What's new

Has The Constitution Failed?

Gdjjr

Gold Member
Joined
Oct 25, 2019
Messages
3,568
Reaction score
686
Points
130
Location
Texas
Based on the lack of participation in this forum I'd say the country has failed the constitution.
None the less, here's an interesting take.

Given the massive welfare-warfare state system under which Americans live, the natural assumption is that the Constitution failed in its mission to constrain the powers of the federal government.


Actually, though, that isn’t the case.
 

Tax Man

Gold Member
Joined
Jan 30, 2015
Messages
4,703
Reaction score
427
Points
170
The constitution has not failed, republicans have found ways to go around it.
 

Flash

Diamond Member
Joined
Dec 8, 2014
Messages
36,177
Reaction score
6,967
Points
1,240
Location
Florida
The constitution didnt fail.
The people did.

Just like with the Right to Keep and Bear Arms. We have that law that it shall not be infringed but Democrats infringe upon that right every day and nobody does jackshit about it.
 
OP
Gdjjr

Gdjjr

Gold Member
Joined
Oct 25, 2019
Messages
3,568
Reaction score
686
Points
130
Location
Texas
Both subscribe to the interventionist, welfare/warfare state financed by a central bank- they both subscribe to the Public Education system which fails continuously- they both subscribe to the failed policy's that keep failing- they both subscribe to the keep them immune at all costs- tax payer cost of course-
 

Billy_Kinetta

Paladin of the Lost Hour
Gold Supporting Member
Supporting Member
Joined
Mar 4, 2013
Messages
45,571
Reaction score
9,175
Points
2,060
It hasn't failed. The people have failed to enforce it, thinking that was the government's job.
 

TNHarley

Diamond Member
Joined
Sep 27, 2012
Messages
65,705
Reaction score
10,004
Points
2,030
The constitution didnt fail.
The people did.

Just like with the Right to Keep and Bear Arms. We have that law that it shall not be infringed but Democrats infringe upon that right every day and nobody does jackshit about it.
Both parties do.
Both parties shit on everyday.
I bet 80 percent of our govt is unconstitutional
 

Indeependent

Platinum Member
Joined
Nov 19, 2013
Messages
39,104
Reaction score
3,521
Points
1,115
The constitution didnt fail.
The people did.

Just like with the Right to Keep and Bear Arms. We have that law that it shall not be infringed but Democrats infringe upon that right every day and nobody does jackshit about it.
Both parties do.
Both parties shit on everyday.
I bet 80 percent of our govt is unconstitutional
There are many ways to make people miserable.
Legal does not equal moral.
 

Flash

Diamond Member
Joined
Dec 8, 2014
Messages
36,177
Reaction score
6,967
Points
1,240
Location
Florida
The constitution didnt fail.
The people did.

Just like with the Right to Keep and Bear Arms. We have that law that it shall not be infringed but Democrats infringe upon that right every day and nobody does jackshit about it.
Both parties do.
Both parties shit on everyday.
I bet 80 percent of our govt is unconstitutional

The filthy Democrats are the big drivers of eliminating our Right to Keep and Bear Arms. Unfortunately they are aided from time to time by a few weak minded Republicans.
 

Mac1958

Diamond Member
Joined
Dec 8, 2011
Messages
65,076
Reaction score
11,730
Points
2,060
Location
Trumpism is ugly, and Leftism is absurd
Those who have a vested professional interest in dividing us are winning, and they may have already won.
Only if the people allow it.
Well, that's been the problem. Far too many of us are more concerned with who the Kardashian girls are banging, or how much cheap, fatty food we can pile on to our buffet plate, than about what is dividing us.

This is the result.
.
 

Natural Citizen

Platinum Member
Joined
Aug 8, 2016
Messages
9,821
Reaction score
2,504
Points
390
Some might contend that the problems lie in the Constitution's inherent design. The anti-federalists have been proven correct and justified in their fears over and over and over again throughout history.
 

RodISHI

Gold Member
Joined
Nov 29, 2008
Messages
20,991
Reaction score
5,825
Points
280
Those who have a vested professional interest in dividing us are winning, and they may have already won.
Only if the people allow it.
Well, that's been the problem. Far too many of us are more concerned with who the Kardashian girls are banging, or how much cheap, fatty food we can pile on to our buffet plate, than about what is dividing us.

This is the result.
.
A lot more to it than that but I get you. Greed and ignorance has played a big part of it all but like a dear friend told me years ago, "Big wheels move slow". The whole takes awhile to move sometimes and everything serves a purpose in one form or another.
 

ReinyDays

Silver Member
Joined
Oct 5, 2019
Messages
1,970
Reaction score
315
Points
90
Location
State of Jefferson
I won't say the Constitution failed ... but it does have a serious flaw ... Congress alone can initiate changes to our form of government ... matters in which Congress greatly prospers will never change ... absolutely no way will an amendment limiting campaign financing gets to the states, even if all the states want it ...

There needs to be a way for 3/4's the states to compel Congress to vote ... or have 3/4's the states impose laws upon Congress, forcing them to comply ...

Many states have initiative petition, with enough signatures an issue can be put directly to the voters ... here that includes amending the state constitution ... and we use it regularly ... if the legislature ain't doing their job, we'll do it for them ... this would be a complete mess nationally, Congress doesn't do anything ...
 

Mac-7

Gold Member
Joined
Oct 9, 2019
Messages
6,567
Reaction score
1,238
Points
180
Based on the lack of participation in this forum I'd say the country has failed the constitution.
None the less, here's an interesting take.

Given the massive welfare-warfare state system under which Americans live, the natural assumption is that the Constitution failed in its mission to constrain the powers of the federal government.


Actually, though, that isn’t the case.

the lib public education system has failed
 

MisterBeale

Gold Member
Joined
Sep 16, 2012
Messages
23,915
Reaction score
4,942
Points
280
IMO, TPTB would never be able to wrest the brilliance and freedom of the American Constitution away from her people, so they just corrupted it by sneaking in the 16th Amendment, making it a suicide compact.

". . . In the meantime, the Sixteenth Amendment matters most because it has forever changed the character of the United States government, from a modest central government dependent on consumption taxes and tariffs on imports to the much more powerful, modern government that fought two World Wars and the Cold War with the vast revenue that came from the federal income tax."
16th Amendment | The National Constitution Center
 

Most reactions - Past 7 days

Top