Reason ^ | July 19, 2012 | Andrew Napolitano
Posted on Friday, July 20, 2012 11:16:16 PM by neverdem
The greatest distinguishing factor between countries in which there is some freedom and those where authoritarian governments manage personal behavior is the Rule of Law. The idea that the very laws that the government is charged with enforcing could restrain the government itself is uniquely Western and was accepted with near unanimity at the time
of the creation of the American Republic. Without that concept underlying the exercise of governmental power, there is little hope for freedom………..
I do not understand the mindset of a United States Congressman or Senator, of either Party, who would so publicly and readily not only abdicate their responsibility to follow the Constitution, but sit back and without a fight or so much as a show of false indignation, allow another branch of Government to usurp their powers and render them meaningless.
Gunny G: Reader Response…
(see additional reader responses, article, pics, etc…@ link)
so…will THIS be the final kick in the @$$ the sleeping giant/drunk needs?????
Frankly, I doubt it!
Gunny G: I Always Say The Reader Responses Are AT Least AsGood As The Article Itself! (Scroll Down For responses–this one previously posted here…)
Dictator Obama Issues New Threat to Supreme Court over ObamaCare
Canada Free Press ^ | May 5, 2012 | Sher Zieve
Posted on Monday, May 07, 2012 8:39:44 AM by kbobdelux
Dictator Obama Issues New Threat to Supreme Court over ObamaCare
In his latest display of his full USA federal government dictatorship over both the American people and the former co-branches of government, Dictator Obama is warning the Supreme Court to either rule in his favor or face severe consequences………
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Perry vows real change if elected (“Uproot Washington” – red meat speech coming Tuesday)
Beaumont Enterprise ^ | November 14, 2011 | Mike Glover
Posted on Tuesday, November 15, 2011 4:54:11 AM by Cincinatus’ Wife
…[Perry] vowed to “uproot the three branches of government and overhaul government.
“They each have contributed to the demise of America,” Perry said. Perry has scheduled an Iowa speech on Tuesday where he plans to lay out details of his overhaul. But he told the activists it will be sweeping and form the basis of the case he will make to activists who will show up for Jan. 3 precinct caucuses.
Speaker Boehner’s office not surprised Obama keeps ‘czars’ (Obama: I won’t follow budget provision)
The Hill ^ | 04/16/11 | Erik Wasson
Posted on Saturday, April 16, 2011 12:03:57 PM by Qbert
Boehner’s office is not surprised Obama found a way to circumvent Congress, according to a staffer.
“It’s good to be king, particularly if you are a president who wants to impose more infringements on that which shall not be infringed” ~ Forcible citizen disarmament by fiat: When separation of powers gets in the way
It’s good to be king, particularly if you are a president who wants to impose more infringements on that which shall not be infringed, and Congress is disinclined to play along.
As President of the United States, that would be or should be a problem, because the separation of powers built into the structure of our government splits power among the three branches of government and no–not Sen. Schumer’s “three branches of government”, but for a king who rules by decree, it’s as easy as, “Stroke of the pen.
Law of the Land. Kinda cool.”According to the Huffington Post‘s Sam Stein, that’s what King Barack the First . . .er, President Obama is looking at now:Faced with a Congress hostile to even slight restrictions of Second Amendment rights, the Obama administration is exploring potential changes to gun laws that can be secured strictly through executive action, administration officials say.
This will doubtless greatly please New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, whose Mayors Against Illegal Guns group suggested just such a course of action well over a year ago. Salon magazine also likes the idea, as discussed here back in January:
more at examiner.com …
How quickly did he forget? He swore an oath. it was completely unforced. To faithfully execute the office of the presidency, he swore it you heard it, I heard it
If he didn’t want the job as it is prescribed, he shouldn’t have taken it.
He swore to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.
So how in God’s name does a person swear that oath before God but after attaining the office he then works to destroy the very thing he swore to protect?
In our Constitutional Republic, we are governed by three co-equal branches of government each branch has its role defined very narrowly by the Constitution as a precaution against any one branch assuming un-prescribed power thereby creating a tyrannous regime.
Read more at creatingorwellianworld-view-alaphiah.blogspot.com …
HOW HAS THE JUDICIAL BRANCH BECOME SO POWERFUL?by JB WilliamsThe third branch of government was intended to be kept in check by the other three, which includes “We the People“Nov. 5, 2010 — When running down the laundry list of modern threats to freedom and liberty in America, atop that list is the corrupt and anti-constitution nature of today’s judicial branch.
Without a genuine respect for the rule of law and reverence for the supreme law of this land inside the judicial branch, JFK is right – an absence of peaceful solutions will always result in violent revolution.When governments fear the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government. – Thomas Jefferson
JUST HOW MANY CROOKS ARE THERE IN GOVERNMENT? HOW MANY CAN WE OUST NEXT WEEK?
by Ron Ewart
“It is said that power corrupts, but actually it’s more true that power attracts the corruptible. The sane are usually attracted by other things than power.” – David Brin
The Founding Fathers went to great lengths to limit the buildup of centralized power. First, they limited the powers of the federal government to 17 enumerated powers, as delineated in Article I, Section 8 of the U. S. Constitution. They went even further to limit centralized power by establishing the “Separation of Powers” doctrine, such that the executive, legislative and judicial branches of the federal government were designed to hold each of the other branches in check. But the final check on centralized power came in the form of the 9th and 10th Amendments, granting ALL OTHER rights and powers to the states and the people.
EXCERPT ONLY ~ CONTINUES @ LINK…
By Timothy N. Baldwin, JD.
July 17, 2010
There is no question that the United States Constitution was considered to be an EXPERIMENT. The Federalists and Anti-Federalists alike admitted it was an experiment, and it has been described as such ever since. Evidently, Americans use the term not knowing what it actually means or implies. So, what was it that made this form of government experimental? Before answering the question, let us initially identify what was NOT unique about the U.S. Constitution–aspects that many probably consider to exhibit the unique and singular greatness of the U.S. Constitution, but in reality, are not unique at all and were in fact borrowed.
First, the separation of powers in the federal government was not new. That element of government had been around literally since Moses governed Israel in Canaan. Great Britain exercised a separation of powers as well: executive power in the Monarch, legislative power in Parliament and judicial power in the courts.
Second, that the form was a democratic-republic was not new. The European states and countries had exercised self-government to a greater degree than just about any other people in the history of the world. Thirdly, the experiment was not in having a bill of rights. Such an acknowledgement of people’s rights had existed in the European countries since the Magna Charta in 1215. Neither did the experiment lie in such components as term limits, voting, limited government authority, a two-house congress and the like. All of these had been well established throughout the governments of the world. All of those aspects were a given, but were only debated in terms of preference and compromise.