That Is Called The US Constitution, Stupid

“They get bitter, they cling to guns or religion

– Barack Obama  April, 2008

The word cling implies that someone is trying to take something away from you. Perhaps the self-acclaimed constitutional scholar never actually read the US Constitution?

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

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12 Responses to That Is Called The US Constitution, Stupid

  1. gator69 says:

    The left is bitter, because we have guns and religion. Classic projection.

  2. Andy DC says:

    Sonya Sotomayer says the Contitutuion is a living, breathing, evolving document. Guns and religion are so 18th Century. Except when the Government controls the guns and the religion.

  3. philjourdan says:

    Hell, just 2? He has violated all of them except 3 and 9 so far. I figure he is just warming up and will get to those before the end of his term (if there is one).

    • Blade says:

      I’d suggest that the Ninth and Tenth Amendments are the two that they despise and violate first and foremost. Those two Amendments are fundamental to describing what the USA actually is. The other eight are specific “hands-off” admonishments to the Federal Government ( and by extension the States through “incorporation” ).

      The Ninth translates to: “Warning! The things listed in this ‘Bill Of Rights’ is NOT all-inclusive, it is open-ended. Do not misconstrue this list as ‘all’ the rights of Americans!”.

      Madison added this because he was brilliant, knowing full well that future tyrants ( Democratic Socialists ) would attempt to lock out anything they neglected to write into the ‘Bill Of Rights’, in effect freezing it as is, then proceed to unravel the ones that were enumerated. Recall that Anti-Federalists were vocal in demanding a “Bill Of Rights”.

      Hamilton, in one of the concluding Federalist Papers #84 made the sensible case that a “Bill Of Rights” is counter-productive because tyrants will zero in on it and use it to destroy the republic …

      “I go further, and affirm that bills of rights, in the sense and to the extent in which they are contended for, are not only unnecessary in the proposed Constitution, but would even be dangerous. They would contain various exceptions to powers not granted; and, on this very account, would afford a colorable pretext to claim more than were granted. For why declare that things shall not be done which there is no power to do? Why, for instance, should it be said that the liberty of the press shall not be restrained, when no power is given by which restrictions may be imposed? …”

      This is what the Ninth Amendment deals with. The Founders had already anticipated tyrants like DingleBarry and the (D)emocratic Socialist party. Unfortunately as Adams said …

      Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.

      … so they simply ignore it. Our only solutions are either another Convention with a bullet list of new Amendments clamping down the government ( problem is we may no longer have 38 reliable states ), or a 2nd American Revolution. Nothing else will suffice.

      • gator69 says:

        I can safely say Skeeter is violating the 13th…

        “Section 1. Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.”

        I am not voluntarily supporting this regime with my labor.

      • Blade says:

        Yep, that one really didn’t last long, because every post-Civil War draft directly violated it. Sometimes perfectly sensible people put their logic and intelligence on hold and instead embrace cognitive dissonance.

        In practice the Thirteenth Amendment freed some of my ancestors, however it is so ironic that one of the costs to freeing them was enslaving other people (Wiki) …

        In the first year of the war, both sides had far more volunteers than they could effectively train and equip. After the initial enthusiasm faded, reliance on the cohort of young men who came of age every year and wanted to join was not enough. Both sides used a draft law—conscription—as a device to encourage or force volunteering; relatively few were actually drafted and served. The Confederacy passed a draft law in April 1862 for young men aged 18 to 35; overseers of slaves, government officials, and clergymen were exempt.[121] The U.S. Congress followed in July [1862], authorizing a militia draft within a state when it could not meet its quota with volunteers. European immigrants joined the Union Army in large numbers, including 177,000 born in Germany and 144,000 born in Ireland.[122]

        When the Emancipation Proclamation went into effect in January 1863, ex-slaves were energetically recruited by the states, and used to meet the state quotas. States and local communities offered higher and higher cash bonuses for white volunteers. Congress tightened the law in March 1863. Men selected in the draft could provide substitutes or, until mid-1864, pay commutation money. Many eligibles pooled their money to cover the cost of anyone drafted. Families used the substitute provision to select which man should go into the army and which should stay home. There was much evasion and overt resistance to the draft, especially in Catholic areas. The great draft riot in New York City in July 1863 involved Irish immigrants who had been signed up as citizens to swell the machine vote, not realizing it made them liable for the draft.[123] Of the 168,649 men procured for the Union through the draft, 117,986 were substitutes, leaving only 50,663 who had their personal services conscripted.[124]

        North and South, the draft laws were highly unpopular. An estimated 120,000 men evaded conscription in the North, many of them fleeing to Canada, and another 280,000 Northern soldiers deserted during the war,[125][126] along with at least 100,000 Southerners, or about 10% all together.[127] However, desertion was a very common event in the 19th century; in the peacetime Army about 15% of the soldiers deserted every year.[128] In the South, many men deserted temporarily to take care of their families,[129] then returned to their units.[130] In the North, “bounty jumpers” enlisted to get the generous bonus, deserted, then went back to a second recruiting station under a different name to sign up again for a second bonus; 141 were caught and executed.[131]

        Even to this very day people still push for this involuntary servitude. I couldn’t stop laughing when Charles Rangel kept trying to resurrect the draft during the Iraq War, fully cognizant of the fact that he introduced a bill that legalizes slavery yet again. Of course, in actuality his move was an attempt to sabotage the war effort, but the irony of a black (D)emocratic-Socialist demanding slavery was not lost on me. But then again, slavery and involuntary servitude is in the DNA of all (D)emocratic-Socialists.

        • philjourdan says:

          Slavery is not only realized in the draft. When you pay taxes for a common good (roads, defense, infrastructure), you are realizing some benefit as is everyone paying taxes. When you pay taxes for the sole reason of giving your neighbor a cell phone, that is also slavery. The cell phone does not serve the common good. It definitely helps the individual, but YOU have to work to buy that phone – and then never reap any of the rewards of your labor.

      • philjourdan says:

        I agree with your analysis. But I was looking at actual instances of violation, not a pattern. Your correctly point out that the pattern is a violation of the 9th as well. And #3 has been avoided since they have not gotten their “Brown Shirts” fully functional yet.

  4. gator69 says:

    Check out what happened when this hate monger clung to his killing tool…

    Or what happened to this radical terrorist mom for reading that dangerous Constitution…

    I saw another gentleman whose apartment super reported seeing a gun in his apartment, and this prompted a midnight visit from police, who roughed him up and took his weapon. He now faces possible prison time.

    I am careful to keep my guns and gun safe well hidden when I have any company that is not like minded.

    Do not ever allow the police into your home, period.

  5. margaret berger says:

    Wasn’t bitter before obummer but I am now. Not giving up my guns or religion.

  6. gator69 says:

    “When you pay taxes for the sole reason of giving your neighbor a cell phone, that is also slavery.”

    Exactly. I am an unwilling mule, providing luxuries for someone to whom I owe nothing. I have been enlisted against my will to support vote buying schemes.

  7. Wyguy says:

    Ah so, very interesting – Sum Bul Dung (wanted to use since I saw on SondraK blog)

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