Skip to comments.Think The Constitution Will Save Us? Think Again
Posted on 08/10/2018 11:31:28 AM PDT by DeweyCA
Consider a few facts: Donald Trump is in the White House, despite winning almost three million fewer votes than Hillary Clinton. The Senate, the countrys most powerful legislative chamber, grants the same representation to Wyomings 579,315 residents as it does to 39,536,653 Californians. Key voting rights are denied to citizens in the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and other United States territories. The American government is structured by an 18th-century text that is almost impossible to change.
These ills didnt come about by accident; the subversion of democracy was the explicit intent of the Constitutions framers. For James Madison, writing in Federalist No. 10, Democracies have ever been spectacles of turbulence and contention incompatible with the rights of property owners. The byzantine Constitution he helped create serves as the foundation for a system of government that rules over people, rather than an evolving tool for popular self-government.
Writers on the left such as Jacobins Seth Ackerman and the journalist Daniel Lazare have long argued that constitutional reform needs to be on the agenda. Even some liberals like Voxs Matthew Yglesias rightly worry that the current system of governance is headed toward collapse.
Having rejected God, politics is the Leftists' religion. They want power. It inflates their precious ego.It is the original sin of Adam and Eve, and of Satan. They worship themselves. They are like Golum in Lord of the Rings.
These people want to replace the constitution with a form of communist manifesto. Surest way to civil war i can think of.
If the Constitution is the defining document of our country, doesn’t it follow that changing that document changes the definition of the country?
It is not the right of liberals to change this country into what they would like it to be. It is their right to TRY, but only within the framework of laws already in place.
_bama also called the Constitution a list of negative rights.
The last paragraph in the New York Times article sums up their attitude quite well. “But its a problem worth confronting. As long as we think of our Constitution as a sacred document, instead of an outdated relic, well have to deal with its anti-democratic consequences.”
They do NOT want to live by the Constitution, just like they don’t want to live by the Bible. They hate BOTH of them because those documents constrain their inflated ego.
“the subversion of democracy was the explicit intent of the Constitutions framers.”
Exactly, and thankfully.
The Constitution won’t ever be safe as long as We the People tolerate tyrants and traitors.
Both groups need to be shot down like rabid dogs.
A Republic, if you can keep it... - Ben Franklin
It's designed that way, ding dong. California has 53 Representatives and the Wyoming has one.
The best thing about our Constitution is that it protects the rights of idiots like these to publish such drivel.
We left the Constitution behind on Usurpation Day, January 20, 2009
Barack Hussein Obama is NOT a natural born citizen
What is going on now is the struggle (or shrtuggle if you’re Michelle O) to restore the Constitution and the rule of law.
When all the (unsuccessful) vote fraud is accounted for, Trump's win was by at least a couple of million.
For a very good reason. It was done to keep a few large states from ramming their policies down the throats of all the other states.
It is also incorrect that the Senate is the most powerful body. And if the progessives had not altered the Constitution (17th amendment) the Senate would be a whole lot less what it is like now. The goal of the 17th amendment was to steal power from the states and federalize it. The same reason they want to abolish the electoral college. The wet dreams of progressives.
The Constitution will NOT save us but will save our enemies. It will definitely save Islam and illegals.
Exactly what I was thinking. Apparently, civics isn’t his strong suit.
The wet dreams of progressives.
Divine intervention that Constitution !
Talk about evidence that there is a God? Look to our Constitution!
So smart our Founders!
God wants for us to protect it.
Exactly. They say that like it was a bad thing.
Here are TWO Amendments they are trying to TAKE OUT:
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Well Meagan got one thing right.
Thank God for the framers.
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