GOP: “The Constitution is SACRED! Well, parts of it anyway.”
If there’s one icon that sums up the Republican Party for the past year and a half, it would be the local doofus — and every neighborhood has one or more — who dresses up like George Washington and shouts “We The People!”
Unfortunately there’s a hollow ring to these shrieks of “We The People!” and their selective quotes from the Constitution. If they’re so gung ho about the Constitution, and their belief that the Founding Fathers meant exactly what they said, then they should worship the entire Constitution and not just certain parts of it.
Of course they have this same selective approach to the Bible too. It’s the Word of God. God spoke and His words were transcribed exactly as He spake them. This is what “Christians” say, but if they actually believed this, their hatred of homosexuals — based on one sentence in the Bible — would be directed equally at people who eat shellfish and covet their neighbors’ wives, and people who worship false idols.
Likewise, while conservatives are dressing up like the Founding Fathers and passing out miniature copies of the Constitution, they’re secretly trying to sabotage the parts of the Constitution they don’t like.
The Second Amendment isn’t in any danger. Every man, woman and child has the God-given right to own an AK-47; and the more the merrier. And if somebody's property rights are threatened by rabid environmentalists, it's time to strap on the ol' George Washington suit and start shrieking "We The People!" and "Lock and Load!"
But behind the scenes, the teabaggers are hoping to abolish certain inconvenient parts of the Constitution. Their attacks on the Fourteenth Amendment have gotten the most publicity. Tell them swarthy Meskins to get the fuck out of our country and take their filthy anchor babies with them.
Other parts of the Constitution are in the Republican crosshairs too, as the linked article points out.
Here’s another article on the same topic, by Robert Shrum. He talks about the Senators — McConnell, Graham and Songbird — who are actually considering repealing the Fourteenth Amendment, and then he says:
“In today’s GOP, the few with loose morals vie to lead the many with loose marbles.”
He also describes the Constitution as being “old and in the way" according to the GOP.