Monday, October 27, 2008

will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States

How can you defend and preserve it if you think it is fundamentally flawed?

Today the talk shows are all talking about his redistribution of wealth views. They miss something more basic. Obama thinks the Constitution is flawed because it is all "negative rights." It wastes too much time on nots. "The states shall not ..." "The Government shall make no ..." Silly trivial stuff like that that get in the way of the Government's real purpose. This takes too much away from what Mr. Obama believes the Government's real purpose is -- taking from those who receive too much benefit from their efforts and giving it to those who only do the minimum necessary.

The Freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution should have been Roosevelt's "Freedom from Want". "Freedom of Speech". Freedom of Religion." and "Freedom from Fear". Well, at least the first one. The other three? Well, Freedom of speech interferes with our plan. Only superstitious bigots still cling to their bibles (and guns). And freedom from fear? You have nothing to fear as long as you do what we tell you.

No, Mr. Obama you are supposed to swear to preserve, protect, and defend this Constitution, not the one you wish it was, Even if you don't understand why the founding fathers designed it this way.

2 comments:

stuhlehpee said...

I think Barack Obama will be a pretty good president. I thought Bush was terrible in his first term, but improved remarkably in his second.

I think it's important we get along as a nation and try to minimize the squabbling. We can't blame all our problems (OR our successes!) on who is president. Really, the job is not supposed to be as important as we make it out to be.

luxomni said...

On Wednesday 12 November 2008 03:29:52 am stuhlehpee wrote:
> has left a new comment on your post
> I think Barack Obama will be a pretty good president. I thought Bush
> was terrible in his first term, but improved remarkably in his second.

His biggest mistakes were to try to cooperate with the Democrats. They didn't Cooperate back. And to not go around the press more and get the word out directly without relying on people who hated him to pass his message.

> I think it's important we get along as a nation and try to minimize the
> squabbling. We can't blame all our problems (OR our successes!) on who
> is president. Really, the job is not supposed to be as important as we
> make it out to be.
>
You are very right about this one. The only one I liked was Sarah Palin, the one the the press hated so much. All three of the others McCain, Obama, and Biden think the President is the chief legislator. They see the Presidency as a way to make law rather than implement it.
Sarah was the only one of the four who ever had to make a payroll or balance a budget. She had more experience as mayor, or as governor or even with the family business than the other three combined. But the press is very scared of her connection with ordinary people like you and me. Elitism elevated to a religious level.
Interestingly, moving a Senator to President is a very unusual move. Obama is like the 16th of 44 Presidents to have EVER been a Senator. Note that most did not make the transition directly.
Here's the list of the 16:

1. James Monroe
Senator, 1790-1794
President, 1817-1825

2. John Quincy Adams
Senator, 1803-1808
President, 1825-1829

3. Andrew Jackson
Senator, 1797-1798; 1823-1825
President, 1829-1837

4. Martin Van Buren
Senator, 1821-1828
President, 1837-1841

5. William Henry Harrison
Senator, 1825-1828
President, 1841

6. John Tyler
Senator, 1827-1836
President, 1841-1845

7. Franklin Pierce
Senator, 1837-1842
President, 1853-1857

8. James Buchanan
Senator, 1834-1845
President, 1857-1861

10. Andrew Johnson
Senator, 1857-1862; 1875
President, 1865-1869

11. Benjamin Harrison
Senator, 1881-1887
President, 1889-1893

12. Warren G. Harding
Senator, 1915-1921
President, 1921-1923

13. Harry S. Truman
Senator, 1935-1945
President, 1945-1953

14. John F. Kennedy
Senator, 1953-1960
President, 1961-1963

15. Lyndon B. Johnson
Senator, 1949-1961
President, 1963-1969

16. Richard M. Nixon
Senator, 1950-1953
President, 1969-1974

Harry Truman was a Vice President between Senator and President.
Kennedy and Warren Harding are the only previous direct transitions before Obama.