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Seven years before Barack Obama's "spread the wealth" comment to Joe the Plumber became a GOP campaign theme, the Democratic presidential candidate said in a radio interview the U.S. has suffered from a fundamentally flawed Constitution that does not mandate or allow for redistribution of wealth.
But, the Supreme Court never ventured into the issues of redistribution of wealth, and of more basic issues such as political and economic justice in society. To that extent, as radical as I think people try to characterize the Warren Court, it wasn't that radical. It didn't break free from the essential constraints that were placed by the Founding Fathers in the Constitution, at least as it's been interpreted, and the Warren Court interpreted in the same way, that generally the Constitution is a charter of negative liberties. Says what the states can't do to you. Says what the federal government can't do to you, but doesn't say what the federal government or state government must do on your behalf.
West Virginia Sen. Robert C. Byrd, the longest-serving Democratic senator, on Wednesday criticized President Barack Obama’s appointment of White House “czars” to oversee federal policy, saying these executive positions amount to a power grab by the executive branch.
Byrd complained in a letter to the president that his decision to create White House offices on health care reform, urban affairs policy, and energy and climate change “can threaten the constitutional system of checks and balances. At the worst, White House staff have taken direction and control of programmatic areas that are the statutory responsibility of Senate-confirmed officials.”
Originally posted by Locoman8
All I have to say is DON'T GET THE SWINE FLU VACCINE!!! Star and flag to the OP. I'm an avid Glenn Beck watcher and supporter. I see him opening his eyes on a daily basis. He use to be really republican, almost to the extent of a Neocon but has started to change pace, became a libertarian and is starting to see how right these "conspiracy theorists" are. Good for him for opening his eyes! And kudos to him for spreading the truth about Van Jones resulting in Jones' resignation.
Originally posted by Locoman8
reply to post by mental modulator
My trust is not completely with him but he's the only one talking about anything like this in the msm. Give him that credit at least. If this is the popular thing to do, why is he the only one doing it? Why is everyone else in the msm worshipping obama?
Originally posted by Genus
First of all, i'd like to say that I don't appreciate the phrase "God given rights". You earn your 'rights' by simply existing, not from some mysterious being. Secondly, no one should really care if Mr. Obama or anyone in the Gov. like the Constitution or not. It was made by the people, for the people wasn't it? All the Gov. need to do is follow it or move out of the way for those that will. Not hard to debate IMHO.
When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
Originally posted by kingoftheworld
Obama is a snake in the grass waiting to devour American sovereignty and the Constitution. Everything this man is doing is socialism and totally wrong.
Originally posted by Matrix Rising
Glenn Beck is simply supporting the Constitution and the Founding Fathers of the country. Obama doesn't like the Constitution and this is coming from Obama himself.
The reason why Glenn Beck is right on this is because he's just talking about the Constitution. Obama and his radical friends don't like the Constitution because it restrains government and it doesn't talk about redistribution of wealth.
These are not my words or Glenn Beck's words but they are Obama's own words.