Wednesday, January 25, 2017

A Constitution Test

From Hillsdale College via Reason magazine we have a short test of your knowledge of the Constitution. I got one wrong- the one about what branch of government is supposed to interpret the Constitution. I should have taken more time and considered all the answers.


At 9:38 AM, Blogger Julie Timmons said...

You should send it to Trump. He'd fail and then lie about it.

At 10:17 AM, Anonymous What said...

He doesn't lie. He's just choosing to use Alternative Facts.

At 10:57 AM, Blogger Julie Timmons said...

I stand corrected!

At 11:18 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That was a trick question, Fred, because the answer is: NOA. They're supposed to follow the contract to a tee, not "interpret" with present modern terms.

At 1:35 PM, Blogger Sally Sheffield said...

Thanks, Fred. That was good.I missed the same question you did, and also didn't know they had progressives already in Woodrow Wilson's time.

At 1:45 PM, Blogger Fred Mangels said...

"I missed the same question you did"

How anyone could be so stupid as to miss that one...uhhh...never mind.

At 7:22 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wilson was a scumbag. So was Lincoln, Roosevelt, & most all of them except Calvin. Coolidge was cool.
Find G. Edwards Griffin on yt, & listen to his talks about the forming of the Federal Reserves. He also has a book worth purchasing.
Not knowing WHY the patriots fight this long drawn out takeover, is inexcusable.

At 7:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Copypasted info from Chuck Baldwin. (2008 presidential candidate)
2. Woodrow Wilson (Democrat)

Woodrow Wilson took Lincoln’s vision of subjugated states to a global level. In one year, Wilson did more to destroy whatever vestiges of a free republic that were left after Lincoln than any President since. That year was 1913. It was a year that should live in infamy. Woodrow Wilson shackled the American people with the following:

February 3, 1913

This is the date when the 16th Amendment was ratified and the direct income tax and IRS were instituted. This was a flagrant repudiation of freedom principles. What began as a temporary measure to support the War of Northern Aggression became a permanent income revenue stream for an unconstitutional--and ever growing--central government.

April 8, 1913

This is the date when the 17th Amendment was ratified. This amendment overturned the power of the State legislatures to elect their own senators and replaced it with a direct popular vote. This was another serious blow against State sovereignty. The framers of the Constitution desired that the influence and power in Washington, D.C., be kept as close to the people and states as possible. For example, the number of representatives in the House of Representatives was to be decided by a limited number of voters. In the original Constitution, the ratio of “people of the several States” deciding their House member could not exceed “one for every thirty thousand.” (Article. I. Section. 2. Paragraph. 3.) And when it came to the US Senate, the framers also recognized the authority of each State legislature to select its own senators, thereby keeping power and influence from aggregating in Washington, D.C.

The 17th Amendment seriously damaged the influence and power of the states by forcing them to elect their US senators by popular vote. Senators who answered to State legislators, each answering to a limited number of voters, were much more accountable to the “citizens of the several States” than those who were elected by a large number (many times numbering into the millions) of people. For all intents and purposes (at least in the larger states), US Senators are more like “mini-Presidents” than representatives of sovereign states.

December 23, 1913

This is the date when the Federal Reserve Act was passed. This Act placed oversight of America’s financial matters into the hands of a cabal of private international bankers who have completely destroyed the constitutional principles of sound money and (for the most part) free enterprise. No longer would the marketplace (private consumption, thrift, growth, etc.) be the determinant of the US economy (which is what freedom is all about), but now a private, unaccountable international banking cartel would have total power and authority to micromanage (for their own private, parochial purposes) America’s financial sector. Virtually every recession, depression, and downturn has been the direct result of the Fed’s manipulation of the market.

1913 was not a good year for the United States. And Woodrow Wilson was our second worst President.

At 7:35 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

In case you're interested in Lincoln & the other scumbags, here is a list of top 10 losers:

Jerrferson, Coolidge, & Washington were worlds apart from those loser scumbags.

At 7:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

G. Edward Griffen, the Creature from Jeckyll Island. All about the banking cartel called the federal reserves.

At 8:31 AM, Blogger Henchman Of Justice said...

Bullshit is now alt facts, oh the etiquette.

At 8:38 AM, Blogger Henchman Of Justice said...

Aced the 5 questions!


HOJ now thinks of California as much worse than it really is.......Time to move to Wyoming........

At 8:47 AM, Blogger Henchman Of Justice said...

Oh, butthe interpretation is not so much as you suggest, but of whether or not the act itself qualifies in today's more expanded examples of acts that "skirt" the archaic language simple inform, but short on applications.

Tee following, yes, but today is expanded, so trying to fit a bloated balloon into a cup does present newfound interpretation.

It is the stretching of truths and facts to entertain the notion HOJ presented, as a means and way to not follow to the tee "when it is easy to follow to a tee."

It is like all these God damned executive orders today.......The shit was not going g down like that 250 years ago, hell 75 years ago.......Enter Wilson, swing this way, McCarthyism that way......And so teeter totter became fun!

At 8:50 AM, Blogger Henchman Of Justice said...

Also a prime number year, just like 2017!!!!!!!

All the shit you here about the economy, hmmmm.

At 9:06 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

HOJ, we've been under marxist fascism for decades, thanks to "interpretations" outside of the federalist & anti-federalist papers.
Trump is halting it, putting most under review.
But we all know what happens when govt investigates or reviews govt. Govt wins. Nothing to see here folks, move along.


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