Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness

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    I've read this and nowhere does it say justice, equality, and the pursuit of other utopia.

    The next time liberals get upset about supposed injustice, inequality, and just being upset that you are not going along with their version of utopia just remind them that our government was not created to do those things. They were created to preserve the freedom of the individual at all cost even if allowing that freedom creates injustice, inequality, or interferes with the creation of utopia.
     
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    Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness and all three of these stripped from americans by the gov.
     
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    Life, Liberty and the pursuit of happiness is from the Declaration of Independence. While they are inspirational words, they are not legally binding
    What is legally binding is the Constitution which does, in fact, talk about justice and equality.
    The utopia crap is just right wing nonsense. Liberals never use it
     
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    OK so with the recent SCOTUS ruling a corporation is for all intents and purposes is an individual with the right to free speech, however is not allowed to vote. (Hmmm seems to be a disconnect there somewhere.) So by your logic corporations should be able to rape the land, rape the consumer and rape the worker with little to no consequence? Money talks in the end because nothing else is worth listening to.
     
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    I've looked in the federalist papers and can't find one place where it says that the constitution is there to create utopia or a just society. It does mention certain things that are needed for a just government where everyone is treated fairly by the law and courts. Outside of that though there is nothing that states the constitution was created to create "social justice".
     
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    Constitutional law, however, states we have the right to "engage in the common occupations of life" and to enjoy the "orderly pursuit of happiness".
     
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    OK. Lets follow you logic and assume that the government is now giving person status to inanimate objects such as corporation, homes, chairs, computers, cars, and any other non-human entity. Which one of those things can actually do the things a person can do? Answer, a corporation because they are composed of people unlike homes, chairs, computers, cars, and etc.

    This ruling does not give the anyone, namely a corporation, the right to break any further existing laws. It does allow them to contribute to causes that benefit them which should be something everyone should fight for even if you don't like what is being said afterall the old slogan is the answer to bad speech is good speech.

    Would you not agree with that?
     
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    Where is that written in the constitution?
     
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    I said Constitutional LAW, not facially in the document, I can link the case if anyone wants.
     
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    I actually have to treat something that was not created by the amendment process itself as identical to the law itself?
     

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