11 comments on “Constitution, the remix

  1. Guess that means you’re gonna be the keynote speaker at the Republican National Convention. How did you wiggle that away from Joe LIE-berman?

  2. I wouldn’t quite say that I’m ready to get my “Zell Miller” on. It’s just that in these two cases, I’m rollin’ decidedly with the non-libs. Just thought I’d toss that out there. But ultimately more to the point, an overhaul of the Constitution (or, at the very least, a serious modification to it) will be equally beneficial to both sides. Bringing balance to the force has always been my thing.

  3. Getting P. Diddy to produce a remix of the Constitution. Not a bad idea. I don’t trust the politicians to stop quabbling long enough to make something happen. But something DOES need to happen. Even Thomas Jefferson suggested that the Constitution be overhauled every twenty years or so.

  4. Regarding the gun rights issue: most people who know me know that I hate guns. But I do believe that at least half of the victims out there would not have fallen prey to violent attacks had they had arms themselves. Now this doesn’t mean that everyone should go around carrying assault rifles. But some sort of concealed weapon (only after going through all of the necessary registration, training, and so on) is not unreasonable.

    Regarding the FISA bill: I hope your assumptions are right about why Obama would jump ship and side with the Bush Administration. B/C right now, he’s got Democrats calling him a traitor and threatening to abandon him come November. Even if supporting this bill isn’t as bad as torture, it still goes against some of the basic principles of the Constitution. Seems Obama has some ‘splaining to do.

  5. While we’re on Obama jumping on Bush’s bandwagon, your politician is also playing the role of some sort of political puppet by trying to pander to right one more time with his support of extending Bush’s faith-based initiatives. Remind me again: which one of the candidates is Bush the third?

  6. Hillary 4 prez, I think people often get the wrong idea about how faith-based initiatives work. These programs are established so that religious institutions can provide public services, and NOT to advance a specific church. Churches are not allowed to use federal monies to support internal projects, events, building, etc.

    My purpose in telling you all this is not to change your mind about faith-based programs; just to make it clear what they are.

  7. Thank you for the clarification Saved Sinner. That still doesn’t dismiss the fact that Obama is starting to change his position on every single issue. First he starts wearing a lapel after he said he wouldn’t. Then he goes against public financing after saying he wouldn’t. Then he supports FISA when most of his Democratic colleagues don’t. Now he’s supporting Bush’s faith based initiatives. This man is either confused, a major flip flopper, or he will say/do anything to win. Mark my words: he will make you all regret not supporting Hillary!

  8. Hillary 4 prez (always!): I mean this in the best wa possible: Please get over it. Hillary isn’t going to be the president. Choose a candidate (one that’s actually running) and move on.

  9. @ J. Alex:

    “God forbid we should ever be twenty years without such a rebellion.
    The people cannot be all, and always, well informed. The part which is
    wrong will be discontented, in proportion to the importance of the facts
    they misconceive. If they remain quiet under such misconceptions,
    it is lethargy, the forerunner of death to the public liberty. …
    And what country can preserve its liberties, if it’s rulers are not
    warned from time to time, that this people preserve the spirit of
    resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as
    to the facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost
    in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from
    time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
    It is its natural manure.”

    It was a revolution that TJ called for every 20 years…I’m just sayin’. 😉

  10. Nic,

    Big Pimpin’ TJ also said:

    “Let us provide in our constitution for its revision at stated periods. What these periods should be nature herself indicates. By the European tables of mortality, of the adults living at any one moment of time, a majority will be dead in about nineteen years. At the end of that period, then, a new majority is come into place; or, in other words, a new generation. Each generation is as independent as the one preceding, as that was of all which had gone before. It has then, like them, a right to choose for itself the form of government it believes most promotive of its own happiness; consequently, to accommodate to the circumstances in which it finds itself that received from its predecessors; and it is for the peace and good of mankind that a solemn opportunity of doing this every nineteen or twenty years should be provided by the constitution, so that it may be handed on with periodical repairs from generation to generation to the end of time, if anything human can so long endure.

    – 1816

    Sounds like a call for an overhaul to me…

  11. @ Hillary: Since Obama and Hill Spawn are making some (pretty tepid) attempt at unity, I’ll try it with you. Instead of throwin’ blows, I’ll simply try to address your points:

    At the risk of sounding like a broken record, I don’t see changing positions as a bad thing necessarily. It shows that Obama is willing to (1) admit if/when he’s wrong or (2) compromise with the other half. Liberals who want this country solely ran according to liberal standards are no better than conservatives who have hijacked the country for the past seven years.

    To an extent, even your girl has flipped a lil bit. She’s gone from trying to have Obama’s hands for dinner to actually shaking them (Bill is another story but, for the sake of discussion, let’s keep it to Hill). After months of racebaiting and being an overall jerk, she is sucking it up to join the Democratic nominee; even if her support is lukewarm. Perhaps you could learn something from your leader.

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