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Lugar Defeat Sends Many Messages

Drik Wrote: May 10, 2012 12:15 PM
Taxpayers just don''t understand how politics works. Right. But they do understand that they keep voting to fix the problems in Washington and the prices keep going up on gasoline and electricity while we have close to a millennia's worth of fossil fuel currently accessible. They understand that the DC politicians are going along to get along while racking up $16 trillion ( or is it $17) in debt. They understand that we have the highest corporate taxes in the world and that jobs are fleeing the country. They understand that they persons that they've been sending to DC have not been fixing the problems and that things keep getting worse.
Drik Wrote: May 10, 2012 12:17 PM
A billion and a half of foreign aid to the Muslim Brotherhood who is trying to set up a sharia caliphate? When we are having to borrow to pay our own bills? We are not interested any more in people that will go along to get along, when the money collectors show up with guns to pay for the profligacy. If the people we send are not going to fix the problems, then they need to dust off their resumes.
Drik Wrote: May 10, 2012 12:21 PM
We do understand that the Constitution only authorized 17 specific duties of the federal government and that if they were doing only those 17, that there would be no need for an income tax. We do understand the commerce clause is not a blank check to do whatever they want, else the 17 duties and responsibilities would not have been spelled out. We do understand that the federal government is doing things that are the duty and responsibility of the states and the people. When the representatives forget that and get caught up in the system, they are damaged goods and need to leave.
Drik Wrote: May 10, 2012 12:24 PM
Wolfgang6 Wrote: May 10, 2012 12:58 PM
And hopefully we also understand that we do not live in 1787 and the world is a much more complex place than it was back then.
Drik Wrote: May 10, 2012 2:27 PM
Things happen faster. Neither people nor the world are more complex.
wmou Wrote: May 10, 2012 3:26 PM
"And hopefully we also understand that we do not live in 1787 and the world is a much more complex place than it was back then. "

If the feds need more power, they are supposed to come to the people and the states and ask permission first in the form of an amendment.
wildbronco Wrote: May 11, 2012 2:48 PM
Evidently you do not like the Constitution, and also know very little about it. The Constitution was approved by "We The People," in 1788, the Bill of Rights was ratified in 1792. There have been only 27 Amendments in total ratified by the States and or "We The People." There is a method for changing the meaning of the Constitution it is called Article V, the Amendment Process, whereby it take a 2/3 affirmative vote by the House and a 2/3 affirmative vote by the Senate, and then the Amendment must be ratified by 38 of the 50 States. This is how the Constitution is changed or altered unlike in Europe where the French Constitution of 1962 has been changed 167 times via a national referendum. It is also no-longer recognizable in its origi
wildbronco Wrote: May 11, 2012 2:51 PM
form or intent. Germany's Constitution was ratified in 1955, but it has been changed or altered via National Referendum 156 times and it to is unrecognizable from it original form and intent. Is this what you want for the United States, I for one do not wish to see this kind of European Trash come to this Nation that I spent over 40 years defending in the Army.
The defeat of Indiana Sen. Richard Lugar has political tongues wagging all over the nation. Lugar was a major force in the U.S. Senate. He was well liked by colleagues and, ironically, made an early political name for himself as mayor of Indianapolis, where he became known as a strong proponent of the federal government giving power back to cities.

In light of his substantial loss in a GOP primary to State Treasurer Richard Mourdock, Lugar has an opinion as to the loss and what it means, as does his opponent -- as does every Republican and Democratic pundit in America....