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what does it mean to swear to uphold the constitution?

when we cant agree on how to read it? defensivelawyer07/24/18
It means you must continue to support a military 10x larger finklebots07/24/18
Troop presence overseas is at a 60 year low and our number o flyer1407/24/18
Thanks Obama. esquirewalletsmatter07/24/18
That means I have to put on my American flag wide beater and isthisit07/24/18
It means you interpret and uphold the constitution as writte david6198307/24/18
Mmmk ok. Well regulated and all that but carry on. finklebots07/24/18
just to be clear, when judges make decisions you like it's " dingbat07/24/18
wtf does "due process" mean? defensivelawyer07/24/18
With respect to the 14th amendment, a body of caselaw that k finklebots07/24/18
defensivelawyer (Jul 24, 2018 - 2:37 pm)

when we cant agree on how to read it?

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finklebots (Jul 24, 2018 - 4:14 pm)

It means you must continue to support a military 10x larger than we reasonably need for national defense and unlimited access to firearms.

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flyer14 (Jul 24, 2018 - 5:42 pm)

Troop presence overseas is at a 60 year low and our number of active duty service members have decreased in absolute numbers by 30% since 1990. Defense spending as a percentage of GDP is 40% below the historical average since World War II. And that’s after Trump and the Republicans increased it significantly this year.

But tell me more about the bloated military please.

Edit: forgot this was /law. Oh well...

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esquirewalletsmatter (Jul 24, 2018 - 7:25 pm)

Thanks Obama.

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isthisit (Jul 24, 2018 - 7:26 pm)

That means I have to put on my American flag wide beater and short shorts and grab my shotgun and ride or die for the constitution.

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david61983 (Jul 24, 2018 - 9:24 pm)

It means you interpret and uphold the constitution as written. If you don't like part of it there's a process called a constitutional amendment. What judges swear under oath to do is interpret the law not make it but lefties like Ginsburg, Sotomayor, and Breyer still do it all the time.

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finklebots (Jul 24, 2018 - 9:59 pm)

Mmmk ok. Well regulated and all that but carry on.

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dingbat (Jul 24, 2018 - 10:34 pm)

just to be clear, when judges make decisions you like it's "upholding the constitution as written". When judges make decisions you don't like, it's "judicial activism"

And this cuts both ways. Scalia used to torture the dictionary trying to bend definitions to justify his interpretation. (and I don't even know if Thomas can read)

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defensivelawyer (Jul 24, 2018 - 11:18 pm)

wtf does "due process" mean?

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finklebots (Jul 24, 2018 - 11:34 pm)

With respect to the 14th amendment, a body of caselaw that keeps conlaw professors employed.

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