This blog,originally founded by Blogger, who is listed in Marquis Who's Who and is a recipient of the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. He holds a theological degree and a doctorate in Counseling Psychology. Taught Psychology for 32 years and is now Professor Emeritus. Is a board-certified psychologist and was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award in his profession. Ministered as a chaplain, and pastored Baptist and Episcopal churches. Publications cover the integration of psychology and theology. Served in the Army, the Merchant Marines and the Peace Corps.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Comments Worth Reading


If you have not had time to read the comments written by readers on Our Constitution, I hope you will. The commenters are reaching lofty heights and are bringing real class to this blog. Thanks to all.

14 comments:

Liberal POV said...

Blogger

Thanks for bring this exchange forward.

Lets all try to find our common ground to solve our common problems.

guy faulkes said...

I did not really know whether to post on this thread or the thread it references. I do not guess it matters.

The Constitution is the charter or contract that gives the government the right to exist. This charter is very specific as to what powers the government actually has. The Bill of Rights were primarily considered to be rights granted to the people by the Creator and immune from infringement by the government. These amendments also indicate powers not specially given to the government are retained by the states and the people. Subsequent amendments further limit the power of government. Redistribution of wealth is not a power given to the government. Taxes are only to fund those limited powers given to the government.

David said...

The first line of the Constitution says " ...to promote the general welfare..." What is the general welfare if not education and health? Remember, justice, defense, domestic tranquility are covered in separate clauses.

Sarkazein said...

"The first line of the Constitution says " ...to promote the general welfare.."- David

PROMOTE...not PROVIDE.

Liberal POV said...

Sark

According to the conservative POV should the Government be involved in getting a vaccine for the H1N1 flu or leave that to private enterprise and the pharmaceutical industry?

guy faulkes said...

POV, private enterprise developed and is selling the vaccine.

Sarkazein said...

POV

You obviously already know the answer.
Which government agency invented the vaccine?

Liberal POV said...

Guy and Sark

That's not the question.
Should the Government be involved in the H1N1 flu issue?

Should we have a federally funded Center for Decease Control?

Should H1N1 vaccine only be sold where it will produce the most profit or where it will prevent the most deaths and flu out breaks?

Sarkazein said...

"Should the Government be involved in the H1N1 flu issue?"-POV

INVOLVED?

Liberal POV said...

Sark

Okay, What Should the Government role bewith reguards to the H1N1 virus to protect the American and world citizens from this new flu strain?

Sarkazein said...

POV-
You are being set up by your Leader.

guy faulkes said...

POV, testing to see if the vaccination is safe is the only role of the government. Even that is to much if it goes farther than letting people know the risks so they can make an informed choice. Government intervention is a prime reason our health care costs so much.

You have once again changed the subject which was the Constitution. I guess you feel you lost that debate.

guy faulkes said...

This video is off topic, but I thought you might enjoy it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sEJfS1v-fU0

Liberal POV said...

Guy


"You have once again changed the subject which was the Constitution."

I think the subject was the role of Government as defined by the Constitution.