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January 4, 2013 2:20 pm

f="http://leftish.tumblr.com/post/39687717834/weve-been-fighting-big-corporations-from-the-very">We’ve been fighting big corporations from the very birth of our country…

Very few people are aware that Thomas Jefferson considered freedom from monopolies to be one of the fundamental human rights. But it was very much a part of his thinking during the time when the Bill of Rights was born.

The first form of government, the Articles of Confederation, was written in 1777 and endorsed by the states in 1781. It was subsequently replaced by our current Constitution, as has been documented in many books. One of its most conspicuous features was the lack of vast wealth or any sort of corporation that resembled the East India Company—until the early 1800s.

The First Glimpses of a Powerful American Company

In fact, most of the Founders never imagined a huge commercial empire sweeping over their land, reminiscent of George R. T. Hewes’s “ships of an enormous burthen” with “immense quantities” of goods. Rather, most of them saw an America made up of people like themselves: farmers.”

Read entire Truthout article…

December 16, 2012 10:08 am March 18, 2012 4:51 pm March 1, 2012 7:47 pm

f="http://leftish.tumblr.com/post/18590433976/there-is-nothing-which-i-dread-so-much-as-a-division">"There is nothing which I dread so much as a division of the Republic into two great parties…

…each arranged under its leader, and concerting measures in opposition to each other. This, in my humble apprehension, is to be dreaded as the greatest political evil under our Constitution.”

— John Adams (via anticapitalist)

February 19, 2012 2:21 pm
”I have a problem with people who take the Constitution loosely and the Bible literally.” ~ Bill Maher

”I have a problem with people who take the Constitution loosely and the Bible literally.” ~ Bill Maher

February 10, 2012 12:39 pm

f="http://leftish.tumblr.com/post/17384274907/conservatives">"CONSERVATIVES

talk about the Constitution but they don’t want to live by it.”

~Ed Schultz 

January 27, 2012 3:31 pm December 8, 2011 5:03 pm

f="http://leftish.tumblr.com/post/13945412433/only-7-senators-out-of-100-opposed-indefinite-detentons">Only 7 Senators out of 100 opposed Indefinite Detentons

…in the recent vote for Senate Bill 1867, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 this week, only these 7 Senators thought to defend our rights and vote NAY:

Here they are:

Nay OK Coburn, Thomas [R]

Nay IA Harkin, Thomas [D]

Nay UT Lee, Mike [R]

Nay OR Merkley, Jeff [D]

Nay KY Paul, Rand [R]

Nay VT Sanders, Bernard [I]

Nay OR Wyden, Ron [D]

Read the Entire Article…

December 3, 2011 11:09 am September 30, 2011 2:14 pm
Many politicians and pundits are very nervous about killing people without due process.
IF YOU THINK YOU CAN DISREGARD THIS STATEMENT JUST BECAUSE RON PAUL SAID IT, OR IF YOU ACCEPT THIS BLINDLY AS “OKAY” BECAUSE OBAMA DID IT, YOU MIGHT WANT TO RE-READ THE CONSTITUTION!
Even a broken clock is right twice a day…same for Ron Paul - every once in a while his Libertarian views put him on the right side of an issue (IMO)…
Are you really “A-OK” with Obama just killing American Citizens. without due process, because he’s heard that they are evil??  Check yourself!

Many politicians and pundits are very nervous about killing people without due process.

IF YOU THINK YOU CAN DISREGARD THIS STATEMENT JUST BECAUSE RON PAUL SAID IT, OR IF YOU ACCEPT THIS BLINDLY AS “OKAY” BECAUSE OBAMA DID IT, YOU MIGHT WANT TO RE-READ THE CONSTITUTION!

Even a broken clock is right twice a day…same for Ron Paul - every once in a while his Libertarian views put him on the right side of an issue (IMO)…

Are you really “A-OK” with Obama just killing American Citizens. without due process, because he’s heard that they are evil??  Check yourself!

July 1, 2011 10:59 am

f="http://leftish.tumblr.com/post/7126109625/in-bachmanns-world-anti-gay-justices-shed-appoint">IN BACHMANN’S WORLD ANTI-GAY JUSTICES SHE’D APPOINT WOULD BE JUSTICES WHO WOULD “UPHOLD THE CONSTITUTION”

REPMICHELE BACHMANN: I stand for the proposition that marriage is between a man and a woman. I think that Minnesota, for instance, this year, just about a month ago or so, passed at the legislative level the constitutional amendment to allow the people to decide what the definition of marriage will be. So that ballot question will be on the ballot in 2012. The people of New York came to a different conclusion. I think what we know is that, ultimately, you have all the various laws in the various states. There will be a conflict. If someone from Pennsylvania—or from New York, for instance, moves to a state where marriage is between a man and a woman, will these marriages be recognized? Ultimately, it will go to the courts. As president of the United States, I will only nominate judges who are not activist judges, who are not legislating from the bench. And so, I think that’s why it’s going to be very important to have this debate.

BOB SCHIEFFER: Would that be a litmus test for you, someone who was for same-sex marriage?

REPMICHELE BACHMANN: I want people who are for the Constitution. That’s my litmus test.

June 20, 2011 9:39 am

f="http://leftish.tumblr.com/post/6725873265/obama-rejected-the-views-of-top-lawyers-at-the-pentagon">Obama rejected the views of top lawyers at the Pentagon and Justice Department

when he decided he had the legal authority to continue the US War in Libya without Congressional Authorization.

The NY Times reported that the President has the legal authority to override such legal conclusions, but it is extraordinarily rare for it to happen.  Harry Reid said he supported the President’s view.

The “War Powers Act” has no application to what’s going on in Libya. NONE! I don’t believe so, you know, we did an authorization for Afghanistan, we did one for Iraq, but we have no troops on the ground there, and this thing is gonna be over before you know it anyway, so I think it’s not necessary.” ~  Harry Reid (D-NV) Sen Majority Leader

May 23, 2011 12:57 pm March 21, 2011 12:11 pm
Wars Should Be Declared by Congress, Not Merely Launched by Presidents

I couldn’t agree more.  Have we abandoned all adherence to our Laws, now?  How is this being allowed to happen?  If it was put to a vote, would we still be invading Libya?  If it can’t pass a vote by Congress, then guess what?  We SHOULDN’T DO IT!!

There are three branches of Government for a REASON!!  If we suspend our adherence to the Constitution of the United States of America, what have we become?

(Source: waronidiocy, via sarahpalinisatraitor)