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Obviously opinions vary, as they always will, and especially as to whether the government we have may be considered legitimate or not, but given the question of how to define treason, I'll stick with the Constitution on that.
Love it or hate it, the government we have today is what the Constitution has given us. It can be changed, but the willingness of so many "patriots" to forgo the ballet box in favor of the bullet box is nothing more nor less than a de facto rejection of the Constitution
My beef here is with (and I'm trying not to use the "H-Word") using the Constitution to justify what is actually contempt for the Constitution. It comes up all the time in "gun control" debates and serves only to give strength to arguments in favor of more control.
To the extent such activity is against the law, I call it "crime".
To the extent odious and unconscionable behavior that causes unjust and demonstrable harm to people is not illegal, I call that cause for appropriate legislation.
To the extent people will inevitably disagree on what "appropriate legislation" actually is (as I mentioned, I think most of it should be abolished), I call that a need for an agreed-upon framework for determining it.
And here in the Good Ole U.S.A. where I live, I call that framework "the Constitution of the United States of America".
Sheesh. Am I getting cheesy or what? Somebody quick, pass me a flag!
Originally posted by ZombieJesus
reply to post by TauCetixeta
So you're saying that our congressmen, who's job it is to read and introduce "legalese gobbly goop" should get a pass on this because it's difficult to understand?
If a congressmen needs a lawyer to decode their own work, they shouldn't be a congressmen.
Originally posted by Phoenix
I really don't care who wants to debate semantics or preamble sentences. When it says "shall not be infringed" they meant just that period. No discussion, no debate, no prevarication - juist simply leave it alone!