2010: The Year They Came for the Constitution
Add to these repugnant anti-constitutional sentiments expressed by those sworn to uphold said document the egregious remarks by Democrat Alcee Hastings, speaking on the congressional rules:
When the deal goes down, ah ... all this talk about ... ah ... rules ... we make ‘em up as we go along.
Tell that to your children, Mr. Hastings. Not to the American people.
So, when liberal pundits begin their concerted efforts to demean constitutional concerns and awareness, it would do them a heaping spoonful of good to remember that it was their own party who so repulsively denigrated the very document they were sworn to uphold. They should recall the Democrat machinations started the whole return-to-the-Constitution movement -- the now-ubiquitous 1773 redux, the Tea Parties.
And when these same folks try to make Americans of a patriotic constitutional bent feel somehow the fools, it would do well for the public to remember the indelible mark of the 111th Congress at the hands of Democrat power-lusting mongrels.
As 2010 fades into history, no living, sentient American will remember the year as anything other than the year when progressives came for the Constitution. And the same year in which the same Constitution provided for elections in the 50 states. The people exercised their constitutional right to vote many of the would-be tyrants out on their disgusting derrieres.
In the eloquent words of Dr. Victor Davis Hanson, our Constitution has an admirable track record, without any real competition among our current civilizational rivals:
The American Constitution has been tested over 223 years. In contrast, China, the European Union, India, Japan, Russia, and South Korea do not have constitutional pedigrees of much more than 60 years. The last time Americans killed each other in large numbers was nearly a century and a half ago; most of our rivals have seen millions of their own destroyed in civil strife and internecine warring just this century.
As we prepare to roll into 2011 with a different crew in charge of the People’s House, it would do all Americans well to remember that without the U.S. Constitution, our rights are whatever the state says they are. If protecting that sacred document requires a little effort now and then, it would appear to be worth it.
If fealty to the document which ensures our individual rights looks like “religious” fervor to some, then so be it. Better to have feverish fealty to the Constitution than to regard it as nothing more than a worthless piece of ancient folderol. Because without it, we have nothing.