Contrary to the email you’ve received to date from various other members of our Tea Party, my wife and I are both educated, well-informed university graduates, (me; Oral Roberts University Law School, she; Liberty University Law School). As attorneys, and students of the Constitution of these United States, we can both vouchsafe that there is nothing in it that says “citizens shall receive free healthcare”, or “an education”, nor is there anything in said document that says that “the government shall regulate food safety”, and, the last time I checked the Constitution (yesterday evening in bed after bedtime prayers), I saw nothing, not one single word which stated……that “there should be Federal Laws governing minimum wage”, or “child labor”, or “Medicare”, and/or “environmental protection”. None of these items are mentioned in our Original Constitution as drawn up by some very smart men in 1787. And to top it all off, as Rick Perry says in his must-read book “Fed Up”, there is the greatest “illegal Ponzi Scheme” of them all, Social Security, which as Perry says, “We have been forced to accept for more than 70 years!” Also, neither my good wife nor I see anything in the original Constitution that says “gays should have the same rights as everyone else.” These programs are nothing more than dangerous Socialist ideas which all vigilant patriotic people must, and should, guard against, lest they destroy our beloved country. We don’t need them, and we will repeal them when Rick Perry and Michele Bachmann are elected. So please, please vote, the quality of our lives depends on it.
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Is it the Constitution a road towards the future or an anchor that holds us in the past?…
a very interesting question…perhaps the answer in both cases is “yes”- thanx C. continue…
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Submitted on 2011/08/24 at 12:29 am | In reply to Wendell Price.
Wonderful! delicious! Keep it up…and pass link on http://www.incurablecurmudgeon.wordpress.com u rock Wendell. peace, t.
Submitted on 2011/08/24 at 12:21 am
I think there is need here for rebuttal (yes, everyone, I know Tony wrote is satirically, I just think it could use the company of opposing viewpoint. I’ll be brief)
The Teabaggers are effusive in their praise of the Founding Fathers, extolling their brilliance in all things great and small. They profess undying loyalty to the genius of the Constitution and the principles dedicated therein. Their deliberate use of language has been, correctly, held up as a model of wisdom and foresight by generations of people both here at home and in the far reaches of the world.
Somehow, though, in the mind of a Teabagger, the brilliance of our Founding Fathers was not sufficient to fully grasp the broadness and scope of the phrase “promote the general welfare.” Even with the absolute precision of their use of language throughout the document, somehow, they overlooked the potential for an all-embracing interpretation of that phrase. I don’t think so.
It’s in the very first sentence, for crying out loud! You don’t think they put some thought into the very first sentence?