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The United States Constitution is hanging by a thread

Updated on April 11, 2012

Recently supreme court justice Ginsburg made the reprehensible statement to the people of Egypt that she would not look to the United States Constitution when drafting a constitution in the year 2012, but would rather look to some place like South Africa. This sentiment in all of it's anti-american prowess is both alarming and comforting. It is alarming because many people in the United States empathize with that sentiment, but it is comforting as well to know that even one of the most powerful officials in the land still to this day can not push their agenda across the board without going through the constitution.


Article III of the constitution establishes the judiciary branch of the united States and is set specifically for the interpretation of laws. However we have seen the democratic process interrupted by the self righteous elites of the supreme court. Instead of using judicial constraint, liberal judges are inclined to operate by judicial activism. Such examples of judicial activism include the decision on Roe vs Wade, a continued misuse of the commerce clause, misuse of the 14th amendment in order to undermine state authority, and we see it currently as judges continue to overturn state decisions concerning homosexual marriage. The list of grievances is limitless and the legalization of individual agendas are evident in past actions of our former and current justices which have and do sit on the bench.

Man arrested for reading the Bible in public

Free speech

The freedom of speech is currently being abridged in the form of political correctness. People can loose their jobs for saying the wrong thing, and sensitivity training in the workplace arms overly sensitive people with the ability to put their co worker's job in jeopardy. The mainstream media is training their listeners to get offended by anything that is counter intuitive to their values and it will only be a matter of time before we see significant suppression of ideologies.

Freedom of religion

Over the last year we have seen the political left encroaching on the religious values of American citizens. In San Francisco they attempted to ban circumcisions, Sorry Jews.

In several states the courts have allowed homosexual marriage to pass into law even when the people voted against it. Though the subject has been touted by the left as intolerance it will be a fact that when Gay marriage is put into law the churches who have the fortitude to stand against it will suffer from the loss of their tax exempt status, and many churches can not survive with out it. Thus the government will have to force churches to marry gay couples or suffer a hefty fine for being discriminate.

Currently we have seen that the Obama administration wishes to force Catholic organizations to provide "family planning" services in their health care programs, another liberal agenda against Catholics who are specifically religiously opposed to any kind of contraception. This will also pave the way to other forms of so called "family planning" programs like abortion.

The list is endless as to the forms of litigation against religion on the whole but they are especially vehement in their litigating against Christianity.

The right to bear arms

Gun control advocates at times imply that the wording of the second amendment is sloppy and out dated. As Penn Jillette has said; "it's funny they can't seem to find any other place where those hack framers f@#!ed up the wording."

it is the goal of liberal lawmakers ban the use and sale of assault rifles and other weapons that aren't meant for hunting. But the right to keep and bear arms was not intended for our nations ever popular gaming industry. It is for the protection of its individual citizens and not just for the police and military. It is a right that we must always have in order to guarantee all of our other rights which are constantly being taken away.

General Welfare

Abuse of the general welfare clause in the constitution is the major contributing factor to this nations debt crisis.The general welfare clause in the constitution is mentioned twice and was intended for the welfare of the general public. It's purpose is to guarantee things such as the military which benefits us all, and the construction of roads which benefit us all. However liberal law makers see it in a much different way. They see it as a free for all to push their agenda of socialist programs that make up this nations giant entitlement spending budget. And when the conservatives speak against it liberals counter claim that their programs are Christ based which is absurd. There is no way that the founding fathers or Jesus Christ would advocate government social programs that will plant us into unthinkable debt, and cripple our economy.

Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness

Even with the declaration of independence we see the regression of our basic God given freedoms. Life is certainly of little value to the modern day progressive as every year 1.5 million fetuses are aborted under liberal progressive policies.

The very word liberty which the foundation of the word liberal is anything but liberty. The Latin word liber means free, yet today's liberals are inclined to brag about their track record in the law making process and believe it is a value to pass more laws every year which encroach on the liberties of their fellow Americans. It is liberal policies that stifle the free trade market, and impose a sentiment of a need for socialism in the law, and with that sentiment we deny ourselves the ability to pursue happiness.


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    • Onusonus profile image

      Onusonus 5 years ago from washington

      RCrumple, Thanks for commenting. I think it is an ostentatious notion to put the safety of law abiding citizens entirely in the hands of our undermanned law enforcement agencies.

      As noble as their job is, it is impossible for them to be capable of reacting promptly enough to violent crimes to prevent them from occurring. Only to clean up the bloody mess afterwards.

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      Rich 5 years ago from Kentucky

      I'm in agreement with most of what you post. Our economic division is creating a scenario not unlike the cause of the original Boston Tea Party's "Taxation without representation." How can one govern those he cannot relate to? Obvious answer, he can't!

      Giving up weapons only allows a police state to occur, with guns in the hands of police and criminals and innocents lying dead in between. It is a tool of those that use fear as a tool to intimidate. If the 70 year old in the Florida internet cafe hadn't of been armed, the two armed robbers could have caused major injuries. Instead, good triumphed over evil...or, isn't that the way it's supposed to be?

      Good Hub!

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      nancy, 6 years ago

      meet the new boss,same as the old boss.

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      Onusonus 6 years ago from washington

      Wba, I absolutely agree. Politicians don't seem to understand the fact that giving money to one group means they have to take it from another.

      the only free socioty is one with an insignificant government, and the ability to defend its self.

    • profile image 6 years ago from upstate, NY

      Great Hub, voted up and awesome!

      " But the right to keep and bear arms was not intended for our nations ever popular gaming industry. It is for the protection of its individual citizens..."

      This is an often overlooked point, if we're to be self-governing we should at least have the right to protect ourselves. How can you govern yourself without protecting yourself?

      Another important reason the founders named for the 2nd Amendment was a final line of defense against a corrupt government!

      "There is no way that the founding fathers or Jesus Christ would advocate government social programs that will plant us into unthinkable debt, and cripple our economy."

      This is a terrific point, the bible says to leave no debt unpaid. Another problem with wealth redistribution is "thou shalt not steal"! How can a wealth redistribution be for the general welfare when you must take something by force from one person in order to give it to another?

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      Onusonus 6 years ago from washington

      Right on dude! When you talk I feel like I'm talking to Ronald freaking Regan!

      You said the people are throwing it all away and I couldn't agree more.

      "We are at war with the most dangerous enemy that has ever faced mankind in his long climb from the swamp to the stars, and it has been said if we lose that war, and in so doing lose this way of freedom of ours, history will record with the greatest astonishment that those who had the most to lose did the least to prevent its happening." -Regan.

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      Paula 6 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Onusonus, good quotes. Wow, and I agree. You can observe this to be true. Non moral people won't like the Constitution for long, no wonder they want to rewrite it.

      If that cause and effect continues to play out, or as it does, I feel less and less badly for the country even though it is so sad. The people this great country was created for, are throwing it away. People don't seem to care or think others are being extreme for being concerned.

      There is at the very least, no denying the cause and effect. People can disagree all day long, but we all see a cause, the changes, and the effect. What accounts for that kind of observation? Its what you are saying, a big part of it is.

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      Onusonus 6 years ago from washington

      oceansnsunsets, Thanks for commenting, I have two quotes for you.

      "Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people." -John Adams

      "I believe there are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power, than by violent and sudden usurpations" -James Madison

      It's cause and effect. We loose our morality, we loose our freedom.

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      Paula 6 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      I can't remember a time when I was more concerned about my country than I am right now. I enjoy studying history, and from what I know, we have come very far from our roots and what made us strong.

      We need that constitution, and I am deeply troubled by my fellow American's and what sways them, and how easily they are swayed and distracted from facts of matters. Thanks for sharing your points. We need to think about all these things.

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      FitnezzJim 6 years ago from Fredericksburg, Virginia

      Yup yup, looking back, I should have noted that.

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      Onusonus 6 years ago from washington

      Jim I was under the impression that Jed's comments were supposed to be tongue in cheek.

      Thanks for the comments!

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      Onusonus 6 years ago from washington

      Pamela, I definitely like the sentiment of the tea party. Looking back at the bad PR. they received in the beginning is astounding when compared to the occupy movement

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      FitnezzJim 6 years ago from Fredericksburg, Virginia

      Question to Jed: Where in the US Constitution is there provision 'whereby the House of Represenatives can declare it null and void and replace it with a new one'? To the best of my understanding, Article V comes closest with its description of the various ways by which the Constitution can be amended.

      For Pamela ... the Tea Party states their mission on their home page (, and it makes sense. Not disagreeing, just saying.

      For Onusonus, as you hint in your comment, freedom will always be challenged in one way or another, but the spirit of freedom is one that we'll always seek.

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      Pamela Kinnaird W 6 years ago from Maui and Arizona

      You've made some good points in this hub. Everyone should have a copy of the Constitution and Amendments and should strive to understand it. A lot of people don't realize that's all the Tea Party is about. Good meetings, good discussions on learning to realize the importance of each point in the Constitution -- and how these rights are being taken away from us, year by year. Every political party is represented in the Tea Party meetings I have attended. Good hub.

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      Onusonus 6 years ago from washington

      Interesting thoughts. I believe it is the duty of every citizen to ensure that the rantings of the few are out weighed by the common sense of the many. Freedom will always be under attack and so it is imperative to uphold it even when it seems as though there is no hope. Even to the last man standing.

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      Jed Fisher 6 years ago from Oklahoma

      The Constitution has a self-destruct clause in it, whereby the House of Represenatives can declare it null and void and replace it with a new one. All this debate about it's out-datedness seems silly, the blatent disregard our elected officials have for the constituion seems criminally negligent, unless there is an agenda brewing to replace it. My guess, with a constitutional monarchy.

      Sound rediculous? Our government has been bought and paid for by the Saud royal family, my freind. Prepare to embrace Isalm.


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