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    Re: Congressman Caught on Video: I dont care about the Constitution

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    This is hilarious, and quite telling about a lot on the left in my opinion.
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    Re: Congressman Caught on Video: I dont care about the Constitution

    I'm already gearing up for Finger Vote 2014.

    Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.

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    Re: Congressman Caught on Video: I dont care about the Constitution

    Quote Originally Posted by washunut View Post
    Like you point out in bright bold letters. The 10th amendment continues to be defined. So we will find out where the court stands on this after they have ruled. Unless someone has some great crystal ball and knows what they will say, this back and forth just seems to be a way to kill some time.
    And no one has a problem with the courts unilaterally defining what that balance is? Silliness. I know many people have just accepted this false concept that the court is the superior branch of government sitting in judgment of legislative and executive actions. It doesn't make it constitutional, though.

    And, I think that Boo really meant "twist the Constitution to mean whatever I want it to mean at some moment in time" rather than "redefine."

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    Re: Congressman Caught on Video: I dont care about the Constitution

    Quote Originally Posted by ScottD View Post
    "I don't worry about the constitution"

    Great quoting skills there genius. Also, he could have just said "Article 1 Section 8" and he would have answered the question, because the Health Care bill is justified in that section.
    Well he should worry about upholding the constitution because that is his job.
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    Re: Congressman Caught on Video: I dont care about the Constitution

    Quote Originally Posted by akyron View Post
    Well he should worry about upholding the constitution because that is his job.
    He is...the Constitution just hasn't caught up with him. These liberals are ahead of the constitutional curve is all...

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    Re: Congressman Caught on Video: I dont care about the Constitution

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    And no one has a problem with the courts unilaterally defining what that balance is? Silliness. I know many people have just accepted this false concept that the court is the superior branch of government sitting in judgment of legislative and executive actions. It doesn't make it constitutional, though.

    And, I think that Boo really meant "twist the Constitution to mean whatever I want it to mean at some moment in time" rather than "redefine."
    So would you not want the country to adhere to the supreme court? If so do you think we should be some type of banana republic where whomever controls the military rules.

    It is just for intemperate times such as these, with radicals on both sides that we need a strong supreme court to insure that the country is not ruled by the tyranny of the majority.

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    Re: Congressman Caught on Video: I dont care about the Constitution

    [QUOTE=washunut;1058674376the country is not ruled by the tyranny of the majority.[/QUOTE]

    I am not even sure votes are even counted these days. 200 European bankers dish out the orders these days.
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    Re: Congressman Caught on Video: I dont care about the Constitution

    Quote Originally Posted by washunut View Post
    So would you not want the country to adhere to the supreme court? If so do you think we should be some type of banana republic where whomever controls the military rules.
    Bwahahahaaa!!

    When the SCOTUS oversteps its bounds then the Congress should reign it in. You aware of a concept called checks and balances, right? Why is it that only the court is privileged to exercise a check?

    It is just for intemperate times such as these, with radicals on both sides that we need a strong supreme court to insure that the country is not ruled by the tyranny of the majority.
    Strong Supreme Court = one that exercises illegitimate legislative authority. Example - see expansion of Commerce Clause; see Kelo; See Roe's majority finding new rights in the shadows, pernumbras, etc of amendments. It's otherwise called invention.

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    Re: Congressman Caught on Video: I dont care about the Constitution

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative Sword View Post
    And no one has a problem with the courts unilaterally defining what that balance is? Silliness. I know many people have just accepted this false concept that the court is the superior branch of government sitting in judgment of legislative and executive actions. It doesn't make it constitutional, though.

    And, I think that Boo really meant "twist the Constitution to mean whatever I want it to mean at some moment in time" rather than "redefine."
    I think I'm a better judge of what I mean than you are. Just want to make that clear.

    If there was never any doubt about these things, nothing would ever go to court and there would be no need for judges. I don't say judges are superior in any way, but that it is their role to resolve these things within the law. As language is not as exact as many like to think, this means sides will argue what the meanings and the lines are. And one side will present a winning argument at the time that convinces the judges that it fits or doesn't fit within the law.

    And that's not activism or twisting, but how the system works.

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