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Where does the hatred for Constitutionalism come from?

One of the best articles I have read on Zerohedge

What is the source of the hatred towards constitutionalists? Where does it originate? Here are just some of the personal triggers and methodologies within the mind of the anti-freedom advocate which I believe have sullied them beyond repair…

The Anti-Constitutionalist Suffers From An Inferiority Complex

I have found in my role as a Liberty Movement analyst and through literally tens of thousands of debates that anti-constitution advocates are, for the most part, of limited intelligence. These are the average useful idiots who know little of history, politics, economics, etc., but feel the desperate need to appear as though they are experts on everything. This usually results in constant attempts to show off for anyone who will pay attention, usually with sound-bites they heard on the nightly news coupled with remedial attacks against the character of those who dare to step outside the mainstream.

The problem is that deep down, they know they are not very bright. And so, they seek to always travel with the herd on every issue, for if they cannot be smart, they can at least be accepted. Ironically, if constitutionalism was being pushed by the mainstream, they would automatically change their tune.

It is probable that they have run into a Liberty Movement proponent (most of whom are well versed in history, politics, and economics) at least once in their lives, went in for an attack, and were utterly destroyed. Their inferiority exposed, they learn to detest anything associated with constitutionalism.

The Anti-Constitutionalist Does Not Like The Idea Of A Law He Cannot Use To His Advantage

Not all anti-constitutionalists are dense. A limited few are very intelligent, but morally bankrupt. The Constitution is not just a legal document; it is also an emotional and spiritual document. If one does not have a relationship with his own conscience and the concept of natural law, then he will discover little in the founding ideals of America that he agrees with. Some people (usually corrupt politicians and judges) see the law as a weapon to be used against their ideological opponents, whereas constitutionalists see the law as a shield to protect us from such despots. The Constitution and the Bill Of Rights are both designed to protect our Absolute Freedoms. That is, freedoms that are inborn and which no person or government is qualified to give as a gift, or take as if they are a privilege.

Nothing angers those who seek power more than a legal framework which they are not allowed to touch, or shift, or “tweak” to suit their private ambitions.

Constitutional protections are not meant to be subject to the “buts” and “what ifs” common in the lesser legal world. They are not open to debate. Our rights are not subject to the demands of the so-called “majority”. Our rights are eternal, and unchangeable. Anti-constitutionalists attempt to work around the absolutes of the document by implementing subversive law backed by flawed logic. But, a law which destroys previous constitutional rights is not a law which any individual American is required to follow. Even an amendment that undermines our civil liberties is not legally binding. The freedoms put forth in the Constitution and the Bill Of Rights are SET IN STONE (and this includes the right to bear arms in common use of the military of our day). They cannot be undone without destroying the very fabric of the republic.

The Anti-Constitutionalist Hates Those Who Go Against The Tide, Even If The Tide Is Drowning Us All

Some people are predisposed to be followers. They do not want to take responsibility for their futures or even their own actions. They do not like questions. They do not like dilemmas. They want to be left to wallow in their own private prisons, where they are comfortably enslaved.

I remember participating in an End The Fed rally in Pittsburgh in early 2008 which was, like most activist rallies, meant to expose the uneducated public to ideas they may not have heard before. I found it interesting that around a quarter of the people who strolled by our picket line automatically sneered, as if by reflex, even though they had probably never heard our position, or even heard of the Fed. It dawned on me that they were not angered by our political or economic views. Instead they were angered by the mere fact that we were there. We were vocal, and defiant, and a disruption to their daily robot-like routine. They hated us because we were ruining their fantasy of disconnectedness.

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ironic right???

That same constitution lead to the freedom of more people than any other time on earth.

'Peace is a powerful message.' Ron Paul

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submitted by "Clark Bent" just blew me away!

"You start out with a nation, the finest nation ever conceived in human experience, and dedicated to the radical notion that mankind is capable of individual liberty, and indeed deserves it. Governments are either utilitarian servants or illegitimate tyrants. Surely if we are to make pretense to being more than beasts, or even a very special type of beast that can conform his conduct to and honorable existence, the nation bequeathed to us is irreplaceable, and we should perish rather than permit it to disappear. Indeed as stewards to the promise of government by the people, for the people and of the people we are obligated to sacrifice our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor to preserve it to posterity. We have no other choice if we would call ourselves men.

The vermin do not understand this, they are "moderns." They suppose that they accidentally "evolved" to equality of character and worth with absolutely no requirement for their own input. They insist that they are as good as anyone, though their moral worth is negative. They despise those who would be men because it exposes the bitter bargain they have made; to ape humanity in exchange for mindless degradation. They adopt the furious hatred of their father, Lucifer. In their nihilistic rage against their own degraded character, they will viciously attack anything that demonstrates their putrid state by comparison. They hate work, they hate productivity, they despise virtue, commitment, responsibility, wisdom, courage. They replace love with their vile sexual paractices and they devour themselves and everyone that comes into their reach. They. Are. Evil."

My answer is based on your title

I believe its because of a cultural shift and change in our older free market and capitalist philosophy to the modern day socialist and Keynesian philosophy. This change has been going on for about 150-100 years


Good article

“It is not our part to master all the tides of the world, but to do what is in us for the succour of those years wherein we are set, uprooting the evil in the fields that we know, so that those who live after may have clean earth to till." -J.R.R. Tolkien