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How many people understand the US Constitution?

Discussion in 'Politics' started by MadMel, May 14, 2017.

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    MadMel

    MadMel Member

    I see many comments on our government, both good and bad. Yet it seems that very few Americans have any real knowledge about the Founding Document, the Constitution.

    I was reading one thread about problem with our government. I was, as I usually am, appalled by the misconception of how our government, according to the Constitution, is supposed to work.

    First, let me state that there are 4, not 3, branches of the government. They are mentioned in order of power/authority. The first is THE PEOPLE, which is mentioned in the preamble. Next is Congress, then the Executive, and finally the judiciary. The people have the ULTIMATE authority by the power of the vote, or eventually by Revolution.

    Please read the Constitution. Reading this is the only way to understand why it isn't working, and what and how it should work if the Constitution is followed.

    Many people don't seem to know, or care, that the government is Waaaaaaay out of control.

    Article VI, section 2 tells us that ANY laws which violate the Constitution, are not laws at all, just so much gobbledygook that Congress has passed without regard to the Constitution.
     
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    dagwood45431

    dagwood45431 Well-Known Member

    Stop with the generalizations. How is our government out of control constitutionally? Pick one example and be specific.
     
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    MadMel

    MadMel Member

    Are we free to grow marijuana or smoke it according to federal law? No. is this unconstitutional? Yes. See the 9th amendment.

    There are so many things that it would take me hours to type them all. But I have given you a prime example that clearly concerns everyone on this forum who are Americans.
     
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    tangerinegreen555

    tangerinegreen555 Well-Known Member

    So explain, please, why you can't sue the government on that basis of this unconstitutional idea of yours.
     
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    abandonconflict

    abandonconflict Well-Known Member

    Constitutionally speaking, a black person is actually 3/5 of a person.
     
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    tangerinegreen555

    tangerinegreen555 Well-Known Member

    Yeah, it could use some serious upgrades
     
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    ArcticGranite

    ArcticGranite Well-Known Member

    Spoken like a yt. Got a Constitutional clause to cite?
     
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    tangerinegreen555

    tangerinegreen555 Well-Known Member

    Can you see Russia out your window?

    But they're cool now so your old governor is OK with them.
     
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    ArcticGranite

    ArcticGranite Well-Known Member

    3/5 cool
     
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    tangerinegreen555

    tangerinegreen555 Well-Known Member

    That's racist
     
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    ArcticGranite

    ArcticGranite Well-Known Member

    Lol
     
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    abandonconflict

    abandonconflict Well-Known Member

    You're doing it wrong and you're clearly racist. It is a fact and it goes to show that the US constitution is fucking garbage.
     
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    ArcticGranite

    ArcticGranite Well-Known Member

    Which Article is that?
     
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    abandonconflict

    abandonconflict Well-Known Member

    The entire document is fucking garbage.
     
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    UncleBuck

    UncleBuck Well-Known Member

    are you sure about that?

    Screenshot 2017-01-01 at 8.51.50 PM.png
     
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    MadMel

    MadMel Member

    How do you figure that. At one time we were the greatest Nation on Earth. The Constitution is largely responsible for that.

    according to the Constitution, under the first amendment, you can. It's called a "redress of grievances". The problem is that the federal government has gotten so far away from the Constitution.
    Apparently you haven't read the amendments 11-27. If you had, you would realize that many things that you say need to be changed, have been changed. Not enough maybe, but many have.
     
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    tangerinegreen555

    tangerinegreen555 Well-Known Member

    The constitution was written by racist slave owners, pedophiles and idiots who settled their disputes with dueling pistols.

    By today's standards, they'd be in fucking prison. I don't worship a bunch of unenlightened, rich white guys from the 18th century.

    I have a much higher regard for people from the 20th century who dedicated their lives to correcting the failures of the constitution.

    But other than that, it's a cool old historic document that would bring a lot at auction.
     
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    abandonconflict

    abandonconflict Well-Known Member

    98% probability that you're a sockpuppet. Have you considered that maybe you're not welcome?
     
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    esh dov ets

    esh dov ets Well-Known Member

    The Three-Fifths Clause of the United States Constitution (1787)
    it says add up all the free persons including those bound to Service for a Term of Years (indentured servants), then take 3/5 of all others. All others include anyone not considered a legal person, which meant slaves. Slaves were black people.
     
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    Sir Napsalot

    Sir Napsalot Well-Known Member

    A document professing equality written by people who own other people
     

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