We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
(It )"says what the states canít do to you. Says what the Federal government canít do to you, but doesnít say what the Federal government or State government must do on your behalf, and that hasnít shifted and one of the, I think, tragedies of the civil rights movement was, um, because the civil rights movement became so court focused I think there was a tendency to lose track of the political and community organizing and activities on the ground that are able to put together the actual coalition of powers through which you bring about redistributive change. In some ways we still suffer from that.Ē
The community organizing? Are you joking? More at Surber.†I do not think that he understands the concept of freedom at all. That concerns me. I think the Constitution is quite clear about the role, and mainly†the limits of the Federal government. They knew all about power-seeking.†It's one of the things that makes us unique.
What an arrogant jerk. He's a reprise of Wilson and all of the 'progressive' hubris that's gotten us where we are. Government never learns and should always be expected to confuse it's interests with the interests of the country and must be strictly limited in it's powers. Precisely why this country, at one time, had a constitution which meant what it said. The founders may have had 'blind spots', as the annointed one has said, but they fully anticipated that people like this would attempt to take power.
If you object to what Obama has said, then you need to be specific about why you think he is wrong. You haven't done that. My objection is based on the 10th Amendment, which says (just to remind you): "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. "
I'm not the Constitutional lawyer that Obama claims to be, but that wording appears to flatly contradict what he says: the main articles of the Constitution say what the Federal government is allowed to do; the first 8 amendments say what government cannot do to you; and the 9th and 10th amendments say that the powers of the Federal government are limited to the ones that are enumerated in the Constitution, and that all others, whether enumerated or not, are reserved either to the states or to the people.
The Xth Amendment is not an invitation to affirmative action. It says the opposite: if the authority is not given in the Constitution, the Federal government has no right to usurp the power of the states or the people and no mandate to go beyond what is permitted by the Constitution.
Obama is searching to extend the famous penumbral "rights" in the Constitution into broad sunlight. That is what you get from activist Courts, whose efforts at legislating invite further distortions of the Constitution by activist lawyers and activist law school academics.
Obama is merely espousing the party line of so-called civil rights. Long ago, civil rights morphed into a wealth and power grab. Its not about equal access for that goal was achieved decades ago. Its about America paying reparations in one form or another. Reparations will never sell politically so the asymmetric attack has been and continues to be wealth redistribution by democratic government intervention. Wake up folks...You are paying for millions of people who are not working or barely working and they don't care...They want more. Obama is their Trojan horse...
I think Thomas Jefferson made the point most clear and all of us should think long and hard about how we conduct ourselves min the years to come....
All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.
Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny.
History, in general, only informs us of what bad government is.
I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.
Whenever a man has cast a longing eye on offices, a rottenness begins in his conduct.
The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
Every generation needs a new revolution.
I fear for hte future of my country and I fear for what I will be forced into doing if these Facist attempt to debase this Great Nation of my forefathers and violate the future properity of my children.
His [Obhama] statements highly stunned me. However the part of his statement where he said the courts had not done their job on eqaulity, where he stated the judges need to know what it was like to be poor single mom and so forth really floored me does he not know the scales of justice is blindfolded for a reason?
Most Evil is Rooted in Envy...Three documents located at the National Archives in Washington D.C. ... The Constitution ,The Bill Of Rights and Declaration of Independence, authored by white Europeans is the foundation that has made the USA , not perfect, but about the best country ever conceived by humans.
Most Evil is Rooted in Envy.=god Damn America =I hate America+We need to Change America=Obama Be Thy Name.