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The Candidates vs. the Bill of Rights

jrpublic Wrote: Aug 23, 2012 12:20 PM
to bad this author does not understand the Bill of Rights. To bad he doesn't understand the separate branches of government and how obama ignores his built in limitations.
nawlins72 Wrote: Aug 23, 2012 5:59 PM
"to bad this author does not understand the Bill of Rights. To bad he doesn't understand the separate branches of government and how obama ignores his built in limitations."

Since you didn't specify any of Chapman's misunderstandings, we must assume that you don't have any serious rebuttals.
DauTieng59 Wrote: Aug 23, 2012 4:32 PM
He' from the Chicago Tribune, which I believe is in Chicago. Enough said.

It is not the government's job to run everyone else's life for them as they have shown they can't even run a whorehouse and bar in Nevada and not bankrupt it.
arpiem Wrote: Aug 23, 2012 12:51 PM
Chapman doesn't understand much of anything except whatever the liberals are pushing. It's a disgrace that he writes for TH and pretends to be conservative, but none of his columns express the conservative view. What would you expect from someone who works for the Chicago Tribune?
nawlins72 Wrote: Aug 23, 2012 5:57 PM
"Chapman doesn't understand much of anything except whatever the liberals are pushing. It's a disgrace that he writes for TH and pretends to be conservative, but none of his columns express the conservative view."

Chapman doesn't claim to be a conservative. He is a libertarian.

Back in the early days of the Republic, the framers went to great trouble to draft and ratify the Bill of Rights. And every four years, our leaders pay homage to the framers by neglecting or disparaging that creation.

Not all of it, of course. Americans generally favor religious freedom (the First Amendment) and the right to own guns (Second). But the ban on any establishment of religion (First) is a favorite target of believers who think the government has a sacred duty to promote Christianity.

Then there are the Fourth Amendment, which bans unreasonable searches, and the Fifth Amendment, which...