Does the people of the United States really understand the Declaration of Independence and Articles
Do you trust our Senators and Congressman? How do you view our current President when it comes to foreign affairs? What are your views of how are political system is ran today, versus of what this country was based upon by our founding fathers and the Declaration of Independence?
Nothing much as really changed. I doubt half of the government understands any of the Declaration of Independence. All the elected officials have there "people" get them the articles and information they need for there arguments. Even the citizens, most will not understand the Declaration of Independence, maybe they will understand a few acts but in the end, not really.
The Majority of Americans, Politicians included, do not care about the Declaration or the Constitution unless it benefits them today, worry about tomorrow when it comes. Personally it is a sad state of affairs.
The Constitution of the United States of America and it's accompanying Bill of Rights was written not as a Living Document as they would have you believe but as a written document with meaning. Thomas Jefferson stated, "The Constitution was written so that the people of that time could understand it." It wasn't written so that our Politicians, and Judiciary scholars could interpret it and tear it to shreds. It isn't governments place to use the Necessary and Proper Clause, Commerce, General Welfare or Public Safety Clause to cause our rights to be diminished. We as Americans don't surrender our rights, We as Americans fight for them. The only time I was told I had to surrender some of my liberties was when I served on Active Duty in the Armed Forces. This is understandable for good Order and Military Discipline. Americans have become cowardly in front of politicians, judges and law enforcement personnel when it comes to defending our rights. We must be belligerant to these people and demand that they adhere to our Constitutional and Natural Rights. Otherwise, Just Roll Over and Play Dead!
The constitution of United States is made before more than 250 years. The Citizen of present US is more concerns with well beings of the Nation and not with the Constitution. If the right in the constitution goes against the well fare of the people that may be changed by the people’s vote. People’s safety, happiness and the nation’s dignity is above the rights of constitution that is read or not read, or known or not known – does not matter.
The hubber 'Average American' is sharing a line-by-line analysis of the US Constitution, and his thoughts. They are well-written with good insights.
Trust? The founding fathers never did trust and that is why they understood the need for check and balances/Separation of Powers.
What was this country based on? Life Liberty and property?
Dred Scott was property. Until 1967, No white man was allowed to marry outside of his race in most states. Loving v. Virginia changed all that. Anti miscegenation laws, Blaine amendments? Remember the Alamo? This was so Texans would be free from Mexico so that they could own slaves. When has America ever been about freedom? We declared independence from England to be free. England abolished slavery 30 years before we did.
Nowadays, the family courts are creating new law out of incomplete statutes (i.e. no fault divorce) and ignoring the fundamental rights that parents have in the care and custody of their children.
Would you trust an elected official that has no prior experience in law to create and pass new law when they don't even understand? The new health care plan was never even read before congress voted on it. Now it's law? What the..,
The idea that a document more than two centuries old could have present impact on our lives, without modification, is ridiculous.
The most important part of that initial legislation, maybe only matched by the fundamental rights, is the fact that it can be ammended, and changed as time goes by.
Purely put, the Congress is elected by popular vote. If a congress is put into place that decides in favor of health-care, that can be said, to have been the will of the people (if only by proxy).
I feel the tea party takes exception to everything this president puts forward, no matter the actual policy. They aren't an actual political movement with an agenda other than 'oppose that black guy'.
And if you want to say 'stopping big government'; very few tea party types demonstrated during Bush II. For those that were, I concede that they have a legitimate desire to see the Federal Government reduced in power.
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