Thank You Barack Obama for Restoring Honor To The Presidency.
President Obama will rank as one of our greatest presidents!
"Never fear. Him is here" - Captain Chaos (Dom DeLuise), Cannonball Run
Mace Windu: Then our worst fears have been realized. We must move quickly if the Jedi Order is to survive.
"If your opponent is of choleric temperament, seek to irritate him." - Sun Tzu
Sure is a good thing we have those courts to rule when the president does something blatantly unconstitutional, otherwise we'd have to worry about the chief executive doing things like ordering torture, destroying mountains of questionably incriminating emails, selectively enforcing the laws passed by congress and refusing to elucidate just what the **** he's been doing to the people this republic had empowered to investigate potential malfeasance. "Nu-uh! Executive privilege!"
Nice to know that all these things get the constitution's stamp of approval, and that this was exactly how the founding fathers intended our country to run.
Isn't it the president's job to uphold the constitution? 'Cuz I'm pretty sure there's something about that in the oath one takes to become the president. Hasn't every member of the armed forces sworn defend, from enemies foreign and domestic, that "goddamned piece of paper"? And don't they swear to do that even before swearing to obey the commander in chief?Originally Posted by jallman
The president saying the constitution is "just a goddamned piece of paper" is tantamount to the pope saying the bible is just a goddamned book. The fact that he said it in the heat of the moment is a very good indication of where his base impulses lead him when not he doesn't exert the effort to moderated them.
If so, then supporting a push for this constitutional amendment is not in and of itself against the constitutional spirit because it is doing so through a method set out by the constitution.
Now, I could perhaps agree with you that it violates the theory behind some portions of the constitution, but even that is questionable as the constitution DID give some rights to the federal government over the state so its hard to say that its against constitutional theory to well...give rights to the government instead of the state.
All that being said, I am against this amendment and hope it never passes.
You down with TPP?