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Fareed Zakaria: America’s Problem is That We Love Our Constitution Too Much.(Obama's CNN advisor)
Patterico.com ^ | 6/2/11 | Aaron Worthing

Posted on 06/02/2011 1:15:32 PM PDT by SanFranDan

It’s self-fisking, but worth watching for the sheer smug idiocy of it all.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: antiamericanism; constitution; cultureofcorruption; fareedzakaria; islamicimperialism; sedition

1 posted on 06/02/2011 1:15:38 PM PDT by SanFranDan
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To: SanFranDan

I don’t see that as a problem.


2 posted on 06/02/2011 1:17:10 PM PDT by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: SanFranDan

Well sure, if Americans hated our Constitution, we’d all be Democrats!;)


3 posted on 06/02/2011 1:19:00 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: SanFranDan
Anyone that has that opinion of one of the greatest documents in the history of mankind does not have the right to use the words “we” and “our” when discussing it, because it sounds like he wants to unburden himself of the freedoms that it guarantees us as a people.
4 posted on 06/02/2011 1:21:18 PM PDT by Tonytitan
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To: SanFranDan

What does he mean ‘We’?


5 posted on 06/02/2011 1:21:57 PM PDT by AU72
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To: SanFranDan
yes, we are also way too enamored with our liberty. That presents a huge problem for a tyrannical government.
6 posted on 06/02/2011 1:22:54 PM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: SanFranDan

Americas problem is too many liberal twits who DO NOT love the Constituion..at all!


7 posted on 06/02/2011 1:23:19 PM PDT by 95B30 ( The Professional Left: "Their morals are crooked, their take logic is flawed, their honor is stolen)
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To: AU72

I get an error message. Bastards must have pulled it.


8 posted on 06/02/2011 1:23:38 PM PDT by ZULU (Lindsey Graham is a nanometrical pustule of pusillanimous putrescence)
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To: SanFranDan

It must really bother him that we all don’t worship the pedophile, Mohammad.


9 posted on 06/02/2011 1:23:43 PM PDT by B4Ranch (Allowing Islam into America is akin to injecting yourself with AIDS to prove how tolerant you are...)
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To: SanFranDan

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?


10 posted on 06/02/2011 1:24:29 PM PDT by Clock King (Ellisworth Toohey was right: My head's gonna explode.)
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To: SanFranDan
Fareed Zakaria is the token “moderate muslim” that the media trots out everytime they want to demonstrate that Islam is a religion of peace, etc. Or as Joe Biden might say, Fareed Zakaria is clean and articulate. You can wrap a Islamofascist, Israel/America Hating message into a “clean articulate” package but that won't change what it is.
11 posted on 06/02/2011 1:24:44 PM PDT by apillar
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To: SanFranDan
One does not love or hate, or emotionally respond to a constitution. It is a framework by which we are to live with certainty as real as up, down, black, white, zero or one. To imply it's an emotional construct is nuts.

We're not Arab mobs clinging to rocks and the Koran while holding dear to the rationale of virginity checks for da ladies.

12 posted on 06/02/2011 1:25:47 PM PDT by blackdog (The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop)
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To: SanFranDan

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.


13 posted on 06/02/2011 1:25:47 PM PDT by Kahuna
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To: SanFranDan

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.

14 posted on 06/02/2011 1:26:37 PM PDT by kabar
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To: nolongerademocrat

Naw, I just think we love our freedom too much.


15 posted on 06/02/2011 1:27:00 PM PDT by derllak
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To: SanFranDan

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.


16 posted on 06/02/2011 1:28:06 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: SanFranDan

The YouTube link to the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKB4E4paX9w&feature=player_embedded


17 posted on 06/02/2011 1:28:44 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: Norm Lenhart

Edit - perfect


18 posted on 06/02/2011 1:28:58 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: SanFranDan

“Well sure, if Americans hated our Constitution, we’d all be Democrats!;)”

Or British subjects(citizens). Or subject to the unfettered whims of an elite ruling class. Oh, wait.


19 posted on 06/02/2011 1:32:54 PM PDT by swain_forkbeard (Rationality may not be sufficient, but it is necessary.)
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To: SanFranDan

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!!!


20 posted on 06/02/2011 1:33:45 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: SanFranDan

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.


21 posted on 06/02/2011 1:36:46 PM PDT by Exton1
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To: blackdog
One does not love or hate, or emotionally respond to a constitution. To imply it's an emotional construct is nuts.

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.

22 posted on 06/02/2011 1:48:02 PM PDT by Talisker (When you find a turtle on top of a fence post, you can be damn sure it didn't get there on its own.)
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To: SanFranDan

hahahahahahahahahaha


23 posted on 06/02/2011 1:52:21 PM PDT by therightliveswithus
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To: SanFranDan

That’s your problem — not America’s.


24 posted on 06/02/2011 1:54:49 PM PDT by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL (******************* Provide for the common defense)
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To: kabar

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.


25 posted on 06/02/2011 1:55:19 PM PDT by Baynative (Truth is treason in an empire of lies)
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To: SanFranDan

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26 posted on 06/02/2011 1:57:05 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine (One of these days, Alice....one of these days.....POW!! Right in the kisser!!!!)
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To: SanFranDan

Editor-at-Large of TIME Magazine in October 2010

So that WOULD make him an expert in failures.


27 posted on 06/02/2011 2:01:43 PM PDT by DManA
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To: SanFranDan
There is no room for argument on his point about the 14,000 page tax code. The 16th Amendment is a festering boil upon the Constitution.

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.

28 posted on 06/02/2011 2:04:49 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: SanFranDan

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”.


29 posted on 06/02/2011 2:05:45 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (We are living in the Error of Obama. Put someone else in charge on election day 2012.)
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To: Talisker
So many people on the left seem to see the Constitution as a "problem". These same people tend to see "Christianity" as a "problem". Along with the "Judeo-Christian ethic". And "puritan work ethic".

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...

30 posted on 06/02/2011 2:08:12 PM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance On Parade)
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To: SanFranDan
What he's saying is that he has a problem with the concept of American Exceptionalism.

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.

-PJ

31 posted on 06/02/2011 2:13:29 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (Everyone's Irish on St. Patrick's Day, Mexican on Cinco de Mayo, and American on Election Day.)
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To: Norm Lenhart

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!


32 posted on 06/02/2011 2:25:11 PM PDT by mapmaker77
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To: SanFranDan

bkmk


33 posted on 06/02/2011 2:26:54 PM PDT by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: AU72

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.


34 posted on 06/02/2011 2:34:30 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Talisker
It's technical application is supported by it's mandate, not your likes or dislikes. I'm sure you do not love it's first amendment and it's application to cases such as protests at military funerals or when Sid Blumenthal tells lies in front of cameras about grand jury questioning. It's that safety of steering clear of empathy or emotional support which makes it so valuable. I do not diminish it's value to our society, which goes far beyond love or emotion.

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.

35 posted on 06/02/2011 2:47:14 PM PDT by blackdog (The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop)
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To: SanFranDan

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. ;)


36 posted on 06/02/2011 2:57:44 PM PDT by Dawgreg (Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.)
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To: blackdog
I'm sure you do not love it's first amendment and it's application to cases such as protests at military funerals or when Sid Blumenthal tells lies in front of cameras about grand jury questioning.

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.

37 posted on 06/02/2011 3:26:09 PM PDT by Talisker (When you find a turtle on top of a fence post, you can be damn sure it didn't get there on its own.)
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To: SanFranDan

bfl


38 posted on 06/02/2011 5:19:26 PM PDT by tutstar
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