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Constitutionalist: What’s in a Name?

Joseph244 Wrote: Aug 05, 2012 6:50 PM
May I suggest that any measure of conformity to the Constitution begin with an assessment of its adherence to the 9th and 10th Amendments? I refuse to believe that most people support the notion that the federal government is supreme or superior in all important matters affecting our lives. The founders clearly enumerated the powers of the federal government in the Constitution because they realized, if left unchecked, it would spread like a tapeworm throughout the nation, extinguishing any semblance of state sovereignty. The states have become mere appendages of a power-hungry, corrupt, out-of-control centralized government that secures their dependence and obeisance by returning a portion of their taxes for their submission.
If you haven't already done so, check out 5 U.S.C. Sec. 2302(b)(8) & (9). It directly addresses such retaliation and employees' rights to make disclosures to Congress.
Spoken like a fawning lawyer worshiping at the trough. Where in the Constitution does it say that the Supreme Court (which didn't exist when the Constitution was ratified) is the final arbiter on the meaning of the Constitution? The Constitution created only a Chief Justice of the U.S. The inferior courts and the expansion of the Supreme Court didn't happen until the Judiciary Act was passed in 1789. Because you're probably a lawyer incapable of considering that legal precedent is not, a priori, the immutable truth, you are also incapable of even entertaining the possibility that Congress (like President Obama) could also declare itself to be the ultimate arbiter of the Constitution's meaning.
Why is an organization that primarily exists to ensure that people do not become parents called "Planned Parenthood"? It's more than an oxymoron, it's downright deception, like labeling an "Exit" an "Entrance," or more to the point, like labeling "death" as "birth. Wouldn't "Planned Unparenthood" be a more appropriate name for the organization?
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