This is somewhat interesting step for states looking to take back powers not prescribed in the US Constitution from the federal government.
Really, isn’t a company, corporation, church, advocacy group or union just a group of people? Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) don’t think so, and they do not think the ACLU, Sierra Club, NRA or the media – all corporations – deserve First Amendment protection. The senators want to exclude corporations like the TEA Party Patriots from First Amendment rights.
Let me introduce you to Florida Senate Minority Leader Chris Smith. While speaking to a TEA Party group, Smith claimed the founders wrote into the U.S. Constitution that he “wasn’t a man.” Smith is African American and he oversimplifies the issue by 100 fold.
Not only does Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg think the Supreme Court and state courts should look to the laws of other countries as a guide when making decisions, she also would not suggest looking to the United States Constitution as a model for newly established governments in 2012.
The United States Constitution and our founding fathers stipulated the people are represented in our federal government by our elected representatives in Congress. President Obama would rather circumvent Congress since it’s not controlled by Democrats.
That is the question being asked by the media today. The dead-tree version of the Hartford Courant had this same question within the first couple of paragraphs of their above-the-fold front page article this morning. I used to say the government does not have to do something, but now they need to undo what they have done.
What a hit piece on the Founding Fathers. I could barely get through three of five pages of Richard Stengel’s article in Time magazine online today. He twists the US Constitution like every good liberal always does. This is nothing new. Democrat and liberal politicians have done this for years. Time to call out the BS again…
Really now. What’s the problem with taking less than one hour on the House floor to read one of our founding documents? It’s not like we’re asking members of Congress to read the 2,500 page health care reform legislation or anything…
Continuing the theme of journalists who just don’t get it and/or always have their head two feet deep in the sand … we’ve got a Washington Post columnist who thinks the United States Constitution is just too damn hard to understand since it was written so long ago. This guy is pathetic.
Yes, I understand the current political climate requires town finance managers to beg for money from the state, and state leaders must beg for money from the federal government, but can we agree this is a problem? Actually, it’s incrementally grown from a small issue to what any well-informed TEA Party member would refer to as the problem.