GOP Anti-Constitution?

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  1. midcan5
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    midcan5 liberal / progressive

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    I think by now it must be clear republicans are simply hypocrites when it comes to the US Constitution.

    'House GOP Rejects Requirement That PATRIOT Act Surveillances Be Conducted in Compliance With Constitution'

    by John Nichols

    "Less than a month after making a show of reading the U.S. Constitution into the Congressional Record, the leaders of the Republican-controlled U.S. House engineered a vote to extend the surveillance authorities that both the Bush and Obama administrations have used to conduct “roving surveillance” of communications, to collect and examine business records and to target individuals who are not tied to terrorist groups for surveillance." House GOP Rejects Requirement That PATRIOT Act Surveillances Be Conducted in Compliance With Constitution | Common Dreams
     
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    It is not Unconstitutional. Pretty simple concept.

    You leftoids keep telling us that because the Supreme Court ruled women have a right to privacy that legalized and made Constitutional Abortion. Well the Court has either ruled on this or found no cause to rule on it. Making it CONSTITUTIONAL.
     
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    You should warm up before stretching that far. We wouldn't want you to pull a muscle.

    What a moronic claim. Seriously.
     
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    Constitutional rights were already plenty eroded thanks to the War on Drugs AND the laws written to help rid the USA of organized crime. (RICO laws).

    The Patriot Act is just icing on that cake.
     
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    Honestly, is EITHER party constitutional nowadays? Let's not kid ourselves here.
     
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    I love how the TP Caucus neoconized so rapidly.
     
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    If both parties became constitutional what would they have to run on?
    It would harm the Dems much more so than the repubs. The left would not be able to say in their campaigns - if elected I will get this for your or that for you or do this or that for you. :)
     
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    The privacy issue and thus what surveilance can or can't be done without a warrant or probably cause depends on what is meant specifically by the word 'search' in the 4th ammendment. Does search in some way equate to privacy? Can an unreasonable search be defined as, for example, someone starring in your bedroom window? Or is it something that simply applies to law enforcement? Wire taps, surveilance, search warrants, they are all basically ways of observing people. Do you have the right to not be watched?

    I'm not sure a right to privacy can be implied there simply because privacy is not neccessary for one to exercise their freedom. You may not want someone perv peering across the way but nothing other than your own psychoogical apprehension prevents you from taking an action as a result. Not sure what I think about it really, but what is for certain is that privacy is not neccessary for one to exercise their freedom.
     
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    You say this as if every Republican elected was a TP person...
     
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    SFC Ollie Still Marching

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    Isn't this the same patriot Act that a Democrat congress passed a few years back? And don't the Democrats still control the Senate that passed it this week?
     

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