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Constitution

By GreaterNYCDudeIsLookingForAJob follow GreaterNYCDudeIsLookingForAJob   2021 Jan 13, 5:32am 129 views   7 comments   watch   nsfw   quote   share    


We all know the Constitution is a founding document but few have occasion to read it. I just gave it a quick skim this morning. Then to go further down the rabbit hole, I read the articles of confederation that preceeded it.
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Thought experiment. If we had to rewrite a constitution from scratch today what would it say? What rights/ liberties / freedoms would be most important? Are any of the issues addressed obsolete in the modern era? Are there new protections that should to be enumerated given the interconnectedness of the modern world?
1   ForcedTQ   ignore (0)   2021 Jan 13, 6:20am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

The big thing to remember in this is that our Rights are given to us by our creator and not the government. The Constitution enumerated some of the rights, but was not exhaustive, as a means of reminder for we the people to not allow ourselves to be taken advantage of by our governments.
2   Karloff   ignore (0)   2021 Jan 13, 8:46am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

I think the Constitution is just fine the way it is worded and what it contains. This isn't the problem.

If people respect the ideals and values that the document exists to represent, it will be followed, even if wording is a bit poor. If they do not, it matters not how the document is worded or what it contains. They will twist meanings, lie, and outright ignore it.

Laws are only Just and effective if the majority of people agree with them and honor them, and only a small minority are in violation of them. If this balance tips, the system becomes unstable and usually results in a tyranny of authoritarianism.
3   Ceffer   ignore (6)   2021 Jan 13, 10:04am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

The Constitution doesn't matter if there is no enforcement. We have seen wholesale anti-Constitutional behaviors in business, government and politics for a long time with no enforcement, which is why it treated with contempt.

Justice has gotten more and more selective and Potemkin.

Courts? What courts. They are part of the Big Scam.
4   Tenpoundbass   ignore (16)   2021 Jan 13, 10:35am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

I was going to buy guns and hunker down for the shit show. But the more I realize what's going on, the more I think the older and unskilled warriors wont be needed.
Looking at the Fat couch potato commies occupying the Capital disguised as US Army soldiers, and looking at the mean lean fighting machines ex military that is fed up with the broken system.

The more I think about that Jewish Transwoman unloading Schmuck Schlonger yesterday, the more I agree. It will be quick and silent in the middle of the night, a visit in the middle of the night for selective strikes. They don't need me stepping on the Dog's squeaky toy fucking shit up.
5   NoCoupForYou   ignore (3)   2021 Jan 13, 12:12pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Ceffer says
The Constitution doesn't matter if there is no enforcement. We have seen wholesale anti-Constitutional behaviors in business, government and politics for a long time with no enforcement, which is why it treated with contempt.


Exactly. The Ghost of George Washington isn't going to materialize and give Liz Cheney 20 whacks with a hickory cane.
6   ForcedTQ   ignore (0)   2021 Jan 13, 4:34pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

The problem is the lack of knowledge of the constitution and the lack of the will of the people to be done in accordance with the constitution. People became way to comfortable letting governments dictate to them how things were going to be without the smack across the face by their managers (us) telling them to get the F back in their lane.
7   FortWayneAsNancyPelosiHaircut   ignore (4)   2021 Jan 13, 4:50pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

We have rights in there, but those rights are infringed upon a lot. First and Second amendments are heavily infringed. What's "Freedom of speech" these days? You get silenced, cancelled and all sorts of shit. 2nd amendment don't even get me started in CA, can't concealed carry, can't open carry, basically can't fucking carry.

Those rights sound more like privileges most of the time.

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