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Obama Unhappy with America's Constitutional Balance of Powers
The American Thinker ^ | 5-24-14 | Chris Banescu

Posted on 05/24/2014 8:12:44 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic

President “I am not a dictator” Obama, the same man who once bemoaned that the U.S. Constitution is deeply flawed and America’s Founding Fathers had “an enormous blind spot” when they wrote it, is again complaining that our Constitutional Republic does not satisfy his dictatorial aspirations. Apparently, the inconvenience of having each state represented equally in the Senate is inconveniencing his ability to shove his leftist personal agenda down the throat of Congress and the American people.

As the Washington Times reports:

At a Democratic fundraiser in Chicago Thursday night, Mr. Obama told a small group of wealthy supporters that there are several hurdles to keeping Democrats in control of the Senate and recapturing the House. One of those problems, he said, is the apportionment of two Senate seats to each state regardless of population.

“Obviously, the nature of the Senate means that California has the same number of Senate seats as Wyoming. That puts us at a disadvantage,” Mr. Obama said.

The Founding Fathers decided in the “Great Compromise” in 1787 to apportion House seats based on population and give each state two seats in the Senate regardless of population. The solution was a compromise between large states and small states in a dispute that nearly dissolved the Constitutional Convention.

The president also blamed “demographics” for the inability of the Democratic Party to gain more power in Congress, saying Democrats “tend to congregate a little more densely” in cities such as New York and Chicago. He said it gives Republicans disproportional clout in Congress.

Thankfully for us and for America, our Founding Fathers knew exactly what they were doing when they drafted the Constitution and set up specific checks and balances to divest power away from any one individual or branch of government.

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: apportionment; balanceofpower; checksandbalances; constitution; foundingfathers
Excellent essay. Read the whole thing at the link.
1 posted on 05/24/2014 8:12:44 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Constitution? “I” don’t need no steenkin’ constitution. As long as I got me a pen and a phone, no constitution will stand in my way. Bunch of stupid old white guys with “privilege” wrote it anyway.


2 posted on 05/24/2014 8:18:01 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

If Obama can’t work with what was provided ,then it’s time to resign


3 posted on 05/24/2014 8:18:16 AM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

4 posted on 05/24/2014 8:24:02 AM PDT by PLD
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Mr. Obama told a small group of wealthy supporters...... could we have those names, we need to confront America's enemies as the article goes on to say..... "As men who experienced tyranny first-hand, they understood what always happens when corrupt and unscrupulous individuals desire, acquire, and centralize power, at the expense of the life, liberty, and property of individuals."

Are there still laws/penalties for trying to overthrow our Government? Clearly Barack Obama is desperately trying.....

5 posted on 05/24/2014 8:32:06 AM PDT by yoe
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To: afraidfortherepublic


6 posted on 05/24/2014 8:32:48 AM PDT by darkwing104 (Forgive but don't forget)
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To: PLD

Terrific graphic! That says it all.

You just need to add a picture of a tattered, ailing man lying by the side of the road and title it “Healthcare”.


7 posted on 05/24/2014 8:34:06 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic
How I loathe this filthy illegal usurper. Almost, almost as much as the people who foisted him on us.
8 posted on 05/24/2014 8:34:35 AM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: PLD

Damn good poster. Where did you find it?


9 posted on 05/24/2014 8:34:54 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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10 posted on 05/24/2014 8:35:24 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Oh how perspicacious were the founding fathers! Thank goodness they foresaw the coming of the Obamanation!


11 posted on 05/24/2014 8:36:04 AM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished. It will just take a while before everyone realizes it.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

His Highness should be grateful that it’s not that easy to form additional, newer States ... It’s bad enough that the whims of the high-population centers in a State pretty much select who the Senators are now.


12 posted on 05/24/2014 8:43:10 AM PDT by mikrofon (For the "Smartest Guy on the Planet", Obama don't know $#it from Shinseki.)
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To: luvbach1
Thank goodness they foresaw the coming of the Obamanation!

Everyone except the Low Information Voters saw it coming.

13 posted on 05/24/2014 8:43:51 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: DJ MacWoW
ME The People...
14 posted on 05/24/2014 8:45:32 AM PDT by null and void (When was the last time you heard anyone say: "It's a free country"?)
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To: Nachum

ping


15 posted on 05/24/2014 8:46:20 AM PDT by Loud Mime (We don't follow the Constitution, so let's change it? Foolish.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Obama has always yearned to be a populist dictator. He openly advocates socialist programs appealing to the less informed majority of the population. Side by side with these appeals on behalf of the “poor” are demands for social justice, particularly for the black minority but also raising anger in other minorities.

Any populist needs an “enemy” and we all know who that is. Free enterprise is discouraged, even among those groups he champions. If only he had the power, he repeatedly says, paradise for his people could be attained.


16 posted on 05/24/2014 8:49:32 AM PDT by JimSEA
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To: afraidfortherepublic
“an enormous blind spot”

It might be an amusing project to try to imagine how the Founding Fathers would have reacted to even the possibility of someone with the background, beliefs, personality & character of Barack H. Obama, ever succeeding to the office once held by George Washington. Not having foreseen such a possibility might, one supposes, be seen as a blind spot.

After all, Obama is not the first absurd head of State in human history. He is probably no worse--maybe even marginally better--than a Caligula. (Cannot go more than a "maybe," because of a comparison of the relative potential for permanent damage.)

William Flax

17 posted on 05/24/2014 8:53:54 AM PDT by Ohioan
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To: null and void

Yes. And it’s all about him. He thinks he was elected as king.


18 posted on 05/24/2014 8:56:39 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: DJ MacWoW

He needs to check his black priveledge.


19 posted on 05/24/2014 8:57:40 AM PDT by ully2
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To: ully2

He’s got white privilege going on there too. That must be the half that has tan lines.


20 posted on 05/24/2014 8:59:44 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
One of those problems, he said, is the apportionment of two Senate seats to each state regardless of population.

The Founders had assigned the Senate the responsibility of representing the states as sovereign entities. And that among independent and sovereign States, bound together by a simple league, the parties. however unequal in size, ought to have an equal share in the common councils.

It was among a people thoroughly incorporated into one nation that every district ought to have a proportional share in the government.

21 posted on 05/24/2014 9:05:33 AM PDT by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Barack Obama is a domestic enemy of the Constitution.


22 posted on 05/24/2014 9:05:48 AM PDT by Maceman
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To: afraidfortherepublic

23 posted on 05/24/2014 9:07:08 AM PDT by McBuff
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To: Vigilanteman

It was on one Of POOKIES Cartoons I saved..


24 posted on 05/24/2014 9:11:42 AM PDT by PLD
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To: afraidfortherepublic

You are right I didn’t make the cartoon just shared it..the name of the person is on the cartoon..


25 posted on 05/24/2014 9:13:58 AM PDT by PLD
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To: afraidfortherepublic

That puts us at a disadvantage,” Mr. Obama said.

just as was intended!!


26 posted on 05/24/2014 9:15:47 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: mjp

Yes. Senators were intended to be the advocates of the governments of their respective states.

The 17th amendment made them no different than the members of the House of Representatives, no longer a check or a balance against the winds of short term popular political fevers.


27 posted on 05/24/2014 9:16:31 AM PDT by null and void (When was the last time you heard anyone say: "It's a free country"?)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

28 posted on 05/24/2014 9:26:40 AM PDT by McGruff (What if I told you your leaders were lying to you?)
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To: yoe

http://youtu.be/0K1IrDS4wdo

Just a fun out of context excerpt...


29 posted on 05/24/2014 9:32:10 AM PDT by EBH (And the head wound was healed, and Gog became man.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Most dictators would be unhappy with the constitution, that’s why they want to change it. The constitution is the only thing that stands in their way to abolish freedom.


30 posted on 05/24/2014 9:47:36 AM PDT by Vinylly (?%)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

YEAH!!

He can’t be dictator for life.


31 posted on 05/24/2014 10:10:07 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: SandRat
He can’t be dictator for life.

No, but ten bucks says he will beeline to the U.N. in 2017 and be a PITA for life.

.

32 posted on 05/24/2014 10:25:57 AM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: McGruff
And w/o the make-up:


33 posted on 05/24/2014 10:30:55 AM PDT by mikrofon (Founders BUMP)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

he’s such a racist. Wyoming is his new code-word for white-Republican.


34 posted on 05/24/2014 11:24:24 AM PDT by blueplum
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To: afraidfortherepublic

bkmk


35 posted on 05/24/2014 11:44:52 AM PDT by AllAmericanGirl44
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Everything about the Constitution is objectionable to Obama!


36 posted on 05/24/2014 12:32:27 PM PDT by maxwellsmart_agent
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To: DJ MacWoW

I’m surprised he didn;t slip and say, “YOUR founding fathers...”

Must’ve had the teleprompter that day...


37 posted on 05/24/2014 7:08:57 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: kearnyirish2
Yes and he was glad the it got it right. :-)
38 posted on 05/24/2014 7:10:02 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: kearnyirish2

the = that. lol


39 posted on 05/24/2014 7:13:16 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

F’ Obama. Impeach Obama...


40 posted on 05/24/2014 7:16:45 PM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders)
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To: DJ MacWoW

“Yes and he was glad the it got it right. :-)”

Yes, I hope those awkward pregnant pauses live forever on YouTube...”We’re having some problems here...”.

Imagine what kind of self-esteem Obama must have when he simply rattles off speeches written by white people...


41 posted on 05/24/2014 7:17:25 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: kearnyirish2

And liberal white kids!


42 posted on 05/24/2014 7:34:13 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

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43 posted on 05/24/2014 9:54:56 PM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: Nachum

Bump


44 posted on 05/24/2014 10:02:03 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Resist in place.)
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To: Nachum

what balance of power?


45 posted on 05/25/2014 5:51:17 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: Vinylly; afraidfortherepublic
Most dictators would be unhappy with the constitution, that’s why they want to change it.

And they are changing it, slowly but surely:
"All persons born...in the United States"
is changed to include the droppings of newly arrived illegal invaders bent on securing US government handouts and diluting our votes (and, at least in the case of one group, with the urging of their government).

"The right to bear arms shall not be infringed"
means unless the government passes laws denying the right.

"Natural born citizen", a phrase specifically used only to describe the qualifications of our nation's highest military commander
now simply means anyone who, perhaps with foreign government urging, made it across the border before they were born, or anyone born anywhere in the world to a single citizen parent.

There are several more, but you get the point.
Our ancestors are crying.

46 posted on 05/25/2014 4:57:58 PM PDT by frog in a pot (The 2dA didn't grant a right - it preserved an existing right so as to obtain ratification.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

How I loathe that b@stard. 897 days to go! Will America survive? Some days, I’m not so sure... :(


47 posted on 05/25/2014 5:10:10 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Nachum

If America “had a dream” to live prosperous and free,
Then the dream must killed, and consumed you see.
The Obamavultures continue feasting, while Boehner sits still,
“Both” parties know our pain as required collateral damage to fulfill.

What word did our Doormat Republicans not understand,
When Obama was first crowned The Tyrant of the Land?
Was it “Fundamentally” or “Transform” or “The United States of America?”

Why are these confused Leader Doormat Republicans still kept in power?
Why haven’t our TEA Party House Members sent Boehner to the back bench?
What does it take be it Benghazi, NSA, IRS, DOJ, or Delay to Death of our Vets?
Who are the Patriot House Members of “both” Parties to vote out Boehner?

When do We, the People rise up and declare that ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!?
When do our elected House Members stand and deliver?
When does the well-deserved Impeachment of Obama begin?
When do our House Constitutional Checks and Balances kick in?

Back in DC, things are as calm as can be,
Obama lies, frames, blames, denies and delays,
Allowing the Obamavultures to feast as before,
While Boehner, Cantor, McCarthy, Ryan, and Issa,
Hold open the race to the bottom door - - - -.

It is time, - - - - time a change in 2014.


48 posted on 05/27/2014 7:26:14 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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