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The 18th Century Patriot Act

It is generally argued by "strict constitutionalists" that the purpose of the U.S. Constitution was to limit the power of the government. Nothing could be further from the truth.
We are taught that the Constitution was necessary to avoid imminent destruction from any number of horrors, including invasion by a foreign power, civil war, or economic upheaval as a result of protectionism by the states.

Led by Alexander Hamilton, the Federalists sought a much more powerful central government with a central bank, a standing army, and an alliance with big business that would control the economy. In opposition to them were Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry, and their followers that believed that the central government's powers should be limited, and that power should be concentrated locally (and mistrusted generally). They opposed a central bank and a standing army and supported a truly free market.

Like the Patriot Act, the TARP bill, and the Climate Treaty, The U.S Constitution was conceived and drafted in an atmosphere of panic that was created by proponents of big government for the express purpose of using fear to win support for a massive expansion of government power. Also like TARP or the Patriot Act, it was debated in secret by a convention of delegates that were told that unspeakable horrors awaited America if they did not pass it immediately.

The U.S. Constitution does not embody the American spirit. It is a document that grants power to government. The document that truly embodies the American spirit is the Declaration of Independence, which was written expressly to remove all power from the existing government.

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The Constitution Is Unconstitutional 05.Apr.2010 11:45

anon

If someone told you the way to protect the rights of the people is to give power to a small minority you would think they were crazy. But that's what the Constitution does.

The Constitution took away the rights of states (commerce, taxes, currency) and gave them to the Federal government, increased control over how states elect their representatives and limited their number to no more than one for every 30,000. The Congress controls how to amend the Constitution (only the repeal of prohibition was by convention rather than legislatures). The bill of rights is vague (probable cause, public danger) and wasn't even included in the Constitution.

True "checks and balances" lie with nullification and secession, not the three branches. It is not a legal document because it has no provision for cancellation!