Unlike many teabaggers, I don't walk around with a copy of the Constitution in my hip pocket. Nor do I claim any particular Constitutional expertise. But, I know what my values are and I know what kind of country I want to live in.
I believe that the law of the land defines a nation in which all are created and treated equally regardless of color, gender, or sexuality; in which political equality is assumed; where health care is a right and not a privilege; and in which economic equality as a way of life is something to be reached for and legislated if needs be.
I believe that "We the people" is not an idle phrase, and that the point of providing for a common defense, promoting the general welfare, and securing the blessings of liberty is to "form a more perfect union," which means that the states united enable a stronger, better way of life than they would as separate parts.
I believe that the Constitution allows "We the people" to form a national government that provides defense, promotes general welfare (which I interpret as intending everybody and not a fortunate few), and secures the blessings of liberty.
I believe that together our people -- no matter what different gods they worship (or not); what part of the country they live in; what color they are; whether they are rich, poor, or middle class; whether they are male or female, young or old -- are a "we," a one people who should look out for each other. I believe that the Constitution encourages this instead of making it more difficult.
I believe in a country that helps one provide for one's family, where you help out the other guy, and where you live and let live. I believe that this is not possible without a government to regulate the excesses of the free market and to guarantee Constitutional rights.
I believe that there is nothing radical or dangerous about my convictions. I don't believe that I have all the answers, and I mistrust anyone who thinks that he or she does.
I don't understand how anyone can love the Constitution and support laws that trample on one of its fundamental tenets: The presumption of innocence.
I don't understand how anyone can love the Constitution and support a practice that would violate the separation of powers and politicize the judicial branch.
I don't understand how anyone can revere the right to free speech and deride anyone who disagrees with their reading of the Constitution as an un-American socialist.
I don't understand how anyone can revere the Constitution while constantly seeking to amend it.
I don't understand how anyone who stands for individual rights can be part of a mob that disrupts public discourse.
I don't understand how anyone can say that they love the Constitution but care only about the Second and Tenth Amendments and their own personal freedom of speech.
I don't understand how anyone can love America and applaud the murder of 168 Americans.
I don't understand how anyone can fanatically oppose so-called Big Government and support the Patriot Act.
I don't understand how anyone can love America and fear it at the same time.
I don't understand how believing all of this means that I hate my country.
But what do I know?...
This guy did a pretty good job, even if he did use a teleprompter...
Fox News: Liar or whipping boy? The Young Turks report, you decide:
Start buying eggs. Now...
The Bruce Springsteen Navigator:
...he still comes across as a working-class guy from New Jersey, putting across a compassionate populism as he sings about jobs, families and everyday life...The Rush Limbaugh Navigator:
More recently, he galvanized Republican opposition to Democratic plans for an economic stimulus, and said he hoped President Obama would fail...Which one sounds like a better American to you?...
You Have The Right To Remain Stable: The new Arizona anti-immigrant law could cost billions to a state already struggling with large deficit. But, says Republican Governor Jan Brewer, that's okay because the bill ensures that "...the constitutional rights of all in Arizona remain solid, stable, and steadfast." As for the other 49 states, our constitutional rights are gaseous, teetering, and drunk as a skunk...
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