Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Does the Constitution Still Matter?

Stengel... a Democrat... wrote it. First red flag. But lets look beyond the obvious liberal-conservative stance here. First, lets ask the most obvious question. Why is an article like this even worth the time? Shouldn't we, as citizens, all appreciate it and respect it? Not all be like Rep. Hare when he said, "I don't worry about the constitution on this"? Oh well.

The piece is as well written as can be expected. To date, there are 13 obvious errors in the article thas exceptionally rebutted by Aaron Worthing. Here's the errors, and a link for his rebuttal, as well as his letter to the editor. Good luck Aaron, and good job.

The Constitution does not limit the Federal Government.
The Constitution is not law.
The Citizenship Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment emancipated the slaves.
The Citizenship Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment granted the right to vote to African Americans.
The original Constitution declared that black people were to be counted as three-fifths of a person.
That the original, unamended Constitution prohibited women from voting.
Inter arma enim silent leges translates as “in time of war, the Constitution is silent.”
The War Powers Act allows the president to unilaterally wage war for sixty days.
We have only declared war five times.
Alexander Hamilton wanted a king for America.
Social Security is a debt within the meaning of Section Four of the Fourteenth Amendment.
Naturalization depends on your birth.
The Obamacare mandate is a tax.

Rebuttal: Here

Source: The Blaze