Would most of today's Tea Partyers and Conservatives have ratified the Constitution ...
... or, would they have been satisfied with a slightly stregnthened Articles of Confederation?
I have would have made this a poll in one of my hubs but since most people who read hubs seem to have an aversion to voting, go figure, I thought I might get more written responses.
Tea Party people, at least the ones I know, love the Constitution, especially its original meaning. They tend to have actually read the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence, Common Sense and the Federalist.
Most Libertarians I know have more problems with the Constitution than with the Articles of Confederation.
Most liberals I know do not comprehend the Natural Law Theory, the Declaration, Constitution or Federalist.
I actually addressed this question (more or less) in a hub a while back. It's hard to say. People with a general aversion toward federal government power would have had some issues with the Constitution when it was first created. But it's hard to make general statements about the so-called "Tea Party." I don't see it as a single cohesive movement. People assigned this label seem to vary in their Constitutional literacy, and I doubt that those who have actually read it interpret everything in the same way.
http://hubpages.com/hub/Why-was-the-Art … nstitution
I don't mean to use this as a promo for one of my own hubs, but in all candor I think it went a long way to answering this question. It's called "My Conversation with the Founding Fathers" if anyone's interested. And, yes, I am a conservative.
by Scott Belford 5 years ago
Do Conservatives believe in a United States or a united States of America?The Declaration of Independance refers to the united States while the Constitution uses the phrase United States, with a capital 'U'. The Ariticles of Confederation and the Continental Congress epitomize a united States...
by JAKE Earthshine 2 days ago
Try not to allow documented serial liar Donald Trump and his Russian Republicans HOODWINK you into believing they’re against socialism because it’s not true. They simply adore socialism when it’s used to divert OUR money toward their filthy rich donors: Like when CONservative Republicans gave...
by Scott Belford 3 years ago
If you were King for a day, what elements of of the U.S. Constitution amd its Amendments would you want to see deleted, repealed, added, or mofified to make it fit more to the way the SIGNERS of the Constitution intended it to mean, given their philosophical druthers and not the political realities...
by Susan Reid 7 years ago
For those of us who have been wondering what the heck Michele Bachmann is doing in the US Congress, we now have an answer!Her comment vis a vis yesterday's House repeal of the Health Care Law:Said Rep. Michele Bachmann (Minn.): "To those . . . who think this may be a symbolic act, we have a...
by crankalicious 6 years ago
My unbiased description is this: liberals turn to government to solve their problems. Conservatives turn to business to solve their problems.
by Grace Marguerite Williams 4 months ago
as going on a downhill spiral due to so-called Liberalism. Conservatives maintain that the Democratic party as undermining America. Conservatives further contend that Donald Trump is returning America to solid values & prosperity. If you are a Conservative, what do you want...
Copyright © 2019 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|