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Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr Wants to Suspend Constitution
Townhall.com ^ | October 15, 2011 | Jeff Carter

Posted on 10/15/2011 11:13:46 AM PDT by Kaslin

History is a tough thing. There are so many adages. History repeats itself. If you don’t remember history you are doomed. We have a history together.

You may or may not know, but I am on the board of the National World War Two Museum in New Orleans, Louisiana. Lots of people say it’s “an honor” to do this or that, but to me this is an amazing privilege and opportunity to do something good for some people, and my country.

James Altucher and other popular bloggers say you need to bleed a little when you blog. Maybe I haven’t done enough bleeding. But I’ll bleed a little here.

I hooked up with the museum via a friend of mine who is also on the board. Funny thing is, I have been interested in World War Two my entire life. I read, no devoured, books about it. In fifth grade, I gave a speech about it in front of my class.

You know those tests that you take to figure out what the hell you want to do with your life in high school? I took one. In the top three things on the list for me was “cadet at a military academy”.

My first college: US Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. Got a basketball scholarship to go there. Dropped out after Beast Barracks. One of the more stupider things I have done in my life. As the car drove away from the Academy, I knew I had made a huge mistake that in some ways I have not forgiven myself for today.

Instead of failing, I created failure. Big difference. Fast forward 30 years to today.

This opportunity came up for me in my life. I serve on a board with some really neat people. But you don’t have to serve on the board to help. Keep reading, you’ll see how. I need some answers.

One of the things that history museums have difficulty doing is connecting with the future. How do you do it?

I truly believe that of all the conflicts that the world has seen among man, World War Two was one of, if not the most important. Even though it happened seventy years ago, it affects the kids that are going to be born tomorrow. How do you make it alive for today? What would you teach them? How do you make a museum relevant for them? How do you get them to interact with history and get the word out? I don’t know the answers. I leave it to you, the reader, to give me suggestions.

What do you think?

As a board member, I get the chance to hear stories. Truly, you cannot believe some of the things that I have seen and heard. Not necessarily gross battle stories. We hear those. But more stories of hope. I get the chance to touch history that few get the opportunity to do. I met a women that was an integral part of the French Resistance. I got to meet Walt Ehlers. I took him on the floor of the CME unannounced and trading stopped. People hugging him. A genuine outpouring of emotion. When he gets to Chicago, I get the chance to spend some time with him. How lucky is that? But, more importantly, how can other people(you) get the chance to spend time with a person like Walt without him being there? Without being able to interact and touch him? How can they be touched by Walt? Or, their great grandparents may have been soldiers that didn’t earn medals. How can they appreciate the sacrifice, and what they did even though those citizen soldiers are no longer walking among us?

I ask you-what about today? What would you do? How would you communicate the story, and more importantly, how would you engage people?

The other ghost that always dances in the background is the almighty dollar. These things don’t run for free. Museums need to raise money to meet their budgets and carry out their missions.

How do you engage people across the world, and raise money to support the museum, all at the same time? Raising money is tough because the “money raising game” is so crowded.

We are losing 700-900 WW2 vets per day. How do we get this built before they all become memories, just like the soldiers of the Civil and Revolutionary Wars? Or Caesar’s legions? As MacArther said, “Old soldiers never die, they just fade away.” In some ways I don’t think he was referring to himself. He was referring to the lessons of history. The battles those soldiers fought for whatever they were fighting for…those fade. At least I can confidently say, American soldiers went to battle to fight for freedom. Even in unpopular wars, they laid down their lives for the cause of freedom. Not to get more taxes or take imperial territory. So that’s a good thing-even if the death that happens during wars is terrible. Building this museum is too important for me to fail at. I am not going to do that. So, I ask, what would you do?

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By the way, the museum gets very little government money. It’s run just like a start up. Most of the money is private donations. The other unique thing about it is the fact that they situated it in New Orleans. The reason they did that is Nick Mueller and Stephen Ambrose were best friends and professors of history at the University of New Orleans. Eisenhower said the Higgins boat won the war for us. Higgins boats were built in New Orleans. Ironically, my grandfather was a welder in the New Orleans shipyard during World War Two. That’s why it is where it is.

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Jesse Jackson Jr. wants to suspend elections….

Expectedly, the jobless situation hasn’t changed.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: constitution; dictatorship; jessejacksonjr; philipdru; progressivism

1 posted on 10/15/2011 11:13:50 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Impeach, or recall him.


2 posted on 10/15/2011 11:15:29 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Kaslin

Suspend my butt. He wants to suspend something, suspend his office.


3 posted on 10/15/2011 11:18:29 AM PDT by RC2
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To: Kaslin

Ummm?


4 posted on 10/15/2011 11:19:51 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer ("Greed" is wanting everything and demanding that somebody else pay for it.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

He is proposing hiring all the unemployed, bailing out the states and the cities for $804 billion dollars. I think what the congressman doesn’t realize is that we are already paying the unemployed, but constantly extending unemployment benefits and adding people to welfare rolls. The expenditures from Dept of Labor and HHS have exploded as a result.


5 posted on 10/15/2011 11:20:47 AM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: Kaslin

suspend it? when was they last time they actually followed it?

It’s been ignored for years.


6 posted on 10/15/2011 11:20:59 AM PDT by cableguymn
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To: Kaslin

Wha....??? Aaaaa...well, OK.


7 posted on 10/15/2011 11:25:58 AM PDT by SgtBob (Freedom is not for the faint of heart. Semper Fi!)
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To: RC2

Bump


8 posted on 10/15/2011 11:30:23 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

Arrest him and take him to Gitmo for water boarding.


9 posted on 10/15/2011 11:31:30 AM PDT by NoLibZone (Democrats are violent. Prisons are overflowing with democrats convicted of violent crimes.)
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To: Kaslin

And the people of his district will probably re-elect him over and over........I thought Congressman were suppossed to Uphold and Defend the Constitution! Democrats are getting desperate they want Obama to do anything to retain power...Suspend elections(Gov. Perdue)Go around the Constituion(Jackson,JR)


10 posted on 10/15/2011 11:31:38 AM PDT by jakerobins
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To: Kaslin

What’s interesting is that all these Obama supporters (and Obama himself) are out there calling for “administrative action” in some form or another. This comes right out of the history of progressivism, going back to Woodrow Wilson and his alter ego Edward House. House wrote a book titled “Philip Dru, Administrator” in which much of these things are laid out.

Text
http://books.google.com/books?id=CpUzYLIG-qoC

The audiobook version
http://librivox.org/philip-dru-administrator-by-edward-m-house/


11 posted on 10/15/2011 11:32:08 AM PDT by ProgressingAmerica (What's the best way to reach a you tube generation? Put it on you tube!)
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To: USNBandit
He is proposing to hire all the unemployed and putting them all in government jobs. Yeah that's what we need more bureaucrats.

Sometimes I wonder about the mentality about peoples like him

12 posted on 10/15/2011 11:33:51 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

Suspend the Constitution NOW? I believe that ship has sailed.


13 posted on 10/15/2011 11:34:05 AM PDT by MayflowerMadam
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To: Kaslin

Nobama is falling apart and JJ Jr. is being the good little plantation foreman he was selected to be.


14 posted on 10/15/2011 11:35:56 AM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: Kaslin

this guy is an egoist.


15 posted on 10/15/2011 11:35:56 AM PDT by ken21
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To: Kaslin
Now I know why Jesse Jackson Jr. is in government.

He's too idiotic for anyone else to hire him.

16 posted on 10/15/2011 11:37:22 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: cableguymn

You’re absolutely right. If the Constitution had been followed for the last 100 years, we wouldn’t be in any of this mess.


17 posted on 10/15/2011 11:39:21 AM PDT by wolfpat (Not to know what has been transacted in former times is to be always a child. -- Cicero)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

K.M.W.A.J.J.J.


18 posted on 10/15/2011 11:40:28 AM PDT by Mr. Wright (i)
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To: Kaslin

The other thing this idiot doesn’t realize is that a $40k a year job costs $60K+ once you pay taxes on that employee and meager benefits. Of course none of his type have ever managed a payroll so they wouldn’t know.


19 posted on 10/15/2011 11:44:22 AM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: ProgressingAmerica

Glenn Beck has warned us against this


20 posted on 10/15/2011 11:49:40 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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Thanks Kaslin. Let him talk, let him talk: rest of 'em:
21 posted on 10/15/2011 12:08:25 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Kaslin; Squantos; Travis McGee
Illinois Democratic Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. told The Daily Caller on Wednesday that congressional opposition to the American Jobs Act is akin to the Confederate “states in rebellion.” Jackson called for full government employment of the 15 million unemployed and said that Obama should “declare a national emergency” and take “extra-constitutional” action “administratively” — without the approval of Congress — to tackle unemployment.

“I hope the president continues to exercise extraordinary constitutional means, based on the history of Congresses that have been in rebellion in the past,” Jackson said. “He’s looking administratively for ways to advance the causes of the American people, because this Congress is completely dysfunctional.”

Boys, it's game-on.

Claire Wolfe just called.

22 posted on 10/15/2011 12:11:27 PM PDT by Lazamataz ("If Herman Cain does become President, his Vice President will be known as Co-Cain." -- Laz, 2011)
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To: Kaslin
How about if we suspend him by his ankles and treat him like a pinata.

What an @$$h@t he is

23 posted on 10/15/2011 12:15:04 PM PDT by verga (I am not an apologist, I just play one on Television)
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To: Kaslin
Say you've been honestly working your butt off for 32 grand a year. The let's say your out of work neighbor gets a 40 grand a year government job doing busy work. I'm sure you'd be thrilled at his good fortune.

Jackson is, on a good day, an idiot.

24 posted on 10/15/2011 12:19:03 PM PDT by tbpiper (Sarah Palin is the antivenin for the Obama poison)
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To: ProgressingAmerica
Good thing Col. House didn't have to write for a living. That book is cliched, maudlin, turgid, and overly didactic, all at the same time. When you have an old Kentucky home, a white-haired aged mother and an old hound dog in the first two pages, you know things are going straight to perdition.

I would say it reminds me of Rand's style, but all the Atlas Shrugged fans would be all over me. :-D They actually are quite similar in intent -- using purported fiction to set forth political ideas. House and Wilson eventually had a heated falling out -- the first I ever heard of Philip Dru was in an article in American Heritage magazine, years ago -- "The Colonel's Dream of Power".

That was back when AH was a GOOD history magazine under Bruce Catton and hadn't gone all liberal. (I just went to the site looking for the title of the article, and there -- featured on the homepage -- was an adulatory, nay, idolatrous article from 2009 comparing Obama to Martin Luther King and just slobbering over the thought of how much greater Obama was going to be . . . . !!!!!)

25 posted on 10/15/2011 12:24:08 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: Kaslin
Jackson called for full government employment of the 15 million unemployed and said that Obama should “declare a national emergency” and take “extra-constitutional” action “administratively” — without the approval of Congress — to tackle unemployment.

15,000,000
x $50,000
-----------

750,000,000,000

Or $750 BILLION a year.

26 posted on 10/15/2011 12:40:50 PM PDT by mountn man (Happiness is not a destination, its a way of life.)
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To: Kaslin
He is proposing to hire all the unemployed and putting them all in government jobs. Yeah that's what we need more bureaucrats.

Q. How many people work for the Social Security Administration?

A. About *half* of them. (The rest are "retired-in-place.")

Cheers!

27 posted on 10/15/2011 12:42:50 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: Kaslin
Am I missing something or does this article not have a thing to do with the title "Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr Wants to Suspend Constitution"?
28 posted on 10/15/2011 2:41:01 PM PDT by ex91B10 (The only option now is mass resistance.)
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To: USNBandit

Wasn’t it his daddy that suggested that the other day?


29 posted on 10/15/2011 3:34:37 PM PDT by scrabblehack
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Perhaps Mr. Jackson needs some of the same education WW2 vets dealt in Athens, TN circa 8/1/46 ! >PS


30 posted on 10/15/2011 5:11:24 PM PDT by PiperShade
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To: Lazamataz
Claire Wolfe just called.

We are no longer at that awkward stage.

31 posted on 10/15/2011 5:19:39 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (*Philosophy lesson 117-22b: Anyone who demands to be respected is undeserving of it.*)
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To: Kaslin

Mr. Jackson, if you ‘suspend’ the Constitution your position - and the President’s position - ceases to exist. He no longer has any source that gives him or you any authority to lead the country. At that point you are a dictatorship and it’s Henry Bowman time.


32 posted on 10/15/2011 8:06:32 PM PDT by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead.)
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To: Kaslin

Relation between title and content is...?


33 posted on 10/15/2011 8:16:01 PM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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To: ex91B10

Was wondering the same thing. Looked back 3 times for any mention of dumbass JJJr., and didn’t see it.


34 posted on 10/15/2011 8:24:23 PM PDT by Newtoidaho (Fight organized crime. Vote out all incumbent Democrats!)
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To: Newtoidaho; ex91B10; ctdonath2
Now, if you want a story that really fits this title, here is an oldie but goodie from Newsmax, November 7, 2000:

With Carl Limbacher and NewsMax.com Staff
For the story behind the story...

Tuesday November 7, 2000; 9:37 AM ET

Jesse Jackson Jr. Says Church Politicking 'Supersedes the Law'

It may be against federal election law to campaign in church. But for Democrats seeking to get out the vote in minority districts, politicking from the pulpit has become indispensable.

In the last days of this year's campaign, Vice President Al Gore, Senate candidate Hillary Clinton and her husband have all made regular appearances at African-American and Hispanic churches.

Even when parishioners objected to Mrs. Clinton campaigning from the altar at a Rochester, N.Y., Catholic church last week, the rules were not enforced. Those who didn't like it were simply ejected by police while the first lady continued her campaign speech.

Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr., whose namesake is both a reverend and one of the Democratic Party's most vocal boosters, was challenged on the issue Monday during a Tennessee radio interview on WLAC-AM by "Nashville This Morning" hosts Steve Gill and Terry Hopkins.

GILL: Let me ask you about this. It's against IRS regulations for politicians to campaign from the pulpit. Why are these politicians campaigning in black churches?

JACKSON: I'm not totally convinced that's true in the African-American community. Certainly there's a separation of church and state. But in our community there's little distinction between our religion and our politics. ... And so in many African-American churches born out of experience in this country, the role of the churches has evolved into a very, very active political institution which has been very effective for a number of causes in the black community.

HOPKINS: And that supersedes the law?

JACKSON: Absolutely. Oh, absolutely.


Read more on this subject in related Hot Topics:
Presidential Race 2000

In 2003, this story popped back up on Newsmax, covering the same topic.

From the NewsMax.com Staff
For the story behind the story...
Thursday, June 3, 2004

Only Democrats Are Allowed to Campaign in Churches

Anti-religious zealots and hypocrites who don't object when the likes of John Kerry and Al Sharpton and Bill Clinton and Al Gore and Jesse Jackson and Jimmy Carter campaign in churches are feigning outrage that President Bush dares to do the same thing.

An e-mail from Luke Bernstein of the Bush-Cheney campaign's office in Pennsylvania asks churchgoers to organize "Friendly Congregations" to promote the president's re-election.

"I'd like to ask if you would like to serve as a coordinator in your place of worship," the message says. "We plan to undertake activities such as distributing general information/updates or voter registration materials in a place accessible to the congregation."

Kevin Madden, a spokesman for the campaign, said: "People of faith feel strongly about the president, are people we want to be part of our campaign. This message is intended to be from individual to individual. This is organizing with individuals who may be members of a church who we hope to identify as supporters and be part of our efforts."

The Internal Revenue Service supposedly bans tax-exempt organizations such as churches from politicking, but Jackson and other Democrats have violated that regulation for decades with impunity. Kerry has recently campaigned and staged photo opportunities at several churches. The New York Times and wire stories attacking the Bush campaign's strategy today refused to mention those facts.

How dare Republicans do what Democrats are allowed to do. Barry Lynn, head of a group that calls itself Americans United for Separation of Church and State, raged, "I have never in my life seen such a direct campaign to politicize American churches."

Editor's note:

-PJ
35 posted on 10/15/2011 8:36:13 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: Kaslin

I can’t even say what I think of this guy.

I wish he would just go away


36 posted on 10/16/2011 2:41:22 AM PDT by Munz (All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.)
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To: Lazamataz
Don't worry.


37 posted on 10/16/2011 4:08:17 PM PDT by Jacquerie
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