Skip to comments.Can An American Who Believes in the US Constitution, Be Elected President of the USA?
Posted on 03/21/2011 12:39:44 PM PDT by pinochet
There is an old joke that circulates among right-wing libertarians, which says that any American President who attempts to govern according to the US constitution, would be impeached. But the America of today, makes the founding fathers turn over in their graves.
The last American President to govern according to the constitution, was William Howard Taft (1909 - 1913). Taft was later appointed as the Chief Justice of the United States in 1921, by President Warren G. Harding.
Woodrow Wilson (1913 - 1921) turned America from a Republic into a global empire, similar to the Roman Empire. He imposed the income tax on the American people, and also pushed through the Federal Reserve Act, which lead to the weakening of the American dollar over the following decades. He sent young American men to die in a useless war in Europe (World War One), the first time that America had intervened in a European War. Woodrow Wilson's participation in World War One caused the horrible conditions in Germany, that led to the rise of Hitler.
America was not established as a nation that was to give free stuff to people, using other people's money. But today, welfare, prescription drugs, medicare, etc, are seen as "civil rights". The unconstitutional health bill is now part of American law. If any President tried to limit government spending, to create a lean federal government, as the founders had intended, Congress would impeach him.
...after four years of the Marxist clown doctor, Bugs Bunny could get elected.
Let’s take our country back then now, rein in the Federal Reserve, have a mature discussion about the income tax, about empire and what it’s done to the founder’s country, our country, and impeach the miscreant occupying Taft’s old office.
The others wore kneepads, fore and/or aft ... didn't make a difference.
Does anyone really believe zero was truly elected ?
“rein in the Federal Reserve”
I disagree. Beat it to death.
Either we keep doing what we're doing and end up in an uncontrolled crash with millions of casualties and an irrevocably broken society, or else we intentionally rein in the government, reduce spending dramatically, but in a controlled fashion, and risk many thousands of casualties to re-create the type of society we were meant to have.
I say Cry Havoc and let slip the dogs. I don't want the future to "happen" in a collapse. I want a Patriot to steer us into a brighter future.
Liberals say that the real constitution would re-impose slavery. So we must be rule by the progressive evolving constitution that allows the government to force you to buy Obama-care, but forbids state voters (or their representatives) from passing laws against homosexual activity.
Good article, but though I agree Taft was a Constitutional stalwart, I would take issue with him being the _last_ Constitutional President. What about Silent Cal?
“I disagree. Beat it to death.”
Heh, that’s what I get for trying to be diplomatic. I’m all for going all Andy Jackson all over it.
Yeah, let’s go all Andy Jackson on the B.U.S. on it. Well said.
Hell, a true Constitutionalist wouldn't even win a poll on Free Republic.
I think you are so right. Whatever happens, your well-crafted words above may haunt me the rest of my life.
Woodrow Wilson (1913 - 1921) turned America from a Republic into a global empire, similar to the Roman Empire
By Wilson’s time, 1 to 3 generations of voters had been indoctrinated in our modern socialist-modeled government schools.
Government schools ( by **definition**) are socialist-funded, collectivist managed by voting mob school boards, and compulsory. While at first they offered up a generic and lukewarm Protestantism, by my grandmother’s day ( born 1894) they were godlessly secular with a sprinkle of prayer in the morning.
So.....If children are indoctrinated in socialist, collectivist, godless, compulsory, and voter mob managed schools they **WILL**WILL**WILL** become comfortable with socialism, collectivism, godlessness, government compulsion, and voter mob control of their lives, and even their deaths ( Death Panels).
Wilson, the IRS, the federal reserve, usurpation of large tracts of land for federal parks, feminism, unions, direct election of Senators, and FDR’s New Deal was INEVITABLE!
No one should be surprised that Death Panels are casting a long shadow over our future.
(By the way, we know what Christ does with the lukewarm. He spits them out of His mouth!_)
This is really scary. The marxist clown doctor is the incumbent. That alone makes him the favorite in 2012.
If not then the American experiment is dead.
>>>What about Silent Cal?
Calvin Coolidge was a great President. But by the time he took over, the American Presidency had become an imperial Presidency. Coolidge did a great job as President, and had the discipline to restrain himself from using the immense power that he had.
But a President’s power is supposed to be restrained by the constitution, not by his discretion to avoid using his immense power.
1) We **MUST** shut down every government K-12 school in the nation!
**ALL** of them by definition are socialist, collectivist managed, godless in their worldview, and are compulsory in funding and attendance! Simply by attending our future voters become comfortable with socialism, voter mob control of their lives, government compulsion, and they learn to think and reason godlessly.
2) As conservatives we MUST find ways to have complete separation of school and state.
3) As conservatives we MUST see that every child in this nation has access to a **private** and conservative education that fully supports the child's specific Judeo Christian belief and our nation's founding principles.
4) Charles Murray is right! We should move toward credential exams so that fewer young people will have the need to attend Marxist colleges. Credentialing exams could even be used for major parts of the education needed in the professions.
5) Work on completely privatizing all colleges and universities.
6) Through our alumni associations and other means thoroughly reform our nation's colleges and universities. We need **complete** separation of school and state.
7) We should abandon Prussian-model and prison-like methods of schooling which teach children to be good little prisoners of the prevailing authority.
8) Our nation's children should experience the education settings enjoyed by our Founding Fathers: homeschooling, neighborhood dame schools in the homes of neighbors, one room schools organized by parents, selective private tutoring, home school co-ops, apprenticeships, and home-based academies to prepare the brightest for entrance into college by the **early** teens.