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Wednesday, June 5, 2013


Listening to the radio on the way to work this morning, the talking head was comparing two pieces of legislation. I think the topic was state pensions, but I'm not sure. In his commentary, he said, "well, this one is a bit cheaper, and this one has the advantage of being constitutional."

Maybe I'm just old fashioned, but I hear that as a choice between a nice walk in the park and being mauled by an irate wolverine. If one is constitutional and the other isn't, the constitutional one is the only option. Period. Anything our government does that is unconstitutional is illegal. Why is this so hard to understand?


  1. Because it has been ignored so completely for so long that most have become inured to it. When the Speaker of the House can say "Constitution? Really? Next question" the battle is lost. So little of what the fed gov does is constitutional. So much is lumped under "promote the general welfare," despite the fact that Madison and Jefferson are both on record as saying that clause applies only to the powers specifically granted to the Federal Government (see: http://www.humanevents.com/2013/05/29/unsustainable-and-unconstitutional-general-welfare-spending-2/ ) Apparently the Tenth Amendmant does not have the power the rest do.

  2. Anything our government does that is unconstitutional is illegal. Why is this so hard to understand?

    Because legality is trumped by 'what is right/fair" in the mind of so many.

    A man much wiser than I said it better than I could every hope to:

    "Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience." -- C.S. Lewis

  3. Says a lot about our country that there is even a discussion about the whole thing.

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