Constitutional Libertarianism

Constitutional Libertarianism

Friday, June 29, 2012

Breaking down what America "Is"

The U.S. Constitution provides rights and freedoms to every individual American citizen.

The powers of the Federal government must be articulated and are limited to what is articulated.  If something is not articulated, it falls to the jurisdiction of the states and the legal citizen voters of those states.

Government prime purpose for existence is to ensure that Constitutional rights and freedoms are protected for every individual.  They are also charged with maintaining a Navy and defending the nation.

Many people are like me, we expect the government to step back and do it's specific jobs and stay out of the way of citizen's everyday lives.  We expect the government to work to ensure a "fair" playing field when some individuals endeavor to take unfair advantage of a situation at the expense of other citizen's rights.

We do not appreciate the government attempting to do things the private sector is supposed to do.  In point of fact, we expect the gov't do contract most work that needs to be done to the private sector.  This means we do not intend for the federal gov't to be manager, contractor and labor force all at the same time.

We expect the federal gov't to respect and defend individuals rights and to recognize the difference between a person and an entity. A corporation is an entity thus should not be given the same rights and freedoms of an actual person.

We expect elected representatives to be beholden first, foremost and only to the people of their respective state or district.  We re-iterate, corporations are entities, NOT people.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

The Supreme Court Has Let Us Down

So many people are asking where it is written that makes Obamacare un-Constitutional.  The Supreme Court made it so with their decision to allow spending money by political donors to be considered a freedom of expression.

Citizens have been known since the start of the U.S. to be "voting with their pocketbooks" when they choose to make a purchase or not make a purchase.  It is part of our freedom of speech to not purchase something we do not believe in just as it is to purchase what and from where or who we do have faith or trust in.

Also, keep in mind that it also violates our basic concept of liberty.  You know liberty, as in "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness".

You do not have liberty when the government is able to force you to make purchases you might not otherwise have made.

 I agree with Justices Scalia, Alito, Kennedy and Thomas, that it is wholly un-Constitutional and should have been tossed out in it's entirety.

The partisan politics that divides the Supreme Court is as damaging to their decisions as partisan politics is to the Congress.

Rest In Peace Constitution, partisan politics has buried thee today.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

An Open Letter To "Reverse-ists"

This is my open letter to all those who try to use emotional manipulation and and bullying in order to force through your idea and/or shut down other people's ideas without civil, rational discussion.

Don't know what I mean?  The folks who make comments like" You don't like Obama because your a racist!"  Or the people who shout "If you don't support ay people, you're an obvious hater!"

These kinds of comments are complete falsehoods and emotionally laden.  They use racism and "hate" by identifying anyone who disagrees as someone who is one of those things.

Let me fill you all in on something.  The U.S. Constitution does not say that everyone MUST agree on everything.  If you think people being homosexual is OK, that's fine, it's your opinion and you can have it.  If someone disagrees for whatever reason, legally, by their own Constitutional right, they can believe the total opposite or any difference in between.

As stated before in a post here, your right to an opinion does not mean the rest of the country must agree with and support it.

Just because someone thinks that homosexuality is odd or different or something they do not support does not automatically mean they "hate" anyone.  It means they disagree as is their Constitutional right to do so.

If someone does not agree with a politicians policies and directions, it does not automatically mean they are a racist if that politician is not the same race as them.  It means they disagree with that politician as is their Constitutional right to do so.