Wednesday, September 24, 2008

The (so called) Constitution Party

Ok this is amusing, and potentially handy. The Constitution Party, and their presidential candidate Chuck Baldwin, have just been endorsed by Ron Paul. These folks are definitely far out on the right wing, but they might just act as a handy little spoiler for McCain and at the moment it doesn't look like he can afford it, they have him down 9 points to Obama.

But I just want to pick on The Constitution Party for a few minutes, seriously this shit is funny. First off they are for a strict interpretation of the constitution, if it doesn't say the government can do it then they can't. Which would mean throwing out most of our laws. Now the libertarians are some what similar but at least the Libertarians are consistent, these guys then try to throw in a bunch of right wing religious bullshit thats obviously not authorized, in fact is specifically made illegal by the constitution, so their logic is amusing. Check out their stance on Drugs, or Porn. First their rational (a term I'm using loosely) on porn,
"We call on our local, state and federal governments to uphold our cherished First Amendment right to free speech by vigorously enforcing our laws against obscenity to maintain a degree of separation between that which is truly speech and that which only seeks to distort and destroy."
Uphold freedom of speech by way of censorship! wow.

How about drugs. First they give you the tenth and fourth amendments which are about states rights and freedom from search and seizure respectively and that somehow justifies the war on drugs? Um the constitution doesn't give the government the right to tell people what they can and cannot consume, hardcore non-sequitur. Again this is why for all my disagreement with the Libertarians, I give them credit for being the most consistent platform.

Not surprisingly they are against the environment. They have some wacky ass views on the judiciary. I find this amusing.
We particularly support all the legislation which would remove from Federal appellate review jurisdiction matters involving acknowledgement of God as the sovereign source of law, liberty, or government.
(spelling preserved) How the fuck does that jive with the establishment clause? I will admit that their stance on education, is mostly correct, other than the god shit again, the constitution leaves education up to the states, I really don't know how NCLB and other national programs are legit. As for any schooling the parents want, well for the sake of the children I disagree. And I hope they don't try to bitch when their home schooled kid who knows nothing about science isn't allowed into a real college because they can't pass the entrance exam. I'm also curious if they are consistent with their foreign policy stuff, they say our military should only be used for our defense and we should not get involved with other countries conflicts. Nowhere is Israel mentioned. Thats going to lose them some fundie votes. Ok I gotta give them a little credit for opposing the War on Terror because its fucking illegal.

I could probably keep going with this, but I'm bored, making fun of stupid is only fun for so long.

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