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Constitution 101

Can you name the three forms of government enumerated in the constitution?
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[quote]RedState wrote:
Can you name the three branches if government enumerated in the constitution?
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When government enumerates in the Constitution, I’ll have to give it a try.

[quote]smh23 wrote:

[quote]RedState wrote:
Can you name the three branches if government enumerated in the constitution?
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When government enumerates in the Constitution, I’ll have to give it a try.[/quote]
HA,
Edited thanks.

This was one of the questions in the quiz that posted on here a couple of days ago, I believe. Hard to think that anybody would have gotten that wrong, provided that they’re over 10.

[quote]smh23 wrote:
This was one of the questions in the quiz that posted on here a couple of days ago, I believe. Hard to think that anybody would have gotten that wrong, provided that they’re over 10.[/quote]
No its not. wrong answer. I really did not phrase that question correctly edited for clarification.

Troll :slight_smile:

We the People,
The State,
The Federal government
Just too tired to complete sentences tonight…

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[quote]pittbulll wrote:
Troll :)[/quote] Or imbecile and we don’t get too many of those around here.

[quote]Tiribulus wrote:

[quote]pittbulll wrote:
Troll :)[/quote] Or imbecile and we don’t get too many of those around here.
[/quote] claps tough crowd?

[quote]pushharder wrote:
How many of you that post here regularly can honestly say you’ve read every single word in the Constitution?

More than once?

More than five times?

Since high school?

It is a short read. Most should be able to read it in 10 - 15 minutes.

It’s amazing what you WON’T find in there. Know what I mean?[/quote]
Good point, and our founding fathers would rollover in their graves if they could see the monstrosity the government is today.

[quote]RedState wrote:

[quote]pushharder wrote:
How many of you that post here regularly can honestly say you’ve read every single word in the Constitution?

More than once?

More than five times?

Since high school?

It is a short read. Most should be able to read it in 10 - 15 minutes.

It’s amazing what you WON’T find in there. Know what I mean?[/quote]
Good point, and our founding fathers would rollover in their graves if they could see the monstrosity the government is today.[/quote]

Or they’d be too busy watching porn on the internet to notice like most everybody else. Its hard to say.

Point is if you look at the powers the constitution outlines to the different bodies of government it should look like the following.
With the majority of the power at the base.

         [Fed]
      [ States ]

[ We The People ]

Insteade we have this…

[ Big FUCKIN Federal Government ]
[ States ]
[us]

I thought the bodies of the government was legislatur, executive and judicial?

[quote]RedState wrote:
Point is if you look at the powers the constitution outlines to the different bodies of government it should look like the following.
With the majority of the power at the base.

         [Fed]
      [ States ]

[ We The People ]

Insteade we have this…

[ Big FUCKIN Federal Government ]
[ States ]
[us][/quote]

I think I just found the bravest man on the internet! Next thing you know, he’s going to say he’s not a fan of that Obama fella in the whitehouse…risky move to bash big government around here

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[quote]RedState wrote:

Point is if you look at the powers the constitution outlines to the different bodies of government it should look like the following.
With the majority of the power at the base.

         [Fed]
      [ States ]

[ We The People ]

Insteade we have this…

[ Big FUCKIN Federal Government ]
[ States ]
[us][/quote]

You originally posted:

Can you name the three forms of government enumerated in the constitution?

What you listed are not the “three forms of government enumerated in the constitution”.

“We the people” is not enumerated as a form of government. That is a weird way of saying it.

Hence the confusion for the rest of us, I think.

And, FYI - the majority of the power remains at the base. It just isn’t being used in the way you prefer.

[quote]thunderbolt23 wrote:

[quote]RedState wrote:

Point is if you look at the powers the constitution outlines to the different bodies of government it should look like the following.
With the majority of the power at the base.

         [Fed]
      [ States ]

[ We The People ]

Insteade we have this…

[ Big FUCKIN Federal Government ]
[ States ]
[us][/quote]

You originally posted:

Can you name the three forms of government enumerated in the constitution?

What you listed are not the “three forms of government enumerated in the constitution”.

“We the people” is not enumerated as a form of government. That is a weird way of saying it.

Hence the confusion for the rest of us, I think.

And, FYI - the majority of the power remains at the base. It just isn’t being used in the way you prefer.[/quote]
Thats really not true,
ie. In the constitution powers are enumerated to 3 forms of government. We the people for example have God given rights enumerated in the Bill of Rights. Also the States have enumerated powers in the Constitution and so does the Fed. The 9th and 10th amendment for example. Our founders believed that the most perfect form of government came from the consent of the governed. Since we are a republic we have the supreme law of the land. (the constitution) All laws are (should be) based in the guidelines outlined. The problem this country faces as a whole can be linked to the digression from this principle. The fact is most folks lack the understanding that We the People truly are a form of government. That is what makes the American idea so different from other forms of Government. We the people have inalienable rights, and the “government” only obtains its “rights or powers” from our consent. For the last 100 years there have been those elected officials who have taken certain powers without consent from the people. Putting the 2 parties aside and our petty differences on the shelf for a minute, most Americans are more similar in ideology than different. Liberty, is a unifying idea. Man is free to make his own way and take responsibility for his actions. etc etc… Liberty in its current form in America is like a deli meat being sliced at the meat market. You may say we still hold the power to FLEX our consent but i would say differently.

[quote]RedState wrote:

Thats really not true,
ie. In the constitution powers are enumerated to 3 forms of government. We the people for example have God given rights enumerated in the Bill of Rights. [/quote]

“We the People” are not given any powers to govern. Sovereignty exists in “We the People”, but the form of government created by the Constitution is a constitutional democratic republic. “We the People” operate within that form of government, until we change it to something else.

For example, you could start an online petition asking every American citizen - i.e., “We the People” - to vote for, say, to make the left side of the road the proper one to drive on, and even if you had 100% participation among “We the People” in favor of making the change, it doesn’t have the effect of law.

Why? Because “We the People” are not a form of government.