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Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Shepherds_Hook_47, Feb 7, 2013.

  1. Shepherds_Hook_47

    Shepherds_Hook_47

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    When is the last time you read the Constitution, Bill of Rights, & Declaration of Independence ??

    Those of you who swore an oath to defend the Constitution...
    When is the last time you read it? Do you believe in it?

    I was asked this question the other day and I thought it was good to pass on..

    How can you defend something that you don't know?

    Dear fellow Americans I humbly ask you to take some time and read the constitution to your families...
    here: http://www.constitution.org/constit_.htm


    Life, Liberty, Property
     
  2. Kozel

    Kozel

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    Why bother? The only people that read them are few delusional throwbacks.

    Read them all you want but if you demand your rights you will be declared domestic terrorist and you will get a missile from the drone into your living room.

    Get over it. You can thump your chest and wave your flag all day long but when you are not busy doing that you will go and work your arse off for figment of imagination of your masters (AKA USD).


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  3. LawScholar

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    Goodness, you must go through a lot of Che Guevara shirts.

    OP, I have an app on my phone that contains them, and peruse them regularly.
     
  4. Rooster Rugburn

    Rooster Rugburn Got Pignose?

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    Most are too busy "following orders" and haven't been ordered to read it.

    Unfortunately, there is a HUGE difference between supporting and defending the Constitution, and supporting and defending a judicial interpretation of the what the Constitution means.
     
  5. Mrs.Cicero

    Mrs.Cicero Wayward Member

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    The Bill of Rights is posted on my fridge. The Declaration of Independence is coming up in homeschool this semester, to be read and portions memorized, followed by the Constitution at the beginning of next semester. If you don't know it, you don't deserve to have it.
     
  6. Dalton Wayne

    Dalton Wayne Epic mustache Millennium Member

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    I have a booklet with those, one is in my car the other is on my desk, so yes I read them....
     
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    Bren NRA Life Member

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    I read the constitution plenty- I even teach government employees about it. Heck, the Army even made me read the constitution of Afghanistan before I went there.

    The problem we see on Glock Talk is that reading the constitution doesn't seem to help most people here understand it. We get people who think, like Rooster Rugburn, that the constitution means anything they want, so their personal opinion is, somehow, superior to the results of trained legal experts who have gone through a process of studying precedent and arguing different points of view to arrive at an interpretation. If you think about it, that's a pretty crazy opinion to hold.
     
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  8. Kozel

    Kozel

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    Never had one. Never will.

    What is the US$? You tell me.

    It is a figment of imagination created by cartel of private banks (AKA “Federal Reserve”). They create trillions of them anytime they feel like it.

    Run around waving flag and reading the Bill of Rights. May as well sing a song or two about your glorious freedom.
    We are slaves of our masters. Nothing new under the Sun. Slavery never left. It just took on the new form. Relax and be a happy slave. Being unhappy slave will get you “domestic terrorist” label.

    We are only free after we are dead and only if you choose destination of your soul wisely.




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  9. bear62

    bear62 Armed Bear

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    Maybe time for an attitude adjustment........ :upeyes:
     
  10. Kozel

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    Naaa Slave # bear62.
    I am fine with being a happy slave. You want to come down and prove it to me on behalf of your slave masters? How many of those digital green pieces of paper that they are not printed on do you get for that?
     
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    bear62 Armed Bear

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    Glad you are a happy slave....... :supergrin:
     
  12. LawScholar

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    If you have a Facebook page (probably not since it's a tool of the whip masters to enslave our feeble sheep minds) I'm guessing it reads "Political Views: Hyperbole"
     
  13. exmdshooter

    exmdshooter WWJMBD?

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    Last month. Working my way through the Federalist Papers at the moment. Yes, I know these documents and WILL defend them. True, the Federal Government has gone far afield from its enumerated powers, and we've currently got a whole passel of idiots in DC and elsewhere who don't give a crap about the Constitution and want to subvert it even further. They're power hungry petty tyrants. So... do we give in to the "inevitable" and let the last bastion of freedom slip through our fingers, denying what rights we do still have to the next generation, or do we draw a line in the sand and say "no more"?

    The Constitution is nothing more than a piece of paper unless enough people are willing to step up and say not just "no" but "hell no."

    YMMV
     
  14. certifiedfunds

    certifiedfunds Cosmopolitan Bias

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    Legal precedent SHOULD BE irrelevant.

    Understanding the COTUS. Does not require a JD.
     
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    Maybe not the plain language, but there are numerous situations since the document was drafted that pit parts of the Constitution directly against each other. Legal analysis is the only way those problems ever get resolved. The plain text of the document should always be the lodestar, but it's not sufficient by itself to completely address every problem a republic of ~320 million with access to globalized markets faces.

    Now, since this is GT, here come five posters to tell me I'm a progressive commie liberal even though I'm well to the right of Scalia re: textualism & originalism.
     
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    Never heard of it. Never been to that Fecesbook place either.
     
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    But I know where slavery ends. You do not.
     
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    syntaxerrorsix Anti-Federalist CLM

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    I'm all for legal analysis, I just don't think nine unelected judges should determine what is and is not constitutional without the states agreeing to the decision.
     
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    2 or 3 times a week in fact.
    I keep a copy in my briefcase and others in my patrol car.
    I am fascinated by those who quote me the Constitution and get it wrong.
     
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    bear62 Armed Bear

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    Good for you..........