“To maintain the ascendancy of the Constitution over the lawmaking majority is the great and essential point on which the success of the [American] system must depend; unless that ascendancy can be preserved, the necessary consequence must be that the laws will supersede the Constitution; and, finally, the will of the Executive, by influence of its patronage, will supersede the laws …”
– John C. Calhoun (1782-1850)
The above quote bySouth Carolina’s own John C. Calhoun almost two centuries ago describes pretty much where we are today, don’t you think?
We have a president and people under him that have:
And those examples are only the tip of the iceberg.
The Democrats in Congress didn’t pay any attention to the Constitution when they enacted the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, fondly known as Obamacare. No surprise there, because it seems the Constitution seldom plays in anything they enact.
Heck, Nancy Pelosi incredulously responded to a reporter that asked her if PPACA was Constitutional: “Are you serious? Are you serious?” Actually, yes, we’re as serious as a freaking heart attack, Madame.
So, I suppose the recent unusual (or at least, unexpected) SCOTUS decision on Obamacare, where the majority ruled that it is Constitutional, and that the individual mandate is merely a tax that Congress has authority to legislate, calls into question the very future of our Constitution as a go-by in crafting laws that we all (except Congress and gazillions of other government workers) have to abide by.
So, back to the question: Do We Deserve This?
Yes, I’m afraid we do: For being a lazy electorate in 2008; for not vetting the guy we ended up with; for falling for an empty suit with empty promises and silky words delivered via ubiquitous teleprompters; for some staying home because they weren’t happy with the Republican ticket; for continually returning to Congress people that should have been kicked out years ago. Yes, I’m afraid we deserve everything we’ve gotten.
People everywhere are saying that the election this November may be the most consequential of our life time. I happen to agree. We must vote the Choomer-in-Chief out of office, and along with him will go, not so silently into the night, all of his appointed minions, czars and enablers. We must increase the Republican majority in the House and take back the Senate, not with RINO’s but with real conservatives. The ones defeated will all leave eventually but, sadly, only after we’re subjected to one final orgy of more lawlessness and contemptuous actions during the lame duck period. After the cancers are gone, or at least in remission, we have to work harder than ever to hold all of the new ones to their oath, that being each will have sworn to protect and defend the Constitution.
VOTE, and get your friends and family to vote, in November!