Posted by: Debby Durkee | January 6, 2011

Constitution? Liberals say that’s theirs.

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Constitution? Liberals say that’s theirs.

Left-wing commentator/writer David Corn complains about the Republicans who will be reading the Constitution on the floor of the House today. He believes it’s a stunt designed to “position the GOPers as the party that really, really, really cares about constitutional government.” Um, well, yes, and we all know that the left hates the Constitution as written and wants to interpret it as they see fit. They don’t want any discussion about the Constitution because they want to tell us what’s in it. They don’t want folks actually thinking for themselves about the founding document because then Americans might realize how far from the founding our country has strayed and how unconstitutional much of what has been done legislatively at least since FDR’s time. This is from Don Surber at his Daily Mail blog.

For years liberals have used the courts to dodge the legislative process because liberals are outnumbered. Only one-fifth of the population agrees with the liberal madness that holds that America is evil and must be Europeanized.

Now ordinary citizens are turning to the Constitution and this has liberals squawking. In their minds the Constitution belongs to them and not we the people.

From David Corn: “Wrapping up the tea party’s government-is-the-enemy message in the Constitution is anti-historical. But I don’t expect tea party leaders and GOPers to be consistent. Tea party folks in recent days have bitterly complained  about the lame-duck senators (including a few Republicans) ratifying the new START treaty, repealing the military’s Don’t ask, don’t tell policies, and passing a bill to cover the health care costs of 9/11 emergency responders. These are not the gripes of strict constitutionalists, but the familiar complaints of right-wingers who are adhering (as is their right) to their traditional ideological fancies: denounce multilateral agreements, cling to traditionalist cultural views, and decry spending on social programs.”  Snip —

Surber takes on lefty David Corn’s illogic sentence by sentence.

1. “Wrapping up the tea party’s government-is-the-enemy message in the Constitution is anti-historical.” Actually, the original Tea Party was a tax revolt aimed at cutting off funds for the king-appointed governors who would supplant the local colonial legislatures.

2. “But I don’t expect tea party leaders and GOPers to be consistent.” Actually, they are consistent with the Founding Fathers, who set up a limited federal government.

3. “Tea party folks in recent days have bitterly complained about the lame-duck senators (including a few Republicans) ratifying the new START treaty, repealing the military’s Don’t ask, don’t tell policies, and passing a bill to cover the health care costs of 9/11 emergency responders.” Actually, the First Amendment does allow people to complain about their government. The constitutional process set up amending it by the ratification of actual amendments, not by the interpretive dancing around the law that is favored by liberals.

3 A. Oh and Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell is not the military’s policy. It was a law passed by a Democratic Congress and signed into law by a Democratic president.

4. “These are not the gripes of strict constitutionalists, but the familiar complaints of right-wingers who are adhering (as is their right) to their traditional ideological fancies: denounce multilateral agreements, cling to traditionalist cultural views, and decry spending on social programs.” Actually, a strict interpretation of the Constitution does in fact limit the federal government; but conservatives were not saying that these congressional actions were unconstitutional; these conservatives simply opposed these actions.

Conservatives are taking the Constitution back from the ACLU and the like. David Corn does not like that. Too bad.

Recitation of the Constitution in public does not make one a hypocrite. Nor does wearing a flag lapel pin. That is reserved for those liberals who simply cannot stand to hear the Constitution read as it actually was written — nor can they anymore stand the sight of the American flag.

New House Speaker John Boehner in his wisdom and attempts at comity will be allowing the Democrats to take turns with the Republicans in the reading today. Regardless of how Democrats really feel about the Constitution, they can’t possibly think their constituents would approve of their total disregard for it (unless they live in left-wing districts). A reminder of where these politicians (both Democrat and Republican) fit in the whole scheme of things regarding the country is always a good idea. They need to be reminded that WE the People are their bosses, and that we get our rights from God, not from some benevolent dictator or elected official. Democrats had their hats handed to them in the 2010 elections. If they want to know why, it’s in that six-page document known as the law of the land – our amazing Constitution of the United States of America. They should not only read it, but study it because unless they start following it, they’ll have enough time on their hands to memorize it. Read all of Surber here: http://blogs.dailymail.com/donsurber/archives/27489

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