Monday, October 27, 2008

Preserve, Protect and Defend!

See here about 57 seconds in.

"It didn't break free from the essential constraints that were placed by the founding fathers in the Constitution."


Wasn't that the reason the founding fathers established a Supreme Court in the first place? To make sure that no one "broke free" from those constraints?


  1. Yah...

    Like Misha said, I think I just felt my Oath of Enlistment being triggered.

    (makes sort of a quick 'thrumming' sound @ the base of the skull)

    - MuscleDaddy

  2. Somebody's got to defend the Constitution, MD. If the government won't do it, it falls to us.

  3. The thing is that Obama isn't even correct. He says, "[The Constitution] says what the states can’t do to you, says what the federal government can’t do to you, but it doesn’t say what the federal government or the state government must do on your behalf."

    Apparently he missed Art. I, Sec. 8. The Constitution says EXACTLY what the federal government "must do on your behalf." And then it makes clear that anything not specifically enumerated is left to the people or the states.

    If people wanted small “G” government to do more, they were welcome to vote such policies in - in their individual states. Guys like Richard Daily and Barack Obama are perfectly free to ruin Illinois with their social experiments. Chicago could tax the hell out of her citizens and spread the wealth around all they wanted.

    And then the rest of us could all sit back and say, “Eesh. Sucks to be them.” The best part about federalism is that is allows all kinds of experiments, and allows the failed tests to be quarantined.

    Maybe his ConLaw students can get a refund...

  4. Orrin Johnson said: "Apparently he missed Art. I, Sec. 8."

    Frighteningly enough, it's simpler than that. How is a supposed Constitutional scholar unfamiliar with the Preamble that we memorized in grade school? "[I]n order to form a more perfect Union, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our posterity..." That is the mission statement right there; that is what the national government of the United States of America is commissioned to do within its limitations. To expand upon that is illicit. To preach its overthrow is treason.


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