The day that liberty died

Posted Sunday, July 1, 2012, at 12:57 PM
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  • I all but forgot the 10th Amendment which limits the powers of the federal Government to those specifically given to it by Article's 1, 2, & 3 of the Constitution. All other powers are reserved to the states or to the people individually.

    But then, the Supreme Court has all but forgotten the 10th Amendment for roughly 70 or so years.



    -- Posted by Charles Hear on Sun, Jul 1, 2012, at 2:44 PM
  • Excellent post Charles. It never ceases to amaze me how some people (including ones who are GOP members and call themselves "Conservatives") are continuing the erosion of our civil liberties. This smoking ban is a prime example. They don't see that this is a trespass on your personal liberties, because, they don't smoke. But then we see soda being taxed, we see salt, and trans fats under attack. Just the other day I read that if you don't tether your pet while in a car, you can be fined. Where does it all end. We have a POTUS who says that the "Constitution is full of NEGATIVE liberties, but it doesn't say what the government should do FOR YOU, on your behalf." Ridiculous. We see the government forcing people to use seat belts, and in some states wear helmets while riding a motorcycle. Some places, you have to wear a helmet on a bicycle. These are all personal issues, but they take the freedoms from the people to decide for themselves, and by dictate, they have to do what the government says.

    -- Posted by Conservative Dad on Sun, Jul 1, 2012, at 8:17 PM
  • Oh, Charles I am so glad you haven't over reacted. The day that liberty died? Really? Are you sitting behind bars? Conservatives need to quit crying wolf. And I agree about the smoking ban, but most Conservatives seem fine with that.

    -- Posted by alwaysopenminded on Mon, Jul 2, 2012, at 11:03 AM
  • Dear AlwaysOpenMinded,

    The term "Liberal" is a derivation of the word liberty. How can a professed and proud liberal be happy with a law supported by all three branches or our federal government that blatantly violates so many provisions of our Constitution?

    How can any Democrat, a word derived from the Greek word "demos," which means "the people," be happy that the people of this country can be compelled to action against their will? formerly, that was only reserved to compulsory military service and the military is exempt from many of the Constitutional prohibitions.

    How can a liberal Democrat be happy that the federal government can force your church to do things that they believe are ungodly?

    I thought that liberal Democrats believed that in our society that people should be permitted to do what ever they want so long as they don't hurt someone else. This law takes that away from everyone with regard to their healthcare decisions, and by extension, so very many other decisions in their day to day life.

    "I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice! And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue!" Barry Goldwater, 1964.


    -- Posted by Charles Hear on Mon, Jul 2, 2012, at 8:17 PM
  • Dear future,

    I am so looking forward to visiting with you. Are you expecting us and will the be aperitifs?

    Best regards,

    The beginning of the American decline

    P.S. Should we bring the truffle oil we bought on our trip to the Whole Foods? Tres delish!

    -- Posted by NorvalJrJr on Sun, Jul 8, 2012, at 8:06 AM
  • Dear NorvalJrJr,

    My hat is off to you. Touchet!


    -- Posted by Charles Hear on Mon, Jul 9, 2012, at 8:40 AM
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