Jefferson on the Constitution
“They are not to do anything they please to provide for the general welfare, but only to lay taxes for that purpose. To consider the latter phrase not as describing the purpose of the first, but as giving a distinct and independent power to do any act they please which may be good for the Union, would render all the preceding and subsequent enumerations of power completely useless.” —Thomas Jefferson
Well I guess that's pretty clear when applied to today, isn't it? The Constitution is completely, and utterly useless. I guess we still pretend that it applies so that people will think there's law and order in America today. Here's a clue: there isn't. The current legal system is about people deciding to punish people they don't like and to raise cash to spend on the legal system.

Once again, R.I.P. America.

The Constitution and the Iraq War

Now I know that in reality the United States Constitution is nothing but an old, dirty piece of paper that was written by slave owning white people. However, the scumbags dirtballs slimy bastards Senators who serve in Congress did swear they would uphold the document when they took office. And now they're trying to tell President Bush that they're going to order a withdrawal from Iraq. That should have exactly as much effect as me telling Jesse Jackson to pull down his pants and moon Chicago from the top of Soldier Field. The Senate can ask all they want, but they don't have ANY power under the Constitution to do any such thing. What CAN they do?

Section 8 - Powers of Congress
The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;

To borrow money on the credit of the United States;

To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes;

To establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization, and uniform Laws on the subject of Bankruptcies throughout the United States;

To coin Money, regulate the Value thereof, and of foreign Coin, and fix the Standard of Weights and Measures;

To provide for the Punishment of counterfeiting the Securities and current Coin of the United States;

To establish Post Offices and Post Roads;

To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries;

To constitute Tribunals inferior to the supreme Court;

To define and punish Piracies and Felonies committed on the high Seas, and Offenses against the Law of Nations;

To declare War, grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal, and make Rules concerning Captures on Land and Water;

To raise and support Armies, but no Appropriation of Money to that Use shall be for a longer Term than two Years;

To provide and maintain a Navy;

To make Rules for the Government and Regulation of the land and naval Forces;

To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions;

To provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining the Militia, and for governing such Part of them as may be employed in the Service of the United States, reserving to the States respectively, the Appointment of the Officers, and the Authority of training the Militia according to the discipline prescribed by Congress;

To exercise exclusive Legislation in all Cases whatsoever, over such District (not exceeding ten Miles square) as may, by Cession of particular States, and the acceptance of Congress, become the Seat of the Government of the United States, and to exercise like Authority over all Places purchased by the Consent of the Legislature of the State in which the Same shall be, for the Erection of Forts, Magazines, Arsenals, dock-Yards, and other needful Buildings; And

To make all Laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into Execution the foregoing Powers, and all other Powers vested by this Constitution in the Government of the United States, or in any Department or Officer thereof.

Now, did you see anything in there about giving orders to the President or the military? It's not there. Why? Oh, there's another section of the Constitution:
Section 2 - Civilian Power over Military, Cabinet, Pardon Power, Appointments

The President shall be Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the Militia of the several States, when called into the actual Service of the United States; he may require the Opinion, in writing, of the principal Officer in each of the executive Departments, upon any subject relating to the Duties of their respective Offices, and he shall have Power to Grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offenses against the United States, except in Cases of Impeachment.

Oh yeah, there it is.

The President, if we actually followed the Constitution, is the ONLY person with the power to give orders to the military. The Senate, again, IF we followed the Constitution, has NO such power. If I were president, I'd remind them.

If the Senate honestly wants to end the war and they want to follow the Constitution (neither of which I think they want to do), they have ONE option and only ONE option available to them. They can defund the military -- ALL of it.

It's all crap, it's all politics from the billionaire boys club. Miserable S.O.B.s, the lot of them.

OR to Outlaw Christians

Sure, everyone knows that Oregon is a pretty liberal place. Everyone knows that if you want socialism in America, that's a good place to go. And I'm quite often in favor of self-government -- let people get what they vote for. Of course, there's limits. The first limit should be that they have to pay for it themselves. Then socialism would fail quickly. The second is that pesky thing that liberals absolutely despite: the U.S. Constitution.

The Constitution is very clear on many issues. Of course, if the Democrats don't like some portion of it, they tend to just ignore it. And with the 9th circus court overseeing Oregon, they often get support in their destruction of the Constitution. I expect no less this time.

The Senate in OR has passed a law that will make it illegal to be a Christian in the state. The governor has already indicated he will sign it. The only hope for any semblance of freedom in Oregon is to stop the bill in the OR House.

This bill, hailed by the hate-filled gay movement, will make it illegal to have a church. It will criminalize thought. It will require that children in the state accept and approve of homosexuality -- if they don't, they may not be permitted to get a high school diploma.

This law would require churches to hire homosexual -- in any position that the homosexual wants. The bill would create quotas for other businesses and would require each business to meet this quota of queers in the company.

Sorry, gay bastards, your behavior is NOT a civil right. This would be the first law of it's kind to attempt to make voluntary ACTIONS a "protected" civil right. And it would destroy any semblance of any Christianity in the state. This law would clearly and openly violate the first amendment regarding both speech and religion. But as the OR Constitution Party says, if this passes, perhaps it's time for another civil war.