Obama and the Constitution

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    1. Although Obama claims to be a constitutional scholar, he has never published a single scholarly article or book, although he was a lecturer at the University of Chicago. He subscribes to the Progressive liberal view that the Constitution “ is not a static but rather a living document, and must be read in the context of an ever changing world.” Got a problem with the Constitution? - USATODAY.com


    2. He did not teach, and seems to have no knowledge of the structural aspects of the Constitution, such as the separation of powers, or of the nature of executive power.

    a. Obama taught the equal protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, the liberal’s favorite clause, and the pretext for many of the radical Supreme Court rulings of the Warren Court era. Barack Obama, Constitutional Ignoramus | Power Line

    b. The other courses he taught were “Racism and the Law” and voting rights. Politics | Kagan: From a mock Supreme Court to the real thing | Seattle Times Newspaper



    3. “In a Sept. 6, 2001, interview with Chicago Public Radio station WBEZ-FM, Mr. Obama noted that the Supreme Court under Chief Justice Earl Warren "never ventured into the issues of redistribution of wealth and sort of more basic issues of political and economic justice in this society," and "to that extent as radical as I think people tried to characterize the Warren Court, it wasn't that radical." He also noted that the Court "didn't break free from the essential constraints that were placed by the Founding Fathers in the Constitution, at least as it has been interpreted." That is to say, he noted that the U.S. Constitution as written is only a guarantee of negative liberties from government -- and not an entitlement to a right to welfare or economic justice.” Obama's 'Redistribution' Constitution - WSJ.com

    a. Those ‘constraints’ include protections of private property, and individual liberty. Based on this, how can Mr. Obama live up to the oath of President: to "preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution"?



    4. At a March 30, 2007, campaign fundraiser, then-candidate Barack Obama stated "I was a constitutional law professor, which means unlike the current president, I actually respect the Constitution."

    a. Of course, he immediately continued the practice of ‘signing statements.” Remember this: “ We’re not going to use signing statements as a way of doing an end run around Congress.” Obama to add signing statement to defense authorization opposing McCain-Levin amendment « Hot Air

    b. Then, afraid of the court's view of ObamaCare: "I'm confident that the Supreme Court will not take what would be an unprecedented, extraordinary step of overturning a law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically elected Congress. And I'd just remind conservative commentators that for years what we've heard is, the biggest problem on the bench was judicial activism or a lack of judicial restraint."

    c. “Seriously, Mr. President? The Supreme Court (or, as he's referred to them, "an unelected group of people") doesn't have the authority to strike down acts of Congress that violate the Constitution? For a supposed former "constitutional law professor," these statements betray a shocking level of ignorance about the concept of judicial review and the 1803 case, Marbury v. Madison, that enshrined it in American jurisprudence.” Legally Speaking: President Obama, time for a refresher course on Constitutional Law" | Southeast Texas Record

    d. In the State of the Union Address, President Obama said: “We find unity in our incredible diversity, drawing on the promise enshrined in our Constitution: the notion that we are all created equal…. As the Internet meme goes these days: FAIL! Uh, uh, uh, — that “notion” was enshrined in our Declaration of Independence, third paragraph, first sentence. One would think that this alleged professor of “Constitutional Law” at the University of Chicago Law School would have noticed such a simple, yet substantial, error.” Texas Insider » State of the Union: Obama v. Constitution



    5. In a way, Mr.Obama has done the nation a great favor by reviving public interest in the Constitution, and specifically the clauses, spelling out the “few and defined” powers, as James Madison put it, of the federal government. And that is what the Tea Party movement is about!

    a. The election of 2012 could mark the end of a Progressive century,- from Woodrow Wilson, 1912- and a return to an older, sounder constitutional order. It is a reminder that the Constitution begins “We the people…”

    Above from "The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Presidents," Steven Hayward



    So, the resume of the President with the thinnest record of achievement of any modern President, got even thinner.

    November....the choice is clear.
     
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    Why am I not surprised.....
     
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    Because you are a hack?
     
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    "Leave Obama ALONE!!"
     
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    Daveman! You pussy!
     
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    I'm sure it makes you feel better about your own inadequacies (like being utterly unable to defend Obama's lack of basic understanding of the Constitution) to mindlessly lash out so.
     
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    Should be easy to refute, then, huh?

    Hop to it.
     
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    You might improve your reputation if you stick to usage of terms you can actually define.

    Could you point out the "ton of speculation...."?
     
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    Are you really so lonely that you post knowing in advance that you are no more than comic relief?


    To the point: perhaps you don't realize that it can't be 'speculation' since it is rich with direct quotes.....


    So sad: Just ten more points on your I.Q., and you could have gotten a job as a seeing-eye person for a blind dog.


    Has Jodie Foster responded to your notes?
     

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