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Being A Constitutionalist

Greetings All,

I wanted to share my thoughts today on what being a constitutionalist means to me, and why that means more to me than party affiliation, or any other political boxes I can check:

Folks, I am a constitutionalist before I am anything else. This allows me, to have political allies from all walks of life, as long as we can agree that the law of the land must be adhered to, as well as the legal blueprint for amending it. This doesn't mean the law is without imperfections, nor are those who created it. The same is true for those whose job it is to defend it. We're all inherently, flawed human beings. We make mistakes, and we must correct them legally as a society at times. History is replete with major and minor instances of this. This is why I consider Americans, who readily accept political legerdemain, used to circumvent legal procedures when it suits their interests, the most unpatriotic citizens there are.

As for me, I've accepted the inevitable reality, that putting my own personal agendas and biases aside, and honoring the constitution, means there will be things I am opposed to, but must allow to legally stand. That is, if my arguments to the contrary are not legally strong enough, to influence a different outcome. I really wish more Americans would follow suit. It's such a relaxing political place to be…

Until next musing,

Talitha McEachin

 
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Posted by on July 19, 2017 in Philosophy, Politics, Society, Uncategorized

 

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Barack Obama’s Legacy, Successes & Failures

Greetings friends,

Each week I’ll be listing one success and one failure of former president Barack Obama. It’s part of a series of blogs in which I’ll examine his legacy, so here goes:

Obama-Winking-300x200Success: He repealed DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act), which was signed into law by former president Bill Clinton (D) with nearly unanimous, bipartisan support. It defined marriage as being between one man and one woman – the basis for the nuclear family. He was absolutely justified in doing so, because DOMA was inherently unconstitutional. It’s the one time he put on his constitutionalist hat, no matter his motive. This one’s not debatable folks, so I’ll stop there.

 

 

SCOTUS picFailure: He made history, when in 2012, the SCOTUS upheld the ACA as a tax instead of the mandate it really is. However, it was a slick way of evading the defined role of the federal government in the constitution, which doesn’t include the authority to meddle in healthcare. It doesn’t matter how you align politically, or how you feel about the ACA, we have a civil duty to raise Hell over this. We have a responsibility to engage in constitutional apologetics. We can amend it legally, the framers spelled out this process for us, but we can’t trample over it. He took ten steps forward in dismantling DOMA, then ironically, took 20 steps back by throwing the very same constitution under the bus with Obamacare. Epic failure.

Until next musing,

Talitha “TK” McEachin

 
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Posted by on February 15, 2017 in In The News, Politics, Society, Uncategorized

 

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The Truth About Gun Violence

The Truth About Gun Violence

Friends,

I had to share this with you all and please do share, share, share! This is a must view for everyone. This immigrant to the U.S. understands the “gun control” issue better than most citizens born in America. With each incident of gun violence/mass shooting, many think the solution is to disarm people which is a huge mistake & a violation of the Constitution. As he asserts, if stricter gun laws/disarming citizens worked then we’d see a decrease in gun violence in D.C. & Chicago, two cities in states with the strictest gun laws there are & yet the highest homicide rates. Strict gun laws did not deter gun violence in those places & it won’t anywhere else. The moral fabric of America has declined tremendously & that’s the reason for all of this gun violence. Some people just don’t value their own lives, let alone anyone else’s. We must be able to protect ourselves from such people. I didn’t grow up with guns in the home but now I own a gun & go to the shooting range regularly. I won’t hesitate to shoot anyone who tries to harm my family or I in self-defense. Not a wound, I’ll shoot you dead if you invade my home & try to harm my family. That’s a promise & I have that right. So does every responsible American. These politicians need to understand this. I have written letters & called my representatives/senators & you should too. Let them know that we will not stand for any legislation taking guns out of the hands of responsible owners but we will, however, support efforts to fix the problem at it’s true roots:

 
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Posted by on February 2, 2013 in In The News, Society

 

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