Daniel E. Musso Sr., 54, of East Kingston, New Hampshire, who wants to get back to the “original Constitution,” was arrested by the FBI on Wednesday after he purchased grenades from an undercover agent, telling him he had another $200,000 on hand to buy C-4 explosives and “rocket-type stuff.”
Here at the Biteme International Headquarters and Hot Dog Emporium, we love the idea of returning to the original constitution. Just think of it:
- We can own slaves!
- No more pesky women voters!
- No more income tax!
- But poll taxes are back!
- No more Interstate Highways!
- And the return of the privately owned toll road!
- No more Pure Food and Drug Act!
- No more Sherman Antitrust Act!
- No more child labor laws!
- No more Environmental Protection Agency!
- No more direct voting for Senate!
- No more Second Amendment!
And, finally, my personal favorite:
- Unlimited presidential terms for Obama!
Source: New Hampshire militant busted after buying grenades to bring back ‘the original Constitution’
Okay, I get the overall point you’re making but:
1) It’s not clear that the constitution as originally written barred the creation of interstate highways. In fact, from the earliest days of the republic, the federal government created roads, bridges, and other infrastructure projects linking one state to another. During Andrew Jackson’s administration, there was some controversy over a proposed federal project called the Maysville Road, but the controversy was mainly due to the proposed road’s being entirely within the state of Kentucky (and thus not part of “interstate commerce”).
2) I’m not sure there was any controversy about whether the Pure Food and Drug Act or the Sherman Antitrust Act were constitutional at the time they were passed.
I took the liberty of expanding Daniel E. Musso Sr.’s desire to return to the “original Constitution” to wanting to “return to the good old days.” If Musso Sr. feels I’ve misrepresented him, I’d be happy to publish a correction.