There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.... John Rogers
Under one of their enumerated powers, Congress passed the Oil Pollution Act which gives the President the aforementioned authority. Everytime I heard that stupid question being asked and heard callers agree with the likes of Rush, Hannity, Levin, Borks and Coulter, I just shook my head and asked, "Surely their 'educated' listeners aren't that stupid? But your repeat of this same foolish question makes me think maybe some of you are.
Last edited by Objective Voice; 03-18-11 at 06:56 PM.
Because there's no point in having a written Constitution if its not going to be obeyed?
Because deviating from the Constitution is the cause of all the problems this nation has had in the last 100 years?
All of the above, those were rethorical questions.
Oh! LOOK AT THAT! You forgot to say that the Constitution places limits on the laws Congress is allowed to write, it places limits on the aspects of the country Congress can write laws about, and it makes it perfectly clear that if the Constitution does not specifically grant Congress the authority to do something, Congress does not, in fact, have the authority to do it.This document gives Congress the authority to write laws
Some of the things the Constitution does not give Congress permission to do is create a national pension scheme, a national health care scheme, a national education scheme, or a national radio corporation.
So? They wrote a law they lacked the authority to enact. That's all there is to that.and the law that they wrote authorizing public broadcasting is the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967.
Well, since you yourself just admitted the authority isn't in the Constitution but you don't care, when can we expect you to throw in your support for hereditary monarchy in the US? That's not allowed in the Constitution either, but you just said that doesn't matter.It's the same stupid argument Conservatives used in their attempt to condemn the President's authority to establish the trust fund for BP to pay for lost income and repair damanges caused by the oil spill. "Where in the Constitution does it give Obama the authority to do that," the talking heads kept asking. Well, it's not there. But...
So, first you say the Constitution does not grant the Congress the power to do something, then you turn around and claim it does.Under one of their enumerated powers, Congress passed the Oil Pollution Act which gives the President the aforementioned authority.
Can you figure out which position you wish to take? No one else can do that for you.
Hmmm...it doesn't look like anyone has flagged your post for ad hominem nastiness. But I'm not going to bother, you've already demonsrated your inability to support your position.Everytime I heard that stupid question being asked and heard callers agree with the likes of Rush, Hannity, Levin, Borks and Coulter, I just shook my head and asked, "Sure their 'educated listeners' aren't that stupid? But your repeat of this same foolish question makes me think maybe some of you are.
Nothing could demonstrate the power of true democracy more than the freedom of people to express their desires by spending or witholding funds from a given enterprise.
Nothing can demonstrate the fear the left has towards true democracy than their need to deny people their freedom to express that choice.
So a statist.....listening to statist radio......decides everything the state says is 100% true.It was an interesting and informative couple of hours that didn't *GASP* once mention "death panels," and other faulty misconceptions. It's great when a station does not have an agenda. Like Americans, we have our own publicly funded radio (CBC) and if my government decided to scrap it, I would be one of the first on Parliament Hill to protest.
The Democrat Party holds the purse strings of PBS and NPR.......and PBS and NPR dont have an agenda?
.......I mean you seriously believe this?