There is a common misconception that is often hard for people to detect or understand, and how it fundamentally affects ones political worldview.
The constitution (specifically the Bill of Rights) doesn’t GIVE it’s citizens rights. It was setup to PROTECT our individual God-given rights as human beings against a tyrannical, hungry, and oft-overreaching federal government.
I think that there is a lot of confusion over what it means to have a “right” to something. This basic principle shapes ones basic political views and dogma. The basic concept I adhere to is that a right 1. cannot be taken away, and 2. cannot inherently infringe
The United States constitution doesn’t give Americans rights to protect us from other Americans, it’s there to protect us from our Government. Our Founding Fathers knew that over time the Government would became the new tyranny. Be more afraid of your government and the liberties that it seizes than of any other person or force. For us to remain a free people, we must maintain ALL of our freedoms from government tyranny and oppression.
Those who question the validity and quality of the U.S. Constitution and wish to make changes to it outside the procedure and mandate of said constitution (through amendments, etc) are free to choose another location in which to live. This OWS crowd is starting to torque me off. Just a bunch of sadistic little imbeciles who want free stuff and think that if the government had more control over private enterprise we would all be better off. That’s a bunch of bullocks and anyone with any sense would see right through it! They do not SPEAK for the 99% and probably not even the bottom 10%!!! They need to go back to whatever hole they crawled out of and leave us alone!