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How about being a dA fan of something worthwhile?

Many thanks to ~Jan3090 for the stock.
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Lionheart617 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
using this beast
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Cruxos Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
using!
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medicphisto Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Not gonna lie, the Constitution is what makes me proud to be an American.
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Commander-Dominic Featured By Owner May 4, 2015
Yes.
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Tsunarmy2 Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
OBEY IT!
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Fujin777 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I'm a fan of the constitution.

:iconbenderplz: :iconsaysplz: Hey violators of the Constitution! Bite my shiny metal ass!!
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Waracki99 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013
burn this!
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Chattingesque Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Professional Writer
Obama 2016
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ibdancen Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014
Obama can't be re-elected. He's already had his terms.
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Chattingesque Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Professional Writer
Yeah but that's without affirmative action...
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soulessone12 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014
Actually there is a term limit in the Constitution. The 22nd amendment ratified in 1951 states that the president cannot be in office for more than two terms._so even with affirmative action Obama cannot run for president during the 2016 elections
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Chattingesque Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Professional Writer
Yes, I know that, but what I'm saying is, they might take affirmative action to remove that limit
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theengineerman Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014
Obama for 2016?
O GAWD NO!
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Chattingesque Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Professional Writer
Dats racist 
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Enchanted-Fantasy Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Student General Artist
Yay! I like this!
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StarwolfSaya Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
I carry a copy of the Constitution around with me just about everywhere in the real world, and I'm working on memorizing it. Happy to have a stamp supporting it on dA. I'm more happy to see people care about it and see that it's still very important and amazing. Thank you.
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
I support this stamp! :flagus:
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Floyd1046 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012
NEAT
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INoticeCanada Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011
One of the greatest things about America, I have to say.
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Nice stamp~
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merryvillemiss Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:heart: :-)
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erabek Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I support the original constitution. You know, the one that has the good values of hard work, justice and good morals. I miss that constitution. As of late, our entire country has been running on money, not morals or what is right.
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ladyrandomm13 Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Student
Gotta love the Constitution. It helps me so much-especially the First Amendment.:D
(actually I'm not exactly sure how I fit in the Constitution, seeing as I'm not American:\)
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blueheron93 Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Student Writer
Woot!
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JamesE82 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010
Thought I’d take a moment and tell you I’m using this stamp. :salute::flagus: It’s direct, easy to understand, and the message is downright beautiful.
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coolblue22 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010
The reason American is so great.
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Cloudstreaker Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
<3
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simpsonsfan163 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010
I don't normaly like to use the words of others but...
"The Constitution has no inherent authority or obligation. It has no authority or obligation
at all, unless as a contract between man and man. And it does not so much as even
purport to be a contract between persons now existing. It purports, at most, to be only a
contract between persons living eighty years ago. And it can be supposed to have been a
contract then only between persons who had already come to years of discretion, so as to
be competent to make reasonable and obligatory contracts. Furthermore, we know,
historically, that only a small portion even of the people then existing were consulted on
the subject, or asked, or permitted to express either their consent or dissent in any formal
manner. Those persons, if any, who did give their consent formally, are all dead now.
Most of them have been dead forty, fifty, sixty, or seventy years. And the constitution, so
far as it was their contract, died with them. They had no natural power or right to make it
obligatory upon their children. It is not only plainly impossible, in the nature of things,
that they could bind their posterity, but they did not even attempt to bind them. That is to
say, the instrument does not purport to be an agreement between any body but "the
people" then existing; nor does it, either ex- [*4] pressly or impliedly, assert any right,
power, or disposition, on their part, to bind anybody but themselves."
Opening to "No Treason" by Lysander Spooner.
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MJWilliam Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
You're quoting an anarchist. Using his reasoning as a rebuttal makes about as much sense as using a 10-year-old's reasoning for why "school sucks".
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simpsonsfan163 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010
Actually its more like using quoting a reputable scientist on why creationism is incorrect.
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MJWilliam Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I don't subscribe to creationism either. And I don't believe the constitution is about that. If it was, there would be nothing in it about the separation of church and state, or freedom of faith.
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simpsonsfan163 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010
You misunderstand, governments (or more specifically states, which are monopolies of legitimized violence and coercion) act as the ultimate creationists, in that they are a product of human evolution and the emergent order yet deny its existence. It is a result of a bottom-up process in order, however it claims that all order is top-down originating from it. That is where the comparison comes from.

Many scientists have described evolution and the nature of the universe, while the creationists simply ignore these valid conclusions and substitute their own superstition.

Many libertarians/anti-statists have published works detailing how (some) societies can (and have) organized without what we call states, others did develop states and they are as much a product of social organization as the non-state society. However states claim to the bringers of order, not a particular offspring of it, and thus society feels a need for them and sees them as legitimate.

Over time many theories were proposed on just how to justify states, all until more recent history the justification was based on the deification of the kings and such. Nowadays the justifications have become more secular (at least in the western world) and they have to resort to something other than the wrath of god.

To me the constitution has no real objective authority by itself and is only supported by the inter-subjective consensus of most of the nation. But that isn't the same as agreeing to it, instead Americans presuppose its authority because they have been told it has authority. And the state has deified both the paper and its writers to the extent that people fear questioning it and consider it perfect. Spooner on the other hand, saw past the curtains and saw the document for what it was, just a piece of paper written on by dead men.
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MJWilliam Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
"Americans presuppose its authority because they have been told it has authority" - something has to have authority. "Contract law" cannot exist without government. This is the biggest hole in his philosophy. If you subscribe to it, then you should basically believe that there can never be any constitution, since any such document would "enslave" us. And what is a nation without governing principles and laws? Anarchy. Stone age.

Bottom line is, no matter what some people seem to believe, there is no way to build a perfect society, for the simple reason that humans are imperfect beings. What you can do is create a balance that stops a society from either descending into anarchy or turning into a dictatorship. The constitution has been doing just that, and I daresay it's been working. It may not be perfect, but it's been successful enough to turn the U.S. into the most free, prosperous and diverse nation on earth. And one of the main reasons it's is in dire straits right now is because the constitution is being spat on. I find it ironic that you quote Spooner, because I feel right now this country is being taken far, far away from the direction he would have liked.
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simpsonsfan163 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010
For the record:
I'm not a huge fan of Spooner except for this essay. I personally subscribe to the ideas of Murray Rothbard and David Friedman.

I am not an anarchist, I don't call or really consider myself one. The term is a bad one as most associate it with either communism or chaos or both. Also many so called anarchists I have heard sound as totalitarian as a statist.

I am not a Utopian and I don't see how a totally perfect society could ever exist, state or no state. Nor do I object to laws, just the monopoly of one corporation being able to create laws.

You and many others carry a belief that "if only we could restore the constitution then everything would get better" well since it was made to hold back the power of the state it has certainly and utterly failed in every aspect. Decreasing the tyranny would only hold it back for so long until its right back at where it is not.

You call humans "imperfect beings" and I agree. But what is the state except a collection, even a class, of particularly (an historically) horrible people. If the state (even a limited one) is supposed to be what protects us from ourselves, even though people just like us are running it, where does it get its magic powers to make everything better?
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MJWilliam Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Well... Technically, communism is the opposite of anarchy/chaos. Communism is a totalitarian regime in which God is replaced with government.

well since it was made to hold back the power of the state it has certainly and utterly failed in every aspect - how do you figure? A failure would mean the government can go against it, and get away with it. I don't believe this is the case. I believe people will push back in November. If they don't... Then yes, it'll have failed. Wait and see, I guess.

Yes, I believe that if we stop doing unconstitutional things it would get better. It doesn't have magic powers, no... But I think for what it is, it works. Time is testament to that. If someone has a better solution, I'm open to that. Unfortunately, they do not. Look at Europe, and what mess it has become. Why would anyone in their right mind want to be like them? I'd rather support the constitution than anarchy, or tyranny.
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vertigeaux Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010
Why does everyone seem to worship The Constitution? It isn't sacred or perfect or even necessarily permanent.

Now let me just qualify that by saying that I have nothing but the utmost respect for the authors of the constitution. They were brave, brilliant, fascinating people, Mr. Madison and Mr. Hamilton especially. But if they were here today, they would be shocked and appalled to discover that we are still using the same 223-year-old document. They never intended for it to last this long. They made it amendable for a reason. It was their hope that each successive generation would adopt a form of government best suited to its era's needs. Instead we have struggled to stretch and skew their version of The Constitution to cover ground it was never intended to cover. I say, toss it out and write a new one. And The Founders would agree with me. Jefferson (the most radical Founder of all) thought that The Constitution should be torn up and re-written every nineteen-years! An extreme model perhaps, but you get the idea.

We live in a world that is infinitely more complex and dangerous than anything The Founders (smart as they were) could have foreseen. The fact that we are still trying to govern ourselves in the twenty-first century with an eighteenth century document is laughable. Unfortunately, The Constitution has proven almost impossible to amend. The United States has developed a self-worshiping national mythology in which The Constitution is treated as though it was handed down from Mt. Sinai, and The Founders are revered as a homogeneous bloc of bland demi-gods.

History has been forgotten. Time and a lot of clever propaganda have white-washed over the event that was The Constitutional Convention of 1787. Back then, no one thought The Constitution was perfect. It was a harrowing struggle, a series of messy compromises between warring factions, and finally, a triumph over small-minded regionalism and anti-federalist fear. It was the best they could do under the circumstances. None of the delegates were particularly proud of it, some of them hated it, and many refused to sign it, but in the end it served them, and The Republic well. But now it is buckling under the weight of issues beyond its capacity. The Constitution was written by people who didn't know what an atom was. How can it be expected to cope with the threat of nuclear war? Or climate change, or population growth, or partisan politics, or the internet, or corporations?

Why are we as a nation so afraid of change? The Founders created the best government for THEM. Now it's our turn. We must create the best government for US. We must remember that the men who made America were not the pious, stately demi-gods of John Trumbell paintings. They were strange, brilliant, fanatical, flawed human beings. There words are no more sacred than ours. The Constitution is A form of government, not THE form of government.

Anyway, very pretty stamp. I intend to use it.
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JamesE82 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010
It’s a shame that a stamp like this is needed, as it should be assumed that every American is a fan of the very document that gives them freedom, but sadly, that is not the case. :worry:
Great job! :flagus:
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Ramen27 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010
Wonderfully said! Thanks.
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TitanicGal1912 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010   Filmographer
Beautiful! Thank for making it! ^^
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Ramen27 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010
and thank you for the comment!
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Ramen27 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010
:D
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Yonaka-Yamako Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010
Thanks! Added it to my stamps.
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Ramen27 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010
Thank you!
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anakalivas Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010   General Artist
YES!!! :highfive:

Dang, I wish I had a subscription... I'd use this stamp in a wink. :heart:
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PoliticalS Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010
I don't know why the Founding Fathers bothered making it- no one ever reads it.

Fave'd.
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SilverSomnium Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What would be even COOLER is if our government would actually read the Constitution. :|
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Cloudstreaker Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
AMEN!
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librarian-of-hell Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Fuck yeah.
BTW FYI, one of the above commenters got it terribly wrong, it's a secular document - and a great one at that.

Meow.
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Ramen27 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2009
Well said. Thanks!
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librarian-of-hell Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
ur welcome :)
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