Constitutional Dead Letters by Roger Roots
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The list enumerated below, to paraphrase the dead-lettered Ninth Amendment, should not be considered all-inclusive, and there are, no doubt, other dead-lettered constitutional provisions I have neglected to identify.
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This fellow goes thru and creates an impressive list of the “lost” Constitutional protections.
Scary and sad!
Seems like Lysander Spooner had it right: “But whether the Constitution really be one thing, or another, this much is certain – that it has either authorized such a government as we have had, or has been powerless to prevent it. In either case, it is unfit to exist.”
Time for secession? Which state will be the first to go? California, Vermont, Texas, Michigan? One thing is for sure, it will fall apart. Especially as times get tough. Americans are no longer that hardy stock that conquered the West. We’ve divided into the “producers” and the “takers”. And, while we may not be on Robinson Crusoe’s island, the impact of too many takers can be seen.
What happens when the “producers” stop producing?
Where do the Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, Welfare, Unemployment, and Government pay & “benefit” checks of all forms come from?
No wonder “urban youth discouragement devices” (aka guns) are selling well!
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