HolyCoast: Stupid Political Tweet of the Day

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Stupid Political Tweet of the Day

This came from one of the supposed smart guys on the left, the founder of DailyKos:
RT @markos: Santorum scoffs at notion that gov't creates rights. In other words, he doesn't believe in US Constitution
What a moron. Rights are from God, not from government. That's why they're referred to as "inalienable rights", rights that cannot be taken away.  If the government gives rights, it can take them away.

Markos ramped up the stupid:
@markos: [US Constitution] states "We the people" as the source of the rights (Preamble)
Uh..no it doesn't. I'll let Dan McLaughlin explain it to him:
If @markos knew any history, he'd know natural law theory embodied in Ninth Amendment, adhered to by Framers.
Exactly. The Constitution limits the government, not the people. Take a class, Markos.


Larry said...

"The Constitution is A CHARTER OF NEGATIVE LIBERTIES. Says what the states can’t do to you. Says what the Federal government can’t do to you, but doesn’t say what the Federal government or State government must do on your behalf."

-Barack Obama, 2001 Chicago Public Radio interview

When people start believing that rights are what government allows them to do, what government lets them do, they no longer have any rights.

Similarly, when Congress doesn't tell the President that he has exceeded his Constitutional authority by making 'recess appointments' while Congress is in session, then they're letting the executive branch unilaterally determine what rights Congress has.

Underdog said...

Touche' Rick! Rights come from Almighty God, not the government. The three branches of government were established to be a check on each other through the people holding them to account. . . provided that the people were listening and walking with God.

The reason why we are so abjectly lost in governmental affairs, among other things is because we have not been listening and walking with God.

We need a president who will tell the Supreme Court, "Your opinion is just that. . . an opinion. I am not going to use my executive powers to enforce your written OPINION." We need a Congress who will tell a president, "We refuse to legislate a bill financing your unconstitutional socialist schemes." But most of all, we need a pre-Warren court sense of strict constructionalism that does not make policy from the bench!

Enough of this bullying by the Supreme Court and the current occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. ENOUGH! They have power only because we believe in what they say. I for one don't believe what they say anymore. Try them apples, Federal Government!

Sam L. said...

He's not smart enough to earn that lesson...OR, he's someone who wants and intends to run other folks' lives for them.

Nightingale said...

To all my Liberal colleagues who want to give this government more power over their lives, I have said: Would you feel comfortable giving that kind of power to the government if Nixon were in office?

They usually look like deer in headlights.