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The USA Constitution is a failure

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According to Ron Paul

In Final Address, Ron Paul Declares ‘Our Constitution Has Failed’



In a 52-minute address that will likely be his last in Congress, Texas Representative Ron Paul has declared America’s Constitution a failure.


“Our Constitution, which was intended to limit government power and abuse, has failed,” the Republican representative said. “The Founders warned that a free society depends on a virtuous and moral people. The current crisis reflects that their concerns were justified.”

ABC News reports that for Libertarian-leaning Ron Paul, the “current crisis” includes the recession, as well as government breaches in authority and restrictions on individual liberty. Paul, 77, is retiring from Congress at the end of the current term after severing several stints, adding up to 23 years, in the House of Representatives. He has been in Congress consecutively since 1997.

“This may well be the last time I speak on the House Floor, Paul began. “At the end of the year I’ll leave Congress after 23 years in office over a 36 year period. My goals in 1976 were the same as they are today: promote peace and prosperity by a strict adherence to the principles of individual liberty.”

According to The Blaze, Paul’s remarks seemed to acknowledge that he fell short of success in those goals.

“In spite of my efforts, the government has grown exponentially, taxes remain excessive, and the prolific increase of incomprehensible regulations continues,” Paul said. “Wars are constant and pursued without congressional declaration, deficits rise to the sky, poverty is rampant and dependency on the federal government is now worse than any time in our history.”

One of the things Paul laments in his farewell address to Congress is the lack of morality, and the decline of religion among Americans. This, he claims, is part of why our Constitution has failed.

“The Founders were convinced that a free society could not exist without a moral people,” Representative Ron Paul said.” Just writing rules won’t work if the people choose to ignore them. Today the rule of law written in the Constitution has little meaning for most Americans, especially those who work in Washington DC. Benjamin Franklin claimed “only a virtuous people are capable of freedom.” John Adams concurred: “Our Constitution was made for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”

Paul, who’s son Rand Paul currently serves as a US Senator from Kentucky, has inspired a generation of voters and politicians, but still has failed to generate mainstream support in three presidential bids. With his time in Congress winding down, Paul seemed resigned to the fact that neither side of the aisle had heard his message. Just as he had throughout his career, however, Paul delivered in nonetheless.

“I have come to one firm conviction after these many years of trying to figure out ‘the plain truth of things.’ The best chance for achieving peace and prosperity, for the maximum number of people worldwide, is to pursue the cause of LIBERTY. If you find this to be a worthwhile message, spread it throughout the land.”


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by on Nov. 14, 2012 at 11:27 PM
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shannonnigans
by Gold Member on Nov. 15, 2012 at 9:14 AM
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People have lamented the perceived lack of morality as compared to the previous generation from the beginning of time. Total mindless drivel.

The Constitution didn't fail, Ron; you did. Now own it.
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sweet-a-kins
by Emerald Member on Nov. 15, 2012 at 9:16 AM
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Still waiting for you to back up your lie that we were once a moral society

Specifically , WHAT year 

Quoting cammibear:

He's 100% accurate. Our Constitution HAS failed, right along with the morality of the people. Guess our Framers were right on. You reap what you sow, and we have sown our own destruction as a free country. Our Founders died in vain because we have come full circle.


needabreak8
by Member on Nov. 15, 2012 at 10:09 AM
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Quoting cammibear:

He's 100% accurate. Our Constitution HAS failed, right along with the morality of the people. Guess our Framers were right on. You reap what you sow, and we have sown our own destruction as a free country. Our Founders died in vain because we have come full circle.

agreed!

cammibear
by Gold Member on Nov. 15, 2012 at 10:44 AM
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Believe it or not there was a time when a persons character was important, when our society had a moral standard that the people could strive for.

There's never been and never will be the utopian society where all people are moral and responsible. However, in our postmodern world where everything is relative, and everything is shades of grey, we have no moral standard to strive for. As a country, we cannot discern good and evil, in fact, things that used to be evil are now good, and things that used to be good, are now evil. We are self-destructing.


Quoting sweet-a-kins:

When specifically were we a moral society? What year was is?



Quoting cammibear:

He's 100% accurate. Our Constitution HAS failed, right along with the morality of the people. Guess our Framers were right on. You reap what you sow, and we have sown our own destruction as a free country. Our Founders died in vain because we have come full circle.

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shannonnigans
by Gold Member on Nov. 15, 2012 at 10:59 AM
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These are awesome generalities.


Quoting cammibear:

Believe it or not there was a time when a persons character was important, when our society had a moral standard that the people could strive for.



There's never been and never will be the utopian society where all people are moral and responsible. However, in our postmodern world where everything is relative, and everything is shades of grey, we have no moral standard to strive for. As a country, we cannot discern good and evil, in fact, things that used to be evil are now good, and things that used to be good, are now evil. We are self-destructing.




Quoting sweet-a-kins:

When specifically were we a moral society? What year was is?





Quoting cammibear:

He's 100% accurate. Our Constitution HAS failed, right along with the morality of the people. Guess our Framers were right on. You reap what you sow, and we have sown our own destruction as a free country. Our Founders died in vain because we have come full circle.


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TigOlBitties
by Bronze Member on Nov. 15, 2012 at 11:04 AM
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The crazy thing is, the framers themselves weren't really the most moral people in history either. I wouldn't say the people of their time were any more moral than we are now.
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momsince1989
by on Nov. 15, 2012 at 11:12 AM
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 yes "a free society cannot exist without moral people" and yet those people should be an example of morals and values in real life as role models and examples instead of forcing those morals and values into law. In our current society you have hypocrites writing laws they themselves have no desire of following in their personal lives. So, don't blame the constitution, blame the hypocrites!

lga1965
by Ruby Member on Nov. 15, 2012 at 11:13 AM
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He is a little goofy. There is only one thing I agree with and it is his position on War. Wars are immoral . The idiots in charge have their own reasons for wars and they don't mind sending our men and women all over the world to be damaged or killed in the name of "patriotism and defending our country " ....lies and flag waving. We attack ..... they don't! . We need to stay out of the business of other countries.
End of rant.
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sweet-a-kins
by Emerald Member on Nov. 15, 2012 at 11:16 AM
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What years specifically are you speaking of ?

Quoting cammibear:

Believe it or not there was a time when a persons character was important, when our society had a moral standard that the people could strive for.



There's never been and never will be the utopian society where all people are moral and responsible. However, in our postmodern world where everything is relative, and everything is shades of grey, we have no moral standard to strive for. As a country, we cannot discern good and evil, in fact, things that used to be evil are now good, and things that used to be good, are now evil. We are self-destructing.




Quoting sweet-a-kins:

When specifically were we a moral society? What year was is?





Quoting cammibear:

He's 100% accurate. Our Constitution HAS failed, right along with the morality of the people. Guess our Framers were right on. You reap what you sow, and we have sown our own destruction as a free country. Our Founders died in vain because we have come full circle.

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cammibear
by Gold Member on Nov. 15, 2012 at 4:54 PM
Missing the point. Having a moral standard does not mean even one person will attain to that standard.



Quoting TigOlBitties:

The crazy thing is, the framers themselves weren't really the most moral people in history either. I wouldn't say the people of their time were any more moral than we are now.

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