I got an email from Tim Hirota, who, in his spare time, leads a great band called Loaf (when they are doing original stuff) and Cheap Date (when they are doing covers) - don't let the latter name fool you, they rock, and their cover of "Angel from Montgomery" remains my favorite. If anyone is in my neck of the woods come August 9th, join me at The Olde Ship in Santa Ana to catch them (of course, as last year, Cheap Date will be at the St. Joseph fiesta in October - not only are they a family band, but a bunch o' Cat'lics to boot!).
But Tim is also a thinker and does well putting those thoughts to paper. He shared with me his latest contribution to his own website, Common Sense View. To wit:
The Living Constitution…
In another stunning example of Liberalism, the San Francisco city council OFFICIALLY condemned the Catholic Church for its stand on adoptions to homosexual partners. Labeling the Church as “insulting to all San Franciscans, hateful, defamatory, insensitive, ignorant…”, San Francisco has evidently decided that, rather suddenly, their cherished notion of “separation of church and state” no longer matters. Well, at least, in this case…
If you pay close attention to news reports around the country, you tend to notice certain Liberal tendencies. One of these is their inconsistent notion of “the living Constitution”. Each time a Conservative office-holder defines the limits of the Constitution, such as in the case of “wire-tapping” and the FISA law, Liberals scream “flagrant disregard of the Constitution!!!” Additionally, when Conservatives attempt to enforce the First Amendment’s ban on Government involvement with regard to establishment of religion, Liberals cry “Constitutional separation of church and state”.
Yet, when Liberal politicians decide to grossly misinterpret the Constitution, as in the case of Roe v Wade, they merely point out that the Constitution is a living document, because the Framers could not have anticipated situations such as “Roe”.
All in all, Liberalism has become a wonderful piece of intellectual dishonesty that has resulted in a) a maintained, blind loyalty from cult followers, b) a setting-aside of the fundamental nature of the Constitution resulting in c) (in the case of Roe) millions and millions of dead Americans.
…”Uncle Joe” would be proud…
But I have news for Liberals:
First: the Constitution is NOT a living document. Let’s put it to the test, shall we? In this, most recent, case, San Francisco has officially condemned the Catholic Church (btw, whether speaking of the California Constitution or the US Constitution, they fundamentally read the same on this issue). Justification for this, Liberals feel, can be found in the principle of the “living document”. Fine.
Let’s suppose, then, that San Francisco were a very Conservative town (I know, I know…but lets try to suppose, anyway...) and the city council decided that Catholicism was to be designated as the official religion of the county.
Based on the notion of the “living document” mentality, this would, in fact, be perfectly acceptable. BUT, would Liberals consider this scenario as acceptable? Of course not. Unfortunately, Liberals are intellectually dishonest, so they don’t consider both sides.
Second: The framers DID, in fact, anticipate situations such as “Roe”. THAT is why they designed the Constitution as a DEAD document; so that officials, intent on abuse, would not have the means to be abusive.
In fact, the mechanism for change is written into the Constitution. It mandates that THE PEOPLE govern any fundamental change. Liberals, because they KNOW, for fact, that reasonable people would NEVER…..NEVER EVER….accept or allow their ridiculous, Communist ideology, attempt to circumvent the Constitutional process of law, in order to force their agenda.
In truth, the very reason our Framers designed the Constitution as a dead document was to PROTECT Americans from the minds of Liberals.
I’ve said it before and I won’t stop saying it, no matter HOW much hate mail I get: If you support Liberals BECAUSE they are Communists, Socialists….fine. I disagree with you, but you must walk your own path. IF, however, you support Liberals because they SAY that they are “Centrists”, “Progressive” “meet in the middle” types: then you are just….plain…..stupid.