VIDEO: People offered chance to sign petition to help Pres. Obama repeal the “Bill of Rights”

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Let us sit upon the ground and tell sad stories of the death of a Republic.

Three words:

Low. Information. Voters.

Over at the Charles Carroll Society (on the Distributist side of the river, but… hey!) I saw this video:

The signers probably both vote and breed low information children.

Those of you who think that a dedicated group of ideologues couldn’t rapidly take these USA down a truly evil path… think again.

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  1. Chrysologus says:

    Some people will sign anything you shove under their faces, just go placate the stranger pestering them on the street.

  2. wmeyer says:

    We’ve been on that evil path at least since Obama’s first inauguration. The rate of decline is accelerating, ever more rapidly. I am not surprised, rather I repeat what I have said before: I doubt the likelihood of an election in 2016.

  3. acardnal says:

    “Stupidity is also a gift of God but one mustn’t misuse it.”
    –Blessed John Paul II

  4. maryh says:

    Ignorance is not the same as stupidity.

    Interesting the one person he shows who wouldn’t sign was in the military.

  5. StJude says:

    ……………….and they vote.

  6. Cathy says:

    My sister recently attended a Catholic wedding at our cathedral. Father, are the prayers of the faithful reviewed by the priest? She said she couldn’t reply to them, due to the content. One of the prayers was for our president, thanking God for his good work and prayers for his continued success. On the one hand, Fortnight for Freedom, on the other hand, charities that call themselves “Catholic” giving money to pro-aborts and pro-homosexualists. On the one hand, Catholics seeing the moral fabric of our country sliding down the drain, on the other hand, Catholics cheering for the moral fabric of our country sliding down the drain.
    This is the bride’s second engagement, she chose co-habitation with the first, so she could complete her schooling as a single-mother in a Catholic college – lose your status, lose the free ride, ya’ know! She’s well into her pregnancy with her third, baby, and teaches 2nd grade at the Catholic elementary school, including preparation for the Sacrament of first Holy Communion. She attended Catholic school from kindergarten through college. She totally gets that using birth control is wrong for a Catholic women, but somehow, self-control and continence prior to marriage – not even on the radar. While parents have voiced concern about their little children being taught by this young woman, the response of the priest and the administration is, they will stand by her in solidarity against “those people” who fork out thousands of dollars for their children to be educated and catechized in a moral atmosphere.
    I totally get that there is a direct assault against the unborn child, and that the single mother needs our love and support. What I don’t get is the demand of reward without correction. What kind of message is sent to young women when chastity and self-control is disdained in our society and sins against both are rewarded in the Church?

  7. DisturbedMary says:

    I attend Sunday Mass with a “dedicated group of ideologues” aka NY catholic Democrats, many of them carrying a 1960s chip on their shoulder about being victims of something or other. They are entangled in the culture of death, think the Evil Won is the greatest president ever, are blind to reason and truth and will not hear any criticism of their sacred messiah. It is one thing to think of them as political morons — but when you are Catholic, you have a baptismal identity. By loving Obama, are they not committing a greater sin than just having a low IQ?

  8. Joseph-Mary says:

    The last man who was the first not to sign to ‘repeal the bill of rights’ was a veteran which is why veterans are also on the “terrorist watch list” like pro-lifers, etc. They put their lives on the line for a FREE country. So the military is under attack so it does not continue to breed such patriots–sure, let women be on the firing line, limit chaplains and their free speech and service, and appeal to gays (cannot image them on the front lines).

    And when you have clergy—I have experienced this too in my former diocese–who go along and promote the evil agendas of our day, you have dumped down confused Catholics who are swallowed up by the evils of the world.

  9. Dienekes says:

    Every once in a while I throw out the rhetorical question, “How did we get so stupid?”. The usual response is glazing of the eyes, shuffling of the feet, and a quick change of subject.

    As a result of reading and thinking lot (maybe too much sometimes!?) I believe it comes from the truly awful PC pablum of most so-called “education” over the past 50+ years. I am a pre-boomer war baby, and even with a mix of Catholic and public school “education” my parents and I were criminally shortchanged. For the most part it was a combination between babysitting and conditioning kids to be docile worker bees and consumers. Judging by results such as the above video, I think you could say that it’s working quite well.

    Inasmuch as I have a severe allergy to BS, my favorite books in the Bible are Wisdom, Proverbs, and Ecclesiastes. But I also find strong support for a *proper* education in things as “diverse” as Plato’s “Republic” and Machiavelli’s Commentaries on Livy in which he says a healthy republic depends on virtuous, well educated citizens. Not to mention our Founding Fathers on numerous occasions…

    All of which is only a roundabout way of saying, “Life is tough; it’s tougher if you’re stupid.”

    God help us to use the brains He gave us before we achieve “Idiocracy” for real.

  10. Imrahil says:

    Dear @wmeyer, I don’t think you need fear that.

    If only because there is no reason to a coup d’état or make such a change to the Constitution as will be recognized, when your aims can just as safely be achieved on strictly legal grounds. There will be an election. It is not altogether impossible that the Democrat candidate’s surname is Obama, but in that case his given name will not be Barack. The Republicans likelily enough will establish a compromise candidate, and will he have a chance to win? I do not know.

    But I cannot see how they could possibly get the idea to cancel the election.

  11. maryh says:

    He won’t cancel the election. He’ll just postpone it. It looks like it wouldn’t be all that hard. Who knows, maybe he already has that power – hidden somewhere in ObamaCare. Or heck, maybe it’s in the Patriot Act? It could easily be done, I think, and all he needs is a crisis, which is pretty easily manufactured.

    Wow. Now I’m scaring myself.

    Constitutionally, Congress has the authority to delegate its powers to the President, including the power to postpone elections. So while the President does not currently have the power to postpone elections, this could change at any time in the future should Congress choose to relinquish this power.

    Read more:

  12. FYI: I removed some “rabbit hole” comments.

  13. The Masked Chicken says:

    I have question: did Obama asked to be helped to repeal the BoR or is this some guy’s initiative? The famous logician, Kurt Godel discovered a flaw in the a constitution that would let a despot overthrow it, but I don’t think he counted on ignorance as an accelerating factor.

    It is not a failure of the education system, per se, it is a combination of the dumbing-down effects of mass media (mostly, television) and a huge rise in selfishness (i.e., a loss of belief in the necessity of virtue) that has done this.

    The Chicken

  14. ReginaMarie says:

    My guess is that most who signed the petition are proud graduates of institutionalized, compulsory US education…I bet at least some of them are college grads, too…

    Yet another reason to homeschool.

    “The greatest argument against democracy is to speak with the average voter for five minutes” – Winston Churchill

  15. pannw says:

    A while back, when I saw the video asking people to sign a petition to end women’s suffrage, I laughed out loud. Yes, I shook my head and was dismayed by the ignorance, but it was funny, especially all the women, who as a demographic majority vote Democrat, but this video is one of the most depressing things I’ve ever seen. You could just see with every signer the guy doing it being flabbergasted more and more, until towards the end he’s almost on the verge of depression too.

    I feel a little better thinking the signers are just ignorant, but there are clearly people who would sign it knowing what it meant. Just look at all the people supporting the fining of bakers and florists, etc. for practicing their First Amendment right to freely exercise their religious convictions. Things are getting very ugly, and ignorance enables it, and the anti-Christian leftists know that, which is why they want total control of our education, entertainment, and media. It has worked quite well for them.

    God have mercy.

  16. wmeyer says:

    Imrahil, do not overlook the way Obama has used executive orders. And as maryh has said, he doesn’t have to cancel the election, he can postpone it. Possibly for an indeterminate time.

    Do not underestimate the motivations of tyrants (plural because Obama is far from alone in this.)

  17. The Masked Chicken says:

    “As a result of reading and thinking lot (maybe too much sometimes!?) I believe it comes from the truly awful PC pablum of most so-called “education” over the past 50+ years.”

    Mark Bauerlein, of Emory University has done the yeoman’s work in showing that the current generation is the least intellectually prepared (read: dumbest) in recent history. His book, The Dumbest Generation, should be required reading for those interested in understanding how people could sign a faux petition about a subject they, clearly, do not understand.

    It is not all of modern education that is responsible. The performance curricula, such as the sciences and music, where there are clear right and wrong answers, are not being attended much, but those who do are well-prepared within their disciplines. The single biggest downslide within the general culture is in reading, expression, and historical studies. To put it bluntly, most students don’t care about facts. Ask them which came first: the War Between the States or the Civil War and they will be at a loss. They are becoming Huxley’s perfect little deltas – people who are in the business of selling themselves for a little bit of fame – who have no concern about adult topics (except where adult is synonymous to a building with a red light in front of it).

    This is not the fault of the educational establishment, per se. You, literally, can’t dumb down physics on any meaningful way and say that you have a grasp of it, but, oh, English – write a high school or college paper on the effects of moral transgenderism in the Scarlet Letter (for those reading, I have no idea what that means, either) and, suddenly, you are hip, you are the darling of the, “in,” crowd, no matter how idiotic and worthless the paper may be.

    I hate to say it, but it is largely the humanities which are destroying this country’s educational system. We can’t beg people into the sciences (we offer them scholarships and bribe them with computers and still we can’t get people to join). Scientific literacy is at 28% in the United States (and we’ve gone up a point – we are now, I think, tied with Denmark). Parents, the other major educators, are content to let their children be raised by the, “experts,” or are guilted into making everything overly easy.

    It is these two educators – humanities and parents – the ones responsible for preserving culture, who are destroying culture as we know it. Should it be surprising that these are the sources?

    Interestingly, literary studies is big on only one type of college campus: military establishments. It is the military who are still holding onto the culture of this country. There are signs that they are beginning to crack. Once they go, so goes the country.

    The Chicken

  18. Dr. Eric says:

    I think this video is the result of selective editing. We have no way of knowing how many people the interviewer had to go through who wouldn’t sign the petition versus what might be the only handful of people who really did sign it that he put on the video. He also may have actually asked the people beforehand to act in the video as well.

  19. Chuck3030 says:

    “A Person is smart… People are stupid” Agent K, MIB

    Get ready for ACWII (American Civil War II) Ladies and Gentlemen. It won’t be South v. North, but it will be just as bloody. Pray that WWIII does not coincide.

  20. “We have no way of knowing how many people the interviewer had to go through who wouldn’t sign the petition” true but does that really matter? given no of people WOULD sign it is very disconcerting.

  21. Supertradmum says:

    Do people know that sin creates stupidity? We all have natural reason and supernatural gifts from the Holy Spirit through baptism. Sin stops discernment and slowly but surely moves one away from the keenness of seeing deception to the acceptance of it. When people are not baptized, and more and more are not, they lack those virtues which enlighten the intellect and heighten reason.

    So, we see stupidity from living in sin and in not having sanctifying grace.

    As to times to come, I agree with William Meyer and in case you missed this on my blog in early June, I pass on this information from an excellent journalist from Canada.

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  23. Darren says:

    Given the fact that Obama got reelected, I think a LOT of people signed that petition. Just say, “to help Obama” and they will sign.

  24. David Zampino says:

    In my observation and experience, The Masked Chicken is (as usual) spot-on.

  25. Stephen D says:

    I notice that some reached for the pen immediately the words ‘We are trying to help Obama…’ were used. Frightening.

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