The Right to Pursue Your Own Constitution

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    Your freedoms exist within in your own ability to execute them and the authority to do those things comes from yourself and not from the constitution. A person's conscience is their own "constitution" that determines the actions that that person can do so the authority over one self is oneself.

    The government's conscience is the constitution that determines the actions that it can do and just like a person's conscience is not an authority over another the constitution is not an authority over anything but the government. This makes each person separate from each other and the state leaving each entity to pursue their own "constitution" as they see fit.
     
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    I don't have a clue about what point you are trying to make
     
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    That's not unexpected, seeing how your political philosophy lends itself to believe that there is no authority greater than government.
     
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    Why there is always God isn't there?
     
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    Isn't it interesting whenever we talking about the authority of government liberals always compare it to a deity of some kind.
     
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    The idea of the Social Contract Theory is that rational minds come together and give up some freedom in order to form a government that protects the rights of those people and have social order maintained. If peoples consciences were their own constitutions then they would be living in the State of Nature where it has been argued that life is inconvienced or that life is "nasty, brutish, and short" and a "war of all against all." From Hobbes, to Locke, to Rousseau this is one of the founding pillars of classical liberalism and republicanism.
     
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    Thanks, rightwinger....I was afraid I was the only one...
     
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    So you are saying the government can't use the constition to create laws controlling the behavior of any entity other than the federal government?

    I think we are all having a little trouble comprehending what you are specifically getting at.....try saying it another way or elaborating a little for us.
     
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    Pssssstttt......this should be rich. What you are asking, is a little tough to do when the OP didn't write the first message...
     
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    Hey Va

    :question:Why do you lefties want Palin to run for President in 2012:question:
     

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