Our Constitution – All or Nothing

ConstitutionI recently wrote a blog post about how members of both the Democratic and Republican parties seem to have a rather relaxed attitude about those parts of the Constitution with which they don’t agree and more passionate support over things with which they do agree.

What do these words mean to you: … nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, …

I am physically sickened, upset to my stomach, by recent events in Congress by those who are our representatives, who swore an oath to uphold the Constitution.

Back when the Founding Fathers fought for the freedom you enjoy they decided this simple oath was enough: I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support the Constitution of the United States.

Some unnecessary words have been added but those fourteen sum it up pretty well and they are basically still there.

Lawyers can parse it all they want. They can claim Lois Lerner made a statement. They can weep and wail. The words are in the Constitution and great men fought and died to put them there.

When you subvert the Constitution for political gain, be it the Second Amendment, the First Amendment, the Fourth Amendment or any other, you lose this Libertarian.

I don’t believe in Republicans. I don’t believe in Democrats. I don’t even believe in Libertarians. I don’t believe in you. I don’t believe in me. And I particularly don’t believe in the 231 Congress members who violated their oath today.

In the words of Forrest Gump, that’s all I have to say about that.

Tom Liberman
Sword and Sorcery fantasy with a Libertarian Ideology
Current Release: The Broken Throne
Next Release: The Black Sphere

2 thoughts on “Our Constitution – All or Nothing

  1. I have the same sentiment, I’ll criticize anyone who doesn’t follow the constitution, and that happens to be the majority who swear an oath to uphold it. Now I can understand if one wants to have a debate about the constitution in itself, but there are many who just don’t even care about it. I see the constitution as my ally that helps me do the things that are right, and principled but there are others who view as a road block, something they have work around or subvert to be able to get their agenda.

    Whenever I have an idea the first thing I think, “Is it constitutional?” The next step I think is, “How can the constitution help me give validation to my idea.” There’s a lot of those in Washington who simply can’t think in this manner.

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