Okay, here it goes:
Originally Posted by Todash
“The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people; it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government - lest it come to dominate our lives and interests.” - Patrick Henry
It is my belief:
Republicans view government as a limited entity. In that the government should be restricted within the bounds of the Constitution. And anything outside of the Constitution is reserved to the people and their states.
Democrats view government as an all-encompassing entity. In that the Government should solve almost all our problems. That the Constitution is a living document, who’s meaning is to be based on the interpretation of the persons in power at the moment. And to that end they want to make it into something that it never was and never should have been.
Democrats increasingly seem to want to break free from the essential constraints that were placed upon the government by the founding fathers in the Constitution. They continually strive to accomplish this by reinterpreting the Constitution in a radically different way then it has been interpreted for over 200 years, and bypass the Constitution altogether and impose their perspective upon our nation and its people. They believe the Constitution is allowed to be changed by morally relativistic views of some, and accomplished through the power of a few liberal Supreme Court Justices.
Therefore I believe the Republican party is more keen on defending our constitutional rights than do the Democrats. But as I stated: “Just my opinion. Doesn't mean I am necessarily correct.” (especially in this day and age )
“Good intentions will always be pleaded for every assumption of authority.” “It is hardly too strong to say that the Constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers of good intentions. There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters.” - Daniel Webster