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Published on January 18, 2009 By Moderateman In Politics

One of my article was about how SCOTUS has no right {constitutionally} to decide what laws are constitutional and what is not, because it would make the Judicial Branch of our government a despotic branch {which they have already become}.

We now have a an Incoming president, that has praised the LIBERAL wing of SCOTUS, and criticized the Conservatives. Obama says "that he would appoint justices with the empathy to understand what it is like to be poor, or African American or Gay or disabled or old" he also said that the constitution "is a living document" {which I agree with. {give me justices that go by the constitution!}

If President Obama appoints someone who is old, or poor {they will not be poor long on a 200,000 a year salary} or disabled, or Gay {they would have lots of money for donations, it would be a first. However , few Presidential decisions have the lasting impacts of a SCOTUS Appointment. They serve for life {the constitution says "during good behavior}

I have often wondered what is the difference between freedom and liberty. Liberty Preceded Democracy by almost 500 years in England with the creation of the Magna Carta in 1512 which merely restated ancient Teutonic Laws Liberties, like the freedom not to be taxed, except according to law. It was after the revolution of 1688 that Democracy {majority rule} began to come into its own {England} however only around 2% of the people could vote because the other 98% could not read and did not own property.

President John Adams our second President said "democracy never lasts long. it soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself" "there was never a democracy yet that did not commit suicide".

James Madison said in the federalist papers, There is nothing to check the inducement to sacrifice the weaker party {in A Democracy} "thank goodness we have a Republic"

Republics are designed to to protect liberty by placing restraints on the power of majorities. James Madison, often called the father of the constitution devised several checks to keep the majority from becoming a tyrannical Majority. they are:

1. Limiting powers to those enumerated in the constitution. 2. A bill of rights protected from majority rule. 3. separated powers between the federal government. 4. Separated powers between State and federal governments. 5. Two legislative branches {the Senate and the house} 6. Executive Veto and 7. Impeachment power


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on Jan 19, 2009

Geeze this article must be boring as hell 30 views and not one comment.

on Jan 19, 2009

You have simply pointed out the brilliance of Our Constitution. 

 

I don't like the course that we are currently on.

on Jan 19, 2009

Adventure-Dude
You have simply pointed out the brilliance of Our Constitution.  I don't like the course that we are currently on.

Just wait till Obama really starts to turn this country into France. Then we shall see what the country has to say about the road we are traveling.

on Jan 19, 2009

I don't like the course that we are currently on.

Yes, and as I have heard stated, I hope Obama fails in his stated goals.

on Jan 19, 2009

Just wait till Obama really starts to turn this country into France. Then we shall see what the country has to say about the road we are traveling.

What I see is a population buying into an ideology of utopia that supposedly lives under socialism.  I'd love to hear of a country that has had socialism for a duration of 15+ years that has ever actually come close to this utopia?  Instead all I see are countries that favors one group over another and the unfavored groups are oppressed and silenced.  In the majority of these cases the Jewish population has not fared well. 

on Jan 19, 2009

Obama says "that he would appoint justices with the empathy to understand what it is like to be poor, or African American or Gay or disabled or old"

This shows how far things have degenerated. So never mind the person's qualification to interpret the US Constitution,  it's going to be about their social engineering ideology...and you know what...I think stupid Republicans so anxious to get along will go along!  In my view, this is why we are so ununited.

Just wait till Obama really starts to turn this country into France.

Ha, this is exactly what my husband says!  

I have often wondered what is the difference between freedom and liberty.

I don't remember the source, but I read that liberty is freedom without truth.

 

on Jan 20, 2009

Dr Guy
I don't like the course that we are currently on.Yes, and as I have heard stated, I hope Obama fails in his stated goals.

he has stated goals? when did thisd happen and where was I?

on Jan 20, 2009

Adventure-Dude
Just wait till Obama really starts to turn this country into France. Then we shall see what the country has to say about the road we are traveling.What I see is a population buying into an ideology of utopia that supposedly lives under socialism.  I'd love to hear of a country that has had socialism for a duration of 15+ years that has ever actually come close to this utopia?  Instead all I see are countries that favors one group over another and the unfavored groups are oppressed and silenced.  In the majority of these cases the Jewish population has not fared well. 

I hate to tell ya kid but the Jewish population NEVER FARES WELL!!! eXCEPT UNDER A REPUBLIC, which is what we now have.

on Jan 20, 2009

lulapilgrim
Obama says "that he would appoint justices with the empathy to understand what it is like to be poor, or African American or Gay or disabled or old"This shows how far things have degenerated. So never mind the person's qualification to interpret the US Constitution,  it's going to be about their social engineering ideology...and you know what...I think stupid Republicans so anxious to get along will go along!  In my view, this is why we are so ununited.Just wait till Obama really starts to turn this country into France.Ha, this is exactly what my husband says!  I have often wondered what is the difference between freedom and liberty.I don't remember the source, but I read that liberty is freedom without truth. 

Hopefully the right will have the balls to Block any flaming queen that Obama wants to put on the SCOTUS after all there should be some decorum there.

on Jan 20, 2009

I hate to tell ya kid but the Jewish population NEVER FARES WELL!!! eXCEPT UNDER A REPUBLIC, which is what we now have.

That's my understanding but yet the Jewish population favors socialism.

on Jan 20, 2009

he has stated goals? when did thisd happen and where was I?

I can't answer the last part of your question, however, in the last couple of years, we heard a lot of campaign promises....

Wonder what he's going to do with his executive order pen?

Back in August when he was addressing Planned Parenthood, he promised to make America the most pro-abortion nation on earth by passing the "Freedom of Choice Act" FOCA which would essentially nullify all current state restrictions on abortion. And so far, it's looking that way....to date every one of this appoointees are pro-abortion.

Our armed forces are going to get a new look....."Don't ask, Don't tell"  is going to die...homosexuals will be invited to come out.

You know in order to make good on his ideology of re-distributing the wealth, spreading it around....taxes across the board will go up.

And then there is universal health care....

 

on Jan 20, 2009

Our armed forces are going to get a new look....."Don't ask, Don't tell" is going to die...homosexuals will be invited to come out.

Just out of curiosity what is so wrong with this one?

I understand the arguments for and against the other items you posted, whether I agree or disagree with you is a different matter, but this one I just don't get what is so wrong with getting rid of "Don't ask, Don't tell" and letting members of our military be open about themselves?

on Jan 20, 2009

he has stated goals? when did thisd happen and where was I?

You probably fell asleep during the "Ummms" and "Uhhhhhhs".

on Jan 20, 2009

Don't ask, Don't tell

There are openly gay people in the military right now, they just are not supposed to mention it to their commanders.  As official policy, don't ask don't tell is silly. If a guy wants to put his life on the line for his country, then more power to him, he deserves nothing but respect for that. 

As a general guideline, don't ask don't tell is not a bad idea--military commanders just don't need that information.  And it should extend further than sexuality into all sorts of personal information that commanders don't need from their soldiers. 

(And also, it should extend beyond the military into everyday life. If I don't ask, you don't need to tell me... whatever it is. )

on Jan 20, 2009

EL-Duderino posts:

Just out of curiosity what is so wrong with this one?

I understand the arguments for and against the other items you posted, whether I agree or disagree with you is a different matter, but this one I just don't get what is so wrong with getting rid of "Don't ask, Don't tell" and letting members of our military be open about themselves?

My husband and 5 brothers are veterans and so we've had an interesting discussion on this topic.

According to one of his spokesmen, Obama is planning to ask Congress to repeal the 1993 statute that strictly prohibits homosexuals, that is, those who are openly praciticing and talking about it, from serving in the military. Imo, he's doing so for payback for their strong financial and political support in advancement of their agena which is none other than official societal acceptance of homosexuality, which lifting the military ban would amount to.  

If he does, expect bigger problems to result....I read a while ago I think from American Legion magazine that military surveys of active duty personnel found that 10% said they would leave the military as soon as possible and an additional 14% said they would end their careers.  

Sexual harrassment from both sides is bound to occur. The majority of military personnel's beliefs run contrary to accepting homosexuality...yet, with this comes forced cohabitation, and therefore there is always going to be a constant disciplinary tension amongst personnel which is counter productive to a nation's military force.

One of my brother's argued that it's an individual thing not a sexual thing...but if the ban is lifted a whole new set of forced "sensitivity training programs will be installed beyond the ones installed by Clinton's don't ask, don't tell policy. Open and practicing homosexuals in the military and forced sensitivity training programs to accept their sexual practices is political correctness gone amok.

    
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