insure domestic Tranquility, FAILURE
4. provide for the common defense, FAILURE
5. promote the general Welfare, FAILURE
6. and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity BIG TIME FAILURE
Those are the mandates.
Plus the Senate has more that are particular to that body.
They do not say: Fool the idiot public into believing this is all horse crap...
They do not say: Fool the idiot public into believing that there is an Arab Terrorist, or dozens of them in everyone's neighborhood everywhere all
So that we can take the idiots over take away their rights and eliminate all that we care to at will,.
So are the people letting this fall away stupid? Or are these purposeful developments?
Buggering up the Constitution is not the answer.
Either a rational approach or muskets and bayonets will be required to fix things.