“…I am committed against every thing which, in my judgment, may weaken, endanger, or destroy [the Constitution]…and especially against all extension of Executive power, and I am committed against any attempt to rule the free people of this country by the power and patronage of the Government itself…”
Tonight President Obama will address the nation and lay out a vision of a grandiose future of the United States achieved largely by doing the exact opposite of what Daniel Webster believed. Never before in modern times has a U.S. President had so little regard for the United States Constitution. And never has a President been more openly engaged in enlarging the power of the Executive branch. It seems that Mr. Obama and his cronies more often than not see the Constitution only as a stumbling block on the road to their socialist dreams.
Precisely because the founding fathers were well award of the fallen nature of mankind and the innate hunger of men for power, they produced a document whose primary purpose was to reign in wayward Presidents like President Obama. A Constitutional Republic can only work well when there is a balance of power, a series of checks and balances that prohibits one person or a group of persons from wielding too much power over the citizenry.
The House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate has failed the people miserably in their failure to keep this power hungry President in check. Had the people not elected a Republican majority in the House in 2010 we would be in far worse condition than we are now.
The United States of America is not a democracy, it is a Constitutional Republic. The bedrock foundation of our society and national government is the United States Constitution. It recognizes ( it does not grant…) certain rights granted by our Creator. “Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” are God-given rights, not government given rights. The purpose of the Constitution, and the founder’s vision of government, is to guard those God-given rights. The Constitution exists to keep the federal government from infringing on those basic rights, without which liberty will die. The Constitution and its several amendments are a basis for the seat of government and a road map for a future of liberty and prosperity. The amendments were added to assure that every United States citizen would be free to live in liberty and to pursue his or her dreams so long as in doing so others common rights would not be dampened.
To the same degree that the U.S. Congress has lost the will to govern according to the Constitution, liberty and morality have decreased as well. The Congress has made some grave mistakes over the past several decades. One of the most damaging is that they have allowed the Supreme Court to have more authority to govern than the Congress. There have been too few statesmen, who at the risk of loosing their jobs will stand up and reign in a run away court. At some point, if we are to survive as a free people with some measure of national morality, the Congress must exert its Constitutional power and put the highest court back in its place. The role of the Supreme Court is to rule on law according to the U.S. Constitution. Never should the court be allowed to make law.
And, the Congress must find the will to keep the Executive branch in check. Will the Senate and the House allow President Obama to become a dictator? Will they continue to allow him to enforce only laws he likes and not enforce laws he doesn’t like? A sheriff in any jurisdiction in the country who behaved that way would be thrown out of office next election or before. This President must be held to his oath of office! He promised to uphold the law, not thwart it.
Sadly, in today’s America, Republicans are not much different from Democrats. And the Republicans who actually argue for living by the Constitution are branded as a troop of fools and shunned by the powerful entrenched Rino Republicans who are aiding and abetting the Democrats. Both parties spend money like the supply is unlimited. If your college kid had over spent on your credit card what would you do? Would you demand new spending habits? Or, would you do what the Congress does and raise the spending limit, over and over and over? And, allow that spoiled kid to spend money you don’t have and can’t repay? The air heads we have elected are thinking like preteens and not like adults.
Tonight Obama will pretend everything is wonderful and getting better. He will give the country several minutes of political speak, lies, and repetition of broken promises he has made before. Since he took office more Americans are dependent on the U.S. Government than ever before. More people around the globe hate America than ever before. And the world is far more dangerous than when Obama took office.
It might be a good idea to get back to basics. Let us once more have a Constitutional form of government. Let us once again have a balance of power. Let us once again have limited government whose primary task is protecting our liberty and defending our country. Will we? Not likely. And if we don’t? A few more generations and the America that was the great hope of the world will be only a history lesson.
So, keep electing liars and hypocrites. Keep sending greedy attorneys to D C. And above all, keep voting Democrat. Just take a look around the country and see Detroit and a host of other cities that are living civic lessons on liberal government policy. And look at California and New York. The fastest growing businesses are moving companies. People are leaving by the thousands every month.
Are we American citizens to stupid to believe what our eyes are seeing and our ears are hearing? Are we so set on getting something for nothing that we have lost our will to survive? I’m afraid so.