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Is Our Constitution Outdated?

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Is Our Constitution Outdated?

It has been said that our Constitution is no longer appropriate for today’s modern times. Indeed, Obama stated in his address to the United Nations, “We can no longer rely on a rulebook made a few centuries ago.” The reasoning is that new times call for new rules.

But what does “new” refer to here? Yes, obviously these are new times. But what are the proposed “new” rules? They are socialism and communism and the same old collectivist rationale that is as old as civilization itself. Considering the length of time that people have been on this earth, our Constitution is a newly developed concept.

Collectivism is the concept that individuals are subservient to the group; a group having no rights are thus subject to the dictates of the ruler(s). Individualism is just the opposite, where rights of the individual are recognized as being inherent, God-given, and not subject to being subverted: thus, Individual rights are not subject to destruction by ruler(s) edicts.

It was the principle of individualism, and the belief that the purpose of government is to protect our inherent rights, that gave birth to our Constitution. Other ruling documents spell out what government can do. Our Constitution spells out what government cannot do, thereby protecting people’s inherent rights from govern-mental rulings.

There have been attempts of such in the past, but they have been short-lived and/or limited. It wasn’t until the birth of America that the principle was given full rein. The Founding Fathers studied history learning from past successes and downfalls, thus seeing the principles that work best for the good of mankind. The result is that we have become the envy of the world, exceeding any conditions elsewhere. Things that we consider to be necessities were unheard of in the past and are scarce commodities elsewhere today.

Consider: For thousands of centuries there have been people on this earth that are just as capable as the people living today. Yet, they lived in poverty. The life style of the royalty of the past doesn’t begin to compare with that of the poorest in America today. People throughout the world have just as much desire and ability to succeed and improve their lot as have the Americans, yet they are unable to do so. Thus, the masses have immigrated to America – or strive to.

In America in recent times, momentum from the past has allowed a degree of prosperity to survive. But for how long? The assault by collectivists that has attacked America since its inception is taking its toll.

We have gone so far afield from the principles our Constitution was founded upon that many people have absolutely no conception of them or what our Constitution even says.

We have been the recipients of the most privileged life, one beyond the imagination of past times and the envy of the world today. Yet, we are throwing it away. Unless or until we once again embrace the principles embodied in individualism, and adhere to our Constitution, we will leave a very sad heritage to future generations. IF we are not the home of the brave – we will no longer remain the land of the free.

We would be pleased for you to contact us to learn what you can do to help restore and preserve freedom to America.

The Committee for Constitutional Government
Post Office Box 972, Gloucester, VA 23061
4theconstitution@va.metrocast.net

About Tom White

Tom is a US Navy Veteran, owns an Insurance Agency and is currently an IT Manager for a Virginia Distributor. He has been published in American Thinker, currently writes for the Richmond Examiner as well as Virginia Right! Blog.

Tom lives in Hanover County, Va and is involved in politics at every level and is a Recovering Republican who has finally had enough of the War on Conservatives in progress with the Leadership of the GOP on a National Level.

7 Responses to “Is Our Constitution Outdated?”

  1. David Farrar
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    Of late I have been reading some of Akhil Reed Amar’s work on “Of Sovereignty and Federalism”*

    “I seek to counter the Supreme Court’s version of federalism and sovereignty with the framers’ version — to replace “Our Federalism” with their federalism, and government sovereignty with popular sovereignty…. this essay revives the Federalist ideas that true sovereignty in our system lies only in the People of the United States, and that all governments are thus necessarily limited. These ideas pervade the Constitution and inform its structure of federalism.”

    ex animo
    davidfarrar
    *Source: http://digitalcommons.law.yale.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2024&context=fss_papers

  2. Sue Long
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    says:

    David, I agree with you. Our country has been great – not because of what government has done but because of what it has not done.

    • David Farrar
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      says:

      Our country has been great because our government hasn’t done something; what?

      ex animo
      davidfarrar

      • Sue Long
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        says:

        Because our government has been limited in regulating businesses, we have had a high degree of free enterprise allowing the citizens to enjoy a life style which has far surpassed those of countries with socialism.

  3. Gene Lefty says:

    David, you seem to read a lot. You used the term “our country”? When something belongs to you, it usually implies that you purchased it, or it was a gift from someone or something, is this not correct?

    Who or what gave us “our country”, or, just who is it that we purchased it from? Just how was “our country” acquired?

  4. Anonymous says:

    “Look guys. I took a quote widely out of context and use it a justification for the eco-feminist-nazi-socialist-islamofascist conspiracy that is Barack Hussein Ebolabama.”

    – Tom White, intellectual genius of the year.

    • Tom White says:

      Dear Anonymous – From one intellectual genius to another, please note the “Reader Submitted” phrase which is the first line of the post. And aside from pointing that out, I have absolutely no idea what you are talking about. Or who you are hiding from. However, I allow anonymous posts and anonymous comments because I want people to express their real views.
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