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    Re: Should politicians be forced to recite the constitution?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    I don't think it matters.

    We make them take an oath to uphold it, which the routinely violate and nothing happens to them.
    At this point, probably not.
    People violate various laws all the time, should we legalize crimes like murder,theft and various other crimes? If these clowns have to recite the constitution on C-span, public access government tv anytime they write a law or vote for it them it might make sure that some of these politicians do not vote for or write laws that violate the constitution.
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    Re: Should politicians be forced to recite the constitution?

    This is the sort of grandstanding crap that has replaced real political debate. Every politician talks about how much they love the constitution with nothing but empty rhetoric. Words, especially from a politicians mouth, aren't worth ****.

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    Re: Should politicians be forced to recite the constitution?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    People violate various laws all the time, should we legalize crimes like murder,theft and various other crimes? If these clowns have to recite the constitution on C-span, public access government tv anytime they write a law or vote for it them it might make sure that some of these politicians do not vote for or write laws that violate the constitution.
    I'm just being realistic.
    They are allowed to do what ever they want in most circumstances.
    Nothings really going to change that.
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    Re: Should politicians be forced to recite the constitution?

    Quote Originally Posted by Groucho View Post
    Or maybe we recognize that even the most traitorous scum can memorize or read something and have it mean nothing to them.

    This is a meaningless exercise that will solve nothing.
    If it will accomplish nothing then you should have no problem with these politicians having to recite the constitution before they write a law or vote for a law. Just like laws against murder, theft, fraud, and so on its not going to stop everyone, it doesn't mean those laws should be abolished. I am pretty sure that if senator douche bag has to read recite the bill or rights on C-span before he votes then it might make he consider whether or not he should vote for or against a proposed law.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: Should politicians be forced to recite the constitution?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Many argue that we make police remind suspects of their constitutional rights in order to prevent police abuse and to make sure the police do not violate rights.Personally I feel that no one should remind you of your rights seeing how went to school. So why shouldn't politicians be required to recite the constitution before they write a law or vote for a new law/bill in order to make sure that they do not violate the constitution? After all they make law so shouldn't the people who write the laws be required to recite the bill of rights anytime they want to vote for or write a law? Surely if we make those who enforce the law remind suspects of their rights then surely a stricter similar standard should be applied to law makers.


    Should politicians be forced to recite the constitution?
    Yes anytime they write a new law/bill/amendment to a bill.
    Yes anytime they vote for a new law/bill/amendment.
    No(please explain)
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    Only if we also make businessmen recite the statutes of corporate law before all business meetings as well.

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    Re: Should politicians be forced to recite the constitution?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    I'm just being realistic.
    They are allowed to do what ever they want in most circumstances.
    Nothings really going to change that.
    If it doesn't make them think twice before voting for or writing an unconstitutional law then something like this would be used as political ammo against incumbent during a primary or general election. It might have more of an impact of voters if a congressman or a senator is on a c-span video reciting the constitution and then seconds later voting for something that blatantly violates the constitution.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: Should politicians be forced to recite the constitution?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    If it doesn't make them think twice before voting for or writing an unconstitutional law then something like this would be used as political ammo against incumbent during a primary or general election. It might have more of an impact of voters if a congressman or a senator is on a c-span video reciting the constitution and then seconds later voting for something that blatantly violates the constitution.
    They won't put themselves in that position in the first place.
    Something like that wouldn't pass and even if it did, most people don't care.

    I'm not trying to be a jerk to you but the reality is that very little matters when it comes to them doing unconstitutional stuff.
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    Re: Should politicians be forced to recite the constitution?

    The problem isn't that politicians don't know the Constitution.

    The problem is who we vote for.
    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: Should politicians be forced to recite the constitution?

    What good would reciting the constitution do? It's a piece of paper in the hands of liars and deceivers in a town full of people who practice self-preservation above all else.

    If you lie in court, you have broken the law.
    If you lie inside the military, you are in violation of the UCMJ.


    But if you are a politician, you are expected to lie and most even get re-elected. Our politicians don't have a lack of constitutional understanding. They manipulate and alter as they go. What they have is moral depravity. Who cares what's good for the country as long as it's good for the party.
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    Re: Should politicians be forced to recite the constitution?

    Quote Originally Posted by TacticalEvilDan View Post
    The problem isn't that politicians don't know the Constitution.

    The problem is who we vote for.
    In other words, the one you hate the least.

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