Here’s How The Constitution Is Under Assualt From The Man Who Is Sworn To Protect It

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“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof, or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the free press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” –First Amendment to the US Constitution, written by James Madison

In our entire American Constitution, there are no more important amendments than the first ten, the Bill of Rights. This was intentional. Madison, Jefferson, and the other writers of this world-renowned document recognized the importance of a free, libertarian United States of America with a very tightly-controlled federal government while protecting especially against a runaway president who might try become “king.” In order for all the rest of it to work, these first ten amendments had to structure everything else, they reasoned beautifully.

And of all the first ten amendments, there is none, not one even close, to the level of importance of the First Amendment because of the free speech, freedom of religion, free press, and freedom of assembly/protest assurances. If our framers would’ve been asked which amendment they could save and if all the rest would have to go away, they would’ve undoubtedly saved the First Amendment and that one alone.

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Other American political animals on the Left are not so sure. They want to chip away at our Constitution, just as their feckless leader is and has been doing with impunity. Obama has been a premier anti-Constitutionalist, talking out of both sides of his mouth simultaneously to different audiences or targets, while acting like an automated, human wood-chipper and eliminating as many of our First Amendment rights as possible.

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There’s nothing more shocking to me and other Conservatives than to have a supposed “Constitutional law professor” (he wasn’t, his title was “lecturer”) taking great big bites out of this exemplary document with cruddy, piranha teeth. Just how phony, how much of a liar, and how anti-American is this president? How stupid does he take us to be?

 

Let’s look at these basic, beautiful American rights and what Obama’s done to threaten and eradicate our protections by the First Amendment.

Free Speech

“If the First Amendment means anything, it means that a state has no business telling a man, sitting alone in his house, what books he may read or what films he may watch.” –Thurgood Marshall

Very true. But Justice Marshall did not go quite far enough. It also means that a state has no business telling anybody—not just a man and not just one sitting at home—anything at all about what they can read, watch, or most importantly say.

Anybody who’s ever been to London’s Hyde Park Corner, “Speaker’s Corner” on a Sunday morning, knows about Free Speech. You can expect to see all manner of sensible, erudite, uneducated, and lunatic speakers, all trying to out-do each other, yell louder, and attract a bigger crowd to listen than any other speaker. This is the American First Amendment in action.

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Comments

  1. Barbara says:

    Why aren't we getting it done, instead of him letting him keep on breaking laws and laughing at us?

  2. mutantone says:

    so many have sworn an oath to protect and defend the Constitution from all enemies both foreign and domestic yet where are they?

  3. BDouglas says:

    Obama is NOT the only problem. EVERY elected official that violates their "Oath of Office" needs to be re-called. Immediately. Waiting for the next election is insane. Elected officials need to be reminded that they are only temps and can loose their jobs AND their freedom in a heartbeat. Put 50 of these people behind bars and the rest will fall in line so fast you would swear they were first year cadets at a military academy. We the people are simply NOT paying attention and the price is too great.

    • Warrior Princess says:

      I am gloriously happy to see your comment. I just made a comment similar. I hope you will read it. i think my comment is 4th one made.

  4. Warrior Princess says:

    The bottom line is that we need to get rid of this man. Plan A is impeachment. Plan B is to do the law suit and get impeachable defense material. Plan C is to work through the states and beef up laws so we can have voting times to decide if we want to fire our elected officials. I have been waiting on this impeachment things for years. I think it is time to move on to plan c which could be faster. States have been know to vote in laws quickly. Rather than criticize this plan, we need to give this a try. Some states have recall laws or paths to remove elected officials. This plan calls to make it mandatory for votes. This would stop lame duck corruption.

    obama is a lame duck prez on steroids doing things he would never have done before the 2012 election. How insane for us to be subjected to this. He is our employee and he does not need to be impeached or have a lengthy law suit about him violating the constitution. He needs to be fired by the people.

    Check out state laws and write state reps. Imagine 50 states having power to fire these elected officials. This would eliminate corruption and be an arrest of the cancer of corruption eating up our great nation. It is time2 raise h3ll and win back our country.

    We face fear, intimidation and retaliation by a tyrannical government. We must all hang together or we will, without doubt, hang separately.

    All lame ducks need to be stopped. If you agree, join the fight for duck laws so the power can be given to the people to fight lame ducks and all other corrupt politicians who are corrupt and violate their oaths of office. Help support state laws to give power to the people so we can fire and remove corrupt individuals. They are our employees and when they need to be removed, we would have a clear pathway to fire them.

  5. G. Braud says:

    Every government official, including the president, vice president, all members of Congress, etc., seem to have forgotten that they are employees of the American taxpayers, their employers.
    The American taxpayers, as their employers, have the right to fire any of their employees if they are not performing to our satisfaction.
    Any laws/amendments, etc. should be voted on by the American taxpayers, including any increase in their salaries. There should be NO hidden amendments, "favors", "pork", etc. included in any law/amendment!
    Any laws/amendments should include any government official, including the president and members of Congress. Government officials are NOT above the law.

  6. Edwardkoziol says:

    Obutthole was supposedly a constitutional teacher in Harvard which is hard to believe.My question is what countrys constitution did he teach,it sure wasn't the US.

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