Originally created 04/01/04

Don't monkey with the Constitution

Democratic Sen. Ted Kennedy said he would support a constitutional amendment that would enable a foreign-born citizen to potentially run for president?

The U.S Constitution says that "no person except a natural-born citizen, or a citizen of the United States ... shall be eligible to the office of president ..."

Why do Democrats like Kennedy try to undermine and change our Constitution?

Democrat-appointed Supreme Court justices are of the mind that the Constitution is a living document. The Soviet Union's constitution paralleled much of what is in the U.S. Constitution, except that it could be changed to accommodate the exigencies of the moment. In other words, Soviet courts interpreted a living constitution, which is in reality no constitution.

Democrats such as Kennedy are ignoring the wisdom of its drafters; the Democrats think of the Constitution as an anachronism that stifles change - a barrier to social fine-tuning.

Although they won't admit it, the Democrats' belief is that the Constitution should be viewed under glass - a historical memento, not the key foundation block of the Republic. ...

A great statesman from South Carolina, John C. Calhoun, once said: "If we do not defend ourselves none will defend us; if we yield we will be more and more pressed as we recede; and if we submit we will be trampled under foot.

"I hold concession or compromise to be fatal. If we concede an inch, concession would follow compromise, until our ranks would be so broken that effectual resistance would be impossible."

Calhoun was correct. We must defend our Constitution in the voting booth from these Democrats this November.

Rick Bernardi, North Augusta, S.C.


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