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ARTICLE: The Constitutional Argument is the Weakest Argument

The Constitution, while a great document of high ideals, carries no weight in Washington, and little weight with most people.

The Constitution is not the law of the land any longer. We pay unconstitutional taxes with unconstitutional money, which funds unconstitutional activities everywhere in the world.

I'd like to see an end to the argument "That's unconstitutional" against blatantly immoral actions and dangerous precedents. The argument carries no weight with those in charge, and so long as the Constitution is ignored daily, will carry no weight with the people.

It's time to step up our game, and start examining WHY these things are in the Constitution, why they matter, and why they shouldn't be ignored.

http://shadesofthomaspaine.blogexec.com/index.php/entry/the-...

The principles behind the Constitution are so strong, and the historical evidence of unlimited government gone awry so plentiful that there is no reason to make weak appeals to the authority of a piece of paper so few recognize as valid.

We have better arguments, and it's time to use them.

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Good point

Since people have lost sight of the reasoning behind the Constitution/BoR, it pays to remind them directly - they won't see it by referring to Amendments. Of course, they usually don't see it anyway, and dismiss the gradual decent into absolutist gov't as paranoia, even, hard as it is to believe, today. But all we can do is keep sticking it out. Nice post.

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The 4th amendment

is a valid argument against the AP being monitored by the DOJ, but more important is how this sets an awful precedent.

Author of Shades of Thomas Paine, a common sense blog with a Libertarian slant.

http://shadesofthomaspaine.blogexec.com

Also author of Stick it to the Man!

http://www.amazon.com/Stick-Man-Richard-Moyer/dp/1484036417

the 4th may be but

the first is more direct

"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe."-- Albert Einstein

Possibly we need to play...

Bill of Rights Bingo?

Author of Shades of Thomas Paine, a common sense blog with a Libertarian slant.

http://shadesofthomaspaine.blogexec.com

Also author of Stick it to the Man!

http://www.amazon.com/Stick-Man-Richard-Moyer/dp/1484036417