The Grouchy Historian: An Old-Time Lefty Defends Our Constitution Against Right-Wing Hypocrites and Nutjobs

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The Grouchy Historian: An Old-Time Lefty Defends Our Constitution Against Right-Wing Hypocrites and Nutjobs

↺ Format Kindle [ The Grouchy Historian: An Old-Time Lefty Defends Our Constitution Against Right-Wing Hypocrites and Nutjobs ] ⇬ By Ed Asner ∁ The Grouchy Historian CHAPTER 1 Introduction Why I Wrote This Book O ye that love mankind Ye that dare oppose, not only the tyranny but the tyrant, stand forth Thomas Paine, Common Sense, 1776 Nobody thumps the Constitution like a Right Wing Republican Conservatives love the Constitution, invoking its very nameeven than the Bible and Ronald Reaganas all the proof they need that God is on their side Its not enough that they think they own the Constitution they act as if they wrote the damn thing In fact, frat boys, listening to Republican candidates, have invented a new way to get drunk every time they hear the word Constitution, they down another shot of Jgermeister.I The Constitution is the cornerstone of the Republican partys agenda, along with small government, less regulation, and making sure the rich pay less taxes than the rest of us Republicans are supported by a phalanx of Right Wing radio and TV hosts who wave the Constitution at us like so many brainwashed Chinese once lofted copies of Chairman Maos Little Red Book Mark Levin and Glenn Beck have made small fortunes publishing books that rewrite the Constitution to suit themselves Rush Limbaughs website once featured him beside a blow up of the Constitutions Preamble, a wide smile across his face as if he had just scored a prescription for painkillers.II Bill OReilly used to give away free copies of the Constitution with every purchase of his patriot coffee mug.III That was, of course, before he was fired from his television show where he advocated family values on the one hand while calling female employees and masturbating with the other.IV From Tea Party politicians to the Wall Street Journal editorial board, all share the same distorted view progressives, with the aid of pinko academics and activist judges, have been on a century long march to disfigure the Constitution, bend it to their own evil objectives, and undo the social order as ordained by our countrys Founding Fathers To give you some idea of what Im talking about, here are samples of quotes from their best and brightest I, as a constitutional conservative, as a believer in Jesus Christ readily embrace Donald Trumps agenda Michele Bachmann, former Republican congressperson If standing for liberty and standing for the Constitution make you a wacko bird, then you can count me a very proud wacko bird Senator Ted Cruz You can go to our Founding Fathers early documents and see how they crafted a Declaration of Independence and a Constitution that allows that Judeo Christian belief to be the foundation of our lives Sarah Palin, who is not who she once was It is my number one duty as a human beingto earn an experiment in self government every day by spotlighting cockroaches who violate their oath to the US Constitution and wipe their ass with the US Constitution Ted Nugent, celebrity Trump supporter And there are a helluva lot where that came from Pissed off by the lies, misrepresentations, and outright horseshit, I decided it was time to strike back It was time to reclaim the Constitution Besides, if the Righties were wrong about everything elselike health care, climate change, and the corporate tax ratethey had to be wrong about the Constitution First, I did my homework I read the Constitution and the amendments perused The FederalistV and Madisons notes taken during the Constitutional Convention surveyed the lives of the Founders and FramersVI looked over the Supreme Court opinions of Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas and even tried to digest Glenn Becks The Original Argument, Mark Levins The Liberty Amendments, and Dr Ben Carsons A More Perfect Unionthree of the best over the counter sleep aids on the market To find out how the mind of a strict constructionist works, I also dipped into Ted Cruzs autobiography, A Time for Truth, a faith based romance novel in which the hero falls in love with himself at an early age Here is a preview of what I came up with The Framers wrote the Constitution in order to form a strong central government, giving sweeping powers to Congress not the states and balanced by an equally strong executive branch Nothing in the Constitution suggests, let alone enforces, the concepts of limited government, limited taxes, and limited regulations The Framers were not divinely inspired They were lawyers Do you really know any divinely inspired lawyers The only lawyer ever to be divinely inspired was Saul of Tarsus.VII When the Framers wrote We the People, they meant themselves.VIII Most of the Founders and Framers were Deists Deism is a religion that believes in a God who really doesnt give a shit The Framers did not hate taxation They needed taxes, desperately They had a war to pay off A strict constructionist is someone who selects portions of the Constitution to justify already held beliefs Under the Constitution, women had the same rights as a Chickasaw Indian The Constitution is as good as the people who swear to protect it The rest of what I learned is in this book For the record I do not pretend that what I say here is an objective study of the Constitution and the men and events that went into its creation I come to the subject as a citizen with my own strong point of view, believing that objective historian is a contradiction in terms, like compassionate conservative or Fox News Nor do I pretend to be a professional scholarwhich might explain why not every quote is letter perfect or exactly endnoted.IX For that, I have to blame my inexperienced research assistant, who also happens to be me But you will be happy to know that I did read some of the best historians and Constitutional scholars in the business Many of whom happened to beat me to my best ideas I know what youre thinking Why me of all people Why am I writing a book about the Constitution Well, why not me After all, I have played some of the smartest people ever seen on television I.And if there isnt a drinking game like that, there should be II.A half page down, President Obama is shown gleefully tearing the Constitution to shreds III.Only 39.95 IV.According to the claims in at least one settled lawsuit V.The Federalist is composed of eighty five essays written anonymously by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay Seven hundred pages in defense of the Constitutionso who had time for every word Hell, Im eighty six years old VI.The Framers were those who wrote the Constitution All the Framers were also Founders, but not all the Founders were Framers VII.As Saul, he was a Jewish lawyer As Paul, he was a Christian tent maker Later, Saint Paul VIII.The Framers created a republicnot a democracyin which ordinary citizens like us were kept as far removed from the electoral process as possible IX.If you dont believe my quotes, look the damn things up yourself.A smart, often entertaining polemic Kirkus Reviews An unabashedly biased, deeply researched book that refutes the right wing argument that the framers of the U.S Constitution favored small government, limited taxation and minimal regulation The books subtitle doesnt mince words Edward Guthmann The San Francisco Chronicle If Michele Bachmann, Sarah Palin, and Teds Nugent and Cruz can call themselves Constitutional conservatives, then Asner can call them out on their so called knowledge of Americas bedrock documents Although it is, indeed, wry and witty, Asners defenseis no mere entertainers polemic Booklist Battle of Waterloo Wikipedia The Battle was fought on Sunday, June , near in present day Belgium, then part the United Kingdom Netherlands What Are Bob Ross Paintings Worth A Ross Yesterday, at a private auction Aspen, Colorado USA, an original Ross, Creeks and Cricks, landscape he painted air sold Recipe Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Anaheim Peppers Seriously These are almost against my personal moral food code Despite fact that I have some 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