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October 27, 2010

Constitutional Law - Tea Party Style

When they're not stomping on the heads of protesters or looking to oust a sitting member of the House of Representatives because he's a muslim, the Tea-Party has done some "homework" on the Constitution and found some well established guv'ment programs to be, un, unconstitutional.

The overall reason? These things are not described in the Constitution and according to the 10th Amendment, should be left to the states.

From TPM:
  • Social Security
  • Medicare
  • Minimum Wage
  • United Nations
  • Unemployment Benefits
  • Civil Rights Act
Here's the 10th Amendment:
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
You know what else isn't in the Constitution?
  • Centers for Disease Control
  • Security and Exchange Commission
  • Food And Drug Administration
  • OSHA
Can someone please find these phrases in the Constitution? If they're not there, then why am I paying all my taxes to support something that should be relegated to the states? The guv'ment has no right to take my money to put limits on the free market (as what happens with the SEC) and it has no right to dictate to small business owners their guv'ment definition of "safety" (as what happens with OSHA) If a business is unsafe or fraudulent, it'll quickly go out of business.

The free market (and low taxes) are the only solution to the trouble we face.

And stomping on the heads of political protesters.

5 comments:

Pgh_Knight said...

Maybe instead of giving traction to this staged and stupid "stomping" story, do you think we could actually talk about local political issues?

I am still waiting to hear Dan Onorato's plan to save the transit system. Maybe he will base the funding on taxes that don't exist? (wait, his mentor Ed already tried that) I know... he will dream up a drink tax to save transit!!! (wait, he already tried that)

bacalove said...

The Pretenders, the GOP/Tea Party's, "mission" is to sell to the American people the "bill of goods" that we Need less government, after all, government will only get in the way of their fraudulent schemes and try to hold them accountable to people and not to corporations!

Then, they pretend that they want to lower taxes for the American people knowing full well that the loopholes they created for the wealthy means that Corporations and wealthy Americans pay very little taxes or No taxes at all, so that every-day Average Americans have to carry and Shoulder all the tax burden.

Then they pretend they want to Create Jobs in America, but to Create Jobs, you must Invest in America. Yet the Party of No always vote Nay to any any spending for America's crumbling and decaying roads, streets, sewer system, infra-structure, high-speed rails, and public education (to further "dumb-down" Americans)! They vote No to any Investment in America's water, air, clean energy and her people. They know that Investing in America means TO CREATE JOBS!

On the otherhand, they don't mind rewarding companies who create jobs overseas or to spend and invest millions of dollars on Wall Street stocks and bonds, phony ponzi schemes and real-estate deals.
They do this while watching America continue to further decline and decay into a third-world country, because the Simple and Awful truth, is that Republicans do not want, and they Fear, a government for the people and by the people. Their desire is for America to go back to the times when the rich get richer and the poor get poorer! That's what they are fighting for, not for average Americans, but for their greedy way of life and for power.

How long before Americans wake up and realize that the Republican Party is a party for the wealthy, and that they will do anything and say anything to keep their power over the people. They pretend to be Christains but everything they say and do is un-Christ like. On the otherhand, the Democratic Party has always been inclusive and a party for the people. When the Democrats try to Invest in America to heal America, they always come up against filibusters, lies, swiftboating, pretense and dishonesty. Now, the Pretenders are trying to "convince" Americans that this depression and loss of jobs began when President Obama took office and that he is to blame for all of America's problems.

For America to turn to her former ways of prosperity and generosity, we must say No to the Pretenders, professional liars without a conscience. We must finally get off this "yellow-brick" road to nowhere but down! We must stop being fooled by the Wizards behind a curtain of deceit! We can vote No the Pretenders on November 2nd and begin to take our country back from greed, dishonesty and deceit.

Ol' Froth said...

Unlawful restraint and assault are stupid? Members of Rand Paul's campaign apperatus helped stage a beatdown? Huh, I didn't know that! Oh, and "Look over heeeeeeeerrrrrrr!"

jay said...

How exactly did she make that braindead hillbilly stomp on her or the other one throw her to the ground?

Honest to God, for all the talk these conservative frauds spew about personal accountability they possess surprisingly little.

The evil liberal woman (bet she's a witch!) made the big dumb hillbilly do it!

jay said...

Oh, and if Christine O'Donnell is any indication, the vast majority of these Teabaggers have utterly no understanding of the Constitution or the tradition of law in this country.

Apparently, we're only supposed to have the laws that a bunch of people dead 200+ years wanted. Guess what? The Founders hated the idea of a standing army; that's why there's no mention of a full-time standing army in the Constitution. Better get rid of it.