U.S. Constitution question?

The constitution is just a piece of paper that gets changed or ignored when those in charge find it to be inconvenient to what they want at the time. It has happened since the constitution was first drafted. This just was proved again when congress signed over the right to declare war over to the president directly violating the constitution. However, most importantly to me, how can another person or document GIVE me my rights? Who is anyone to tell me what MY rights are? The constitution guarantees MY freedom of speech because some rich, white, land owners, 200 years ago decided they would by their good graces GIVE me this right? The declaration of independence states that all men are created equal. If this is to be believed then how can one man decide what another man’s rights are?
I’d much rather live in a free world where it’s a free for all rather than be in this so called "structured government"

8 Responses to “U.S. Constitution question?”

  1. Westhill Says:

    When we agree to live under the rule of a government and its laws we give up certain rights.The passages that you refer to in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution tell us what rights we do not give up.

  2. Scarface Says:

    Well, because you live within her boarders.

    I completely agree with you, but then again, that’s why people left Europe in drastic times.

    At least we can be greatful that we can leave this country anytime we want…unlike some communist nations where you can’t travel ANYWHERE without the government knowing- who, what, where, how, and when you are going.

  3. eastchic2001 Says:

    One man doesn’t. The government does. And a governing body is absolutely necessary in order to establish control and uniformity. And to prevent anarchy. As such, these rights are not something to complain about, because the alternative is having no rights. Which would you prefer? We created a government and in doing so we must by necessity give them some control and sovereignty over certain areas of our life. If you wish to live in undeveloped, uncultured, uncontrolled parts of the world (which unfortunately are uncivilized and won’t allow you internet access) then you feel free to decide your own rights.

  4. irishofficer Says:

    You are so confusing and you didn’t evan ask a question! This might help you it discusses how we came to get this very important document!

  5. john m Says:

    Your rights end when they start to infringe on some other persons rights.

    You have the right of speech but you can not lie about another because it would hurt their rights.

  6. Joe C Says:

    No one person has the right to decide the rights of any other person. That was the original intent of the Founding Fathers, to protect the rights of the people from the government which exists to serve them.

  7. LadySnowbird Says:

    I have never seen such disrespect for the Constitution as George Bush has exhibited. President Bush did call the Constitution a "goddamned piece of paper?" The report was posted on Dec. 5, 2005. According to author, Doug Thompson, unnamed Republican leaders complained to Bush during a White House meeting about "onerous" portions of the USA Patriot Act, prompting the following:

    Capitol Hill Blue: “I don’t give a goddamn,” Bush retorted. “I’m the President and the Commander-in-Chief. Do it my way.”

    “Mr. President,” one aide in the meeting said. “There is a valid case that the provisions in this law undermine the Constitution.”

    “Stop throwing the Constitution in my face,” Bush screamed back. “It’s just a goddamned piece of paper!”

  8. gambitgrrl Says:

    If we didn’t have our government, we would be living in chaos.

    You would be responsible for your own protection. No one to call in an emergency or to protect your freedom. We wouldn’t have infrastructure like roads, sewers and running water or electricity. No legal system to run to what so ever.

    I don’t want to live like that.

    We live in a Republic. That means we elect people to make our decisions for us. WE, at least those of us who vote, give others the responsibility of deciding what’s best for us and our nation!

    And the men that formed this nation were some of the best minds of the time! they were extremely intelligent men who believed very strongly in creating a nation of free thinkers and free men! They worked hard for the things they eventually came to own.

    Our nation has it’s flaws. No doubt about it. But I know I wouldn’t want to live any where else!