ANSWERS: 68
  • It's an unfortunate and hot-headed comment to be sure. However I think there's merit in not letting a document written over 200 years ago stop us from doing what needs to be done today.
  • Did he really say it like that? It's the foundation of everything that we do and it's part of our past. He's ignorant. Change must be done. But as the leader he's supposed to uphold the constitution.
  • Getting blowjobs in the oval office is pretty disrespectful, oh yeah, perjury after the fact is even worse.
  • If the Constitution of the United States is seen as nothing more than a Worthless piece of paper, then what is to stop people from breaking all the laws of this country? After all, they are all written down on "worthless pieces of paper". A country's laws are only strong so long as those sworn to protect them are willing to do so.
  • This happened in late 2005. It should not have been said. Period. I am sure it was in the heat of the moment, but let's analyze it. An aide said that some parts of the Patriot Act may be unconstitutional. Then Bush replied. Restate: "The Constitution is a living document that should change over time to reflect the current times. If we need to change it, then we just need to pass the law we see fit and have the judges agree that the current law is the best to protect lives in the War on Terror." The libs always tell us that the Constitution is a living, breathing document that must evolve and change over time. Why can't the conversatives do the same? Libs agree that the document should always grow, but can't it contract? Isn't that what a living organism does? In the task of reuniting the country, A. Lincoln was once quoted as saying something to the effect of "If it takes burning the constitution to reunite this country, then that is what will be done."
  • George Walker Bush of Texas has taken the oath of office to become the 43rd President of the United States of America -- As required by the United States Constitution, Bush swore this oath. No, Mr. President we won’t stop throwing the Constitution in your face -- You put your hand on a Bible and swore to defend that ‘piece of paper’! I Wonder if Bush thinks the Bible is too just a piece of paper? -- I wonder if he thinks the Bible is a little outdated? I just hope that people wake up and realize what a poor-excuse-for-a-leader we are in the hands of.
  • Did he really say that? Whoa...that is wrong. He is not going to be remembered positively in the rank of past presidents.
  • And, to the Bush Administration, the Constitution of the United States is little more than toilet paper stained from all the shit that this group of power-mad despots have dumped on the freedoms that “goddamned piece of paper” used to guarantee. Put aside, for a moment, political affiliation or personal beliefs. It doesn’t matter if you are a Democrat, Republican or Independent. It doesn’t matter if you support the invasion or Iraq or not. Despite our differences, the Constitution has stood for two centuries as the defining document of our government, the final source to determine “in the end ” if something is legal or right.
  • See: http://www.capitolhillblue.com/artman/publish/article_7779.shtml for a good article on the event. As strongly as I have supported Bush, in spirit if nothing else, this is a great disappointment to me.
  • Probably Bush forgot the oath he made when he took office: "I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States." Someone should tell Bush to quit throwing that Commander-in-Chief bullshit in my face, cause it's just a goddamned title.
  • The highest law in the land, the guarantor of our freedoms, just a "goddam piece of paper." George Bush should be tried for treason.
  • Yes. To burn a flag.
  • Yes, to not defend the things that piece of paper stands for. Someone who is upset about these words must be horrified by the actions of the Clintons.
  • Do you have a valid source that he actually said that?
  • Us, the American People allowing these crimes to persist is just as much a part of the problem. The Costitution gives power to the individual. In Fact, it gives ALL the POWER to the PEOPLE. Every little tweak and jerk hack-job WE allow to these Freedoms takes more and more of that Power away. "With great power, comes great responsability", and like the Men who wrote the Constitution, We The People need to stand up and accept nothing but "The Pursuit of Happiness" for ourselves and our Children. In a true Democracy we could only blame ourselves, lucky for us, truth left a long long time ago.
  • Let us start out with the fact that the Constitution is actually written on parchment, not paper. President Bush, go over to Arlington National Cemetery, it's not that far from where you live. Look at those tombstones. By your statement, you have written across each and every one the words, "Died for a goddamned piece of paper."
  • I feel shame, as an American, at such blatant arrogance and disrespect from President Bush.
  • No, I can't. Looks like we've found the one thing Bush is good at - disrespecting America.
  • If he really said that, it's the height of disrespect for the USA. The Constitution in many countries is the fundamental law of the land. If the chief law enforcer can't even respect that fundamental law, I really don't know what to say.
  • When/Where did he say that?
  • source?
  • I can think of infinitely better ways than that.
  • We disrepected America just by electing him to office. ***** Okay downrater. Fine, disagree with me, but don't be a coward and take points without giving a reason. By dowrating without a reason, it means nothing.
  • I do not know what part of your Constitution Bush doesn't like but I don't see how HE can be allowed to break the rules. The Canadian Constitution was changed to meet with modern times. I would guess that your Constitution needs changing OR you need a new President.
  • Yes, by electing a democrat.
  • No, actually I can't. I thought it was an awful thing to say back in November, 2005, when Bush said it. He's apparently felt that way for a long time. This is old news. http://www.homelandstupidity.us/2005/12/09/bush-constitution-just-a-goddamned-piece-of-paper/
  • This from the man who twice swore on the Bible he claims to live by that he would "uphold and defend the Constitution." This from the man who said that he would make "strict adherence to the Constitution" the key requirement for his nominees to the US Supreme Court. What a sad joke this buffoon in the White House has proven to be. What a dangerous buffoon, too. Let his remaining supporters chew on that.
  • If he holds the Constitution in such disregard, he ought to leave the Office defined by that same “goddamned piece of paper"
  • Hmm. If it were legal....elect him again? That would do it and I'm not even an American.
  • If it is "just a piece of paper", where did he get the authority to be President? If the Constitution is "just" paper, he is "just" a jumped up jerk ordering everybody around.
  • I really have to try to remember these words of wisdom. Silly me I thought the Constitution really meant something.
  • He also said: I’m the President and the Commander-in-Chief. Do it my way! Mr. President, if you think that it's just a "goddamned piece of paper", then perhaps you ought to step down. If not, then it's time to think about impeachment for violation of your oath of office, a violation far more sever than accepting a sexual favor from a woman of legal age.
  • The only worse thing that I can think of is seeing Bush wipe his ass with an American flag and then burning it. This man is a disrespect to the office he holds.
  • “Mr. President,” one aide in the meeting said. “There is a valid case that the provisions in this law undermine the Constitution.” “Stop throwing the Constitution in my face,” Bush screamed back. “It’s just a goddamned piece of paper!” I’ve talked to three people present for the meeting that day and they all confirm that the President of the United States called the Constitution “a goddamned piece of paper.” And, to the Bush Administration, the Constitution of the United States is little more than toilet paper stained from all the shit that this group of power-mad despots have dumped on the freedoms that “goddamned piece of paper” used to guarantee. 'A better way to dis the constitution when a mexican says it'. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, while still White House counsel, wrote that the “Constitution is an outdated document.”
  • well Bush disrepects america every time he gives a speech
  • I can't think of a better way to disrespect America...but I'm sure Bush and Cheney can. They do it on a daily basis. I saw Bush say this, I believe I saw the clip on Free Speech T.V. I'm amazed that anyone would doubt that Bush was capable of saying this, his actions show he's more than capable of trashing everything good that America has embodied.
  • If it is true, President Bush has committed the most heinous act any president has ever committed against the people of this nation. Our Constitution starts, "We the People of the United States...." President Bush took an oath, a solemn promise to God and to the people of the United States to "Preserve, Protect and Defend" that "goddamned piece of paper." Because of the lack of any denial on President Bush's part, I can only assume that the story is true. It is a far greater wrongdoing than President Clinton's perjury about a sexual relationship and I call on President Bush to do the honorable thing, like President Clinton (finally) did, and admit it! It is a far greater wrongdoing than President Nixon's criminal conspiracy to cover-up a burglary at an apartment complex and we call on President Bush do to the honorable thing, like President Nixon did, and resign. Can you imagine how a fundamentalist Christian would feel if someone called the Bible "just a goddamned piece of paper"? If you can, you have an idea of the indignation that we feel that any government official would say that about the Constitution, The most sacred document, more sacred, even, than the Bible.
  • Hmm... A better way to disrespect America... Defending someone who would say such a thing springs to mind. Not standing up against him is another.
  • Yea, get head in the Oval office!
  • What is the actual source of this alleged comment?
  • Verification on that supposed Bush quote please.
  • that would be like the prime minister blowing his nose on the magna carter
  • This isn't true according to snopes research at this point. They sure wanted it to be true, though...and those doing the research are still keeping it open trying to find something to back them up...so far -- nothing. Apparently, the "story" came initially from a blogger. It's never been backed up with anything.
  • Yes. Vote for hussein obama.
  • I didn't vote for Bush. But all presidents, upon being sworn in, swear to uphold the Constitution of this country. And the Bush administration proved more than once that they ignore it. Why else would he try to impose his personal beliefs upon it? Why would he suggest amending the Constitution to prevent/take away the rights of millions of citizens? Aren't amendments supposed to expand upon the rights guaranteed by the Constitution? Overturn discriminatory laws? A president who wishes to legalize discrimination has no business in office. Goodbye and good riddance to this administration! Are you proud of the shambles this country is now in? I hope you can sleep at night, Dubya!
  • Yep. Stealing from the poor to give to the rich, that's actually worse
  • NO - I Thank God everyday the GWB is no longer our president
  • Do you have evidence of that claim?
  • Ha i got one... Throw your shoes at it...
  • I need a source. Yeah.. telling me that a leader said that without providing proof.
  • making fun of the special olympics?
  • Lets not put our hand over our heart.
  • That's pretty much what Obama is doing now, disrespecting this country.
  • The Annenberg site says this quote is extremely unlikely. The first publication of this quote is from Capitol Hill Blue, a website which frequently must retract its reports. Also no one has been named as a source since it was first posted in Dec 2005. Snopes has no entry for this quote and there are no news stories on it. http://www.factcheck.org/askfactcheck/did_president_bush_call_the_constitution_a.html
  • The Patriot Act.
  • Calling it a "flawed document" and appointing czars that can act without the approval of congress would be a better way to disrespect America. Bowing to kings and emperors would be. Apologizing for imagined wrongs to other nations would be another way. Promoting the vile costly Healthcare bill is near the top. Pretending like man-made global warming is actually science and planning to destoy the economy by saying that cap n trade is a much more effective way to disrespect America.
  • How's about allowing him to run America after he stole the election? That was way worse than anything he could spew.
  • No I can't. The plain message conveyed by the Bush administration was that George W Bush's America is a Christian nation and that non-Christians are welcome into the tent so long as they agree to accept their status as a tolerated minority rather than as fully equal citizens. I want my tax dollars back.
  • God, hes such an idiot.
  • you bush haters need to move on in you're lives, i still detest clinton for leaving DNA stains on the oval office rug,but you continue to harp on and on over pres. bush.I think its a love/hate thing.Move on!
  • If you're a Republican, you might think being black is a better way.
  • How about a 7 trillion dollar deficit? Is that paying respect
  • Electing a man who thinks the constitution is just a piece of paper.
  • yes, to pass a heathcare bill that only 32% of the American People want:)
  • This is untrue. And I cannot believe that I am actually surprised by the number of people who did not question it. I could say Bush caused the great midwest flood of 2008 by leaving a faucet running and people would automatically assume its true because its about Bush and its bad.
  • It's been obvious to me for years that Bush had no more regard for the Constution than a roll of toilet paper. But seeing this question just now, I'm shocked that any US President, even an evil one like Bush, would actually admit it.
  • Going on a world tour apologizing for America and bad mouthing us Bowing to dictators Calling American protesters names and totally ignoring their concerns Putting your own ideology before what is best for the country Putting open Communists in power in your cabinet Saying you've never been proud of your country
  • You want to tell me when this man said this???????????I followed him pretty closely and can honestly tell you not only does it not sound like him, but I highly doubt he said it. Are you sure you are not confusing him with the guy who has Apologized for America time and time again? Or the one who wants to push this BS health care bill that applies to all except him, his wife, Congress and the Senate? Oh that last statement is true and you read it yourself in his health care plan..Page 114 line 22

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