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llotter
11-03-2010, 05:42 AM
Freedom is in crisis and in danger of disappearing along with all of its benefits. America had traveled so far and for so long down the ‘Road to Serfdom' that we have nearly lost sight of how far off the tracks we have strayed from our founding principles. Our current understanding of the Constitution resembles more the cradle to grave paternalism of Marx than freedom through personal responsibility that our Founders designed. This misunderstanding of our Constitutional Republic extends beyond the unwashed masses and well into the heart of the professional politician and bureaucrats within the federal government itself. It is patently obvious that the track we have taken is headed for a cliff but the Politically Correct world in which we live does not recognize any facts that do not comply with alternative reality that has been have fabricated. We can ride this train and ignore all the warning signs until we crash or we can take affirmative action to reverse our course.

To correct this dire situation before it is too late, the one indispensable agenda item that the new Republican Congress must undertake is to educate the public about the Constitution and why it is so important to our ultimate success as a free society. The most conspicuous way to accomplish that goal would be to create a standing committee to review the constitutionality of both new and existing law as requested by any one Member of Congress. Having ongoing hearings with both expert legal testimony and common sense testimony will bring the issues into the public for debate and that is exactly what is needed to awaken the citizens.

The Tea Party itself is evidence that much of the public is already aware that we are definitely on the wrong track and the new Members that they supported can use this new committee opportunity to turn their limited government agenda into a positive action. There is, of course, the very definite side benefit that as some laws are found to be unconstitutional, there could be significant budget savings.

The big question is if the Republicans have the courage to focus the constitutional lens on all the activities that are not in our Constitution.

Gayle in MD
11-03-2010, 06:37 AM
LMAO...don't hold your breath, Einstein. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/grin.gif

pooltchr
11-03-2010, 07:33 AM
Gayle is right. The Democrats would never allow that to happen. It's not in their best interest to have the public educated about the constitution, and too many of their pet projects would be ruled to have been unconstitutional.

Steve

Sev
11-03-2010, 08:25 AM
The first thing need to do is begin proceedings to repeal Obamacare.
Then payback all the unused stimulus money.

Not taking the senate could be a good thing. As now it is not all on one party.
Also the existing Dems are now on notice that they can be swept out of office in 2012 if they dont play ball.

Obama is now going to be in a interesting position where he may have to argue against his party in order to pass legislation that address our dept.

The next 2 months of the lame duck session should be very interesting.

LWW
11-03-2010, 12:54 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Gayle in MD</div><div class="ubbcode-body">LMAO...don't hold your breath, Einstein. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/grin.gif </div></div>

If I mail you a copy of the COTUS and a copy of the Federalist Papers will you read it?

LWW