Whoopi To McCain: Should I Worry About Being A Slave?

John McCain went on The View for some unknown reason and he was discussing wanting judges that interpreted the Constitution the way our Founders intended. Whoopi Goldberg said “Should I be worried about being a slave, about being returned to slavery because certain things happened in the Constitution that you had to change?”

John McCain said that he understood her point. I assume that the point is, if you go strictly by what the Founders laid out then slavery was part of the equation. This would be true if the Constitution had not been amended and Goldberg stated as much when she said it had to be changed. The Constitution INCLUDES the amendments so it should be a moot point. The original Constitution did not ban slavery and it was practiced in this country. The 13th Amendment states:

Section 1. Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.

Section 2. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation. Cornell Law School

McCain’s answer should have been; “No Whoopi. While I understand your question and your point, you do not have to worry about being a slave. Those very Founders had the sense to put in a means of amending the Constitution, which you alluded to, and the citizens of this country made slavery illegal using that process so you have a Constitutional protection against being a slave as provided by the 13th Amendment. When I say I want people to interpret the Constitution the way the Founders intended, I mean including the amendments they had the sense to provide for.”

I think the exchange, especially McCain’s acquiescence, left the impression that our Constitution is outdated and would make people slaves if we strictly followed it. I think this is especially true for the dim witted idiots that watch The View. The problem is, McCain allowed Goldberg to play the race card unchallenged.

As an aside, involuntary servitude would include mandatory community service as a requirement for graduation from high school, which Barack Obama advocates. The question for school kids might be, if Obama gets elected, should I worry about performing uncompensated labor for someone else’s benefit?

Big Dog



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5 Responses to “Whoopi To McCain: Should I Worry About Being A Slave?”

  1. Kris says:

    Why don´t you get off the Idiot Train and stop omitting whole parts of a single thought.

    Obama is for community service AS A WAY OF EARNING MONEY TO GET INTO COLLEGE!!!!!!!!!

    I can see that some people like you feel that going to college is no big deal and does not warrant any type of effort or sacrifice… all would thus seem “uncompensated” to the dim mind.

    Why are you Repugs such consummate and automatic liars..? Is it because you have no other choice in order to impose your Authoritarianism on everyone?

  2. Big Dog says:

    Kris,
    Why would you think that I don’t feel college is a big deal. I have a college education. I paid for most of it and the rest was paid for under employer reimbursement benefits. It warranted a lot of sacrifice which I made.

    BTW, you are wrong about Obama:
    The proposal would integrate community service into education at all levels by making federal assistance to school districts conditional on the development of service programs and tying college tuition credits to community service.

    He will make federal assistance a condition of community service and will tie college tuition to it. In other words, if kids don’t do it their school will not get federal funds AND the kids will not get college assistance. This is different from working for something. This is EXTORTION.

    MSNBC

  3. Jo says:

    Kris – hears what he wants to hear .. or what is cut/spliced into being by the MSM … they’d fail in college because they’d have to think for themselves instead of relying on the spoon fed muck from the left.

  4. ADB says:

    This is a case and point why celebs like Whoopi (and Pamela Anderson, and Matt Damon)…should stick to acting, and quit opening their mouths about political issues they know nothing about.

  5. goon says:

    The Media is dishonest and I have no idea why McCain would go on that stupid show anyways. Whoopi is trying to make Rosie look mainstream.