Comments on: Are “RINO” Hunters From Hell? (Just Asking) http://www.thepinkflamingoblog.com/2010/01/27/tea-libertarians-ron-paul-bots-beckbots-a-losing-agenda/ Life is tacky. Deal with it! Sun, 21 Dec 2014 10:17:35 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1 By: SJ Reidhead http://www.thepinkflamingoblog.com/2010/01/27/tea-libertarians-ron-paul-bots-beckbots-a-losing-agenda/#comment-4514 Sun, 14 Feb 2010 17:04:51 +0000 http://www.thepinkflamingoblog.com/?p=11774#comment-4514 I have an aversion to alleged Christians who go around with their Bibles, quoting from them, pretending to be a better Christian than am I. I feel the same way about idiots who hide behind the Constitution, pretending to quote from it and understand it. They are the same bunch of unreasonable individuals who are incapable of seeing any side but their own. “Consent of the Governed” is a sticky situation. Do you know anything about it? By hiding behind what you think you know about the Constitution and what you have been spoon fed by fellow Losertarians you get it wrong.

“…“Consent of the governed” is a phrase synonymous with a political theory wherein a government’s legitimacy and moral right to use state power is only justified and legal when derived from the people or society over which that power is exercised. This theory of “consent” is historically contrasted to the divine right of kings and has often been invoked against the legitimacy of colonialism. A key question is whether the unanimous consent of the governed is required; if so, this would imply the right of secession for those who do not want to be governed by a particular collective….”

The actual phrase comes from the Declaration of Independence – ever heard of it – NOT the Constitution.

It also implies the consent of more than a handful of complainers. The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few. Get it. Most of us are quite happy with the Declaration of Independence and do not want it repealed. We are also quite happy with the Constitution. I am not a Constitutional scholar. I know what the Bill of Rights says – and your bunch of little twerps are treading on thin ice with it. When you throw around “consent of the governed” you are implying that you would like to either succeed from government and start another civil war or feel we should abolish this country and start another. Why not go live somewhere in la-la land where you can make your own little Ron Paul Nation?

“…That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness….”

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By: WorkingTommyC http://www.thepinkflamingoblog.com/2010/01/27/tea-libertarians-ron-paul-bots-beckbots-a-losing-agenda/#comment-4511 Sun, 14 Feb 2010 14:11:20 +0000 http://www.thepinkflamingoblog.com/?p=11774#comment-4511 So, is there ANYTHING in the Constitution that you support? Do the concepts of “consent of the governed,” “rule of law,” “equality under the law,” and self-evident, inalienable rights have ANY appeal to you?

Are you so wrapped up in disposable political personalities that you don’t have any principles?

Every Constitutional spokesman could die tomorrow and our principles remain the same. The support of the Constitution and natural law (God-given rights) is not about any political personality–it’s about principles.

The Biblical concept of the antichrist is all about what political personalities are and can do. The antichrist is all about charismatic vs. principled leadership rooted in law.

You do realize that you’ve failed to state any real principles you have. You’ve told everyone whom you support but those you support don’t respect the rule of law either.

Do you support the Constitution? If so, how can you support McCain and Graham who do not support the Constitution? They regard the Constitution as something changeable without amendments based on precedents rather than following the legal procedures required. In other words, they have the same regard towards the Constitution as the most progressive of the Democrats.

It makes your attacks on Democrats all the more hilarious when those you support are, in principle, just as guilty of holding socialist beliefs.

But, go ahead and make an ad hominem attack on me now in response. It’s the only device I leave you, isn’t it?

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By: SJ Reidhead http://www.thepinkflamingoblog.com/2010/01/27/tea-libertarians-ron-paul-bots-beckbots-a-losing-agenda/#comment-4366 Thu, 04 Feb 2010 22:27:45 +0000 http://www.thepinkflamingoblog.com/?p=11774#comment-4366 Now I know why I supported Lindsey from day one!

SJR

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By: WorkingTommyC http://www.thepinkflamingoblog.com/2010/01/27/tea-libertarians-ron-paul-bots-beckbots-a-losing-agenda/#comment-4362 Thu, 04 Feb 2010 17:04:18 +0000 http://www.thepinkflamingoblog.com/?p=11774#comment-4362 Mr. “Big Tent” Lindsey Graham all but ordered us at the 2009 SC GOP State Convention to get out of HIS party.

Are you doing the same?

You know, one errant politician missing from the party doesn’t significantly decrease the size of the tent. That moderate Democrat, Lindsey Graham, parading as a Republican was telling about half of the attendees that he didn’t want us in his party (judging from the number of people who did not stand up and applaud whereas Jim DeMint got EVERYONE on his feet).

I can tell you that there is a lot of momentum WE, THE PEOPLE have going here in South Carolina. The Lexington County GOP meeting Monday ended in a whimper by the hoary old establishment with NO motion to rescind the censure. It was in nearly full attendance of executive committeemen and there was a total of 151 attending when usually just a couple of dozen bother to show up. WE, THE PEOPLE were there in force!

And you know why? It’s because WE, THE PEOPLE just want what’s already in the party platform. Lindsey Graham, John McCain, and (apparently) you do not.

Poor, poor dear SJR! It’s time for a reality check:

Not only are WE, THE PEOPLE in control here now, WE ARE THE REPUBLICAN PARTY!

Nationally, 2 million Constitution supporters showed up in D.C. last September. These were not slugs, but WORKING, CONCERNED Americans.

When was the last time neo-cons have had that sort of showing for an event?

Like, um, freakin’ NEVER?

It was pretty much a Mega-Tea Party that got right up in your neo-con face. Or, I’m sure it felt that way, didn’t it?

One of the most hilarious sights I’ve ever seen in my life was when the question was asked Monday night, “Any new business?” The old guard types just sat in their seats, eyes wide and blinking. They looked lost an defeated.

You, SJR, SOUND lost and defeated.

I really hate for you to be this way. Join the 1776 Revolution! Go to http://bastiat.org/en/ for a concise explanation of why WE, THE PEOPLE support the self-evident, unalienable rights of man.

Bastiat’s “The Law” was written about 1850. Who knows, maybe even your hero, Wyatt Earp read the work.

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