adding while listening to people return to the *us constitution has a base.. ie: electing leader every four years et al..
believing we should question that constitution
love people not b
perhaps we try a more human\e constitution
*us constitution: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Constitution
Since the Constitution came into force in 1789, it has been amended twenty-seven times to *meet the changing needs of a nation now profoundly different from the eighteenth-century world in which its creators lived
*met..? who’s deciding the needs..?
According to the United States Senate: “The Constitution’s first three words—We the People—affirm that the government of the United States *exists to serve its citizens. For over two centuries the Constitution has remained in force because its framers wisely separated and balanced governmental powers to safeguard the interests of majority rule and minority rights, of liberty and equality, and of the federal and state governments.”
*served?.. who’s decided what that service looks like.. today we have the means for 7 bn to decide.. we should try that..
The first constitution of its kind, adopted by the people’s representatives for an expansive nation, it is interpreted, supplemented, and implemented by a large body of constitutional law, and has influenced the constitutions of other nations.
Sopan Deb (@SopanDeb) tweeted at 5:53 PM – 27 Jan 2017 :
In Trump exec order, it says U.S. “cannot…admit those who do not support the Constitution.” Trump himself said “there’s no way to tell.” https://t.co/gQ93nsWUS1 (http://twitter.com/SopanDeb/status/825144701716221952?s=17)
Matt Gabriele (@prof_gabriele) tweeted at 6:49 AM – 28 Jan 2017 :
so, basically Trump is running the Stanford Prison Experiment on the US population and – unsurprisingly – we’re failing. https://t.co/3nJtEeIr3u (http://twitter.com/prof_gabriele/status/825340114381451264?s=17)
Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) tweeted at 7:42 AM – 28 Jan 2017 :
Yes, exactly. It’s important to distinguish between Trump’s unique evils & where he’s just extending old US policy https://t.co/QbVR4rjqyU https://t.co/xVuUj6BPfy (http://twitter.com/ggreenwald/status/825353281371258880?s=17)
Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) tweeted at 7:47 AM – 28 Jan 2017 :
Important thread providing the vital context for what’s now happening: https://t.co/8CrFD3JNkp (http://twitter.com/ggreenwald/status/825354531324190721?s=17)
Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) tweeted at 7:46 AM – 28 Jan 2017 :
This is, in my view, the biggest concern of all. https://t.co/JxNOW89q9H (http://twitter.com/ggreenwald/status/825354297403723779?s=17)
Nick Confessore (@nickconfessore) tweeted at 10:07 PM – 27 Jan 2017 :
They will teach this story in classrooms. https://t.co/gICXaFEr3G https://t.co/s6VFkzx4KM (http://twitter.com/nickconfessore/status/825208702626066433?s=17)
Charlie Brooker (@charltonbrooker) tweeted at 3:27 AM – 29 Jan 2017 :
I’m as tired of petitions as you are. But if this one hits 100k signatures it gets debated in Parliament. So fuck it: signed. https://t.co/ZobVDQ8PyA (http://twitter.com/charltonbrooker/status/825651643429617668?s=17)
we re ok spending our days… reading… signing… passing
Cory Doctorow (@doctorow) tweeted at 7:03 AM – 29 Jan 2017 :
In the chaos of the Muslim ban, the rule of man trumps the rule of law
https://t.co/FclpyCp1wK https://t.co/NJizqAQRPu (http://twitter.com/doctorow/status/825705913558429697?s=17)
Be wary of the idea that “the Constitution will protect us.” Under the Constitution we still had slavery, Jim Crow, & Japanese internment.
Clint Smith (@ClintSmithIII) tweeted at 9:36 AM on Sun, Jan 29, 2017:
The Constitution is, and has always been, an aspirational document. And historically, it has often failed to live up to those aspirations.
how so has it been aspirational..?
googled defn: having or characterized by aspirations to achieve social prestige and material success.
oh. ok. if it’s all about prestige and material success.. ok.
Joe Scarborough (@JoeNBC) tweeted at 7:39 AM – 4 Feb 2017 :
“Outrageous,” “betrayal” and now “so-called judge”. This is dangerous language. Judicial independence is the bedrock of the US Constitution. https://t.co/bEnH4CZ58L (http://twitter.com/JoeNBC/status/827889424243576832?s=17)
Philip Gourevitch (@PGourevitch) tweeted at 7:27 AM – 4 Feb 2017 :
You are not a country. You’re a man—an employee of the people, one of many centers of power subject to our system of laws, checks, balances. https://t.co/EjyYrj9wra (http://twitter.com/PGourevitch/status/827886251562893313?s=17)
still mulling 135-140 in my head..little brother
why the laws.. checks.. balances…
that’s how we spend our days…more addicted to that than tech or anything ..
Evan McMullin (@Evan_McMullin) tweeted at 7:48 AM – 4 Feb 2017 :
Disagreeing with a court decision is fine, but undermining the legitimacy of a judge and the Judiciary Branch is a threat to the Republic. https://t.co/nG23afsGxf (http://twitter.com/Evan_McMullin/status/827891475417595904?s=17)
tweet after about… trying to undermine the president daily..