Saturday, January 30, 2016

Republicans are anti-Constitution

Among the many charges that Republicans make against the Democrats is "activist judges", members of the Supreme Court who interpret the Constitution differently than their "strict constructionist" view.

Then a Republican-appointed majority interprets "people" in the second Amendment to be "persons" and interprets corporations as "persons".  Washington, Jefferson, Adams, and many other signers of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights must be spinning furiously in their graves.

Now those who would be the Republican candidate for President are stepping all over the Constitution with their accusations that their opponents are not Christian enough.  I guess they really need a refresher course about the Constitution: "... but no religious Test shall ever be Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States." - Article 6.

And the Constitution also requires a new President to take an oath or affirm: “I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”

If these religiosity types can’t even protect the Constitution, can they even protect the nation from threats from within and without?

See “The G.O.P.’s Holy War”, Frank Bruni, New York Times, 2016-01-30,