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Fareed Zakaria: Americans Love of Founders & Constitution the Reason We Canít Learn to Be Better
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Posted on 06/02/2011 5:43:30 AM PDT by Pacothecat

America Is GM Circa 1975: Obama Buddy Fareed Zakaria Bemoans Parochial Americans Love of the Founders & Constitution as the Reason We Can’t Learn to Be Better Like Other Countries


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1 posted on 06/02/2011 5:43:33 AM PDT by Pacothecat
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To: Pacothecat

Hey Fareed,

If you don’t like it, go back to whereever you came from.


2 posted on 06/02/2011 5:45:44 AM PDT by roaddog727 (It's the Constitution, Stupid!)
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Didn’t he author the book, “Post-American World” that Mullah Ozero was reading during 2008 campaign?


3 posted on 06/02/2011 5:48:47 AM PDT by newfreep (Palin/West 2012 - Bolton: Secy of State)
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To: Pacothecat

"The Post-American World" by Fareed Zakaria -- perhaps Obama's favorite book.

4 posted on 06/02/2011 5:49:05 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The USSR spent itself into bankruptcy and collapsed -- and aren't we on the same path now?)
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Fareed Zakaria: Americans Love of Founders & Constitution the Reason We Can’t Learn to Be Better

Really? Then explain how we have been better in every way since our founding, you dumba$$.


5 posted on 06/02/2011 5:51:46 AM PDT by Common Sense 101
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I’ve traveled all over the world and haven’t yet been inclined to stay anywhere but the United States. I’ve been in countries like the one I assume Farhead Zakaria came from to get to the United States; the inhabitants who speak English generally want two things from Americans: 1) alcoholic beverages, as good Muslims can’t be seen purchasing them; and 2) a green card giving them permanent residency in what Farhead Zakaria considers a backward looking country.


6 posted on 06/02/2011 5:54:17 AM PDT by laconic
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To: Pacothecat

How about a list of these “better” countries so we can see where we fall short.


7 posted on 06/02/2011 5:54:43 AM PDT by Malone LaVeigh
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20) Infiltrate the press. Get control of book review assignments, editorial writing, policy-making positions.

21) Gain control of key positions in radio, TV & motion pictures.

29) Discredit the American Constitution by calling it inadequate, old fashioned, out of step with modern needs, a hindrance to cooperation between nations on a worldwide basis.

30) Discredit the American founding fathers. Present them as selfish aristocrats who had no concern for the “common man”.

31) Belittle all forms of American culture and discourage the teaching of American history on the ground that it was only a minor part of “the big picture”: Give more emphasis to Russian history since the Communists took over.


8 posted on 06/02/2011 5:55:30 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Pacothecat
Americans don't care what Fareed or any of his camel-loving, brethren think.
9 posted on 06/02/2011 5:56:50 AM PDT by liberalh8ter
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To: Pacothecat
Really?

So... if we reject our OWN history and tradition and (like you idiots) accept the knucklehead Allah and his butt boy “Mo”, if we learn to murder each other, attack our neighbors, oppress women, brutalize children, close the schools, force OUR faith on EVERYONE under pain of death, observe pathological forms and limits of faux piety, disguise “our will-to-power” as faith, hate and KILL EVERYONE WHO IS NOT IDENTICAL TO US!!!!, etc. ...we will be ‘better’??????

10 posted on 06/02/2011 5:57:27 AM PDT by SMARTY (Conforming to non-conformity is conforming just the same.)
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To: Pacothecat

Thanks for the one sentence post /s


11 posted on 06/02/2011 6:04:31 AM PDT by upchuck (Think you know hardship? Ha! Wait till the dollar is no longer the world's reserve currency.)
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To: Pacothecat
One of the reasons Obama and his merry gang of thugs HATE the Constitution and the Founders is because they believed (and the Constitution lays out) a LIMITED government, something that had never really been tried before. As Barak himself observed, the Constitution is a document filled with limitations: On government. When one believes that what makes a country great is the government, and that the people are to be subservient to that government, and need to serve that government... Well, what you get is what they're trying to impose.

Unfortunately, with the entrenched republican commissars in DC, what we've got are 2 parties: The party of really big government, that will run your entire life, and the party of just a tiny bit smaller, really big government, that will run your entire life.

Hopefully the freshman affiliated with the Tea Party MIGHT be able to begin to roll things back. They've got their work cut out for them.

Mark Mark

12 posted on 06/02/2011 6:05:01 AM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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fufz!


13 posted on 06/02/2011 6:07:32 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open ( <o> ---)
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We only became the richest most powerful nation in the world using that document.

Maybe we should have a Constitution like who? Dunce

14 posted on 06/02/2011 6:09:22 AM PDT by scooby321
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To: liberalh8ter

“Americans don’t care what Fareed or any of his camel-loving, brethren think.”

You can say that again, twice!


15 posted on 06/02/2011 6:10:04 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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Fareed, you can take your post-American B.S. back to whatever third world crap-hole you came here from. Oh, and bring obama back with you. We don’t need third-worlders here who fundamentally want to transform OUR country.


16 posted on 06/02/2011 6:10:50 AM PDT by jersey117
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Americans Love of Founders & Constitution the Reason We Can’t Learn to Be are Better

There, fixed.

17 posted on 06/02/2011 6:11:38 AM PDT by Conscience of a Conservative
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To: Pacothecat

Fareed off


18 posted on 06/02/2011 6:13:35 AM PDT by EDINVA
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He says that we think the Constitution never needs to be changed? BS! I can think of a handful of changes I would make right away.

1. Repeal the 16th amendment.

2. Limit the interstate commerce clause to a negative power so that the federales can void state laws interfering with interstate commerce, but not have unlimited power to rule on anything that might affect it. That would probably clear out 2/3 of the current federal laws.

3. Article VI: "This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding." The wording needs to be changed to make it clear that treaties are subordinate to the Constitution and may not be used to avoid or overrule sections of it. For example, the president should not be able to sign a treaty voiding the 2nd amendment.

4. And while I'm at it with the second amendment, the explanatory first clause "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State" and either remove it or change it to something like "An armed populous, being necessary...". Too many people confuse the explanatory with restrictive and want to claim that the militia is the National Guard.

5. 14th amendment: birthright citizenship was put it so that southern states couldn't try anything sneaky to deny citizenship to former slaves based on the fact that their parents weren't citizens. Slavery is long gone and we can decide how we want to define citizenship.

6. And while we're at it with citizenship, constitutionally define what a "natural born citizen is".

7. Repeal the 16th amendment again. I think I saw it twitching.

19 posted on 06/02/2011 6:13:44 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice! Tea Party extremism is a badge of honor.)
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Who is this mangy Muslim freak and WTF is he doing in America? Americans are going to be lectured to by this guy who is fresh off the banana boat?


20 posted on 06/02/2011 6:16:16 AM PDT by dennisw (NZT - "works better if you're already smart")
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