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'Deplorable' choice
Waterbury Republican-American ^ | September 13, 2008 | Editorial

Posted on 09/13/2008 1:04:50 PM PDT by Graybeard58

The National Constitutional Center in Philadelphia is dedicated to "increasing public understanding of, and appreciation for, the Constitution, its history, and its contemporary relevance." So naturally, it has named Bill Clinton its next chairman.

In "Dereliction of Duty: The Constitutional Record of President Clinton," the Cato Institute examined Mr. Clinton's record: Though he "has expressed support for an 'expansive' view of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, he has actually weakened a number of fundamental guarantees, including those of free speech and the right to trial by jury and that against double jeopardy. He has also supported retroactive taxes, gun control, and warrantless searches and seizures. The president's legal team is constantly pushing for judicial rulings that will sanction expansions of federal power. ... Clinton also claims constitutional authority to order military attacks against other countries whenever he deems it appropriate. President Clinton's record is, in a word, deplorable."

Cato's critique, by the way, covered his first term only. He went on to abuse the Constitution in other ways, such as issuing executive orders that allowed the government, as one wag put it, "to damn well do what it pleases anytime it damn well wants"; ordering federal agencies to ignore court orders not handed down by the Supreme Court; and lying under oath and obstructing justice.

His contempt for the Constitution arises from his belief it is a "living document" and thus open to whatever interpretation suits his fancy. That allowed him to ignore laws he didn't agree with, which is fundamentally unconstitutional. The die has been cast, but Bill Clinton is a poor choice to be spokesman for greater public appreciation of the Constitution.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Government
KEYWORDS: billclinton; center; clinton; constitution; constitutional; constitutionalcenter; constitutiontrashing; impeachedx42; national; ncc

1 posted on 09/13/2008 1:04:50 PM PDT by Graybeard58
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To: piytar; norton; ConservativeMind; Lurker; Mr.Smorch; pinkpanther111; BlessedBeGod; KosmicKitty; ...

Ping to a Republican-American Editorial.

If you want on or off this list, let me know.


2 posted on 09/13/2008 1:05:40 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (I'm voting for the white woman.)
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To: Graybeard58

Every time I hope we have finally gotten past the alternate-universe nightmare of the Clintonista years, something like this jumps out to bite us.

Bill Clinton as CHAIRMAN of the National Constitution Center???

Good heavens, why not appoint Vladimir Putin as “Chairman” of the “World Institute for Democratic Values”????


3 posted on 09/13/2008 1:09:18 PM PDT by Enchante ("Troopergate" = Obama Democrats Working Hard to Smear Governor Palin in a Non-Scandal)
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To: Enchante

ROFL..I could not have said it better myself...we need a petition to prevent Clinton from getting that position. How insulting to those of us who love the Constitution as it stands.


4 posted on 09/13/2008 1:12:51 PM PDT by Kackikat ( Without National Security all other issues are mute points; chaos ensues.))
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To: Graybeard58

Isn’t he banned from ever presenting a case in front of the Supreme Court? From lying under oath.


5 posted on 09/13/2008 1:35:14 PM PDT by cruise_missile ('')
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To: Graybeard58

Another gig for our impeached former president.


6 posted on 09/13/2008 1:37:44 PM PDT by Lucas McCain (No relation to John McCain)
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To: Graybeard58

Like they say, the Constitution isn’t a suicide pact. Maybe Bush can join Clinton after November.


7 posted on 09/13/2008 1:38:13 PM PDT by Wolfie
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To: Lucas McCain

And disbarred.


8 posted on 09/13/2008 1:38:34 PM PDT by Lucas McCain (No relation to John McCain)
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To: Enchante

Mind numbing!


9 posted on 09/13/2008 1:45:13 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (IF YOU ARE NOT CONSERVATIVE BY 35 YOU HAVE NO BRAIN. W CHURCHILL)
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To: Enchante

Isn’t Robt. Mugabe the Chairman of the UN Commission on Sustainable Development?? (as long as we are collecting mind boggling ironies)


10 posted on 09/13/2008 1:51:16 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (Congrasites = Congressional parasites.)
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To: Wolfie

Another of Bush’s failures: That he did not prevent this, appoint people who expose this type of “promotion” fro Clinton.

In many ways, he is “too nice” to be in power - because those who are evil take advantage of his mercy.


11 posted on 09/13/2008 1:51:35 PM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but Hillary's ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: Lucas McCain
And disbarred.

I wish it was true, but IIRC his consigliere and personal attorney David Kendall(?) arranged for his law license to be only suspended for a couple of years.

The dirtbag still belongs in prison.

12 posted on 09/13/2008 3:02:52 PM PDT by Jacquerie (All Muslims are suspect.)
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To: Graybeard58

Take a close look at the Clinton appointees and confidants. Were they people who put country first? Or were they people who had personal and, sometimes, anti-American axes to grind? A president can sell out his country’s security, and remain above the fray, by simply appointing people who will. The Los Alamos labs is only one case that leaps to mind.


13 posted on 09/13/2008 3:15:57 PM PDT by Continental Soldier
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"IIRC his consigliere and personal attorney David Kendall(?) arranged for his law license to be only suspended for a couple of years.

That was in regard to his Arkansas license...I believe disbarment from the US Supreme Court is permanent in every case.

14 posted on 09/13/2008 3:23:21 PM PDT by Niord
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To: Graybeard58
I hope to have the longevity to pi$$ on his grave. But the line will be very long and the ground will be very wet.
15 posted on 09/13/2008 3:28:07 PM PDT by Ricebug (NKP RTAFB 70/71)
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To: Ricebug
I hope to have the longevity to pi$$ on his grave. But the line will be very long and the ground will be very wet.

Without a doubt...

the infowarrior

16 posted on 09/13/2008 7:11:50 PM PDT by infowarrior (“Let the voters decide if Palin is laughable.”-Tublecane)
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