Know how you can tell Tea Partiers are extremists? They quote the Constitution.

by editor on October 4, 2010

This audio clip tells you all you need to know about how extreme the Democrats have become. They now say that quoting the Constitution is evidence of Republican extremism.

Liberal wacko Representative Jan Schakowsky guested on liberal wacko Stephanie Miller’s radio program on Friday. During the interview, she coined a new term: Tenthers. It’s definition? Those extremist Tea Party people who believe in the Tenth Amendment.

In case you’re not up on your Constitution studies, here’s how Wikipedia describes the Tenth Amendment:

“The Tenth Amendment restates the Constitution’s principle of federalism by providing that powers not granted to the federal government nor prohibited to the states by the Constitution of the United States are reserved to the states or the people.”

The exact words are pretty clear: “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”

Clearly, the Tenth Amendment prohibits virtually everything the Obama administration (and most Republican administrations) have been doing for the last 75 years. No wonder the Tenth Amendment has now become an even bigger boogieman for liberals than the First and Second Amendments, their traditional boogiemen.

Is it November yet?

H/T: TheBlaze.com

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danybhoy
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danybhoy

You know what, when you think about it, IT IS extreme to believe that the constitution should be respected & followed. The constitution was a response to an overbearing gov’t imposed by the ruling class (back then, the Crown). Today, those who want to go back toward the constitution who want a response to an overbearing gov’t that has been grown by the elite gov’t class. The solutuion is the same, throw the overbearing gov’t out on it’s ass. Not with a bloody revolution, but with an electoral bloodbath on election day.

DeanH
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DeanH

It seems like it should be easy, but when the government and its main tool, the media – hypnovision – keep the majority of people so freaking stupid they know more about dancing with the stars and basketball players wives than they do about US geography, for example. Like that moron representative in Wisconsin who got elected by voters who will probably forgive her gaff about Arizona not being on the Mexican border and elect her again! That is just nuts!

sa_rose
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sa_rose

Lo, these hundreds of years ago, when I was still in school, I had an American history teacher who pointed out that the Constitution was worthless in and of itself. It only works if everyone follows it. As an example, he used the USSR, which was still communist run at that time, and Americas’s formost enemy. They had a Constitution much like ours. It was simply ignored. Never thought I would see that in America, Is it 2012 yet?

perlcat
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I just realized that her name could be pronounced “jackovski”. Eerily appropriate.

Diego
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Diego

The libs have been using the term ‘tenther’ for about a year now. This nothing new, but it’s shaneful to hear a politician who is expected to understand and uphold the Constitution use it.

Elrond Hubbard
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Elrond Hubbard

So quoting the Bill of Rights has now become a sign of extremism to leftists such as political illiterate Jan Schakowsky. It’s difficult to believe that, as a Congresswoman, she took an oath to uphold the Constitution. But liberals, including Obama, see the Bill of Rights as an impediment to their progressive agenda; they don’t like free speech, guns, or states rights and especially when exercised by those Tea Party bigots and Blue State bitter clingers.

Still, it’s unusual to see a liberal politician attack those red neck cousin jumpers BEFORE an election, usually they wait to after election day before smearing and demeaning their opponents. They’re scared and they deserve to be scared.

RockingHorseGuy
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Usually, rather than just come out publicly against the Constitution, they try to explain in some roundabout way how their actions actually do comply. At least this way, we know who she is without question.

john
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john

2 ignorant sluts mocking the Constitution and people that believe in it, if that isn’t a plain example of liberal ass’s.

Ruben
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Ruben

Where in blue blazes is our military to protect the Constitution from domestic enemies like Schakowsky? I hope she reads this post and understands my contempt for her.

YT
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YT

Making power point files and taking diversity and sexual harrasment training again.

DeanH
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DeanH

Her contempt is obviated by her scornful inflection when the quotes are mentioned. Consent of the governed is NOT AT ALL how the liberal asswipes see their role in RULING, not leading. I guess Tenthers is not as bad as some of the others czit they call us.

YT
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YT

Yup. The liberal mindset is simple to understand when you realize they assume they will all be the ones calling the shots.

Navy Nurse
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Navy Nurse

I think you mean “representing” and not “leading”. That’s an important distinction that ALL of congress has seemed to have forgotten.

DeanH
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DeanH

A distinction of a significantly finer line than “rulers” to either of the others. This twat wouldn’t suggest anything less than leading, while preferring rule. Consent? She doesn’t need consent! Certainly not representing anyone but the progressive mindset which falls well outside of Constitutional, not the People.

But sure, you’re correct in your point.

I do remember Louis Freeh and Algore both using the word ruler in the context they should never have. The president of the U.S. is unique in that it may rightfully be referred to as a leader, beyond the representative as suggested in the lower houses. Unfortunately the current occupant and the following lineup, were something to happen to him, are not fit to lead anything but a freak parade.

RockingHorseGuy
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Call me a tenther. Please!

Thallus
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Thallus

This is just another of a long list of proofs the liberal/progressive socialists see the Constitution as an obstacle to their agenda. The Constitution is a rather simple document and anyone with average reading skills can understand precisely the meaning intended by the Framers. Any ambiguity or complexity projected on its meaning is an attempt to deflect and obfuscate, and we have seen the current crop of socialists tripping all over themselves to do just that.

perlcat
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The Constitution is only simple when you wish to comply with it.

That said, there has to be a plan to deal with the constitutional violations that people find useful, like Social Security. There’s no reason that it cannot be either implemented as an amendment, or even better, given back to the states to run.

These violations sit in the middle of the debate, and as long as they remain, they prevent a complete return to the Constitution, keeping the encroachment the progressives always intended it to be. They serve to make hypocrites out of people, and believe you me, the libs intended it that way all along. I wish we would have a ‘return to normalcy’ like Harding did, where the accumulated Constitutional violations were removed from the federal government. (without the corruption from the Republican establishment, of course.)

If the Republicans want a fifty year lock on elections, they’d set up a commission to figure out how to do exactly that, present a plan to the American people, and then ACT ON IT. It would take input from all fifty state governments to work, — some of these things are de facto unfunded mandates, since our federal government has been so irresponsible. But I can see no other way.

There’s an awful lot that has to go away — without disturbing the peace and function of the country.

Some of those things include phasing out federal income tax, ending or divesting federal government takeovers of businesses and industries, getting administrative law and agencies cut down to the appropriate size, and actually getting input from the states on the many encroachments of the Constitution over the years. Many Supreme Court decisions simply need to be set aside — time was when the President and Congress had the courage to do so.

perlcat
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http://www.tenthamendmentcenter.com/

in case you’re interested.

Thallus
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Thallus

There are three areas of the Constitution that must be completely transformed for the liberal/progressive socialists to advance their many agendas. These are the power to levy taxes and regulate commerce (Article 1 Section 8) , and the 10th Amendment. We have witnessed the tax code being used for reward, punishment, wealth redistribution, and social engineering. The commerce clause has been expanded to include almost everything that has even a cursory relationship with commerce, either inter- or intrastate. The meaning of the 10th Amendment has been diminished in meaning to the point of absurdity.

Nearly the whole of the Bill of Rights can be negated by the artful interpretation and/or application of these three items. In no way are these the only areas where the Constitution has been bastardized, but because of the insidiously far-reaching implications they have, more damage to our freedom can occur with their misapplication. And this is why these three are the favorite targets for liberal/progressive socialists.

This is where we are today. The can of worms has been opened and finding a way get the slimy, wiggly things back in the can may be just short of impossible. States rights are under constant assault. The misapplication of the commerce clause has been ongoing since at least 1942 when it was deemed a farmer couldn’t grow wheat on his own land for his own use. And the tax code? It is a behemoth that no one, not even the IRS understands yet affects our lives in profound ways.

We can shuffle politicians until hell freezes over but we will still have the mess we are presented with now. The only way we will return to our national “roots” is to recapture the hearts and minds of the American people. With that will come a change in the political landscape. Then and only then will America rise to its former greatness.

Paden
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Paden

Liberalism is a form of insanity, mass insanity, political mass insanity.
Those people just ain’t right in the head.

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