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This Pretty Much Sums Up The Sad State Of The US Constitution

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Submitted by Simon Black of Sovereign Man blog,

My research team recently passed along a piece of legislation they were looking at called the “ENFORCE the Law Act of 2014.”

It immediately piqued my interest… because anytime you see all CAPS in government documents, it signifies some absurd acronym. And the ‘ENFORCE the Law Act’ did not disappoint.

ENFORCE stands for “Executive Needs to Faithfully Observe and Respect Congressional Enactments”.

And the stated objective of the legislation is “to protect the separation of powers in the Constitution of the United States by ensuring that the President takes care that the laws be faithfully executed. . .”

The bill goes on with specific language to authorize Congress bringing civil legal action against the President of the United States, or any cabinet secretary, for implementing some rule or executive order that does not conform with Article II of the Constitution.

This pretty much sums up the sad state of affairs in the Land of the Free.

When Congress has to pass a new law just to get the President of the United States to, you know, follow the Constitution that he swore to ‘support and defend’, you can be certain that the system has become broken beyond all repair.

This isn’t a commentary on the current POTUS; the disturbing trend of rapidly expanding executive abuse has been increasing for years.

It has nothing to do with Mr. Obama, or Mr. Bush before him, or future Presidents that will continue to expand their offices.

It’s the system itself that is fundamentally flawed. The model is simply no longer valid. Having an election and voting in a new commander-in-chief won’t fix the problem. All you’re doing is changing the players. It’s time to change the game.

 

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Sat, 03/15/2014 - 16:46 | 4552689 Independent
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The sheeple are just as guilty for the tearing up of the Constitution

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 16:55 | 4552722 James_Cole
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Good thing the repubs were so vigilant about 'enforce'ing the constitution under their presidents.

For added comedy, here's a guy who’s shown through his voting record he doesn't give two fucks about the constitution again going on about how important / immutable it is:

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/03/15/justice-scalia-constitution-i...

 

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 17:10 | 4552785 NoDebt
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I wonder how long it would take Obama to delay implementation of that law beyond the end of his second term.

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 17:29 | 4552847 Anusocracy
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Any document that calls into existence an entity that is wholly evil can in no way be considered good or desirable.

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 17:52 | 4552917 Anusocracy
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And to any of the down voters capable of thinking this through: YOU DON'T NEED GOVERNMENT, YOUR LORDS AND MASTERS DO.

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 18:02 | 4552953 Looney
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Instead of “separation of powers” we should be using the proper term “separation of ABUSE”. I think? ;-)

Looney

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 18:13 | 4552982 Anusocracy
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I've always liked the idea of making Washington, DC a separate country.

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 18:17 | 4552994 Looney
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That separate country would need a very strong border control - to keep all those assholes in...  ;-)

Looney

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 18:59 | 4553039 Manthong
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“when once we have made our fellow men the objects of our enlightened interest, to go on to make them objects of our pity, then of our wisdom, ultimately of our coercion”

Lionel Trilling, “The Liberal Imagination” 1950

 

Professor Trilling (Columbia) was actually cautioning liberals not to go there.

They obviously ignored his admonition.

 

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 19:45 | 4553242 Boris Alatovkrap
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Boris favorite Rushian rock band:

 

We are take good care of every thing 

Word you are hear, song you are sing 

Picture that is give pleasure to your eye

Is one for all and all is for one 

We work together, common son 

Never need to wonder how or why 

 

We are the Priest of the Temple of Syrinx 

Our great computer is fill hallowed hall

We are the Priest of Temple of Syrinx 

All gift of life are held within our wall 

 

Look around at world we are make 

Equality our stock in trade

Come and join Brotherhood of Man 

Oh, what is nice, contenting world 

Let banner is be unfurled 

Hold Red Star is proudly high in hand 

We are Priest of Temple of Syrinx 

Our great computer is filling up hallowed hall

We are Priest of Temple of Syrinx 

All gift of life are held within our wall

...

We are assume control, we are assume control, we are assume control,...

Resistance is futile...

 

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 21:12 | 4553545 zhandax
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Damn Boris, that is some piece of work.  Took a moment to catch the 'Rushian' connotation.

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 21:26 | 4553592 Manthong
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I want the Kool-Aid concession at the temple.

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 04:34 | 4554233 A Nanny Moose
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+2112

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 09:45 | 4554551 Wahooo
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I know that song, "White House Rocks".

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 19:43 | 4553233 sleigher
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It is I thought.  Or at least a separate corporation...

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 19:57 | 4553274 weburke
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like the origional deed says...........ROME 

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 19:36 | 4553216 g'kar
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I prefer seperation of heads via guillotine.

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 18:15 | 4552988 Harbanger
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I'm not sure you thought this through Anu, without law or enforcement of law you would very quickly become my bitch.  I'm no saint.

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 19:50 | 4553250 scrappy
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That's why we need to RESTORE the RULE OF LAW.

The "Common Law" Grand Jury process is the way.

Today, CT, and RI consituted, but we need more people in those States to be FULLY CONSTITUTED.

Florida is very close to being FULLY CONSTITUTED.

NEW YORK STATE "IS" FULLY CONSTITUTED.

We have members in every state now.

http://www.nationallibertyalliance.org/state-plan

Saw a lot of poverty in Providence today.

Most people have no idea REALLY WHY.

We do.

 

 

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 20:06 | 4553304 Harbanger
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I'll read it when I have some time but anything citing
NY state in it's modern form as an example of national liberty is questionable.

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 20:06 | 4553306 weburke
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you may want to identify a country to live in that the major power folks dont care about. there you could have a period of time where representative govt could work. north america is fully owned and controlled by families you dont like, and there is no getting any power for some previous dream. perhaps new zealand? some part of it? you will not be making any headway on this continent certainly. why be unrealistic?    

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 23:27 | 4553833 scrappy
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I like to try.

I like our people.

Regarding families I supposedly do not like, not true, just what some of them do, and they can change, that's we have Mercy as one of our three tenents. Also I suspect within those families some of the new generation is questioning things.

Like this one on Mish's site.

http://globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com/2014/03/president-obama-is-bi...

We shall see.

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 03:27 | 4554151 Element
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That was so spot on scrappy.

And what a sort.

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 04:41 | 4554242 A Nanny Moose
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What enforcement, of what law? So the worst possible outcome, that you can imagine as a result of anarchy, is that government would just re-establish itself? When do we get started with the whole anarchy thing?

For those who want to make other people their bytch there is the RTBA. Why would you want to make anybody your bytch? What is the logic?

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 23:35 | 4553880 TheReplacement
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Ok then.  Let us all govern ourselves.  But first, I get the nukes.  Have fun with your impossible dream.

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 04:42 | 4554244 A Nanny Moose
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Impossible? Why?

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 04:43 | 4554245 A Nanny Moose
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Bingo!

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 19:01 | 4553109 luckystrike6
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You know, under the Bush administration a lot of conservatives were worried about those expanded executive powers falling into the hands of Democrats. (Not that there's a whole lot of difference, really). But the warpath neo-con idiocy of Bill O'Reilly won the day. Why should we expect any President, from any party, to roll back his own powers now? The short-sightedness and greed of the Republican Party -- in their firm belief that no Democrat would ever be elected again -- was stunning. They got what they deserved; a Democrat in office who can interpret any law any way he sees fit, secretly and by fiat, just like ol' Junior used to. Unfortunately, the rest of us got it too.

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 17:01 | 4552754 blindman
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no they are not, the guilty would love to blame them
though. put it this way, there are people, not sheeple,
and they can be maligned for being forced into
slavery and believing their educators and masters
but they are not guilty of the fundamental crime of
perpetuating financial and monetary fraud on the
modern world. they are not guilty of the disease or
defect of "negritude" as was ascribed to those dissatisfied
slaves who sought to run away from the plantation.

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 17:51 | 4552914 kchrisc
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Most of the American people can be accused of ignorance. But that is much better than willfully violating one's oath, willfully waging war against the American people, terrorizing most of the world, killing indiscriminately wherever they go, etc.

No, the American people should and will answer to themselves for their ignorance, but the criminals of the DC US will one day have to answer to the American people.

"My guillotine is just trying to get ahead."

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 17:06 | 4552772 ebworthen
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Have you heard they will switch partners on "Dancing with the Stars" this season? 

Gotta go take my constitutional now - but I'll be back later - with Cheetos.

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 16:03 | 4555898 zstard
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Yep, the sheeple of America didn't get to where they're at without a lot of help. The non-stop deluge of mind control in education, entertainment, news media, and music is highly effective. There are opportunities to wake up now, but just sayin' that there's no reason to beat the sheep. They're getting plenty of abuse as it is.

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 17:33 | 4552848 TheGardener
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Sat, 03/15/2014 - 18:09 | 4552974 Looney
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It might be deleted here, on ZH, but General Alex keeps all un-deleted and/or edited copies forevah...  ;-)

Looney

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 17:43 | 4552892 rubiconsolutions
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The USA PATRIOT Act is the same thing, it's an acronym for: Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001.

George Orwell would have appreciated the language.

 

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 18:39 | 4553037 SgtShaftoe
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The assertion that the sheeple are guilty is based on the assumption that voting actually does something.  Do you think voting does something other than appease the people into a stupor of self satisfaction?

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 21:46 | 4553634 Spanky
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The electoral system is dominated by the twin party. The twin party, and their candidates, are bought and paid for by a (relatively) small group of wealthy people -- the wealth primary. They and their rich friends control the media (and profit handsomely from the arrangement). 

Thus, third party candidates cannot get equal media exposure, since they lost the wealth primary. Even when a third party candidate beats these long odds, they are politically isolated in the legislature unless they play ball with one, or the other, twin party.

There is nothing sacrosanct about the twin party "system". Moreover, it now makes mockery of our democratic process -- discovery of our political will by voting -- turning it into a tyrannical farce. But elections must be held to maintain the illusion of governance of, for and by the people -- to maintain the legitimacy of TPTB's ruling order.

What we need is a common point of political agreement, outside the twin party paradigm, that seeks to discover and quantify our political will. A point that clarifies the political voice of those of us whom think red team / blue team politics and politicians corrupt... and unfit for office.

Do you consent to what the US government is doing?

If not, in the next election mark No Consent on your ballot and tender it...

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 12:19 | 4554985 lunaticfringe
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Sorry dude. Can't take any responsibility here. I obey the law.

-A Sheeple

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 16:49 | 4552699 franciscopendergrass
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There is a constitution in the United States?  The President is suppose to follow it?  

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 17:06 | 4552771 blindman
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good point. comprehend, follow and defend that
understanding. but we have the con artists who like
to play it like defense council, for the ....
wait for it ......
fucking federal reserve notes!
"god help the beast in me." n.l.

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 17:48 | 4552907 FreedomGuy
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Excellent question, chinoslims. Yes, there is this all powerful governing document called the Constitution. It looks like it is written in English but that is a common fallacy. It is actually written in a mystical language similar to English but only nine mystics in black robes can actually tell us what it means. Even though the words of the document never really seem to change, the meaning of it does. It is really quite supernatural. Normally to say and mean something new and different a document must be rewritten or amended. Not the Constitution! In the hands of the nine mystics it's meaning and intent can change without a single letter being altered.

I am not expert in this document but if I had to sum it up from recent rulings, it says the U.S. Government can do whatever it wants to. Those things that look like limitations, restrictions and enumerations really are not. Who knew?

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 22:54 | 4553797 Ms No
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That's funny, the 9 mystics in black robes.  Who would have thought that the US supreme court would become the Oracle of Delphi.  Pretty sad

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 02:01 | 4554091 TBT or not TBT
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Mark Levin calls them "Men In Black", in the book he wrote with that title. Their fucked up reading of the commerce clause laid a lot of the groundwork for this long slide into tyranny under the unaccountable administrative state sucking the life out of everything now.

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 04:44 | 4554246 A Nanny Moose
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you mean FORMER United States. Untied seems for appropriate.

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 16:49 | 4552703 q99x2
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Time to Change the Game. 

Before the Game bursts into flame.

Time to Change the Game.

Before the Game bursts into flame.

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 16:52 | 4552712 piliage
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It's called impeachment. Use it, you elected pussies!

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 17:02 | 4552756 Gold N Glocks
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Impeach then deport!

 

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 00:24 | 4553968 StychoKiller
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[quote]

When Congress has to pass a new law just to get the President of the United States to, you know, follow the Constitution that he swore to ‘support and defend’, you can be certain that the system has become broken beyond all repair.

[/quote]

The legislature(s) don't have the votes for impeachment, because that would be the most effective pathway to end this farce!

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 12:24 | 4555004 lunaticfringe
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They will never impeach the POS. He is black. The race war that would follow would make the LA riots look like a high school wrestling match.

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 16:54 | 4552714 Czar of Defenes...
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While the system may be flawed (AS ARE - ahem ahem - people, by their very nature),

this does NOT mean the solution is

to THROW THE BABY OUT WITH THE BATH WATER.

Out Constitution is fine, Simon, thank you very much.

Yet, what troubles me is the notion that the document does not suffice, as it is for Congress

TO IMPEACH (House) and TO REMOVE (Senate...well, AFTER the november elections!).

Leftists, nihilists one and all, *love* to destroy stuff...without ever thinking about or suggesting what should replace it.

Please consider that NEXT time, Simon, BEFORE you suggest trashing our Constitution..

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 16:59 | 4552747 DaddyO
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Agreed, let us revisit the founding documents and the opinions of those who wrote them.

I for one am tired of all this system is broke so let's rewrite it nonsense.

Now we have the COS and that push to add a hundred new amendments.

We can't even enforce the 10 we have in the Bill of Rights and we're going to convene a COS and add more?

DaddyO

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 17:07 | 4552758 macholatte
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This Pretty Much Sums Up The Sad State Of The US Constitution

 

No it doesn't!

I object to the click baiting headline. There is nothing sad about the Constitution. What is sad is the failure of the elected officials to enforce it and remove the Progressive cancer. Trashing the law, TBTF and TBTJ and 50 million on SNAP cards, media owned and operated for politcal gain, communist czars, etc., etc.  have become the new normal and the legislators watch.

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 17:40 | 4552885 logicalman
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There's some good stuff in there, but, come on guys, this was written when?

How much has the world changed since.

Abolish government as it exists today and make it what it's supposed to be.

Something that represents people, not bits of paper or digits on a hard drive.

When the government fears the people, and all that.

Unfortunately, the people are asleep, mostly.

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 18:10 | 4552979 SgtShaftoe
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When was fire invented again?

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 20:14 | 4553342 acetinker
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More likely 'discovered', but I lol'd just the same.

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 11:39 | 4554865 logicalman
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Can you explain ther relevance of that comment please?

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 22:31 | 4557160 acetinker
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logical, I'll give it a shot-  Fire has existed for a really long time.  Nobody says it is 'outdated'.  It is real.  Like nature, it cannot be denied.

So, the Constitution may not have been written within the last few days, but it's declarations are real, and cannot be denied.

Like you, I consider the Constitution incomplete... insufficient you might say for this day and age.

For me the reason the Constitution is insufficient is because it was written by men, just as the Bible was.

Both are brilliant.  Both are mere constructs; creations of humans.  Thus, both are flawed.  Does this mean we throw them in the shitcan?

I say we should do what we can to perfect those constructs, knowing neither will ever be truly 'perfect'.  Nobody else is gonna do it.

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 11:13 | 4554789 logicalman
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Something I notice is that if you say anything negative about the US Constitution or the Bible, most Americans stop thinking.

Old thinking won't fix new problems.

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 09:48 | 4554553 Wahooo
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What is wrong and fatally flawed about the Constitution is that it is based on We the People. We the People approved the federal income tax and direct election of senators, all in the same year. We the People are too stupid to out-maneuver The State and its handlers. Revolution kills the current generation of State now and then, but We the People settle back into compliance soon enough. It's almost by design.

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 17:22 | 4552826 narnia
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Contracts don't work unless they are consented to voluntarily with the parties having to ability to exit upon breach by its agents.  

The list of constitutions to have failed is almost as voluminous as fiat currencies.  It's time to acknowledge neither are worth trying to make more perfect.    

 

 

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 04:48 | 4554249 A Nanny Moose
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We started out with a Constitutionally limited government, yet we still ended up with the mose expensive, expansive, and murderous government the world has ever seen.

The evidence is in, the Constitution, placed the law into the hands of men. It does not work, because those who desire power, will never be fit to be in positions of power.

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 17:12 | 4552715 debtor of last ...
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Over 60% of the population in France and the Netherlands said no to a EU constitution. 98% of that constitution was implemented through the Lisbon Treason. Pardon, Treaty. You're not alone.

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 16:54 | 4552723 TheFourthStooge-ing
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More thought is put into clever acronyms than the content of laws. It's been like that for years.

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 16:54 | 4552725 Stoploss
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So, put my paper in a Russian bank?

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 16:55 | 4552726 Quinvarius
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Actually the President doesn't have to do their bidding.  It is a matter of checks and balances.  That is the president's check.  What they need to do is impeach.  That is all they can do.  The president is not going to sign that law.

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 16:55 | 4552730 squid427
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@piliage

Exactly, they already have a course of action agaist a president not following the law. Giving lawyers another reason to sue will not fix anything.

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 16:56 | 4552735 icanhasbailout
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LOL a law.

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 17:31 | 4552856 Uncle Remus
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When you're a hammer er, lawyer...

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 11:41 | 4554874 logicalman
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Laws are only effective when applied, and not selectively.

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 16:59 | 4552743 A Lunatic
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The Constitution has been replaced by thousands of laws that redefine the terms and conditions of American citizenship/enslavement. Rights have become privileges which can be taken away in a hundred different ways by a hundred different agencies or authorities. Every time we allow "leadership" to pass a law that allows something previously addressed in the Constitution we are in effect losing a previously guaranteed right.......

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 16:58 | 4552744 Yellowhoard
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Sounds like the constitutional version of a Rape Free Zone.

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 17:02 | 4552753 Smegley Wanxalot
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Am I to assume that if the ENFORCE act passes, that the bloody idiots in Congress have read it, and that the POSident will somehow faithfully execute this law?

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 18:03 | 4552903 Anusocracy
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This is just a continuation of the dupery and enslavement of the-m asses and the enrichment of the ruling class.

Luckily for the elites, not one in a hundred can think out of the box and that is certainly not enough to end this pathetic mockery of so-called civilization.

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 17:03 | 4552761 tlnzz
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It is the career criminal political class that needs to be completely destroyed. As in, hunted down by angry crowds and hung. The Constitution is and has always been a "rock solid" document. It is who we are as Americans.

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 17:13 | 4552796 Dr. Engali
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Your comment has been duly noted citizen. Remain where you are, your escorts to FEMA camp six will be along shortly. Resistance is futile.

Have a nice Day.
Sincerly
NSA.

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 17:05 | 4552767 Ifigenia
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Is funny, after what Iraq tragedy have expose, there still shepherd out there who want us to believe rule of law, eventually all their web stangle minuosities, concepts, violations, fight for the rights, etc.

For me, pure and simple. to reestablish the myth of RULE OF LAW for the sheeps, USA need to make an appology for the Iraq people and pay indemnizations.

And i dare say this is just ad kalendas græcas

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 17:07 | 4552773 Son of Captain Nemo
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 "The model is simply no longer valid."...

Biggest lie of all "Sovereign Man".  The "model" never left.

It's the lawmakers and more importantly the American People that left the model!...

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 17:08 | 4552780 surf0766
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Fuck the communist/socialist/progressive/NWO assholes.

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 17:10 | 4552783 A Lunatic
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It's time for the Guillotine Act. It stands for; get your corrupt fucking hands off my God given rights you Statist sons of bitches, bitchez........

Spelling never was my strong point......

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 17:20 | 4552800 Son of Captain Nemo
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It's time for the Guillotine Act....

But will the American people have the guts to live up to all the mistakes they've made and take the risks necessary to make sure that type of justice is dispensed? Jail wouldn't even work at this point given what they've done and more importantly what we've allowed them to do!

I concur it's the only thing that will save us at this point, but this Country has no will and conscience.

We better hurry with the round up, cause I think the President with Congress' tacit approval just served up his next biggest decree alongside the NDAA in order to start WWIII!

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 17:23 | 4552821 A Lunatic
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Sat, 03/15/2014 - 17:22 | 4552825 A Lunatic
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Corporately no. Individually, yes. We may find ourselves standing alone in our time of trial. So be it........

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 17:37 | 4552871 NemoDeNovo
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Nobody live Forever........De Oppresso Liber

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 17:32 | 4552863 Seer
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True justice doesn't come from the barrel of a gun.

I'll side with the religious folks in the thought/belief that real judgement is not to occur in our mortal lifetimes.

The replicants will only return... the System breeds them.

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 17:45 | 4552898 A Lunatic
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There is truth to that, however to simply go quietly into the night is no solution either. I see no reason to martyr oneself, but we must be willing to stand for a righteous cause if righteousness is to prevail. Subordination to evil is itself evil.......

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 23:01 | 4553815 Ms No
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Convenient that we are bred to believe that judgment must come in the afterlife and that all our rewards come after death.  Live poor and suffer because its righteous, you'll get yours LATER and so will they.  Nice try

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 17:11 | 4552789 Seer
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Abuse of power.  Who could have known?

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 17:25 | 4552828 22winmag
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The Constitution is going to make an roaring comeback when the American spring occurs.

 

Yeah, the Consititution is in tatters... but only until the lights go out and millions of patriots take to the streets with millions of firearms, and it is restored.

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 17:29 | 4552850 Seer
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Again, "restored" to what?  The same "manifest destiny" civlization, one of perpetual growth?

You can have the streets (that's where TPTB have their arsenals aimed, don't ya know? shit that you probably cannot even fathom- how is your intelligence-gathering? Sun Tzu warned about knowing your enemy's strengths and weaknesses).

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 17:58 | 4552942 FreedomGuy
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Good point. Even given a revolution or some collapse of the present system what would follow? What percentage of the population would immediate demand a new system with more free stuff. Farmers would demand subsidies and high tariffs, new minimum wages...you know how it goes.

Add to this that people still believe in the "strong man" who will come in with all the right ideas and save everything and everyone.

I would estimate a less than a10% chance we would do something libertarian like the original Constitution.

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 17:58 | 4552943 FreedomGuy
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Good point. Even given a revolution or some collapse of the present system what would follow? What percentage of the population would immediate demand a new system with more free stuff. Farmers would demand subsidies and high tariffs, new minimum wages...you know how it goes.

Add to this that people still believe in the "strong man" who will come in with all the right ideas and save everything and everyone.

I would estimate a less than a10% chance we would do something libertarian like the original Constitution.

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 17:29 | 4552851 RaceToTheBottom
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WOW, thanks for Congress.  Imagine what we did for the last 200+ years without this friggin law!!!!
Sat, 03/15/2014 - 17:30 | 4552852 g'kar
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The Three Stooges showed us how it's done:

 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9k5v6bjwGA

 

Hail, Hail, Hailstone!

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 17:34 | 4552867 logicalman
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Constitution.......

It's really simple.

If you are not hurting another person no one has the right to tell you what to do.

Anarchism is the only way forward.

Unfortunately, few people understand the concept properly.

 

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 21:21 | 4553565 headhunt
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Anarchy in the Garden of Eden OK anywhere else it just reverts to might makes right, Ok if you are 'might'

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 11:09 | 4554781 logicalman
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I guess the last sentence in the comment applies to you, then.

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 11:20 | 4554806 headhunt
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Not sure I follow which comment 1+1, if you mean 'OK if you are might', like any power it cn be used for good or evil.

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 17:37 | 4552877 FeralSerf
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As Barry's mentor, Dubya so succinctly stated, "It's just a goddamn piece of paper!"

Barry apparently agrees.

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 17:47 | 4552904 logicalman
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Maybe if it wasn't written on hemp TPTB would respect it a little more ;-)

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 17:42 | 4552888 New American Re...
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Well finally.  This is exactly what we've been saying at Elect A New Congress <www.electanewcongress.com>, a Super Pac for quite sometime now.   Ditch the current system and install a daily governing model where the people rule the government.  It's called Liberty, and that is all that Liberty is, the People's Rule over our government vs. the government rules the people.  It's not that hard to do, in fact, it can be set on course by the Congress passing Senate Bill S.209 (audit the FED from which it will never survive), S. 1663,1664, & 1665 (Write the Laws).  The first is the legacy of Ron Paul, the other 3 are from Rand Paul.  I'm not that big on the Paul's, but it is what it is.   Now you know why Rand Paul polled first at CPAC.   I think my only criticism of Black (besides his enormous ego), is that it's easier to tear down than to build up, and while he's tearing down he should provide some kind of solution, and if he doesn't have one, ask for some help; damn the ego, right!

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 17:50 | 4552911 logicalman
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Rand Paul is scary, sorry.

Elect a new CONgress?

Abolish it, please.

And the Senate.

And the Presidency.

And the Fed.

ALL 4 - that way, the order doesn't matter.

 

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 18:25 | 4553011 BigRedRider
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Fuck Ron and Randy Paul and the horses they came in on.  They're both wackos.

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 17:44 | 4552895 kchrisc
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They all will one day obey the "supreme law of the land," the Constitution. More specifically, article 3, section 3.

 

The Four Rs

Rejection: Quit paying, quit obeying , quit playing
Revolution: It is inevitable, so prepare, as they are.
Retribution: Is there really any place for these sociopaths and criminals in a restored civil and Constitutional society?!
Restoration: Restore the Constitutional republic.

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 17:53 | 4552910 withglee
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People wave the constitution around like they wave the 10 commandments around.

When you examine the 10 commandments you find 5 deal with respect for authority and the other 5 are no brainers and far from an exhaustive list of things people shouldn't do.

When you examine the constitution you find a loose set of rules for organization which were supposed to "fix" problems with the Articles of the Confederation. The most important elements of the constitution are the first 10 amendments, commonly known as the Bill of Rights, that seem to be added as an afterthought (or a sweetener to get something passed).

How in the world can you write fundamental rules for a country and leave out little details like "management of the Medium of Exchange".

The operators of our government have found a very easy way around any limitations the constitution would place on it. They simply ignore them ... and there's nothing anyone can do about that ignorance.

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 18:18 | 4552998 Anusocracy
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The Constitution can't stop a bullet.

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 21:21 | 4552932 One World Mafia
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If we could get Rand in there he could help pass an amdt to clean up the language in Art 1 Sec 8 to restrain the fed govt to its enumerated powers so congress would no longer have cover to do whatever they want for the 'General Welfare.'

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 18:20 | 4553003 BigRedRider
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"When Congress has to pass a new law just to get the President of the United States to, you know, follow the Constitution that he swore to ‘support and defend’, you can be certain that the system has become broken beyond all repair."

 

The system isn't broke.  It's Congress that's too fucking afraid of the Executive Branch to bitch slap it and haul it's ass into court.  All partisan politics.  Dems don't do it to their pres, and GOPers don't do it to their kind.  The whole system needs to be abolished and go back to having a king.  This way the people only have to kick one person's ass.  Oh, and get rid of that fucking Holder.

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 18:27 | 4553015 moneybots
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"It’s time to change the game."

 

I don't see what good, changing the game will do.  The more the game will change, the more it will stay the same.

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 18:39 | 4553038 Peter Pan
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The masters will always be the same but the game has changed already. The sheeple no longer have any wins. Whether it be HFT which gives 1200 days of unbroken profit, negative interest rates (after tax and inflation) for over ten years courtesy of the FED, soldiers in Iraq with inadeqate protection while contractors get the lot, notHaus a criminal for producing silver coins, Germans who cannot get their gold, Libyans who do not know what happened to theirs, ....and so on.

The masters know that their boat is in danger of sinking and their tactic so far has been to throw people and their rights overboard.

If you can't swim at least get some precious metals.

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 18:29 | 4553018 Peter Pan
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If Americans are not willing to protect the Constitution then they have forgone the right to have any rights......which is after all what is happening to them one right at a time.

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 19:31 | 4553207 g'kar
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When the spice stops flowing all bets are off.

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 18:45 | 4553053 Atomizer
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What Central Planning Policy changer will end up with a gun in their mouth to seek answer’s? The gun could miss fire and old barbaric ways can waste the individual. Meanwhile, they’re on the next hunting event. When people decide to fuck over money, bad shite happens. FYI.

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 18:54 | 4553085 CynicalBastard
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I agree with BHO about one single thing : The Constitution is a worthless relic. Spooner said it best: “But whether the Constitution really be one thing, or another, this much is certain - that it has either authorized such a government as we have had, or has been powerless to prevent it. In either case it is unfit to exist."

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 19:26 | 4553189 Atomizer
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No disrespect, you will not survive . Thanks for posting your thoughts.

I agree with BHO about one single thing : The Constitution is a worthless relic

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 23:17 | 4553846 Manipuflation
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The cynical one is correct as was Lysander Spooner.  The U.S. Constitution enables federal government to even exist.  Read the Constitution and see what it says.  It's not a very long document.  I do not remember BHO ever saying anything about the Constitution being a relic though.  Why would any federal power say something like that?  They get their "power" from the CONstitution and that was the point. 

How many times do I have to ask what Article One, Section Eight means?  READ WHAT IT SAYS ALREADY PLEASE.  Jesus H. Christ on a popsicle stick.  If you can't see what it says then you are an idiot and there is nothing I can do for you.  Do not confuse the Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights with the Constitution.

You seem to be an alright guy Atomizer.  Nothing personal and no red junks.  I thought I believed in the CONstitution as well but then I read it.

Tell me why I should defend the U.S. Constitution?  Anyone here can.  Go.

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 19:03 | 4553118 I need Another Beer
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Discover Mark Levin

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 19:09 | 4553141 IlluminatiSlaveDog
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The Constitution is something that the sheeple believe is the law of the land and is there to protect them but in reality nothing more than a list of histrionic suggestions to our elected officials. Their first of their many lies in official capacity is when they swear to uphold it.

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 19:39 | 4553222 Atomizer
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Another slavedog who is on borrowed time. Good luck convincing us to support these idiots.

https://www.un.org/en/law/

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 19:12 | 4553150 xavi1951
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When does the new season of Game of Thrones start?

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 19:31 | 4553210 Atomizer
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Monday, a little after when John Kerry spoke to the international community and no one buys in.

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 21:04 | 4553533 headhunt
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off with his head - just don't muss his hair

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 19:33 | 4553206 earleflorida
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'the stacking of the courts?'

long before FDR both parties indulged, but since Truman one has not seen any abatement...

Ref:  "The SCOTUS and its Attack on American Liberties?"       by  Rosalie M. Gordon (*Chapter11)

http://sovereignstates.org/books/NMAA/NineMen_Contents.html

Note: Truman appoints a total (4) four Justices and a Chief Justice (Vinson was Sec. of Treasury for three months replacing Morgenthau   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Morgenthau,_jr  [anti-keynesian?]  ) Frederick M. Vinson  (   http://lawbrain.com/wiki/Frederick_Moore_Vinson    )

Note2:  With FDR's and Truman appointments the court was 'Stacked'! This was a bitter-pill to swallow by the GOP... and the rest is history.

Note3:  The Chief Justice appointment is the Coup- de`grace for partisan justice, defining the rule of law against judicial-activism v. judicial-restraint! The re-incarnation of century old wedge issues, and the methodical (?) metastasizing nuance of progressive idealism has polarized the SCOTUS!?!

Note4: With the 3rd column of democracy being compromised (?) and a polarised Congress (the 2nd column),... it leaves a dictatoral executive branch in charge as we see in todays america.

jmo

thankyou Tyler 

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 08:45 | 4554434 withglee
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Almost the entire bulk of the Federal government has come from the "commerce clause". It's been an enormous ratchet over time. It has allowed the Federal government to intrude ... and once intruding, it becomes a platform for greater intrusion. It has never been constrained back.

Originally the commerce clause was there to keep a state between two other states from inhibiting the commerce between the two other states (like blocking transportation, for instance). Look at the amazing corrupt interpretation we have now!

And supposedly, where the constitution is unclear, we have the Supreme Court to clear it up. Time and time again they clear it up with a 5 to 4 vote. Does anyone think a 5 to 4 vote has made something obscure any more clear?

 

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 10:34 | 4554673 earleflorida
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the corporate railroad lawyer and investment banking litigation lawyers were the most sought after. lincoln was a corporate lawyer, as were many cabinet members of the 19th c.

the 20th c. brought out the best in commerce lawyers with every presidendial administration cabinet, chock-full of this ilk.

*FWIW  note: obama had offered hillary clinton the supreme court nomination just to get her out of his hair. she declined still thinking she could in the future make a better president?

yes! so, indeed commerce has played the pivot role as you've said. agree 100% !

note: if one takes special notice and was to look at cabinet appointments and people like joseph (wealthy, but not of harriman's ilk) kennedy sr. and w. averell (fabulously wealthy) harriman as ambassadors to britain and russia,respectively. germany also had given us f.m. sackett, w. e. dodd and h. r. wilson (1930- 11/1938) during the second great war-- one has to wonder about lend-lease and war bonds (commerce?)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_United_States_Presidents_by_previous_occupation        **(26/44 lawyers)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Justices_of_the_Supreme_Court_of_the_United_States         ***(link on margin column)

jmo

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 21:52 | 4553652 kurt
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The title is a false promise and a distraction.

Somebody need to itemize the Bill of Rights, The Magna Carta, and the Constitution, THEN, redact it, line through it, black out the parts that have been neutralized. Please do so for the common man so that we may understand.

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 22:33 | 4553741 acetinker
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All this talk of Constitution this, Constitution that.  Do any of you realize that it is merely a statement of 'self-evident' truth?  It was a declaration of bankruptcy actually-  from the onerous debts of the BoE.  230-odd years later, we're right back in the same predicament only this time the Fed is the presumed (presumptuous?) creditor.

This country was doomed from the start.  Hamilton assured it.  Burr was too late.

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 01:01 | 4554033 dexter_morgan
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Charley Foxtrot

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 01:12 | 4554056 luckylongshot
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If Obama wants to be taken seriously when he accuses Russia (or any other country) of breaking the law, he needs to stop breaking the law in the Constitution himself.

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 08:48 | 4554436 d edwards
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The 0bamacare law has been modified, illegally and unconstitutionally, something like 25-30 different times with waivers for this group, delayed mandates for that group etc. It is nothing like what was passed or what the SCOTUS ruled on.

It should be decalred null and void.

And with the different treatment of the diffent groups doen't it violate the equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment?

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 09:58 | 4554581 innertrader
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Great article, to the point, concise and the TRUTH!  The only question is, what are we (the America people) going to DO about it.

 

This Morning, before I got out of bed, I decided that I'm going to start with a group of friends and we are going to begin with our local sheriff and work our way up the ladder until we find the problem.  Then start working on THAT problem one step at a time.  I'm also going to join the TEA PARTY ASAP!

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 10:20 | 4554624 yellowsub
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The unending gov't handouts will assure the natives will be resting...barring any stock market crash, world war, or other major disaster.

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 13:59 | 4555402 jeffgroove102
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What a joke. Congress controls the purse strings. All they have to do is vote to de fund something and it magically goes away. This some more wag the dog bs.

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 15:24 | 4555762 Cloud9.5
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The erosion of the original intent began with Marbury v. Madison and was consummated by the War on Terror.  We now live in a post Constitutional age.  That being said, the original intent of the founders is alive and well in the hearts and minds of millions of Americans.  Any recent poll of the public will tell you that the majority knows that the current state has strayed from the social contract.  The murders, the frauds, tortures committed in our name are not sanctioned by us.   Conflict between what we know is right and the current state of affairs is ongoing and building.

 

When the Constitution was written, it was submitted in its entirety to the nation’s newspapers.   It cussed and discussed in every parlor, pub and pulpit in the nation.  In its review of the document, the nation cleaved into two parties, the federalist and the antifederalists.  Upon inspection, it was discovered that the antifederalist’s opposition to the document as written was that it provided no bright line guarantees of individual liberty.  To bring the antifederalists on board, a bill or rights securing the individual rights of citizens was required.  A gentlemen’s agreement was reached between the federalists and the antifederalists that once the Constitution was ratified, that a bill of rights would be drawn up securing these individual rights and the Constitution would be accordingly amended.  Upon ratification, that is precisely what happened.

 

It should be remembered that there would be neither a Constitution nor a federal government without the Bill of Rights.  Now the federalists, using the pretext of the War on Terror have stripped the Bill of Rights out of the Constitution.  Consequently, the original agreement between the federalists and the antifederalists has been broken.  This breach of the original agreement has made the current government illegitimate.

 

Resistance to this illegitimacy is forming in various states with the acceptance of gold and silver as currency, nullification movements and secession movements.   A review of national headlines would indicate that we are currently in a political climate similar to the 1850’s.  The death of either one or both of the major parties would not surprise me.

 

In all this talk of the three branches of government, we tend to lose sight of the fact that there are three levels of government.   Everybody recognizes the federal government.  Most acknowledge the weaker sisters of the states.  Almost no one discusses the third level of government, the people.

We the people have two recourses, the ballot or the bullet.  It came to bullets last time when the ballot no longer worked and it was discovered that not a single southern state had voted for Lincoln.  Isolated and disenfranchised, the southerners made the disastrous decision to go to war.  It is my fervent hope that a second civil war is not in our future.

 

In our headlong rush to centralization, we have placed all of our bets on one horse, the federal government.  In the process, we have destroyed much of our resiliency.  History is a graveyard full of failed empires and collapsed currencies.  It is only hubris that would cause us to believe that we are somehow an exception.  What we currently have is unmanageable and unsustainable.   Even the would be managers know it.  Evidence of the ongoing collapse is all around us.  The militarization of police forces, the rise of Home Land Security and the omnipresent surveillance state are all indicative of a failing state’s fear of revolution.

 

At this point in history we do not need charismatics in Teutonic uniforms and funny mustaches to lead us on Quixotic crusades to rewrite the Constitution. Another law or government agency is not going to save us in a world of contracting resources.  We the people must reverse the trend of over reach and centralization in the federal government.   We must push for decentralization and resiliency of our local systems.  We must vote for smaller and less energy intensive government. We need trustees that will systematically reduce the complexity of the system.  If we fail to do this, systemic collapse is a certainty.

 

Study Detroit.  It is a microcosm of our future.

 

 

 

 

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 21:06 | 4556922 esum
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