John F. McManus Quote

“Search the Constitution and you will find no power granted to the legislative branch to make laws governing agriculture, housing, medicine, energy, private ownership or weapons, and a great deal more.”

~ John F. McManus

Ignoring the Obvious, THE NEW AMERICAN p. 44, April 1, 1996

Ratings and Comments

jim k, Austin,Tx

Tell that to the Anointed One, Mr. B. H. Obama, not that he has any use for the Constitution.


What little jimmy k doesn't seem to understand is that King George W was by far the worse abuser of both the constitution and basic moral & ethical standards...

Waffler, Smith

BS. This guy probably never heard of the right to Amend the Constitution either.

  • Reply
RBESRQ    11/24/10

What's the point of having a constitution if any tom, dick or harry can change it at a whim? We may as well scrap it and just use Natural Law - Mike would like that... There must be incredible measures (nearly impossible) in place before any change of the constitution can take place...

Howard, Harbor City, Ca.

Our Constitution must be destroyed in order to establish a one world government.......traitors.

E Archer, NYC

I have come to believe that there are two great classes of people in the world: those that wish to live their lives in their own way, and those that wish every one else live their lives the way they believe they should. Those that wish to change others are unfortunately in high supply and have historically been those that have wiped out entire classes of people. From religious crusades to socialist revolutions, those that will not bend to the will of the 'righteous' are beaten into submission 'for their own good.' Waffler, the Constitution has NOT been amended to grant unlimited powers to the federal government -- in fact, just the opposite, the federal government has been given specific duties and no others -- all else are reserved by the People from which they originate in the first place. The government has NO MORE POWER than individual citizens. Americans are forgetting that we broke off from the old world ways of Europe -- we are a freed people and have placed protections to keep us from instituting totalitarian governments that may dictate the behavior of the people. Waffler wants more dictates from government to prohibit any kind of development, growth, production, of any kind. He professes population control -- straight out of the Nazi handbook. Is there any power refused to the government, Waffler? I would like to know.

Mike, Norwalk

Anonymous, your moral code and understanding of the Constitution and law are demented beyond any logic or reason. To say " that King George W was by far the worse abuser of both the constitution and basic moral & ethical standards" is to say hit lists to murder American Citizens without trial and, death panels telling the elderly they must suffer without medicine until they die because they are not fiscally worth it and, nationalizing (through unlawful, unconstitutional, fiscally inappropriate means) with unlawful partners, a major percentage of transportation is better than torturing foreigners. Robert, (-; I like it, you are correct ;-) Some of the quote's great deal more would include TSA and immigration.

Lee Poteet, Stroud, OK

The Constitution was intended to mean exactly what it says and no more nor no less in English that all could understand. Our present problem is that we have federal judges who are functionally illiterate whether from socialist perversity or honest ignorance who believe that it is their job to interpret the Constitution in a manner that is plainly dishonest and makes government by the consent of the governed impossible. It is our job to persuade our legislatures to the impeachment and trial of such judges that we may continue a government "of the people, by the people and for the people" instead of an oligarchy of graduates of Harvard, Yale and Princeton.

Waffler, Smith

Lee means "Of, by and for him". He will ever refuse to acknowledge the legitimacy of a freely elected government.

warren, olathe

Right on Lee!!! Waffler- as always plays the fool. Any elected official that ignores the constitution makes himself illegitimate. Same goes for any appointed official.

Mike, Norwalk

Waffler, just for you. (-: maybe a little for Robert too;-) At natural law, those individual sovereigns that vote, choose individuals that will best serve individual inalienable rights. Such elected individuals comprehend the law (complete with inalienable rights) that exists and have ideas to best place order to those existing law. By way of example: Each individual has the lawful right to travel from point 'A' to point 'B" and back again. Law without order would mean that those exercising their right would, in a could of chaos, crash into one another. So, the elected servants legislate order by passing a statute that everyone travel on the right side of the street. Traveling on the right side of the street is not law (if it was law, everyone in the U.K. would be dead), it is order. In a free society, man recognizes he can not create law, only legislate order. At legal positivism (unconstitutional), man as a god creates law and calls tools such as codes and statutes 'law'. In Wafflers tyranny, his elected man/gods create law. When Wafflers man/gods say they are suspending gravity, one has to ask, how long are the man/gods going to keep us in the air.

Mike, Norwalk

A p.s. for waffler, if those elected, represent a foreign despot (by way of example, they support compelled compliance, license, victimless crimes, larceny with impunity {property / income / life taxes, funny money, etc.} and denial of inalienable rights) you have only chosen a new jailer; not some one that is representing you or your rights. I understand you acknowledge that form of government as legitimate, and that is OK, it is just antithetical to the de jure United States of America jurisprudence and government of law.

TheMANwithNoName, Tampa, FL

The quote is true enough. Congress, aided by the Supreme Court have much abused the 'interstate commerce clause' of the constitution to seize these powers in ways that that the founders never intended
I find the discussion of whether Obama or Bush was the biggest abuser just pathertic and simple minded. The problem is NOT Republicans or Democrats, it is politicians in general. It doesn't matter who is in the oval office. Whichever candidate happens to win is immaterial, since they both have been selected by the shadow government consisting of big business. A politician who places his constituency first has no hope of achieving national office in this country.

jim k, austin tx

Anonymous and Waffler, what on earth does my comment have anything to do with GWB. Assuming that you are correct with your ideas on GWB, it doesn't change my comment at all.

Ron w13, Or

Since FDR and nationalized crops, ssi, fica, and all the other robbery condoned. It's a little more than a chicken in the pot, don't you think ! Old world families, socialist, sitting around the table, laughing their asses off. Knowing our open door policies let them in long ago. Rome wishes to rule the world again.

Dave Wilber, St. Louis

"Freedom is the absence of legislation" said Merrill Jenkins, Monetary Realist, author of 7 books including 'money", The Greatest Hoax On Earth, Inflation Epose' Find it on He also said in 1979: "We have world government now (1979) Our monetary system would not work if all of the world's bankers were not in collusion." That collusion was apparent in 2008. With the most VITAL Section of the Constitution ignored, effevtively we have no Constitution. That section Art.1, Sec. 10 reads: "No state shall make any Thing but gold and silver coins a tender in payment of debt" There is no state making anything a tender in payment of debt.--This IS slavery. This Section also reads: "No state shall pass any law impairing the obligations of contracts." This proscribes license laws, zoning laws, rent controls and legal tender laws, If you contract with me to perform surgery on your brain, the state has no business demanding that I be licensed. If you believe surgeons should be licensed, you should promote an amendment to the Constitution that requires surgeons to be licensed. Treatise On Monetary Reform by Merrill Jenkins is found on gives us vital history of Lincolns trickery and treachery used to gain support for his legal tender Greenbacks that he needed to conclude his aggression agains the South. His contemporary, Horace Greeley, said Lincoln's money system was "no less cruel than the old system of chatell slavery." That system made every war since Lincoln's time possible by permitting our misleaders to take everything without paying for anything. ALL re-ports of goverment spending nmoney are LIES. We will have continuous wars as long as soldiers and suppliers pretend they are paid with dishonest Abe's legal tender.

Mary - MI
  • Reply
    Mary - MI    4/14/14

    Waffler is a useless, clueless and senseless ignoramus who wanders aimlessly in the land of TROLLS!


    Get a Quote-a-Day!

    Liberty Quotes sent to your mail box daily.