An old Constitutionalist

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    Hello everyone,

    I am politically independent, and believe the Constitution, not our judicial system, is the law of the land, and what the Constitution ment when adopted is what it means today.

    I believe the only way our Constitution can be changed is thru the Amendment process, not thru interpertation by the courts or congress.

    I believe that our government was established to protect the individual rights of its citizens, not to control their lives.

    Although I believe in God, I feel closer to my creator sitting on a log in the forest than settin among others in a church.

    I am a male over the age of retirement, married with children and grandchildren, and live in Tennessee.

    This is about all the personal information I feel is worth giving out, so I will wish everyone a good day and a better tomorrow.
     
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    Kevin_Kennedy Defend Liberty

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    Welcome to the boards, I'm also a strict constitutionalist.
     
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    Welcome to the board!
     
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    God knows we need more conservatives on this board, and one from Tennesse no less!

    I'm the Orange Country sort of conservative - used to being very Californian (I mean, extreme) so I just want to apologize for any of my eccentric, minarchist, comments before anything.

    Obviously, welcome.
     
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    But I've not yet seen anyone come here and say "I'm an anti-constitutionalist. What I support is the destruction of the United States Constitution." ;)
     
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    editec Mr. Forgot-it-All

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    has anyone else noticed it's never lawyers, who've studied law, who run around saying they're "strict constructionist"? *shrug*

    could be because there's no such thing.

    as for the constitution and not caselaw being the law of the land, anyone who knows what a common law system is would find that silly.

    welcome anyway
     
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    editec Mr. Forgot-it-All

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    Its a self-describing phrase which people think gives them an air of scholarly gravitas.

    Basically it's a conceit.

    One man's strict interpretation is another man's incorrect interpretation, that's for damned sure.

    People tend to confuse the US constitution with the ten commandments.

    They also think that declarative statements can have only one meaning.

    I suspect most people who think that way don't get language very well, to be honest.

    They believe that language has the certainty of math formulas.

    I've also noted that they tend to imagine that words have only one meaning (theirs) and no nuances whatever.

    What am I really trying to say nicely, but failing to do very well?

    That people are idiots.
     
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    I so have nothing to add to that... lol...

    stated perfectly.
     
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    editec Mr. Forgot-it-All

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    Well that's OUR interpretation of it.

    Others might interpret it differently.

    But I do tend to be a strict constructionist of my own posts.

    Of course I could be wrong.

    My future interpretations of original meaning might beccome completely different than what I think they mean now.

    Don't laugh...it's happened!

    That foolish thoughts of editec of the past are never as smart as the genius of the editec of the present.
     
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