Jesse Jackson Jr: Let’s solve unemployment by adding lots of new rights to the Constitution

posted at 5:06 pm on March 8, 2011 by Allahpundit

Via the Blaze. Believe it or not, the 90 seconds in the video aren’t the dumbest part; go read the blockquote from his extended floor remarks at Ace’s site for his unified field theory of how all jobs ultimately flow from the First Amendment. Usually it’s the Commerce Clause that’s cited when the left wants to justify a power grab towards a command economy, so give JJJ credit for originality at least.

The most fun part of this thought experiment (apart from figuring out how to pay for it, natch) is imagining the sort of insane lobbying wars that would erupt if the feds suddenly decided to start outfitting huge swaths of the population with specific goods. Not only within industries — e.g., which lucky PC company will get the federal contract for 10 million laptops for kids? — but among industries, as manufacturers across the land try to explain why owning their product rises to the level of a fundamental right. Imagine Anthony Kennedy declaring for a 5-4 SCOTUS majority that the Due Process Clause guarantees you a Cuisinart. A glorious day for America, my friends.


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ddrintn on March 8, 2011 at 5:19 PM

You just had to drag her in here from who knows where, didn’t ya? Palians are the new Paulians.

MJBrutus on March 8, 2011 at 5:50 PM

sicoit on March 8, 2011 at 5:46 PM

Thanks.
My son -a high school junior-wants me to see if he can get in-state tuition since I share custody with his dad.
Little Momzer. LoL

annoyinglittletwerp on March 8, 2011 at 5:51 PM

JJJ is actually taking up floor time with fracking crud like that?

The most fun part of this thought experiment (apart from figuring out how to pay for it, natch)…

Tax the rich even more…you silly

JetBoy on March 8, 2011 at 5:51 PM

Let’s just print money and give it away. That’s what we’ve been doing? All right, then.

Paul-Cincy on March 8, 2011 at 5:52 PM

The man is terminally stupid. Does he tie his own shoes?

Mason on March 8, 2011 at 5:47 PM

Like a typical democratic 2nd districter-he can’t wipe his azz without help from the government.

annoyinglittletwerp on March 8, 2011 at 5:52 PM

Since the rights of man are fixed, immutable and not dependent on the era in which they’re considered, what JJJ is saying here is that someone is denying my right to my own personal space craft, without which I am unable to earn a living as an intergalactic trader. I want my 40 parsecs and a Millenium Falcon dammit!

Sharke on March 8, 2011 at 5:53 PM

Imagine Anthony Kennedy declaring for a 5-4 SCOTUS majority that the Due Process Clause guarantees you a Cuisinart. A glorious day for America, my friends.

On the bright side, looks like we’d all be looking forward to the receipt of a brand-spanking new, personal Boeing 747.

And a large RV. Since it would be my Constitutional right, and I don’t have to pay for it since I’m entitled to it, why not?

Go J!

BobMbx on March 8, 2011 at 5:53 PM

Think of this as a litmus test for the nation as to how far gone we are:

If the NSM really plays this up as something that is rational, then it very well could be that the Republic is finished.

However, if they ignore this as the rantings of the insane, trying to protect the JJ name, then there is Hope.

Chip on March 8, 2011 at 5:54 PM

Junior is a leech.

pugwriter on March 8, 2011 at 5:56 PM

Chip on March 8, 2011 at 5:54 PM

Are you kidding? Even the fools at MSNBC are looking for a hole deep enough to bury J3 in.

MJBrutus on March 8, 2011 at 5:56 PM

I’ll tread lightly here – I don’t want to attribute this quote to the wrong source – but with about a 99.99999997% probability, I think the President of the Czech Republic, Václav Klaus, is the one who said this.

“The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency.”

And I would add the imbecilic citizens who support Emperor Obeyme also vote for the likes of Jessie Jack*** Junior.

oldleprechaun on March 8, 2011 at 5:58 PM

Junior is a leech.

pugwriter on March 8, 2011 at 5:56 PM

The leeches would like to have a ‘chat’ with you after school.

annoyinglittletwerp on March 8, 2011 at 5:58 PM

The Pride of Illinoise. Weapons grade stupid. Can’t we kick Illinoise out of the Union?

james23 on March 8, 2011 at 5:59 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on March 8, 2011 at 5:58 PM

It will not be long before you will be waving bye bye to Triple J..:)

Dire Straits on March 8, 2011 at 6:00 PM

This guy is dumber than daddy.

catmman on March 8, 2011 at 5:41 PM

And yet he was still able to get a JD.

Jackson proceeded to law school at the University of Illinois and convinced his future wife to transfer there from the Georgetown University Law Center. He then earned a Juris Doctor (J.D.) from the University of Illinois College of Law in 1993.

That’s one of the Top 25 Law Schools in the US. The guy must be a genius.

Del Dolemonte on March 8, 2011 at 6:01 PM

Dire Straits on March 8, 2011 at 6:00 PM

I don’t get it. Is Junior about to have an “accident” or what?

MJBrutus on March 8, 2011 at 6:02 PM

Thanks.
My son -a high school junior-wants me to see if he can get in-state tuition since I share custody with his dad.
Little Momzer. LoL

annoyinglittletwerp on March 8, 2011 at 5:51 PM

You are more than welcome. Some up front help for ya too, practice saying over and over “well, bless your heart”…you’ll have it made in the southern shade then my friend.
Does his dad live in TX already? Where does he want to go to school? I know that you have to be a resident for one year….not sure of what you’re saying. *look of confusion*

sicoit on March 8, 2011 at 6:02 PM

Dire Straits on March 8, 2011 at 6:00 PM

I don’t get it. Is Junior about to have an “accident” or what?

MJBrutus on March 8, 2011 at 6:02 PM

IC now, nvr mind.

MJBrutus on March 8, 2011 at 6:04 PM

Junior is a leech.

pugwriter on March 8, 2011 at 5:56 PM

Na, Just a chip off the old block…

WhoU4 on March 8, 2011 at 6:04 PM

MJBrutus on March 8, 2011 at 6:02 PM

alt is moving to Texas..:)

Dire Straits on March 8, 2011 at 6:06 PM

The Pride of Illinoise. Weapons grade stupid. Can’t we kick Illinoise out of the Union?

james23 on March 8, 2011 at 5:59 PM

It’s not ‘Illinoise’-it’s ILL-annoyz.
State motto:
If you hate individual freedom-Welcome to Illinois.
Illinois: The California of the Midwest…except for the lack of warm weather, gorgeous coastline, or cool wildlife.

annoyinglittletwerp on March 8, 2011 at 6:06 PM

Two cycles ago someone ran against conservative congressman Randy Forbes on the campaign platform plank of “a right to a good-paying job.” Even now the economics don’t support a government-funded mandate for a “good-paying job.” In fact, we need to cut back on at least 10% if not 20% of government bureaucrats and functionaries at all levels.

ExpressoBold on March 8, 2011 at 6:07 PM

Does his dad live in TX already? Where does he want to go to school? I know that you have to be a resident for one year….not sure of what you’re saying. *look of confusion*

sicoit on March 8, 2011 at 6:02 PM

His dad lives near Springfield, IL-but since we share custody he’s curious about attending school in TX
This summer he’ll be starting school visits.

annoyinglittletwerp on March 8, 2011 at 6:08 PM

New rights under the American constitution are progressive/Marxists ideas that they’ve been pushing for a while now.

I hate progressives. They have no clue what they are doing.

Conservative Samizdat on March 8, 2011 at 6:10 PM

I won’t watch the video, but can someone tell me if he at least speechified in that singsong rhyming style?

rogerb on March 8, 2011 at 6:12 PM

The Libs. Rules do not matter to them. They want what they want.

kingsjester on March 8, 2011 at 6:12 PM

You gotta admit tho, this is comedy gold. J3 sings, “On the Big Rock Candy Mountain” has secured a track on the Donkeys Greatest Hits album for sure.

MJBrutus on March 8, 2011 at 6:14 PM

MJBrutus on March 8, 2011 at 6:14 PM

LOL!..:)

Dire Straits on March 8, 2011 at 6:16 PM

Think of this as a litmus test for the nation as to how far gone we are:

If the NSM really plays this up as something that is rational, then it very well could be that the Republic is finished.

However, if they ignore this as the rantings of the insane, trying to protect the JJ name, then there is Hope.

Chip on March 8, 2011 at 5:54 PM

No. There is only hope if they prominantly profile this as the rantings of the insane, avoiding protecting anyone’s name or ideology.

AnotherOpinion on March 8, 2011 at 6:16 PM

His dad lives near Springfield, IL-but since we share custody he’s curious about attending school in TX
This summer he’ll be starting school visits.

annoyinglittletwerp on March 8, 2011 at 6:08 PM

Ooooooohhhhh. He’ll be fine in TX. It’s a slower, friendlier pace. Coming from Ill-annoyance (sorry, couldn’t resist), he’ll discover people actually spend the time to listen to what you’re saying. Lubbock is a very good place to live. You’ll enjoy it too. Just remember….”wellllll, bless your heart”. :-) ENJOY! Oh and WELCOME TO TX!

sicoit on March 8, 2011 at 6:25 PM

An idiot, voted into office by idiots.

GarandFan on March 8, 2011 at 6:30 PM

Junior is a noted Constitutional scholar. Last time I heard him expound along these lines, he was explaining how the Constitution requires that all public services–housing, health care, education and the like–be provided at the Federal, not State, level. Perhaps they didn’t teach Federalism at UI Law.

SukieTawdry on March 8, 2011 at 6:32 PM

Why is it every single time a legislator says something astoundingly stupid, you can pretty much bet your life they caucus with Democrats.

ButterflyDragon on March 8, 2011 at 6:34 PM

Effing liberal retard (yeah, redundant…I know).

SKYFOX on March 8, 2011 at 6:37 PM

I hate progressives. They have no clue what they are doing.

Conservative Samizdat on March 8, 2011 at 6:10 PM

Sadly, they do. They embrace evil.

oldleprechaun on March 8, 2011 at 6:37 PM

I want my free RV… How much Obamamoney does it cost everyone else?

Khun Joe on March 8, 2011 at 6:43 PM

Every day, The Onion becomes more and more the news, and Idiocracy becomes more and more a documentary.

DarthBrooks on March 8, 2011 at 6:43 PM

The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree does it?

ncborn on March 8, 2011 at 6:46 PM

The stupid gene is strong in this one.

infidel4life on March 8, 2011 at 6:47 PM

@Sharke,

I Lol’d!

But…

A parsec is a distance not a volume =P Or at least I assume you want a volume of space rather than a rather useless infinitely thin line or infinitely flat square.

Still if you get 40 cubic parsecs you would have a region of space that is about 350,000,000,000,000,000 AU to a side (and of course 1 AU = Astronimical Unit = the aproximate mean distance between the Earth and the Sun).

Sqrl on March 8, 2011 at 6:47 PM

Think of this as a litmus test for the nation as to how far gone we are:

If the NSM really plays this up as something that is rational, then it very well could be that the Republic is finished.

However, if they ignore this as the rantings of the insane, trying to protect the JJ name, then there is Hope.

Chip on March 8, 2011 at 5:54 PM

No. There is only hope if they prominently profile this as the rantings of the insane, avoiding protecting anyone’s name or ideology.

AnotherOpinion on March 8, 2011 at 6:16 PM

That might be hoping for the impossible – that would be assuming that we have an unbiased press.

That ship sailed back when they were actually sails.

I’m afraid that the take will be that while this might not be possible now, the NSM will wishfully examine this as a future win or some other such nonsense – once the people come to their senses and embrace the National Socialism.

Chip on March 8, 2011 at 6:48 PM

This is a sad indictment of the American education system. Jesse Senior may have some excuses for being an idiot, but he had the money and political pull to give Junior the best of the best in terms of education, and his son is just as dumb as the father.

slickwillie2001 on March 8, 2011 at 6:53 PM

Only a short time ago, there were more violent gun deaths in Chicago than in Iraq.

The answer here is simple. Give a 5 megaton bomb to one side of a drug turf war. Tell them it will destroy the competition. Poof, there goes Chicago, and all its inherent corruption and/or stupidity.

See, the best answers are often the simplest…..

adamsmith on March 8, 2011 at 6:57 PM

ddrintn on March 8, 2011 at 5:19 PM

You just had to drag her in here from who knows where, didn’t ya? Palians are the new Paulians.

MJBrutus on March 8, 2011 at 5:50 PM

OK, you can substitute the name “Dan Quayle” if it makes you feel better, Mr Throbbing Brain.

ddrintn on March 8, 2011 at 6:59 PM

That’s one of the Top 25 Law Schools in the US. The guy must be a genius.

Del Dolemonte on March 8, 2011 at 6:01 PM

Hey, it’s in Illinois. Law school professors and administrators need Porches too.

BigWyo on March 8, 2011 at 7:00 PM

Let them eat cake!

Scrappy on March 8, 2011 at 7:03 PM

Got it!!! Let’s make it a capital offense to be unemployed!!

BigWyo on March 8, 2011 at 7:08 PM

Junior is still bitter about Obama’s Senate seat.

Roy Rogers on March 8, 2011 at 7:09 PM

Jesse Jr.: N’er-do-well spawn of N’er-do-well.

Does Jesse the Minor have children? Spawn of spawn of N’er-do-well. It never ends.

petefrt on March 8, 2011 at 7:10 PM

Got it!!! Let’s make it a capital offense to be unemployed!!

BigWyo on March 8, 2011 at 7:08 PM

OK, but I think a better idea would to make stupidity a capital offense.

oldleprechaun on March 8, 2011 at 7:14 PM

Thanks, Jesse Jackass Jr.

Spoken like a born looter.

Claypigeon on March 8, 2011 at 7:15 PM

DarthBrooks on March 8, 2011 at 6:43 PM

Ain’t it the truth. How does one parody Triple J?

MJBrutus on March 8, 2011 at 7:15 PM

Don’t we have a right to politicians better than this idiot ?

J_Crater on March 8, 2011 at 7:20 PM

Thanks, Jesse Jackass Jr.

Spoken like a born looter.

Claypigeon on March 8, 2011 at 7:15 PM

Bingo.

petefrt on March 8, 2011 at 7:21 PM

The stupid gene is strong in this one.
infidel4life on March 8, 2011 at 6:47 PM

Communism is infinitely more dangerous than mere stupidity.

Communism is millions of stupid people all AGREEING to be stupid in exactly the same way, and constantly telling each other that makes them smart.

Stupidity is annoying and can sometimes be dangerous.

Communism, on the other hand, is the most catastrophically and invariably destructive force the world has ever known.

logis on March 8, 2011 at 7:33 PM

What is really sad about this is JJJ is a leader in his community, a top elected leader, having spent his life involved with his community and pondering solutions to their problems. We all have problems — material, emotional, spiritual, intellectual, educational, and so on.

So JJJ has spend his whole life pondering the problems of his community, and what does he come up with? Change the Constitution to guarantee people more stuff. What’s wrong with people today? THEY DON’T HAVE ENOUGH FREE STUFF! That’s what this gentleman, this leader, this icon, has come up with.

Paul-Cincy on March 8, 2011 at 7:35 PM

Forget about the iPods and Laptops…. What we need to add to the Constitution the right to an automatic, self-starting, search capable, ass-kicking machine. The people need the right to own such a machine, place it in Congress and, if need be, set the dial to Jessie Jackson Jr so that said machine would engage Mr. Jackson the moment that his mouth spews out such ignominious tripe. I think that maybe I’d be in favor of such a right.

Bootleghooch on March 8, 2011 at 7:37 PM

Okay, Jr., who is going to pay for these new rights you propose? Oh! I thought so the rich, right? Who is going to start up some new businesses? The poor? Who is going to hire some people with a brain so a profit will keep the business going? The poor? Who is going to sit back and wish they had an education but that would incur study and work and sacrifice? The poor? YUP!

mixplix on March 8, 2011 at 7:38 PM

The GOP should propose a resolution on the Bill of Lefts. Expose all this Leftish nonsense for what it is AND get a chance to debate it. Furthermore, Dems should be able to refer to the Bill of Lefts when citing a Constitutional power for a law. Turn liberals on their head and spin’em around and around, exposing their playbook.

Here’s the first two BOLs

The Bill of Lefts include, but are not limited, to these certain unalienable principles :

1. Thou shall be secure in the fact government will take care of you. Everything is free as long as you don’t work for it. So you are best off not working at all or as little as possible.
2. Government shall never take away anything it gives you. However, it may take away anything you earn on your own.

drfredc on March 8, 2011 at 7:44 PM

JJJ is SOS.

Stuck On Stupid.

ajacksonian on March 8, 2011 at 7:47 PM

Eh… This just shows Jackson’s ignorance. The Constitution doesn’t add rights, or create rights. It just protects those we have. All the creating of rights ended on the seventh day when God rested. Isn’t his dad a man of the cloth? Didn’t dad pass anything along to his son?

If God wanted it JJJ’s way, it’d have been done long ago and well documented in Genesis. Not that God doesn’t want us to have those things, we just don’t have a right to them. All it takes is work … and a constitution that prohibits government from taking it from you and giving it to someone else. Say, don’t we have something like that now? It certainly rings a bell …

Woody

woodcdi on March 8, 2011 at 7:49 PM

Please don’t introduce Jesse Jr. to Sheila Jackson Lee. They might get married and have a child who would grow up and be on the SCOTUS.

Herb on March 8, 2011 at 7:56 PM

And a pony, too.

glockomatic on March 8, 2011 at 8:03 PM

Jesse Jackson Jr. thinks the US Constitution should be amended so that the Bill of Rights includes a right to a house, job, medical care, and so forth. He thinks that would ensure full employment. It’s hard to fathom his total lack of economic education, but the idea behind this is enshrined in the Constitution already. That is, the Constitution of the Soviet Union. Like all proponents of the command economy, he surmises that if the state dictates it, then it shall come to pass. Moreover, the founding fathers understood that rights are natural, derived from God or upon birth, not from the government. For one man to achieve the right to, say, a house, another man must pay for it. Therefore, that man is enslaved to the first one. Not only that, if rights aren’t universal, then they’re not rights. In the US, a right is intended to limit the government’s ability to inhibit your pursuit of happiness. In this conception of rights, they exist to force the government to turn the population into dependents. Jackson Jr. proposes simple Marxism, the notion that some people will exist to serve others and the government will determine who is the master and who is the slave. This idea isn’t new. President Franklin D. Roosevelt proposed such an idea back when he was destroying the very principles on which this country was founded. That he agreed with the Soviet Union isn’t surprising. On a simpler note, there isn’t enough money available to meet everyone’s wants and needs, even if you soaked the rich for all they’re worth. It’s hard to believe the voters of Illinois would install this ignoramus into office, but then, they gave us Barack Obama, so who knows what goes on in their pea brains.

NNtrancer on March 8, 2011 at 8:03 PM

Jesse Jackson Jr: Let’s solve unemployment by adding lots of new rights to the Constitution

There is an old Wizard of Id cartoon that addresses this. In the cartoon, after the King promises everything JJJ has promised here, one of the peasants asks why do I need a job if I have all that?

RJL on March 8, 2011 at 8:17 PM

RJL on March 8, 2011 at 8:17 PM

Brilliant! That indeed says it all.

MJBrutus on March 8, 2011 at 8:31 PM

Has to be asked; why is he all alone in the video, do they know his talking points and questions will not be reality?

me_a_name on March 8, 2011 at 8:35 PM

Yeah, The constitution of the Soviet Union in 1936:
http://www.departments.bucknell.edu/russian/const/1936toc.html

ARTICLE 118. Citizens of the U.S.S.R. have the right to work, that is, are guaranteed the right to employment and payment for their work in accordance With its quantity and quality.
The right to work is ensured by the socialist organization of the national economy, the steady growth of the productive forces of Soviet society, the elimination of the possibility of economic crises, and the abolition of unemployment.

ARTICLE 119. Citizens of the U.S.S.R. have the right to rest and leisure. The right to rest and leisure is ensured by the reduction of the working day to seven hours for the overwhelming majority of the workers, the institution of annual vacations with full pay for workers and employees and the provision of a wide network of sanatoria, rest homes and clubs for the accommodation of the working people.

ARTICLE 120. Citizens of the U.S.S.R. have the right to maintenance in old age and also in case of sickness or loss of capacity to work. This right is ensured by the extensive development of social insurance of workers and employees at state expense, free medical service for the working people and the provision of a wide network of health resorts for the use of the working people.

ARTICLE 121. Citizens of the U.S.S.R. have the right to education

Oh, and here’s the one libs always get confused with out constitution… the separation of church and state thing:

ARTICLE 124. In order to ensure to citizens freedom of conscience, the church in the U.S.S.R. is separated from the state, and the school from the church. Freedom of religious worship and freedom of antireligious propaganda is recognized for all citizens.

JellyToast on March 8, 2011 at 8:38 PM

Yeah, they tried all this garbage over in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. The people fled it all as soon as the wall came down.

JellyToast on March 8, 2011 at 8:42 PM

ARTICLE 124. In order to ensure to citizens freedom of conscience, the church in the U.S.S.R. is separated from the state, and the school from the church.

JellyToast on March 8, 2011 at 8:38 PM

And the school from the state!

petefrt on March 8, 2011 at 8:50 PM

Moronic!!

jeanie on March 8, 2011 at 8:56 PM

It sounds like the constitution from black liberation theology.

Over30 on March 8, 2011 at 9:43 PM

I say a drug test is def in order for that tard.

Alden Pyle on March 8, 2011 at 9:55 PM

heh, the yutes have a right to an ipod. hmmm, would that be 8 Gig or 16 Gig?

“And how many factory jobs would it create if all the fine sisters had a Constitutional right to Apple bottom jeans? And we ought to address our God given right to Krystal Champagne and Bentleys too”

Alden Pyle on March 8, 2011 at 10:05 PM

Allen West videos stat. I’m beginning to think dark skin causes brain damage.

Slowburn on March 8, 2011 at 10:19 PM

Allen West videos stat. I’m beginning to think dark skin causes brain damage.

Slowburn on March 8, 2011 at 10:19 PM

After seeing several young ladies burn themselves lobster-red trying to GET darker skin, I’m inclined to agree! ;-]

Dark-Star on March 8, 2011 at 10:22 PM

Slowburn on March 8, 2011 at 10:19 PM

Dark-Star on March 8, 2011 at 10:22 PM

Why do NPR racists even bother to post at H/A?

Isn’t their a Klan meeting you two need to attend?

Roy Rogers on March 9, 2011 at 7:02 AM

Slowburn on March 8, 2011 at 10:19 PM

Dark-Star on March 8, 2011 at 10:22 PM

Why do NPR racists even bother to post at H/A?

Isn’t their a Klan meeting you two need to attend?

Roy Rogers on March 9, 2011 at 7:02 AM

Allen West is an African-American. And, I agree with Dark Star that women trying to get a perfect dark tan is just plain stupid. When they get to be 50 years old they will be making monthly trips to the dermatologist to check for skin cancer.

SC.Charlie on March 9, 2011 at 7:08 AM

Jesse Jackson Jr. doesn’t give a damn about the current Constitution and wants to replace it with a Socialist one. And he is surely not the only Demorat that way.

WannabeAnglican on March 9, 2011 at 7:11 AM

The sad thing is that Jesse Jackson will be re-elected again and again. The man is stuck on super-stupid. Doesn’t he realize the coffers of the United States are empty and our National Debt is so high we soon will only be able to make interest payments on it?

SC.Charlie on March 9, 2011 at 7:13 AM

Jesse Jackson Jr. doesn’t give a damn about the current Constitution and wants to replace it with a Socialist one. And he is surely not the only Demorat that way. – WannabeAnglican on March 9, 2011 at 7:11 AM

He is, but has enough wealth that he would not be affected by a Democrat redistribution scheme.

SC.Charlie on March 9, 2011 at 7:17 AM

Why do NPR racists even bother to post at H/A?

Isn’t their a Klan meeting you two need to attend?

Roy Rogers on March 9, 2011 at 7:02 AM

Why do libtard windup toys like you even bother to post at HA, or anywhere else? Don’t you need to go get your daily marching orders from the Kos Krazies?

Dark-Star on March 9, 2011 at 8:29 AM

When they get to be 50 years old they will be making monthly trips to the dermatologist to check for skin cancer.

SC.Charlie on March 9, 2011 at 7:08 AM

Actually got a tan-obsessed friend to quit using those awful UV-light ‘beds’ by showing her the facts on chances of skin cancer from using them. Now she says she’d just as soon dry her hair by sticking her head in a microwave.

Dark-Star on March 9, 2011 at 8:31 AM

The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree does it?

ncborn on March 8, 2011 at 6:46 PM

Nope. Hit every blithering idiot branch on the way down, too.

98ZJUSMC on March 9, 2011 at 9:32 AM

Dark-Star on March 9, 2011 at 8:29 AM

Stuck on stupid, or stuck on skin color?

I’ll go out on a limb here and theorize it’s a blend of both.

Roy Rogers on March 9, 2011 at 9:33 AM

We should take this guy a little more seriously. The libs started working on natl health care over 50 years ago. Nowadays, things happen a lot faster. Paying for it? That’s the rub. Wonder what he’d say if his paycheck bounced.

Kissmygrits on March 9, 2011 at 9:35 AM

Obama 2008 campaign co-chair Jesse Jackson, Jr.

I am sure he remains high on a Clinton list of unfinished business to attend to.

Roy Rogers on March 9, 2011 at 9:37 AM

He is as big of a joke as is dad, lol.

Everyone already has those rights. If you want a house, education, health insurance, etc., then you are free to buy it. The constituion does not say that one person has to pay for moochers.

jeffn21 on March 9, 2011 at 9:47 AM

But the Constitution is a living, breathing document. Rights come from the government, remember? After all, there are no rights if the government chooses not to recognize them.

Does that about sum up the position?

nazo311 on March 9, 2011 at 10:01 AM

Roy Rogers, I guess you think that Allen West is a racist too for making the statement?

SC.Charlie on March 9, 2011 at 10:07 AM

But the Constitution is a living, breathing document. Rights come from the government, remember? After all, there are no rights if the government chooses not to recognize them.

Does that about sum up the position? – nazo311 on March 9, 2011 at 10:01 AM

Our federal constitution is one where the states came together to give rights over to the federal government. However, the first 9 amendments try to make it clear that certain individual rights do remain with the individual and the 10th amendment states the following: “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.” However, it seems that these days the Congress or the Supreme Court fail to apply that part of our constitution.

SC.Charlie on March 9, 2011 at 10:15 AM

Our federal constitution is one where the states came together to give rights over to the federal government. However, the first 9 amendments try to make it clear that certain individual rights do remain with the individual and the 10th amendment states the following: “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.” However, it seems that these days the Congress or the Supreme Court fail to apply that part of our constitution.

SC.Charlie on March 9, 2011 at 10:15 AM

We gave NO rights to government. All we did was loan them some limited powers derived from our rights as individuals.

Woody

woodcdi on March 9, 2011 at 11:22 AM

That’s one of the Top 25 Law Schools in the US. The guy must be a genius.

Del Dolemonte on March 8, 2011 at 6:01 PM

I spent my life working with highly educated people. They all were engineers and scientists with advanced degrees from prestigious universities and colleges. And most of them were dumber than dirt. They could put a rocket into space but when it came to every day common sense, nada. I could tell you some tales.

abcurtis on March 9, 2011 at 11:42 AM

@ amerpundit

The “Kennedy’s” anyone?

ptcamn on March 9, 2011 at 12:02 PM

No, the dumbest part is that this guy is a member of Congress thanks to his last name alone.

amerpundit on March 8, 2011 at 5:10 PM

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Don’t forget the Kennedy’s.

ptcamn on March 9, 2011 at 12:04 PM

The constituion does not say that one person has to pay for moochers.

jeffn21 on March 9, 2011 at 9:47 AM

Sure it does, right there in the commerce clause!!! Are you blind???

/crr6

runawayyyy on March 9, 2011 at 1:06 PM

Dear Jesse Jr.,

It’s been tried before. How did that work out? Everything you want and ask for is in this constitution:

http://www.departments.bucknell.edu/russian/const/1977toc.html

gstrickler on March 9, 2011 at 1:16 PM

We gave NO rights to government. All we did was loan them some limited powers derived from our rights as individuals. – Woody – woodcdi on March 9, 2011 at 11:22 AM

I can totally agree with that; however, try to get them back. You might have to start a revolution. Or, call a new constitutional convention. The right for a state to leave the union was settled back win the Union forces won the American Civil War.

It is a lot easier to call a constitutional convention within each state. I think South Carolina is operating under a state constitution that was drafted in the 1890s.

SC.Charlie on March 9, 2011 at 2:22 PM

Our federal constitution is one where the states came together to give rights over to the federal government. However, the first 9 amendments try to make it clear that certain individual rights do remain with the individual and the 10th amendment states the following: “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.” However, it seems that these days the Congress or the Supreme Court fail to apply that part of our constitution.

SC.Charlie on March 9, 2011 at 10:15 AM

I beg to differ. It’s my opinion that the framers were so afraid of a strong federal government, that they (particularly TJ) expressed their fear in the Bill of Rights. The Bill of Rights does not grant anything to the indivdual, but expresses the critical limitations on the federal government. That’s why SCOTUS ruled as they did in Citizens United. The liberals love to say that Citizens United granted individual rights to corporations. No, the majority just agreed that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech…” means what it says. The first amendment didn’t say, “People can say what they want, whenever they want.” Speech is speech. Thankfully, the NYT doesn’t get to say what is approved speech.

RedinPDRM on March 9, 2011 at 4:25 PM

We gave NO rights to government. All we did was loan them some limited powers derived from our rights as individuals. – Woody – woodcdi on March 9, 2011 at 11:22 AM

I can totally agree with that; however, try to get them back. You might have to start a revolution. Or, call a new constitutional convention. The right for a state to leave the union was settled back win the Union forces won the American Civil War.

It is a lot easier to call a constitutional convention within each state. I think South Carolina is operating under a state constitution that was drafted in the 1890s.

SC.Charlie on March 9, 2011 at 2:22 PM

I wouldn’t trust this government with any new amendments until they abide the Constitution as it stands. As for the several states, that is where any hope of reeling in the feral(federal) government resides, using the Ninth and Tenth Amendments.

JJJr and all those on the same bent as he is are desperately trying to destroy the economy so they can install their brand of Nazism. It won’t work, however, unless they can disarm us and prevent the revolution that will be otherwise necessary to halt them.

Woody

woodcdi on March 9, 2011 at 8:02 PM

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