Sunday, December 11, 2011

To support and defend.....fill in the blank.

As of late, I am beginning to think the U.S. congress has designs on abolishing the United States Constitution.   You know, that piece of paper they took an oath to support and defend?  Too bad congress refuses to honor that oath of office they took, but, instead they choose to wipe their asses with it. Can you imagine what we, the working-class voters, would stand to lose if congress succeeds in abolishing our Constitution?  The very foundation this country was built on? Here's what we stand to lose: Women's right to vote, presidential term limits, protection from unreasonable search and seizure, protection from cruel and unusual punishment, and the right to a fair trial.  That's just the tip of the iceberg!  Here's the current list of Constitutional amendments:

◦Amendment 1 - Freedom of Religion, Press, Expression

◦Amendment 2 - Right to Bear Arms

◦Amendment 3 - Quartering of Soldiers

◦Amendment 4 - Search and Seizure

◦Amendment 5 - Trial and Punishment, Compensation for Takings

◦Amendment 6 - Right to Speedy Trial, Confrontation of Witnesses

◦Amendment 7 - Trial by Jury in Civil Cases

◦Amendment 8 - Cruel and Unusual Punishment

◦Amendment 9 - Construction of Constitution

◦Amendment 10 - Powers of the States and People

◦Amendment 11 - Judicial Limits

◦Amendment 12 - Choosing the President, Vice President

◦Amendment 13 - Slavery Abolished

◦Amendment 14 - Citizenship Rights

◦Amendment 15 - Race No Bar to Vote

◦Amendment 16 - Status of Income Tax Clarified

◦Amendment 17 - Senators Elected by Popular Vote

◦Amendment 18 - Liquor Abolished

◦Amendment 19 - Women's Suffrage

◦Amendment 20 - Presidential, Congressional Terms

◦Amendment 21 - Amendment 18 Repealed

◦Amendment 22 - Presidential Term Limits

◦Amendment 23 - Presidential Vote for District of Columbia

◦Amendment 24 - Poll Taxes Barred

◦Amendment 25 - Presidential Disability and Succession

◦Amendment 26 - Voting Age Set to 18 Years

◦Amendment 27 - Limiting Changes to Congressional Pay

The provisions in the United States Constitution does not seem to work in favor of the elected body that would rather rule, take the Lion's share of everything, than govern, ensuring the best quality of life, and  the best wages, for the citizens they are elected to represent. To even attempt to abolish this document would be unthinkable.  Stay tuned.

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