November 1, 2008

Let's Review

HT: Wheat & Weeds

Posted by Vanderleun at November 1, 2008 10:28 AM
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"It is impossible to speak in such a way that you cannot be misunderstood." -- Karl Popper N.B.: Comments are moderated and may not appear immediately. Comments that exceed the obscenity or stupidity limits will be either edited or expunged.

Perfect. Sums it up exactly.

Posted by: Ole Eichhorn at November 1, 2008 12:02 PM

"As you young folk say these days...'That's not a bug, that's a feature.'"

Posted by: Rich Fader at November 1, 2008 2:27 PM

LOL, the liberal illuminati really think our constitution is broken and they need to fix it.

Posted by: A.B. at November 1, 2008 4:00 PM

Yes... as I recall my American History in HS (1960 version!),
it was excessive taxation that triggered the first American Revolution.

Posted by: Robert at November 1, 2008 5:31 PM

Yes, taxation triggered the Revolution, perhaps not by being excessive, but by being arbitrary and the Colonists having no say in the matter.

What the Libs often forget is that the Constitution and especially the attached Bill of Rights were/are documents specifically written to limit the scope of government, not to grant rights to individuals. The rights are inherent; it is government that needs to be curbed.

Posted by: waltj at November 1, 2008 6:08 PM

Curb the government? O how cruel! Then they couldn't get their power, wealth, influence, and (frankly) jollies by being generous with our money.

Posted by: ELC at November 1, 2008 6:17 PM

The Founders were not stupid. They had learned from history, political philosophy, science and other subjects long before they wrote the Constitution. They knew how nations rise and fall. They knew how tyrants come to power, and how they will do anything in their hands to keep it. They anticipated petty people like Obama, quite well. Remember that their favorite hobbies included reading books - of course, TV was nonexistent back then, and people learned a lot more back then without the need of an iPhone.

That's why they wrote the Constitution the way they did. And that's why they set up some safeguards in order to avoid the "dictatorship of the mob" that democracies unavoidably become.

And that's why we have the Electoral College.

Posted by: newton at November 2, 2008 10:57 PM

But Sowiet Union had big constitutsia too, meaning also. And it was worker's paradise, just like Amerikkka will be when Obama will become president for life of Soyuz of Sotsialistichnikh Shtatikh. We are need anti liberties for constitutsiya and requiring of more bullets for implementing of non rights.

Posted by: Comrade Nadezhda at November 3, 2008 5:47 AM