Thursday, May 20, 2010

Oh Yes! Read the Constitution

You have to know it in order to defend it!!  When was the last time YOU read the Constitution?

I can honestly say it was within the last six months.  Guess I'll dig it out and read it again.  After all, if I can't talk about the articles and the Bill of Rights with confidence, how can I protect it?

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Is Free Speech Free If You Have to Tell the Government?

I saw this article come through on Twitter and almost dropped my daily dose of caffeine.

You have to read about a lawsuit to protect your rights when talking to your neighbor......

Lawsuit Seeks to Protect Americans’ Right To Most-Basic Political Speech: Talking to Their Neighbors
John Kramer

Washingtonians from both sides of the political spectrum filed a lawsuit today to stop their state from monitoring, collecting and publicly disseminating information about the political activities of private citizens who do nothing more than urge their fellow citizens to take political action.  They seek to vindicate the belief that if the First Amendment protects anything, it protects the right of all Americans to speak to one another about the issues affecting their lives without having to first register with the government.........

HT to Conservative Gal

Shouldn't the Supreme Court be Constitution Addicts?

Over the last several years, I've become more interested in politics. Why? Is it because I have finally grown up and realized the changes that the government, whether local, state or national, have made to my lifestyle? Is it because I have friends who can intelligently discuss their political views? Whatever the reason, I now follow what is happening in the world around me.

I find Supreme Court nominations fascinating. Shouldn't all party interests and agendas be on hold and the search for a true American who lives and dies for the Constitution be the goal?

I think all the latest reports on whether Kagan "is or is not" to be not as important as the bigger issue. Is she or is she not an American who believes in the Constitution? Will she or will she not put all personal thoughts aside and follow the law of the land? You know, the Constitution? The bedrock of our country? The one which spells out the powers of the government and the freedoms of the people? The one where it is a government of the people, by the people and for the people whose just powers are derived from the consent of the governed?

Just wondering......