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I highly suggest you get a copy of the Constitution and read it, maybe even study it in depth, it is after all what we in America live by.
Granted, we Americans do indeed say we live by the Constitution and not only that but we frequently raise holy hell when somebody comes along proposing a law that others feel violates their Constitutional rights. An example of this of course be when someone proposes some common sense regulation on the ownership of guns. (I truly think the majority of Americans think “The Constitution” consists of The Bill of Rights and nothing more.) As long as we’re discussing the Bill of Rights…how did drug prohibition ever happen when Alchohol Prohibition required a Constitution Amendment to both Prohibit and then relegalize the outlawing of alcoholic beverages? The bottom line is we talk a lot about the Constitution but do very little to enforce what it Dr ales to be as the rule of law. Like Dubya said himself, “It’s just a goddamned piece of paper!” Congress does not coin our currency, search of property and even seizure of private property by law enforcement without due process is a common occurrence, the right to keep and bear arms has nothing to do with maintaining a free state or well regulated militia, etc., etc.
I have a recommendation for everybody who likes to bitch about their Constitutional Rights being violated. Sometime, just get a copy of the full U.S. Constituon and a copy of Black’s Law Dictionary and read the Constitution from start to finish while looking up anything that you don’t understand in Black’s Law. You will soon discover that if we actually lived by the U.S.Constitution instead of merely talking about it this would be a vastly (and IMHO far better and happier country) to live in. You know, kindof the same principle as that where Christians actually followed the teachings of Christ rather than the Old Testement and Paul…some dude who obviously had an axe to grind with everyone else. It wouldn’t make the U.S. an exceptional country by any means but it would still be far better than the mess we have now where lawyers make our laws up as we go for the convenience of whomever may be our current leader. That’s why the U.S. is such a loose cannon among civilized nations. We just make shit up as to what’s convenient at the time it’s made up. Just my two cents worth for the day.