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sovereignslave Wrote: Jul 25, 2012 4:19 PM
on the 14th Amendment-- The words of the 14th-16th seem fine on their face. But in practice those words carry a devastating affect. The Incorporation Doctrine, in cahoots with the 17th Amendment, destroyed the state as a protector of our rights and brought nationalism directly to the people. Republicanism was thereby replaced by socialized democracy, and the 17th Amendment Entitlement Mentality rules the day.
pascagoulapappy Wrote: Jul 25, 2012 5:09 PM
Ben Franklin's famous reply to the question of what kind of government the founders had given us: "A republic--if you can keep it," is especially poignant here. The last remnant of the Republic--the electoral college--is under attack from the usual suspects.
Roberty Wrote: Jul 25, 2012 4:48 PM
You are bringing up the point that I make about a Balanced Budget Amendment; it sounds wonderful but what are the unexpected consequences? Always assume that any governmental rule, regulation, law, policy or practice is going to be administered by your worst enemy. Some people have a mindset that government will always be a benevolent entity. History indicates otherwise.
Dick 2992 Wrote: Jul 25, 2012 6:02 PM
Here in Texas, the balanced budget requirement is written into our constitution. Seems to work pretty well........
Random thoughts on the passing scene:

Even squirrels know enough to store nuts, so that they will have something to eat when food gets scarce. But the welfare state has spawned a whole class of people who spend everything they get when times are good, and look to others to provide for their food and other basic needs when times turn bad.

The 14th Amendment to the Constitution prescribes "equal protection of the laws" to all Americans. But what does that mean, if the President of the United States can arbitrarily grant waivers, so that A, B and C have to obey the...