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  •  This document, called the U.S. constitution, is (5+ / 0-)
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    onionjim, Janet 707, jamess, novapsyche, mkor7

    just a document. It either promotes a loving, just, and fair society for all or it does not. If it does not, it should be reinterpreted or if necessary amended to do so, as we have already had to do many times.

    The general welfare clause should support any social welfare program, end of discussion, but the capitalist tools at SCOTUS undercut it to serve their masters. These same capitalist tools ignore Marbury v. Madison whenever it suits them politically to avoid making hard decisions in favor of the public interest. Thus, we have the mantra of avoiding judicial activism. They, with J. Thomas writing the opinion, for instance interpret the due process clause out of the constitution to forbid challenges to the rationality of classifying marijuana as a schedule 1 narcotic, because, well, that is the Legislature's decision, no matter how irrational. Bush v. Gore ended all illusions that SCOTUS in anything other than political. Citizens' United was the exclamation point.

    They require FMV paid as "just" compensation for property that was stolen to begin with. It is all a bunch of crap.

    Bottom line, the constitution was imperfect from the get go. It was written by imperfect people, to say the least. We all have the rights as human beings to make and redo the social compact of world society to make a just and sustainable place to live for all. This hopefully will happen before it is too late, but we can be assured that SCOTUS and the other tools who get appointed to the bench, legislatures, and Congress by the 1% and their mercenaries will be standing in the path of human progress until we force deep democratic changes to the U.S. and eventually world system.  

    garden variety democratic socialist: accepting life's complexity|striving for global stewardship of our soil and other resources to meet everyone's basic needs|being a friend to the weak

    by Galtisalie on Sat Mar 08, 2014 at 06:37:54 AM PST

    •  Thank you Galtisalie (1+ / 0-)
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      Galtisalie

      that is the spirit in which this post was written:

      It either promotes a loving, just, and fair society for all or it does not. If it does not, it should be reinterpreted or if necessary amended to do so, as we have already had to do many times.
      [...]

      Bottom line, the constitution was imperfect from the get go. It was written by imperfect people, to say the least. We all have the rights as human beings to make and redo the social compact of world society to make a just and sustainable place to live for all.


      And I DID include the word "Rant" in the tags.

      "Supreme Court" and "Enumerated Powers" did not make that list,

      -- funny that.

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