Originally posted by FlyersFan
Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic
You may WANT to pry into his personal business, but you have no legal right to it.
Determining his employment eligibility as POTUS is not 'personal business'.
The POTUS works for the American people.
The position of POTUS has certain requirements.
The American people have a right to know that the requirements have been met. More than a right to know - an obligation to make sure that the
requirements are met.
Then where are Bush's military records? Not the ones Rummy sanitized for him--you know, the ones his former CO states prove he went AWOL?? How
about his expunged coke conviction? How about the deed to the Crawford ranch that was purchased solely to makie him a fake "cowboy" so Texans would
accept a pampered Connecticut native who recieved a legacy appointment to Yale (and got a C average) as one of their own?
Oh wait. That's off limits, I forgot.
But a black man who starts from nothing and through his own sweat and blood and hard work (something all you righties on this site claim to admire)
not only gets into Harvard Law (on his own merits
--no legacy appointments, no Skull and Bones, no vast storehouse of family wealth with which
to pay his way), but graduates top of his class, goes to work for the people of his community rather than some high-salary corporate job, and works
his way into politics where he's accepted by the People as the smartest guy in the room and the right man for the job--
Well, he MUST be faking it, right?
The double standard disgusts me.
Is it because he's Black?
Is it because you think he "wasted" his exceptional education by not
selfishly serving his own financial interests right away?
Is it because he's energized the People to work together for a Better Tomorrow, and that thought scares the Holy Bejeezus out of you?
Or is it because he represents the true promise of the United States of America, the promise of equality and justice for all people regardless of
race, creed, or economic status? I know that
frightens a lot
Mostly, though, I think the OP is just racist and refuses to admit it, even to himself.
And BTW, there's a very good reason the word "Privacy" does not appear in the Constitution.
At the time of its drafting, the word "Privacy" specifically meant toilet
. If you said to someone "I need some Privacy" it literally meant
you needed to use the bathroom.
The word "Privacy" has changed drastically in its denotation and connotation since 1789, to where it now
covers all private and personal matters. But at the time, because the Founding Fathers reasonably chose not to mention taking a dump in our nation's
defining document, the word "Privacy" does not appear in the Constitution. The wording of the Fourth Amendment, in the English of the 19th Century,
does indeed mean "Privacy" as we know the word today.
Context, people. Context.
And yes, this thread is ludicrous--and ironic. I seem to recall Bush stealing 2000 and 2004 through a combination of (illegal) voter caging, Supreme
Court intervention (in and of itself un-Constitutional) and rigged voting machines. For eight years those of us who bring this up are told to "get
over it". Now it seems the shoe is truly on the other foot.
[edit on 12/1/2008 by The Nighthawk]