The Ink was barely dry

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    I see..... and with the deepest affliction, the rapid strides with which the federal branch of our government is advancing towards the usurpation of all the rights reserved to the States, and the consolidation of itself of all powers, foreign and domestic; and that, too, by constructions which, if legitimate, leave no limits to their power.... It is but too evident that the three ruling branches of [the Federal Government] are in combination to strip their colleagues, the State authorities, of the powers reserved by them, and to exercise themselves all functions foreign and domestic.

    Thomas Jefferson, Letter to William Branch Giles [1825]

    So, since inception the rule writers have been working to usurp the granted powers- and isn't it ironic that Jefferson was a Liberal, not a conservative
     
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    Jefferson was a REAL liberal, NOT a liberal by today's standards.
     
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    Along those lines there is this

    “But whether the Constitution really be one thing, or another, this much is certain – that it has either authorized such a government as we have had, or has been powerless to prevent it. In either case it is unfit to exist.”
    ~ Lysander Spooner, No Treason: The Constitution of No Authority

    Some things cannot be denied.

    That isn't to say I don't support the constitution, as written. As I've said for years it offers a means to hold a gov't force at bay and that's all it does and it barely does that. Most of the restraint shown by the empty suits in the District of Criminals is self imposed as they know a goose can stop laying golden eggs- and they want the gold, eggs and other wise.

    Consider this: The constitution is supposed to represent the supreme law of the land yet is ignored with regularity by "law writers", which begs the question; if the rule writers are going to ignore the major rules written for them, then why must we, the stinky tourist, ad here to the rules they write for us?

    I remember several years ago hearing a clip from the compassionate conservative, Bush jr, "it's just a god damn piece of paper" = as I keep saying, status quo.
     
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    Liberal is liberal by action, not words- either words mean things or they don't. All count or none do.
     
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    But today's liberals are absolutely insane. Jefferson was a very sane and extremely intelligent man.
     
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    Jefferson would be absolutely staggered by Trump's intellect
     
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    You FINALLY got something right, Augie. Congratulations!
     
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    I bet Jefferson would be absolutely staggered by the lack of intellectual honesty on display in the US

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    Jefferson was an anti-federalist. Ironically, his Louisiana Purchase gave the federal government a huge asset with which to finance its early operations.
     
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