Sweet Jeebus. Unless haymarket actually sells hay, I demand he stop using his misleading and misused screen name. Until such time, he should stop posting because he, in essence, lies about himself with every post.
2001-2008: Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
2009-2016: Dissent is the highest form of racism.
2017-? (Probably): Dissent is the highest form of misogyny.
I could be wrong, but I was convinced that most of their candidates ran as Republicans.
The members of the movement did not name themselves. It was hung on them as
ridicule by the Left, which they took and ran with, much to the Left's dismay. Kind
of like the Patriots taking the Yankee Doodle insult from the British & turning it into
a badge of pride.
If the Republicans do not get the Tea Party's message, there will be an official
TEA Party IMHO, but that is another topic.
There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.... John Rogers
Last I heard, Palin & Bachmann were both promoting change through the amendment process. I fail to see how is promoting a constitutional process violating their oath to uphold the constitution.
The amendment process is there for good reason. It is difficult & tedious for good reason as well.
The founders realized there would be issues they could not foresee, so they provided two ways to amend the Constitution. They also realized that there would be people (or groups of people) who would want to act out of haste,
so they made the process difficult & tedious, hoping that in the end saner heads would hopefully prevail.
There is precedent for repealing amendments. Prohibition would still be with us if the 21st amendment had not repealed the 18th.
Supporting the Constitution means supporting all of it, whether we like that part or not, be it gun rights, freedom of speech, limiting federal authority or any other provisions.
The amendment process is part of the Constitution, so we have to support the process. If we do not like the particular amendment, we have plenty of opportunity to weigh in & oppose ratification.
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