Why Don’t Our Representatives Represent The Constitution?
There was a time in this country when the representatives we elected to office actually defended our rights under the Constitution. What has happened to these representatives? They now seem more interested in defending political correctness than in defending our Constitution. The Aurora tragedy and the war on Chick-Fil-A are just two recent events elevating the question: does Congress defend the Constitution?
The first is the Chick-Fil-A controversy; Dan Cathy president of Chick-fil-A, recently put his company in activists’ sights by donating money to same-sex marriage opponents and defending his conservative views on gay rights. Mr. Cathy is entitled under the Constitution to have his own views and express them how he sees fit. Here is a successful business owner who believes in traditional values (as do I) and wants to support those values and what happens, elected representatives from Chicago, Boston, Washington D.C. and New York City are trying to prevent him from doing business in their cities. Hey A-Holes, I have news for you, you were elected to uphold the Constitution, not uphold your personal views. The Constitution is there to protect all people, not just left wing liberals who think that the Constitution is there for them to interpret any way they want. It has been my observation that liberals believe in free speech, only if it is their speech, all others can go to hell.
Look beyond the First Amendment part for a minute. Thirty-Million people in this country are either unemployed or underemployed and these so-called representatives want to stop Mr. Cathy from opening up stores that would create jobs. Do they really care about the people they are elected to represent? Don’t they want to let more businesses in to their cities just to have more jobs? They must be following the Obama philosophy, keep the people on unemployment and food stamps so they will vote Democratic. Morons.
The second event was the mass murders in a Colorado movie theater; this was a tragic event, it is unbelievable what one human being can do that will affect so many other lives, and to make it a political talking point is reprehensible. Once again, we see politicians on the left taking any opportunity to jump all over the Second Amendment. MORE LAWS, MORE LAWS, that seems to be their favorite saying whenever someone is shot in this country. When will these Constitution hating liberals learn, more laws is not the answer. We have plenty of gun laws in this country, maybe they just need to be enforced. Another thing these liberals do not understand, we can outlaw guns entirely, make it a crime punishable by death and criminals will still find a way to get guns. Gun laws only hurt the law-abiding citizens who are looking to protect themselves, so all the laws that liberals want to pass, will not stop criminals from their deadly endeavors.
Those who are willing to break the laws against murder do not care about the regulation of firearms, and will get hold of weapons whether doing so is legal or not. To expect a mass-murderer to be concerned that his firearm is obtained outside the law is just like expecting him to be concerned that he walked out of a store with two candy bars, while only paying for one, he just does not care.
I read an article a while back that said in 2008, 20% of the country considered themselves liberal, as compared with 18% today. (Do you think Obama had something to do with that?) So it seems there is hope for this country, when this country gets back to traditional values and commonsense instead of political correctness, we will once again be on the right track. However, we must start electing representatives that believe in the Constitution, and not representatives that try to change it.
This is one man’s opinion.
To begin with our country has not been lifted from its economic “Emergency Status” for over 80 years. This goes back to the Federal Reserve Act, Emergency Powers Act, War Powers Act, and The Trading With The Enemy Act to show in length how we lost any Constitutional Rights. The President under the Emergency Powers Act has declared that state to exist for over 140 years because nobody wants the government to go bankrupt. In 1973 congress attempted to lift it only to find they have no auhtority as the original wording said it coule not be repealed unless the debt was paid. The War Powers Act killed Americans from being considered non hostile. The reason was that “the people” could kill the nation by holding the government accountable and bankrupting it to the Federal Reserve. The Federal Reserve Act killed all pretense of stopping it. The national debt not being paid off or balanced is the trigger. Until that time we will continue to be under a state of “emergency” as every president before has signed an executive order decreeing it. Much or our rights that is limted by all these Acts pretty much kills what the Constitution provided for us. Therefore…yes, the Constitution is pretty much irrelevent.
Gilbert, What the hell are you talking about? Your comment has nothing to do with this article.
Chris, I read your article and the comment, I agree I think Gilbert is smoking some funny stuff.