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Obamacare Ruling Should Be Last Straw for Constitutionalists

Walter1776 Wrote: Jul 07, 2012 8:15 AM
Very well written and you made lots of excellent points, but you made one huge mistake. You said, "what the judiciary branch has done to the Constitution for the past 50 years...to inventing special rights the Constitution does not grant" The Constitution does not grant rights. Our rights come from God. The Constitution protects those rights, but does not grant them. The Constitution recognizes it does not grant rights in the 9th Amendment. We had our rights before we adopted the Constitution. We had our rights before the revolution. We fought the revolution because George III was violating our rights.
Greg1084 Wrote: Jul 07, 2012 8:53 AM
Perhaps you just made explicit the author's implied reasoning. By saying "special rights the Constitution does not grant" he did not necessarily mean that he thinks that it can grant rights. That said, I think one reason we have confusion on the issue of government-granted rights is the Bill of Rights itself. Hamilton argued against adding a bill of rights because any powers not granted to the federal government were reserved to the states or the people, and that putting them into the federal document placed these rights at the disposal and discretion of the national government and the jurisdiction of it's courts. This has turned out to be disastrously true.

Chief Justice John Roberts may have unintentionally given those of us who consider ourselves Constitutionalists a favor.

By doing more damage to the U.S. Constitution in one week than many liberals hope in a lifetime to achieve, Roberts may have finally compelled us to the courage of conviction that will restore the rule of law in America.

Roberts was the deciding in vote in the U.S. Supreme Court telling the sovereign state of Arizona it has no authority to enforce the U.S. Constitution, even though the sovereign states preceded the Constitution, and the Constitution required ratification from the states to become...