Charlie Sheen just came out as a Republican? Well, maybe a Libertarian. The television and movie star appears to have joined a small but perhaps growing segment of Hollywood that bucks the politically correct trend and chastises liberal ideology.
During an interview on The Flipside with Michael Loftus, Charlie Sheen stunned the world – and this time it has nothing to with his sexual exploits or drug and alcohol usage. After sharing some memories from his childhood with audience, Sheen said that is he were king for a day he would put “skilled vets in front of our schools, that have been vetted, a 10 percent flat tax across the board” and the third thing he would do would be to tell everybody to “relax.”
Charlie Sheen’s political views appear to mirror many of the same beliefs held by Hollywood giants like Clint Eastwood, Jon Voight, James Woods, and Superman star Dean Cain. The former Two and a Half Men star’s famous family includes West Wing star Martin Sheen and brother Emilio Estevez. During an interview with Bill O’Reilly, actor Rob Lowe also detailed his Libertarian leanings.
“Put the Constitution back into place. People say, ‘Are you a Republican or a Democrat – no, I’m a Constitutional Republican, man. I believe in the Constitution. Look at what we went through to write that document,” Charlie Sheen added.
A lack of respect and adherence of the Constitution is something President Barack Obama has been widely accused of by Republicans, Libertarians, and others who cherish the document the Founding Fathers risked their lives by signing. One of the most famous and often recited quotes by Libertarian-minded Founding Father Thomas Jefferson, reads,” If it doesn’t pick my pocket or break my leg, what business is it of mine?”
As previously reported by the Inquisitr, political activist Mark Dice has created a multitude of viral videos demonstrating how quickly and easily Americans, particularly younger ones, are willing to cast aside their Constitutional rights. The Water’s World segment on the Bill O’Reilly Fox News show also illustrate how little some Americans, many of them students at renowned colleges, know about their rights, current political legislation – some could not even name the vice president of the United States.
The most shocking and frightening aspect of the viral Mark Dice videos and the Water’s World segments noted by the majority of commenters on the pieces is that folks featured “sometimes” exercise their right to vote.
The first 10 amendments to the Constitution comprise the Bill of Rights and were written by James Madison. The Founding Fathers approved the creation of the Bill of Rights in response to urgings from multiple states for greater protection for individual liberties. The Bill of Rights lists specific restrictions on governmental power.
The Bill of Rights – Full Text
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.
No soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a grand jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the militia, when in actual service in time of war or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.
In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the state and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the assistance of counsel for his defense.
In suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise reexamined in any court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.
Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.
The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.
What do you think about Charlie Sheen coming out as a Constitutional Republican?
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