Skip to comments.Conservatives Rationalize as America Circles the Drain
Posted on 12/20/2012 10:19:31 AM PST by kreitzer
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You’re welcome. Merry Christmas to you and your family. :)
And where is it that you find the Constitution limiting the use of Christian mores as the basis for American law? The Founders cited Deuteronomy more than any other legal text. They didn’t share the radical separation between government and Christianity that you appear to embrace. You appear to have absorbed more of the Progressive ethos than you realize.
“I knew that. And I also knew that Article VIII Section I gave the fed gov the power to regulate morality.
Of course, that ain’t in there and I’m not pushing a damned thing.”
And so what is your explanation of Reynolds vs United States? Are you going to try to shoehorn that into your catchall category of progressivism?
Reynolds v US is the 1878 decision supporting federal anti-polygamy legislation, the Morrill Anti-Bigamy Act that based its judgement in English common law dating back to James I.
This is a decision based on Mormon practices that predate the Civil War, hardly within the Progressive era. And like DOMA it defines the limits of marriage.
Powers not specifically granted to the feds in the constitution are reserved to the people and the states. Sorry, it's not a living breathing document.
They didnt share the radical separation between government and Christianity that you appear to embrace. You appear to have absorbed more of the Progressive ethos than you realize.
Then maybe they should have granted that specific power to the feds instead of reserving it to the states. And you sure seemed to soak up the progressive principle of using the full armed force of the federal government to force people to live according to you particular beliefs. You guys have more in common than you think. Maybe you guys should go bowling sometime.
What's yours of Dred Scott or Roe V Wade or the obamacare ruling. Sometimes they get it wrong and over reach. The wording of the constitution is quite clear.
In other words Reynolds vs United States has never been reversed and is still in effect as the law of the land. Thanks for playing.
Still not able to find the specific authority the constitution grants the feds to do any of the things you want, I see. Maybe you can do a bowling league with the progressives. You know, compare notes on unconstitutional power grabs and all that.
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