Skip to comments.Turley on Expansion of Presidential Powers: "We Have Become a Nation of Enablers" (MUST SEE video)
Posted on 02/12/2014 7:02:11 PM PST by i88schwartz
KELLY: Let me ask you about this because in that soundbite we played before we went to commercial, you said the framers would be horrified because everything they did was to create balance between the branches of government and we've lost that.
TURLEY: Well, I'm afraid it's quite serious because the framers created a system that was designed to avoid one principle thing, the concentration of power in any one branch. Because that balancing between these branches in this fixed orbit is what not only gives stability to our system but it protects us against authoritarian power, it protects civil liberties from abuse.
And what we've been seeing is the shift of gravity within that system in a very dangerous way that makes it unstable, and I think that's what the president is doing. I think that we've become a nation of enablers. We are turning a blind eye to a fundamental change in our system. I think many people will come to loathe that they remained silent during this period.
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I actually believe it to be much less of a system problem than a no-God problem.
We have adequate views into the Revolutionary times to back this assertion up robustly. History, and various founding-father quotations. No, we wouldn’t need a slavish copy of the way Christian faith was implemented back then in order to be blessed like that again. In fact we could do it better if the lessons of what was done WRONG back then were taken to heart as corrections: No slavery whether it by by chains or bribes. More grace in penal systems (grace is not the same as lenity — this is more like rehab with responsibility). Charity emphasized so much that it becomes tax creditable, not just tax deductible. And probably a lot more that I haven’t thought of.
Get the God obedience right and the government structure is much less important.
on you tube
Jonathan Turley with Megyn Kelly
Constitutional Atty Says Expansion Of Pres Power Threatens Liberty - Jonathon Turley -The Kelly File
Bulls-eye, bro. Bulls-eye.
Every thing else is a result of your point, and only a symptom of the disease......and does no good to deal with the symptoms....only relieves the pain - temporarily.......
Turley voted for obama. He said he believed in obama. Why can’t they look at obama and see who and what he is? We wouldn’t be in the mess we are now in, if they would have recognized who he was and what he was going to do. How can anyone trust a snake in the grass now that they see what is going on. How can anyone defend the person who is behind the destruction and the take over. Does it have to get personal before they care? Just how personal?
The lack of intelligence among the educated, still confounds me.
It may seem a mere technicality, but I think not: there's another principal thing: avoiding the dominance of the federal over the states. I think that may be even more paramount than the trilateral sharing of power at the federal level.
The wonder is that it took almost a hundred years for an Obama to appear.
Those hundred years were punctuated when Orville Faubus and George Wallace did their defiance on integration's deliberate speed.
From that time forward, virtually all Demcrat legislation has been rationalized as spinoffs from the 14th Amendment. The rest of the Constitution has been ignored. And if you oppose their BS on the basis of States' Rights, they always bring up George Wallace, and paint you as a bigot.
Time for us to fight back hard against all that.
You’re right ... the problem is not that power is not properly distributed in the Federal government; the problem is that there’s too much power in the Federal government, and that began with the 17th Amendment.
Yes, that amendment tacitly and effectively allowed the Senate (the court of impeachment) to be utterly dominated by the cities, which will always be liberal (gravitational appeal to the poor and minorities and their community organizers, the universities are there, also full of government employees).
So, yeah, whether it could have been foreseen or not, the 17th was a die cast in favor of liberal, statist, unconstitutional governance.