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(NPR)   GOP candidates, Alabama voters meet to defend what they believe is in the Constitution   (npr.org) divider line 18
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2012-03-13 03:38:10 PM
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"You put your hand on the bible and swore to uphold the constitution, you didn't put your hand on the constitution and swear to uphold the bible".
2012-03-13 03:17:30 PM
2 votes:

Cythraul: FTA: Santorum, "When people read the Constitution and say, 'Oh, we get our rights from the Constitution,' that is wrong," he said. "The Constitution does not give us rights. It recognizes rights that are written on our heart because we are a creature of God. That's where we get our rights from."

Wow. I mean, wow. He really is a completely unapologetic theocrat.


Other than the whole "creature of God" thing, he's actually right. The Bill of Rights was explicitly written in a manner to show that the rights people have are inalienable facets of our humanity rather than bestowed upon us by the government.
2012-03-13 03:12:21 PM
2 votes:
And it's not the only topic that made a return appearance last night. John Gentile of Crossville, Tenn., still doesn't believe Obama is allowed to be president because his father was born in Kenya.

"I just don't like the directions that he's headed in, and personally I don't think he qualifies to be president under the 'natural born citizen.' In the Constitution it states that you have to have two parents that were born in the United States, so that there's no alternative allegiance by any member of the family," Gentile said.

The Constitution actually doesn't say that.
2012-03-13 05:26:50 PM
1 votes:

trivial use of my dark powers: I've noticed that people who constantly quote the bible and the constitution haven't read either.


RON PAUL, the supposed expert on the Constitution, wrote this (new window):

Certainly the drafters of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, both replete with references to God, would be aghast at the federal government's hostility to religion.

If someone can find where one instance of God, Providence, the Almighty, Jehovah, Yaweh or any other form of the JudeoChristan deity is mentioned in the Constitution of the United States of America, I wish they'd farking point it out to me.
2012-03-13 04:40:30 PM
1 votes:

Corvus: trivial use of my dark powers: I've noticed that people who constantly quote the bible and the constitution haven't read either.

I have noticed how most right wing Christians (there are many good Christian that are different) really don't give a shiat about thing Jesus said in the bible.


Bible Jesus is too touchy-feely hippy for them. Help the poor? Don't cast the first stone? Love thy neighbor as yourself? (Even if your neighbor is near) That kind of radical advice has no place in today's society. It's embarrassing.
2012-03-13 03:56:51 PM
1 votes:

Isitoveryet: holy shiat.

I am embarrassed to be an American.


Yeah. Spend some time in Arizona. That's me almost on a daily basis. My sister lives in Mississippi- she's often embarrassed, too.
2012-03-13 03:49:38 PM
1 votes:
"If a nation expects to be ignorant & free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was & never will be."

~Thomas motherf**king Jefferson.

/f**k you theocrats.
2012-03-13 03:42:13 PM
1 votes:
Everybody knows Christians are supposed to get deeply involved in politics it's in the bible under serving two masters at once. The heavenly one and the dirty pig farkers that run for national office.


Transcendence and Salvation are yours ! ....only If you vote for Pappy O'Daniel.
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2012-03-13 03:39:53 PM
1 votes:
Both candidates repeated familiar campaign themes. Santorum: shrink the size and scale of federal government; allow more drilling for oil.

Its not like we're denying oil permits left and right. Most are being approved. The ones that are returned in the table below were just returned for more information, they'll likely be approved too and this idea that Keystone XL will drop our gas prices to 2 dollars a gallon is absurd. Some have argued that it may raise gas prices.

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2012-03-13 03:32:20 PM
1 votes:
He's right in that our rights aren't granted by the constitution - they're granted by virtue of being human (In the founder's language, they said "Endowed by their creator"). That said, it wasn't god that gave us rights either. It was our simple birth that made it happen. The Constitution should be for protecting those rights and assuring their ability to be used.

indylaw: We have an inherent human right to have all applications for arrest warrants issued by a neutral magistrate upon a finding of probable cause?


yes, exactly.

indylaw: Or the division of powers between the federal and state governments?


No, that's just a choice we made in our government.
2012-03-13 03:30:19 PM
1 votes:

Aarontology: What Santorum is really saying is that he doesn't believe that there are any limits on what the government can do you to as long as it's in the name of God.

2012-03-13 03:29:43 PM
1 votes:
What Santorum is really saying is that he doesn't believe that there are any limits on what the government can do you to as long as it's in the name of God.
2012-03-13 03:27:46 PM
1 votes:

Leo Bloom's Freakout: monoski: Have to say the segment was both entertaining yet disturbing. The part where the man declared Obama not eligible to be president based on the constitution followed by the moderator plugging in the fact that what he said is not actually in the document reminded me why the south is in perpetual fail.

I know it'll never happen so it's kind of a moot argument, but I do wonder what the con's would be to split the south from the union and have a destitute theocracy right off our borders. Would it impact international politics, would we be i a constant state of war on the border? Maybe it's better top have them there where they feel they are participating and the rest of the country pats their heads and tells them they did a "good job, here's your cookie" before continuing to progress, albeit at a slower pace, into the 21st century.


Not to mention providing them with $2 in federal funds for every $1 they put in then just chuckling when they ask for small govt.
2012-03-13 03:24:02 PM
1 votes:

monoski: Have to say the segment was both entertaining yet disturbing. The part where the man declared Obama not eligible to be president based on the constitution followed by the moderator plugging in the fact that what he said is not actually in the document reminded me why the south is in perpetual fail.


I know it'll never happen so it's kind of a moot argument, but I do wonder what the con's would be to split the south from the union and have a destitute theocracy right off our borders. Would it impact international politics, would we be i a constant state of war on the border? Maybe it's better top have them there where they feel they are participating and the rest of the country pats their heads and tells them they did a "good job, here's your cookie" before continuing to progress, albeit at a slower pace, into the 21st century.
2012-03-13 03:13:48 PM
1 votes:
"About 2,000 Republican faithful turned out for the presidential forum..." that they gummed in unison through their tooth
2012-03-13 03:13:08 PM
1 votes:
That's a stupid way to say it, but I believe that's the actual working interpretation of how rights work, yes. You have the rights because they're rights, the constitution just tells the government to leave them alone. Thus the tenth amendment and so on.

It's more Locke, less Hobbes.
2012-03-13 03:12:12 PM
1 votes:
didn't i read this in the onion... like verbatim?
2012-03-13 03:01:32 PM
1 votes:
FTA: Santorum, "When people read the Constitution and say, 'Oh, we get our rights from the Constitution,' that is wrong," he said. "The Constitution does not give us rights. It recognizes rights that are written on our heart because we are a creature of God. That's where we get our rights from."

Wow. I mean, wow. He really is a completely unapologetic theocrat.
 
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