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To: jazusamo
I have thought about this a time or two. You and others are correct - politicians can learn from reading Dr. Sowell's works, or by listening to him. But also, they could learn by listening to Rush, Levin, Walter Williams, Sowell - hell, even Hannity. But they don't!

I listened to Levin a lot this past year and his explanations of policies and the Constitution are simple to follow. However, on Monday he stated that the only mandate a President has and is required by law to follow is the U.S. Constitution.

Coming home last night I hear a soundbite from Paul Ryan stating his belief why Obama does not have a mandate. Basically he said that since the people also returned the same House members to Congress, they people state they want gridlock.

Now here is a guy who states he listens to Levin, yet when given the chance to simply repeat what Levin said about the Constitution, HE CAN'T DO IT!! He either cannot or will not do it. And all these other politicians that give lip service to Rush, Levin, et al., never, never repeat what they say on their radio programs.

Why is that?

23 posted on 11/14/2012 2:04:26 PM PST by 7thson (I've got a seat at the big conference table! I'm gonna paint my logo on it!)
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To: 7thson
Your guess would probably be better than mine but I'd say he and most politicians don't really listen to these people or read their works.

Oh, they may once in a great while but for the most part they have other things to do if conscientious and if they're not they could care less.

25 posted on 11/14/2012 2:15:42 PM PST by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: 7thson

Because The Republican Party Hair Club for Men rarely gets off its high horse to spend time *reading our Constitution* and *studying its history.*

Instead, they consult “legal decisions” because they are intellectually lazy and don’t want to be bothered with the fact, that the U.S. Government does not own our Constitution.

It is ours - it belongs to the States and to the people who are American citizens. We created it. We can amend it.

We can amend it to utterly erase the turgid and wasteful tyranny that usurpers -— *who want to relegate our Constitution to some museum of ancient legends* -— wish to now quickly and forcefully end what limitations upon their power, our Constitution still holds over them.

The careless political egos (basically The Democrat Party for Lower Taxes Sub-Division formerly known as The Republican Party) ignore that -— they can barely tolerate the fact, that it is our Constitution, built and founded upon *history* that *includes* law and legal events and precedence, but it is not exclusively limited to an understanding of only law, legal events and precedence.

Many of our Constitution’s foundations, consist of building blocks constructed in response to events in history and modeled upon the lessons learned by such events.

So basically, as you read up on law *and* history, you *get* the essentials of both construction and maintenance required to preserve the principles by which government must be, and is, limited; such principles as “original intent” and “enumeration of powers” and “human responsible agency.”

The very same principles that you would be waving in the face of tyranny, in order to compel tyranny to step back; the very same principles that you use to restrain government and government agents, from their abusing the powers which *we* authorize thru our duly elected representatives sitting in legislative bodies, duly elected thru the democratic-republican process because *we are a republic,* and thereby we set forth the list of what government and government agents can do.

So much with which, we all must be equipped to protect and defend our people, our States, our Constitution, our liberty.

As it is with the operation of many types of complex systems that are made to run constantly and reliably, we have to always be training ourselves and others, in all the maintenance tasks.

Ronald Reagan had a long time to think about all this, and he was almost always communicating some piece of it: maintenance, maintenance, maintenance.

The very thing that bigshots cannot stand to address.


30 posted on 11/14/2012 2:47:25 PM PST by First_Salute (May God save our democratic-republican government, from a government by judiciary.)
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To: 7thson
Now here is a guy who states he listens to Levin, yet when given the chance to simply repeat what Levin said about the Constitution, HE CAN'T DO IT!! He either cannot or will not do it. And all these other politicians that give lip service to Rush, Levin, et al., never, never repeat what they say on their radio programs.

Simple Paul Ryan is what I call a technocrat with slight conservative leanings. Above all Ryan is immersed in machinations of government policy. He has never internalized any underlying principles of limited government. He gives lip service to such, but his votes are mostly for bigger government.

Ryan will always in the end favor the State over the individual.

Does anyone believe that Reagan would have voted for: ethanol subsidies, No Child Left Behind, Medicare Part-D and TARP? No! Paul Ryan did.

No true Conservative and believer in limited government would have cast such votes. End of story.

40 posted on 11/14/2012 3:09:18 PM PST by sand88
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