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-- -- 'cause -- represents New York City parts of New York City he's been before that -- your state assembly.
By the way here you got high hopes for a Governor Cuomo.
Well I think the Governor -- center did and the office that the worst possible time with -- incredible budget deficit incredibly bad economy.
Citizen need to agree although I think he had to open -- this morning -- Let's hope so this idea I love the things you've been saying about this stunt is when I'm in calling it -- Reading in the constitution.
At the beginning of the session tomorrow.
As if that's gonna change everything.
I mean -- really think negated when they think -- don't.
I think they intended -- really is the as they stopped to.
Some of the Tea Party people who think that.
The Democrats and health care bill of the things they've been acting -- good it's Democrat -- constitutional the healthcare bill some other things were unconstitutional.
And I think they're trying -- -- as propaganda to claim that they -- the ones -- care about the constitution Democrats by implication don't.
I think also I mean it's unfortunate because -- the Republicans -- -- country I mean.
We all taken -- to the constitution and no none of us should vote for anything if we believe it's unconstitutional.
But ultimately the courts decide whether actions of congress a constitutional or not.
And -- the Republicans is that when they last controlled the house who routinely.
Put into bills almost -- lately which has said that the and the -- shall not have jurisdiction.
To determine the constitutionality.
So they were saying what they -- could not be challenges and held to the to the command of the constitution.
So who what I think that exposed that I should say is it's nice to read on the floor to get to be down by.
Right also I mean this this thing about him as they.
Have to -- Natalie they're claiming to have to -- everything that they passed or proposed has to be cited where in the constitution it provides her.
The rules of any provide that the committee report that accompanies any deal that comes out of committee.
Before it goes before -- site to the constitutional provision that -- -- -- country it is bad deal that's already there in the.
But here and there is -- -- -- the committee report to build self titled -- at this very significant hit.
I mean everybody's -- over in article one section eight that says the government can provide for the general welfare the United States and that seems to cover a lot of stuff.
Under which we've done Medicare Medicaid Social Security but -- repeal that wouldn't it.
Well they -- -- Based they're feeling that they have brought the idea that another this feeling that.
That there unconstitutional but I think -- -- different constitutional interpretations and and of course -- and all of those things have been held.
It over the years -- Social Security Medicare it's -- is -- because -- -- This -- of the -- and of -- it's the Bible you it's a sacred text.
Well that I disagree with that means yes look there's nothing wrong with reading the constitution may be educational people he would miss something -- and although I understand.
That did not get -- read the -- institutions and wanted to get a read it.
As a minute ago it's -- -- more embarrassing provisions is that been superseded by certain -- amendments that.
And it is it is over over the years.
But that that might be a little educational what I I objected to was that people.
Sort of -- -- a week here that because usually the case that is built within the people who.
Who routinely put put divisions of legislation.
Designed to protect their ideas against any -- says it was unconstitutional and and then take apparently from the -- To decide that.
Also the idea that they claim to love the constitution so much but so many of them are some of Middle East.
Who claim that -- overturned and things like the fourteen member of the any of these so called.
I hate the term anchor babies at what they call them on the -- on the right and they want to change the very constitution they purport to love.
Well that doesn't bother me frankly to be there they're entitled to Leo they -- They're tired because these divisive in the process so that they can pass an amendment.
That's going to summit and that is that what they wanted -- -- don't agree with -- and repealing the fourth those those provisions that would give commitment to a lot of them want to them effective the Tea Party seems to a large part of it seems to want to work.
Repeal the provisionally be -- that provided the popular election center is just think people can't vote as a result of legislatures can.
So that -- rather strange that's that's but then.
The -- -- -- the U.
What they routinely try to do -- -- a few times say the courts can review and therefore hold.
Accountable to be down by the constitution.
-- to marinate they don't understand the -- powered seems.
Yes it -- the only thing to protect celebrities ultimately.
Is that -- that.
If this congress and the president -- any but he does something different constitutional.
Did I think is corpus wiretaps someone without the proper authority -- all of these things that the -- is it that.
Is supposed to be able to go to court and the court will say that actions unconstitutional you -- damages or stopped from doing in the future or whatever.
If you -- -- to the authority to enforce.
And the right that a given to us by the constitution that the constitution loses its meaning because then becomes is right with the paper -- can't be enforced.
Well one of the things that concerns me read this president of whom I am a fan.
Is that this item and habeas corpus that he is still -- saying he can hold people indefinitely.
Although with a review boards but without necessarily.
The right to an attorney or -- trial that arrogant and disturbing.
It is very disturbing and I must say that the the the Bush Administration was terrible for the perfect from the point of view of protecting civil liberties and protect -- these rights.
The -- administration somewhat better but he's allowed to be desired.
What attempt was made to get Democrats to participate in this or reading of the constitution.
The number of people.
I was one of those who they were but apparently.
Protested that it was apparently the plan to have -- Republicans do this and windows -- -- -- -- that I think yesterday.
-- -- in -- -- -- in -- -- -- -- -- Republican's -- -- -- would -- Democrats -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- By the way good -- was not -- Lawrence O'Donnell MSNBC -- yesterday and he couldn't answer summer -- if the propose some of these he's proposed -- where in the constitution.
It states some of the legislation he wants a -- I -- I find incredible hypocrisy here.
Well yeah I ended.
Look is also incredible ignorance of the constitution and a lot of people think that quick hit a lot of people think that the -- -- says things it doesn't it is that they really -- -- about what civics education in this country.
The Tea Party people for the for example.
Seem to think that the constitution.
It was primarily enacted doors -- is in order to.
To promote states' rights historically that was exactly the opposite under the articles of confederation it would effect -- seventeen.
As it states that much more right to the federal government -- insisted the constitutional convention was called precisely because people put.
That there would be a federal government with power to impose direct taxes and it -- directly.
Without regard to the states.
Oh -- -- of confederation the Republican -- act boldly through the states.
And the constitution was it was written to greatly empower the federal government has to guess -- they compared to what was before and that's why.
The anti federalists.
Oppose ratification of the constitution.
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