Obama will take a scalpel to the budget and a hatchet to the Constitution. The United States of Venezuela. The Austrians weigh in. Plus more.
HIS MOST IMPORTANT ROLE
Re: George Neumayr’s Obama’s Living-Will Constitution:
If, G-d help us, Obama is elected, the Constitution may as well
be torn up and used for toilet paper! I realize that sounds
crude, but, while Obama himself may not be so crude, many of his
cohorts and minions are.
— Gretchen L. Chellson
The Constitution requires that prior to taking office, the President must solemnly swear to ‘preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States…” It is the first requirement of the President pro tempore enumerated by the Constitution. It can be concluded that this is the President’s most important role.
Preserve means to protect it from injury.
Protect means to defend or guard from attack, invasion, loss, annoyance, insult, etc.
Defend means to ward off attack; guard against assault or injury.
Nowhere does the Constitution empower ‘contemporary interpretation.’ The Constitution does not grant citizen rights, rather it defines the very intentionally limited powers, and the balance of those powers, of a minimalist federal government intended to do only support the basic needs of citizen self-rule. It specifically directs that no powers exist save those specifically delineated or delegated by the sovereign citizen to the federal government in the Constitution.
Based on Obama’s statements from 2001 forward, I don’t believe that he can honestly take this pledge. If he does so, and fails to honor his pledge, he will be impeached.
Imagine a President Biden and VP Pelosi. If that doesn’t scare
you, you are comatose.
— Frank D. Banta
LEFT OF HUGO
Re: Peter Ferrara’s The Hugo Chavez Democrats:
One has only to look at the most dependable block of always Democrat voters to see the vision that party has for America. I am speaking of Black Americans. This poor misguided group of people has achieved with its mass voting for Democrats exactly what Republicans freed them from in 1865. Let us compare 1861 to 2001.
In 1861 blacks lived in slum housing provided by their masters. Those hovels were hot in the summer, cold in the winter and disease was rampant. They ate cast off food their masters didn’t want. They had no education and they were diet poor.
In 2008 many blacks live in slave housing that today we call “projects.” Projects are usually decaying, substandard housing provided by their democrat owners. Today’s diseases are crime and murder. They eat food provided by their Democrat masters in the form of food stamps. They drop out of school, and thus have no education or prospects and are dirt poor being given a subsistence living by their Democrat owners.
So what has really changed? Black America is owned by Democrats.
Black America is poor because they are owned by Democrats who
want them to remain a block vote for their owners. People don’t
bite the hand that feeds them no matter how meagerly. This is
what is in store for the rest of us in future.
— Jay Molyneaux
When I was a student at the University of Missouri-St. Louis in the 1970s, one of my professors was an avowed and very public Communist. He would often stand near the school library passing out Marxist literature. This was when I first understood the sickness called Communism. While taking his “class,” really an indoctrination in the wit and wisdom of Karl Marx, a speech given by William Shockley (the father of the transistor) in which he was to speak about his belief that African Americans were inherently less intelligent than Caucasians was shut down by the misbehavior of many in the crowd.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?