Glenn McCoy by Glenn McCoy

Glenn McCoy

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  1. comicgos

    comicgos said, about 3 years ago

    HA! The republicans HATE the constitution unless it rules in their favor!

  2. jonesb

    jonesb said, about 3 years ago

    If you don’t like something in the Constitution, there is a way to add to it or take away from it. But don’t let congress and the scotus ignore it or we become slaves to the government.

  3. Triangle

    Triangle GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Try it on, to see if it may fit,?

  4. Kylop

    Kylop said, about 3 years ago

    Glen, why wait so long after the Patriot Act to put out this ’toon?

  5. ODon

    ODon said, about 3 years ago

    @Kylop

    Fair question and we all know the answer.

  6. acellist

    acellist GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Congratulations McCoy, that is a wonderful self-portrait!

  7. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 3 years ago

    @Kylop

    He had to wait until the provisions of the National Defense Appropriations Act of 2012 were added to the Patriot Act to realize what the government is doing to individual freedoms.

  8. LingeeWhiz

    LingeeWhiz said, about 3 years ago

    Looks like George Washington to me.

  9. LingeeWhiz

    LingeeWhiz said, about 3 years ago

    Good cartoon. It certainly depicts the current generations of America who have been brainwashed into thinking that we should shell out our tax dollars and just let the government take care of everything for us. We are in the same position as the first settlers who came here to escape government tyranny. We have not learned anything. Government control of every aspect of our lives IS tyrannical.

  10. lonecat

    lonecat said, about 3 years ago

    Forgive me if I’m wrong, but there seems to be a conflation in these comments between two very different events and documents. July Fourth marks the Declaration of Independence, which was written in 1776; the Constitution wasn’t written until 1787. Before the Constitutional system, the former colonies were governed by the Articles of Confederation, which did not give any power of taxation to the central government. One of the primary goals of the Constitution, as opposed to the Articles of Confederation, was precisely to give the central government the power to raise taxes. The original document was in fact thought by some to give too much power to the central government, and thus the first ten amendments were adopted to clarify limits on the power of the federal government. At any rate, the Constitution with the Bill of Rights was a way to build a government which would have enough power but not too much power. In my opinion, it was a pretty good job. But it seems historically wrong to conflate the Declaration of Independence with the Constitution— different documents, different purposes — and also historically wrong to think of the intent of the Constitution as a guarantee of small and powerless central government.

  11. Heavy B

    Heavy B said, about 3 years ago

    @lonecat

    Exactly. The trouble is your trying to teach history to CONservatives. It would be easier teaching a fish to count.

  12. josefw

    josefw GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    The Declaration of Independence


    http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/declaration_transcript.html


    Happy and safe 4th to all!

  13. ronald rini

    ronald rini said, about 3 years ago

    so true

  14. ronald rini

    ronald rini said, about 3 years ago

    @LingeeWhiz

    got my vote

  15. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 3 years ago

    @lonecat

    I didn’t even think about “We the People” not being on the Declaration of Independence even though I know it’s in the Preamble to the Constitution. Duh! I wonder why he used “We the People” instead of “When in the Course of human events”?

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