On Real Respect for the Constitution

January 25, 2011 09:39

Ron Paul questions whether the new found respect for the constitution will lead to real change.

Dr. Ron Paul at the Daily Bell


By misinterpreting the general welfare clause, the interstate commerce clause, and the “necessary and proper” clause, Congress has justified every conceivable expansion of the federal government. Congress also has misinterpreted the 14th Amendment and legislated as though it had repealed the 10th Amendment. Sadly, Congress has also systematically abdicated its prerogatives and responsibilities to the executive branch over many decades.

Simply praising the document distracts from the need for Members to resist special interests, political self-interests, emergency needs in times of crisis, fear-based economic myths, and the persistent temptation to seek security over liberty while ignoring personal responsibility and self-reliance.

Will we end all unconstitutional federal departments, including the Department of Energy, Education, Agriculture, Commerce, Health and Human Services, Homeland Security, and Labor?

Will the Patriot Act be repealed and all warrantless searches stopped?

Will the TSA be abolished?

Will the IRS’s unconstitutional collection powers end?

Will executive and judicial quasi-legislative powers end?

Will we end the federal war on drugs?

Will we end the federal government’s involvement in medical care?

Will we end all of the federal government’s illusionary insurance programs?

Will we ban secret prisons, trials without due process, and assassinations?

Will we end our foreign policy of invasion and occupation?


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