COMMENTARY: Yes, Tennessee, There is a Constitution

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Dear Santa,

Are you still at the North Pole? Are you floating on a piece of ice with all of the polar bears because of global warming? How is Mrs. Claus? Is she a good swimmer?

I’ve been a good boy all year. I live in Tennessee and I watch the news on TV all the time.

I’ve been told not to use the word “Christmas” any more because I might offend someone, so for this “holiday,” all I want is a copy of the U.S. Constitution. Is there still a U.S. Constitution, Santa?

You see Santa, when I watch those people in Washington, D.C., I don’t think they have a copy of the Constitution and I want to make copies and give it to all of them. If they read it, they wouldn’t spend all of our money and vote for things that we don’t want.

They give away more free stuff too than you do Santa. But, someone told me that all my friends and me would have to pay for all the free stuff they give away to those who won’t work. I only have two dollars.

I know you and the elves work hard all year. Maybe, all of you should sign up on welfare and you wouldn’t have to work anymore either.

But, I don’t know who would deliver the presents if you did that. Could Congress start another government program for that too?

I heard someone ask Congressman Clyburn on TV where healthcare was in the Constitution and he said, “Well, it’s not in the Constitution. There’s nothing in the Constitution that says the Federal Government has got anything to do with most of the stuff we do.”

On second thought, I don’t know if giving out copies of the Constitution is a good idea or not. I think some of them have read it, but just don’t care. Maybe, you should bring me a puppy instead.

Signed……a little Tennessee boy……..

P.S. I will leave a granola bar and skim milk for you because my president says you are too fat and are exhaling too much carbon dioxide. Also, the reindeer are emitting too many greenhouse gases, so please start driving a hybrid.

Dear little Tennessee boy,

Ho, Ho, Ho! Yes, Tennessee, there is a Constitution. You just don’t understand how things work in Washington.

I bring gifts the elves work to produce each year. They call that capitalism. You see, there are many in Washington right now that don’t like capitalism.

Those folks are the ones who want to take money from your mommy and daddy who work and give it to people who don’t work and third-world countries with dictators. Your president calls it “spreading the wealth,” but here at the North Pole, we call it socialism.

Those people in Washington want to act like Santa and give stuff away, but they don’t have anything to give away, so they have to take it from your mommy and daddy. Then, they use that money to buy gifts for people so they can get re-elected. Ho, Ho, Ho.

That’s why it is so hard for your mommy and daddy to make ends meet. They have to pay taxes, so the people in Washington can spend it on bailouts, stimulus, welfare, healthcare, global warming and things that are not in the Constitution. If they got to keep more of their money, they could give more to help those who are really in need.

Those people in Washington take an oath to protect and defend the Constitution. If they had read it, they would know that their job is to provide for national defense and infrastructure that citizens cannot provide for themselves.

But, in reality, little Tennessee, most of those in Washington just want to get re-elected. They don’t really care about the people or they wouldn’t take $500 billion out of Medicare that helps the elderly.

Those people in Washington also talk about all the jobs they have “created” and “saved,” but we both know there is only one Creator and Savior, Jesus Christ. He is the reason we have Christmas and you can still say Christmas (for now).

So, little Tennessee, I don’t really think it will do any good to give them a Constitution. I don’t think they would like it as a present. I don’t even think that a lot of them like America.

So, what kind of puppy would you like?

Merry Christmas and Happy Climategate,


Dennis Powers is a conservative columnist and his columns can be found in The LaFollette Press, at,, and Send your comments to or mail them to POB 179, Jacksboro, TN 37757.
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December 28, 2009 at 2:56pm
If the Courier is to continue to print right wing propaganda,suggest they balance that garbage with some comments from a liberal.
Another Fox News outlet? In Woodbury?
December 28, 2009 at 3:04pm
One man's trash is another man's treasure, as the saying goes, and if and when a liberal submits left wing propaganda we will be happy to print it. We are equal opportunity garbage collectors. We didn't seek the article, it was submitted.
December 28, 2009 at 6:24pm
SmilinJack are you crazy? It is my opinion the Courier is way too liberal...

I almost crapped my pants when I read this comentary as well as the one from Rep Susan Lynn in the Courier.

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