fusrodahtaataa asked:

So gay marriage is legal because the Supreme Court just stated it as law of the land, right? What happened to representative republic? And why are people freaking out more over this deliberate governmental fuck up than anyone ever did over Obama's executive orders? Wish those woulda got the same rebuttal.

You’re preaching to the choir.  Liberals and uneducated voters are more interested in popular outcomes rather than Constitutional Representative government.  They’re impatient with the process and would rather have a monarch (or in this case an oligarchy) make the decisions that the loudest voices are clamoring for.  We might as well place Taylor Swift, Oprah, Ellen, Obama, Beyoncé and Neil Patrick Harris in complete control of our government since they seem to be our all-knowing betters that know what’s best for our society.

225th Anniversary of the First Congress: We’ll be posting documents and stories highlighting the establishment of the new government under the Constitution through March 2016.

On June 30, 1790, President George Washington forwarded Congress copies of Rhode Island’s ratification of Articles One and Three through Twelve of the Bill of Rights.

Rhode Island was the 9th state to ratify amendments to the Constitution on June 7, 1790. The Bill of Rights officially became part of the Constitution on December 15, 1791 when three-fourths of the states ratified articles three through twelve.

Letter from President George Washington Transmitting Copies of Rhode Island’s Ratification of the Bill of Rights, 6/30/1790, SEN1A-E2, Records of the U.S. Senate

Re: Obergefell

If conservatives complain about judicial activism, ask them where to find the Corporations are people, my friend clause in the Constitution.

If they complain about original intent, ask them if that means the Second Amendment should be restricted to front-loading muskets.

If they complain about religious freedom, ask which religions are given special privileges in the First Amendment.

If they insist that the U.S. is a Christian nation, ask if that means it’s the nation’s collective, governmental responsibility to feed the hungry and care for the sick as Christ commanded all Christians.

If they play holier-than-thou, then don’t disappoint: give them hell.

You might think that the Eighth Amendment, which forbids “cruel and unusual” punishments, clearly prohibits death penalty regimes like those currently in effect in Oklahoma: unqualified and inexperienced personnel trying experimental drug regimes that have a substantial likelihood of inflicting serious pain before death. But, if you know anything about the Roberts Court, you won’t be surprised to discover that they disagree. In a 5-4 decision written by Justice Samuel Alito (appropriately, as he’s the current justice with the very worst record on civil liberties) the US supreme court gave the green light to Oklahoma’s method of death.

225th Anniversary of the First Congress: We’ll be posting documents and stories highlighting the establishment of the new government under the Constitution through March 2016.

On June 30, 1790, the Senate agreed not to reconsider bills that it had already passed. It retained the power to contest specific articles in a bill once it was sent to the House. The First Congress often had to devise details of procedure, since they had no precedents and the Constitution did not specify such rules. The Secretary of the Senate noted this agreement in his own journal.

Secretary of Senate Journal on Reconsideration of Bills, 6/30/1790, Records of the U.S. Senate


[Playing upbeat piano tune]

Person: [singing] “Everybody knows shits fucked!”

No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family. … [The challengers] ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right.

Quote from the majority opinion in the historic Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage in the United States. 

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  • Founding Fathers:okay we're gonna divide up the powers of government so that no one person or group of people can have too much power, k?
  • everyone:k
  • Founding Fathers:and we're gonna grant certain powers to the states specifically so that the federal government doesn't get too big, k?
  • everyone:k
  • president 200 years later:lol
  • supreme court 200 years later:yeah no

To everyone so concerned with “strict interpretation” of the Constitution: when our Founders wrote the Second Amendment, the arms we had a right to bear were basically limited to muskets and rudimentary/mostly ineffective pistols, NOT assault rifles and semiautomatic handguns. 

That was the original intent. 

What angers me most about today’s Supreme Court decision

is that it wasn’t remotely Constitutional. The Supreme Court has ABSOLUTELY NO AUTHORITY to make the laws that apply to the whole nation. It can only INTERPRET existing ones.

The Constitution is the Law of the Land, NOT the Supreme Court. If gay marriage is to be actually legal in America, a Constitutional amendment is required, and it must meet all the Constitutional requirements for ratification.

This is a national disgrace. How far have we fallen that we as a country applaud when our Constitution is violated? 

It’s bad enough that gay marriage is now legal. It’s even worse that it became legal through illegal means.

anonymous asked:

why are you shoving 17 up our faces all the damn time ffs cant you blog some REAL groups

You… you do realize… this is a SEVENTEEN blog… this entire blog is… DEDICATED… to SEVENTEEN the group… SEVENTEEN… is the reason this blog exists S E V E N   T EE N… 


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