Skip to comments.Capehart Asks How We 'Abandoned' the Constitution? Coburn Explains. Capehart Doesn't Know Art1 Sec8
Posted on 08/02/2012 5:23:26 PM PDT by maggiesnotebook
This video explains EVERYTHING wrong with media and Liberalism today. Jonathan Capehart, a writer for the Washington Post, appears on MSNBC, and quotes the TEAParty's goal to fix Washington, D.C., and especially the "abandonment of the Constitution." Then the fool asks Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) how and when that "abandonment" has happened. Coburn explains and Capehart cuts in and says he isn't familiar with Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution. Video here.
Photo: Jonathan Capehart, Washington Post Writer - Symbol of all that is wrong with Liberalism
JONATHAN CAPEHART: Sen. Coburn, its Jonathan Capehart. I want to bring you back to something you said when you first came on; you were talking about people in the Tea Party who are fed up with Washington and for the abandonment of the Constitution. Could you please tell me how and when did we abandon the Constitution?Jonathan Capehart attended Saint Benedict's Preparatory School in New Jersey - they must be so proud. Graduated Carleton College.
TOM COBURN: Yeah, I can. Go read article 1, section 8. It gives the enumerated powers and what youre seeing happen and this has been a progressive thing, the courts have abandoned the Constitution, not holding Congress within article 1, section 8 of the Constitution. This has been something that has been progressive. The American people get it. Our founders got it. The one part of the balance of power that doesnt get talk about and what youre seeing expressed through the Tea Party is the real balance of power that the founders wanted was for we the people to hold the government accountable. Thats whats going to start happening in this country. Were $16 trillion in debt. We have totally cut the legs out from underneath our kids and grandkids and now were saying theres something wrong with the people that want to get back to the thing that built this country rather than thing that tore it down.
CAPEHART: I tell you, Senator, article 1, section 8, I should know this but I dont
COBURN: Its the enumerated powers with be what the founders gave us as the authority under which we can work. The constitution is loaded with nos. Its not loaded with yesses. It tells us what we cant do, and heres what it tells us where we can. Weve so abandoned and expanded the federal government outside the range, outside the range of what our founders ever thought the federal government would have a hand in. You cant go anywhere that the federal government doesnt have involvement and wrongly so, because quite frankly, even though were well intentioned, were not very good at doing these things.
"To constitute Tribunals inferior to the Supreme Court."
June 5, 2009
Sen. Tom Coburn, who is also a medical doctor, is calling for an outright ban on the sale of cigarettes and other tobacco products.
"What we should be doing is banning tobacco," the Oklahoma Republican declared on the Senate floor during a debate on a tobacco regulation bill.
"Nobody up here has the courage to do that. It is a big business. There are millions of Americans who are addicted to nicotine.
So Senator, which section of the Constitution delegates that power to Congress?
Ken H, great comment.
I’m not familiar with Capehart. He strikes me as a gay black man who thinks he can lecture Republicans on the Constitution. He seems like some sort of “constitutional law professor from Chicago” who is utterly unqualified for the role he is attempting to play. But perhaps he’s not from Chicago.
The late Sen. Paul Wellstone came from there as a prof. 'Nuff said.
Jonathan Capehart attended Saint Benedict’s Preparatory School in New Jersey - they must be so proud. Graduated Carleton College.
Maybe, he can get a refund.
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