Skip to comments.Fareed Zakaria: America’s Problem is That We Love Our Constitution Too Much.(Obama's CNN advisor)
Posted on 06/02/2011 1:15:32 PM PDT by SanFranDan
Its self-fisking, but worth watching for the sheer smug idiocy of it all.
I don’t see that as a problem.
Well sure, if Americans hated our Constitution, we’d all be Democrats!;)
What does he mean ‘We’?
Americas problem is too many liberal twits who DO NOT love the Constituion..at all!
I get an error message. Bastards must have pulled it.
It must really bother him that we all don’t worship the pedophile, Mohammad.
God, I wish we could start a new nation and keep people like him out of it. Why the F*** is he here? Why did he leave Mumbai?
We're not Arab mobs clinging to rocks and the Koran while holding dear to the rationale of virginity checks for da ladies.
I have listened briefly to this dude while channel surfing over the years and he has always made me want to puke. Now I know why.
Zakaria was born in Mumbai (then Bombay), Maharashtra, India, to a Konkani Muslim mostly secular family. His father, Rafiq Zakaria, was a politician associated with the Indian National Congress and an Islamic scholar. His mother, Fatima Zakaria, was for a time the editor of the Sunday Times of India.
Zakaria attended The Cathedral and John Connon School in Mumbai. He received a B.A. degree from Yale University where he was President of the Yale Political Union, editor-in-chief of the Yale Political Monthly, and a member of the Scroll and Key society and the Party of the Right (Yale). He later earned a Ph.D. degree in Political Science from Harvard University in 1993, where he studied under Samuel P. Huntington and Stanley Hoffmann.
I wonder how much Zakaria really understands the values and vision of our Founders. The society he came from does not share them. Our Constitution is as alien to him as he is an alien to this country.
Naw, I just think we love our freedom too much.
And another utterly perfedt campaign commercial is born.
I pray that the Palin camp has a person getting the media head comments over the last few days qued up in a video editor. By the election she will be able to unleash such a devastating assault on the Msmlibs that she should at least equal RR’s landslide.
The YouTube link to the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKB4E4paX9w&feature=player_embedded
Edit - perfect
“Well sure, if Americans hated our Constitution, wed all be Democrats!;)”
Or British subjects(citizens). Or subject to the unfettered whims of an elite ruling class. Oh, wait.
Heck yeah!! Why should anyone have such regard for a piece of paper that does nothing more than guarantee your rights and your liberty from a criminal state! What a waste, right! MUCH better to just worship Hussein!!!
This from an administration that has shredded the Constitution. Gee, lets try living under it without all the Liberal/Marxist BS they have put on it. What this A-Hole wants is to be a monarch and we just subjects. THIS WHITE HOUSE REALLY BURNS ME UP. EVERYDAY ITS LETS BASH AMERICA AND ITS CULTURE.
The American Constitution is not "a" constitution. It's THE Constitution, and I love it. I am emotionally attached to it, and proud of that emotional attachment. Because in the entire known history of the human race, it is the only fundamental legal document to affirm the existence of pre-existing natural rights, and a system of government forever in deference to those natural rights.
I love the American Constitution because, despite any construction flaws, it's the literal incarnation of God's love in legal form - and the only one of its kind on planet Earth. And despite the staggering battering it has taken form the very moment of its conception, it has endured, and it still holds the world away from the abyss, and in doing so saved billions of lives.
Anyone who can't love that is already dead.
That’s your problem — not America’s.
For anyone who loves this country and believes in the value of our constitutional freedom it is their DUTY to help remove the threat of Obama and his cadre forever.
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Editor-at-Large of TIME Magazine in October 2010
So that WOULD make him an expert in failures.
As for his hint against the First Amendment (
role of money in politics being libtard code for limiting political speech), the hell with him!
And as for
parochialism, that's a two-edged sword. But it probably keeps out more bad ideas than good. In any case, most of the good policy ideas coming from the rest of the world are just our ideas, forgotten by us, and adapted by foreigners.
Translation: “I don’t understand how Y’ALL love the Constitution so much.”
Shades of the the Vichy Chicks’ “what’s so great about being patriotic anyway”.
Not to mention freedom, liberty and private property. Capitalism and free enterprise. To the left, all these things are "problems".
They even object to "Equal protection under the law"...and equal opportunity.
Personally, I'm in favor of voting their "problems" and their "objections" into oblivion...
As several commentaries recently have pointed, the Left is trying to change the meaning of American Exceptionalism to mean that conservatives believe that America is singled out by God.
The truth is that American Exceptionalism means that America was an exceptional case in 1789 (see also the Great Experiment). It was the first time that a country was formed on the basis of a shared commitment to abide by laws of man based on a founding constitution.
Until then, all countries were either monarchies or conquests. The American revolution threw off the binds of a divine right ruler and replaced them with a self-ruling government of the people.
That was what made America exceptional at the time.
The one photo that I want to see used is the one from the Tea Party rally last summer during the anti-zerocare riots,where there are 4 little old ladies facing off against the local swat team,I think it was in Ohio, with the caption ELECT DIMS And You Get DIMS!
I hate to get personal, but this guy obviously was not born in this country.
If he immigrated to America, is here legally, and wants to be a part of this nation, that’s one thing. But if he is here as part of fundamentally changing our country, I would like to invite him to move back to wherever he came from.
Is Fareed Zakaria here because he wants to be part of America, or did he move here because he wants America to be like his native country? It’s politically incorrect to ask such a question, but, he prompts such questions by his ridiculous statement.
Do I love it's liberties? You bet! Do I love that it's main purpose is to limit the powers of government in favor of the individual and state's rights? You Bet!
The constitution is supported and enforced by the judiciary which is supposed to be impartial, and in as such, unemotional and unbiased. In order to do their jobs they need to promote it's restrictions to the state and federal over-reaches. By implying hate or love in it's supporting decisions, there is no constitution, just a bad decision made with regret or optimism.
I would love to meet this idiot face-to-face and open up a beeg ol’ can of whoop arse on him. Please Lord, provide a way.....please. ;)
You're wrong - I love the first amendment under any conditions, because I know what it means, and I don't expect it to be able to independently hunt down every criminal. I trust that other ways will eventually get them, without violating any rights.
It's technical application is supported by it's mandate, not your likes or dislikes.
LOL, okay, yeah, it is. But then again, so is marriage. In other words, the concept of "mandate" covers a lot of different ground, depending on application.
You're talking about the structure, function and application of the legal status of constiutions in the running of governments. I'm talking about what makes the American Constitution unique from any other constitution. In addition, I'm stating that the invocation of natural rights as the foundation of that mandate is so singular that it is worthy of actual reverence, and is also so extraordinary that it structurally and functionally differentiates the American Constitution from all other constitutions, of necessity.
Case in point: All other constitutions deny the people sovereignty over the government. Thus, to enslave the people, they proceed in a straightforward fashion. However, it has been necessary to create an entire false government overlay in America, of administrative law privileges, to fool the people into slavery, because the American Constitution of natural rights, as written, is unbreakable. That secret double-government necessity doesn't occur anywhere else in the world, and is proof of the uniqueness of the American Constitution.