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|07-06-2012, 08:37 AM||#1|
Member Since: Feb 2001
EJ Dionne; dummy...
E.J. Dionne Jr.: The Founders’ true spirit - The Washington Post
The commerce clause is simply in keeping with the intent for the government to promote the general welfare.
Not provide it. THAT is what they would not get about us.
But then, this would strike them as odd as well, EJ's closing blurb;
"...When law and morality contradict each other, the citizen has the cruel alternative of either losing his moral sense or losing his respect for the law. These two evils are of equal consequence, and it would be difficult for a person to choose between them."
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|07-06-2012, 10:10 AM||#2|
I Need a Life
Member Since: Oct 2006
"The genius of the Founders is that they created a government designed to act, and so I’d propose a new patriotic ritual involving an annual reading of the preamble to our Constitution:"
The Preamble serves solely as an introduction, and does not assign powers to the federal government, nor does it provide specific limitations on government action. Due to the Preamble's limited nature, no court has ever used it as a decisive factor in case adjudication, except as regards frivolous litigation.[3
The liberalist abstract interpretation and wholesale "make it say what I want it to" attitude of the left has so obliterated the forefathers intent that people believe what they are told about the document (A lie told enough times becomes believed to be true, even by the original liar). I am so wishing for the invention of a time machine so we could just go back to Philly and ask them everytime somebody says "That's not what the meant, I know what they meant and it fits my agenda". Now if I could just find my flux capacitor and dilythium crystals..............
"liberals nutrientibus asinus"
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