March 22nd, 2010

Your Constitutional argument fails to move me

I’m kinda fuck the Constitution.

But, you gasp, it’s the cornerstone of American democracy and the basis for our freedom and ideals and blahblahblah. What was that? I couldn’t hear you over Jim Crow laws and banned in Boston. The Constitution does what it’s told to do, based on who’s interpreting it. Partial birth abortion was protected in 2000, but not in 2007? Guns are a community right before 2008 and an individual right after? What changed, other than the make up of the Supreme Court? So much for your cornerstone argument. And the freedom one, for that matter (TSA, anyone?)

No one really gives a shit what the Constitution says and what the rich white guys who wrote it meant. People care about what they want and how they can twist unnecessarily florid writing to support their ideology, or whoever signs their paycheck.

This post is, of course, in response to the teabagger’s latest diehard belief, that health care reform is unconstitutional, based on the, whatever. Does it fucking matter? If it’s a matter of state’s rights, well that got decided in the Civil War. Common Americans, on both sides, made that decision with their lives, not rich men behind locked doors and armed guards. Not that you’ll ever get a fucking lawyer to buy that.

So if Congress says it can decide how health insurance works, the states shut the fuck up and do it. Unless they want to secede and see what it gets them. Let’s see the morons in the teabagger movement try to organize an army out of Wal-Marts.

1 comment to Your Constitutional argument fails to move me

  • Lizza

    Your presence is missed on a certain email list which shall remain nameless (but not flameless). People are literally asking for you by name. Come say hi! =)