It always amazes me how people that appear intelligent can twist logic and history for their benefit. So, when I saw this tweet:
#gop hates 13th and 14th Amendments….wants slavery and unequal protection, I guess really they hate the whole Constitution
Based on the fact that Leftists rarely use the Constitution to get their point across, I had to query:
gotta link for that? http://tinyurl.com/23zyrs2 Anything resembling truth? #tcot #p2
The response I then received was:
#GOP Assaults on Constitution listed #P2 #TCOT http://twitpic.com/2v6tw1
That contained this picture:
And my reply was:
gotta hand it to ya, ya couldn’t produce a link so you made one up. I’ll retort after work.
He then responded:
Ummmm….how do I provide a link to what my own eyes have seen over the years? Links aren’t always necessary
This is tragic. How is it that grown Americans have been taught that they can bastardize the Constitution for their own purposes?
His POINT ONE:
Assault on 1st & 14th Amendments: Using “God’s” will to prevent LGBT from having the equal right to marry.
First, let’s do something unique and see what the Constitution actually says:
THE FIRST AMENDMENT:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
THE FOURTEENTH AMENDMENT:
[for his purposes, I’m pretty sure that he’s referring to Section 1 of the 14th:]
All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.
As a Conservative, I DON’T CARE WHAT YOU DO IN YOUR BEDROOM. Your failure to understand that we will all answer to a higher power is, well, your problem. YOUR view of morality is different than mine. HAVE AT IT. Two or three guys or girls at a time, whatever floats your boat, go for it. Just remember that whenever you bring in livestock, you’ll probably have to deal with PETA.
Now, where in either of these amendments is it stated that people of the same sex have the right to marry? His quoting of the FIRST probably has to do with
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion
But I challenge HIM or anyone to give me a link to a US law where a religion has been established. Further, I challenge you and HIM to read the book The 5000 Year Leap.
As for the 14th Amendment, in the immortal words of Ann Coulter: “it’s not a civil right – you’re not black.” What I really think she should have said was “you weren’t a slave” because the 14th was written to insure that the States couldn’t deny citizenship to freed slaves.
His POINT TWO:
Assault on 8th and 13th Amendments: Forcing a woman to carry a pregnancy against her will.
First, the 8th:
Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.
And the 13th:
[for his purposes, I’m pretty sure that he’s referring to Section 1 of the 13th:]
Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.
So getting knocked up and carrying a pregnancy to term is “cruel and unusual punishment” and “involuntary servitude”? Can you believe this pabulum? What about personal responsibility? How about 1) CHOOSING to keep your legs together or 2) CHOOSING to go on/take birth control? Please tell me, in what state in the US is abortion is not legal? Is Roe v Wade not still the law of the land? What about the GENOCIDE that’s occurring to the Left’s base? When Blacks figure out that you’ve convinced them to murder their progeny, the DEMON-CAT party is dead.
His POINT THREE:
Assault on Article 1, Section 8 (1st sentence) and 5th Amendment: Allowing health insurance companies to decide who lives or dies.
First, Article 1, Section 8, first sentence:
The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;
And the FIFTH:
No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.
HUH? Can anyone decipher HIS gibberish? Did not almost all Republicans, which shouldn’t be confused with Conservatives, vote against OBAMACARE and its DEATH PANELS?
His POINT FOUR:
Assault on 4th Amendment: Warrantless wiretapping.
First, the Fourth says:
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
Unless I’m mistaken, and I doubt that I am, this is the wiretapping of communications between those in the US and people outside our borders; those who are drug dealers or terrorists. Poor baby, is your butt buddy a terrorist in Yemen or a drug kingpin in Columbia? Operation Able Danger identified Atta a year before 9/11 but the CIA and the FBI wouldn’t prosecute the mined intelligence. If the Brooklyn Cell had been investigated, 9/11 might have been averted. I agree, this type of infringement on communications between AMERICAN CITIZENS in AMERICA could creep into a 1984 scenario but I’m most afraid when you DEMON-CATS are in power. Regardless, this is about communications between those in and outside the US.
His POINT FIVE:
Assault on 1st Amendment: Establishment of “Free Speech” zones.
The First Amendment is quoted verbatim above if you need it.
Really? And this or this bothers you?
I work on a major airport project and we can’t stand outside our office when the O arrives. Why is that? Is he afraid that I’m going to fire off the one-finger salute? Congress has been controlled since 2006 by DEMON-CATS, why hasn’t this been revoked? If your savior, the O, the alleged President, were attacked outside my office, I’d pick up the weapon of a fallen Secret Service agent and defend him. But I can’t stand there and watch him drive by?
Why aren’t you worried about the 10th Amendment? Where within Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution, is it spelled out that that the Federal Government can dictate any of the things you’re worried about? Marriage and abortion are STATES’ RIGHTS issues. Same sex marriages are legal in several states – MOVE TO ONE. That’s the beauty of the Constitution, if you don’t like the laws of one, move to another.
I lived 7.5 years in the San Francisco Bay Area, which has some awesome competitive action pistol shooting clubs, and when the opportunity arose, I took a twenty percent cut in pay to move out of Californication because I couldn’t stand living around douchetards like this. You people just don’t get it. You think that the world revolves around what you do with your d!ck or tw@t. It doesn’t. Grow up.
And, I’d love to see you reply.