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  1. The Disabled Seamen Act, fact vs fairytale

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    Originally Posted by JayJay
    The federal government did it to those who wanted to be merchant marines in the 1790s...when the ink wasn't even dry on the Constitution that many of the folks in that government had a hand in writing

    I addressed this Act a long time ago and it has nothing to do with nationalizing health insurance and/or health-care.



    Rick Ungar’s big lie: Founders mandated health insurance
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  2. Tests invented by Supreme Court Justices used to circumvent our Constitution

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    JWK - Are you familiar with the concept of suspect classifications where it comes to discrimination?

    Actually, I am quite familiar with a number of things made up by our Supreme Court which are used by the court to avoid a discussion about what is and what is not Constitutional, and redirects such a discussion to abstract pontifications which have nothing to do with whether or not something is or isn’t constitutional.


    One of these Supreme Court “inventions”
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  3. taxing for the general welfare, our Founder's meaning

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    Your feeble attempt to deflect is noted. The fact is, "conservatives" are not against education as you have charged. They are against the federal government exercising a power not granted by our Constitution, namely, taxing and spending on public school systems established under state constitutions.

    So, tell me, what wording in our federal Constitution grants power to Congress to tax and then spend on public school systems established under state constitutions?
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  4. A documented example of judicial tyranny

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    Originally Posted by Publius

    If there's only one correct interpretation of the Constitution, why do we need nine people to come up with it? One smart guy should be sufficient, right?
    Funny how we keep hearing how "simple" the Constitution is, and yet 9-0 decisions are rare. If the Constitution were that simple we wouldn't be having numerous 5-4, and 6-3 decisions, not to mention reversals.

    It's also leaves one
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  5. What did our founders think of democracy?

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    Originally Posted by Sneaky SF Dude

    “A Constitution is not meant to facilitate change. It is meant to impede change, to make it difficult to change.” – Justice Scalia

    Well that explains a lot...

    Because the alternative is real time democracy based on the whims of public opinion; a tyranny of the majority.
    And that's not how the USA is designed.
    EXACTLY

    And what did our founders
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    Updated February 17th, 2016 at 9:11 am by johnwk

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