Let the sound of freedom and liberty ring...

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Edward, Nov 4, 2007.

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    And repeal the oppressive Constitution and condemn those who committed treason and drafted and ratified it. :eusa_naughty: God bless America and God damn the United States of America. Let us find the courage to undo all the bad that has come as a result of the Constitution. Those who supported the Constitution then are still in existence and will fight bitterly to th end to keep their oppressive document so that they can keep the forms of tyranny instituted by it but we have the ability to institute liberty and to restore the things we won in 1776 that they undid in 1789.
     
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    If the truth hurts so much you should re-consider your willingness to support an oppressive document. Throughout the antebellum period of our history we were warned about the Constitution the motives of those who supported it but we ignored those warnings and because of it we have doomed ourselves to the mere vestiges of liberty absent any real liberty.

    In the words of Patrick Henry, "If you make the citizens of this country agree to become the subjects of one great consolidated empire of America, your government will not have sufficient energy to keep them together. Such a government is incompatible with the genius of republicanism. There will be no checks, no real balances, in this government. What can avail your specious, imaginary balances, your rope-dancing, chain-rattling, ridiculous ideal checks and contrivances? But, sir, "we are not feared by foreigners; we do not make nations tremble." Would this constitute happiness or secure liberty? I trust, sir, our political hemisphere will ever direct their operations to the security of those objects." He like the many who warned about the Constitution were correct. The course we were set upon by conspiring men who met in secret to write the Constitution did so after being directed not to. What motivated these people? Was it our best interest? The answer to these questions are obvious. In the words of James Madison it was to "protect the opulent from the majority" but we should not forget the desire of Alexander Hamilton who felt that the President should be appointed for life. We time and again this desire manifest itself in the Constitution. We have to ask ourselves what the Articles of Confederation accomplished and why those who hated liberty wanted to see them replaced. Let's not forget that these Articles saw us through the American Revolution and through the early years of our nation and did so very effectively. Yet, we are led to believe today that they needed to be replaced. Why? The answer to that is because America could not become the "consolidated empire" that Henry warned of under the Articles of Confederation. It is time that we ask ourselves if "one vote" on "one day" of the year is enough for us or if we want real representation and self-government. The kind that our forefathers had before traitors and tyrants met in Philadelphia to write the Constitution and who only added the Bill of Rights after liberty-loving men and women threatened to resort to violence to defend their rights.
     
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    Without the Constitution there would be no United States. I take issues with some parts of it, but nothing is perfect. I especially take issues with the selective enforcement of its laws.

    It's STILL better than anything you might have to offer, but we're all ears here.
     

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