Time: Save The Constitution From Wingnuts


There’s an old sophist gambit, older than hell itself. If you want to convince someone that plain words mean something bizarre, you first establish they mean nothing at all — who can say what this inpenetrable plain English could possibly mean? — and then, having established that words mean nothing, you then proceed to step two, assigning those words strange meanings.Because, like, who can say.Shabby, dumb, low-wattage gambit. About par for the course for the left and the media. (But I repeat myself.)

One Document, Under SiegeBy RICHARD STENGEL

He means under siege by you, wingnutz.

Here are a few things the framers did not know about: World War II. DNA. Sexting. Airplanes. The atom. Television. Medicare. Collateralized debt obligations. The germ theory of disease. Miniskirts. The internal combustion engine. Computers. Antibiotics. Lady Gaga.People on the right and left constantly ask what the framers would say about some event that is happening today. What would the framers say about whether the drones over Libya constitute a violation of Article I, Section 8, which gives Congress the power to declare war? Well, since George Washington didn’t even dream that man could fly, much less use a global-positioning satellite to aim a missile, it’s hard to say what he would think.

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@retire05: I would just like to say retire05 that your statement in post #7 was right on the money as far as I’m concerned, kudos. This has been a very entertaining and informative thread, thanks.

JohnG. JFK as POTUS secured Fed funding for The Peace Corps and the Space Program. He laid out plans to increase Fed. aid to education.provide health insurance to the elderly and establish the Dept. of Urban Affairs. His “New Frontier” was cut short after only 34 months by a bullet in Dallas. His dreams live on.
I agree he was a fiscal Conservative re tax cuts and voted twice to increase minimum wage.

@rich wheeler:

The main point that retire05 was making, with this statement, “John Kennedy was a Democrat, therefore thought of as a liberal, when in fact he was as conservative as any Republican today”, was that JFK was no where near the defining characteristics of today’s ‘liberal’. And he is absolutely correct on that point. I will wait for others to follow those links I put out there in post #50, and post other votes and actions by JFK that shows a distinct parting of ways between JFK’s principles, and those of the modern liberal/progressive leading the Democratic party today.