Skip to comments.Obama's Target is Not Just Republicans, but the Constitution Itself
Posted on 01/21/2013 5:39:38 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
President Barack Obama's second inaugural address has been described as one of the most partisan ever given, heralding a sweeping left-wing agenda and demonizing his opponents. But President Obama's target is not simply the Republican Party: it is the Constitution itself, and the values of liberty that it enshrines.
In the address itself, President Obama made the case that liberty is not timeless; that it must adjust to the times, and that "preserving our individual freedoms ultimately requires collective action"--not to defend those freedoms from infringement, but to give them "meaning" through government regulation and redistribution.
White House communications director Dan Pfeiffer put the point more bluntly in remarks published earlier today:
Theres a moment of opportunity now thats important, Pfeiffer said. Whats frustrating is that we dont have a political system or an opposition party worthy of the opportunity.
Note the contempt in Pfeiffer's words--not just for the political opposition, but for the political system itself--a system designed by the Framers to include checks and balances to hold government power firmly in check...
(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...
Did you note the difference in the oath of office for Vice President and for President today.
I am sure that the prescribed oath was administered, but the one that Biden took is much more involved.
Although Article VI requires that the Vice President take an oath or affirmation of allegiance to the US Constitution, unlike the President, the United States Constitution does not specify the precise wording of the oath of office for the Vice President. Several variants of the oath have been used since 1789; the current form, which is also recited by Senators, Representatives and other government officers, has been used since 1884:
I, Joe Biden, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.”
Now compare that to the following Presidential Oath:
“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”
Very different oaths.
I didn’t listen to the speech, and haven’t seen a transcript, but I’m glad he put it out there for all the world to see. Now if he complains that the Republicans don’t want to work with him, everyone will know it is not they, but HE, who is the recalcitrant one.
There is no doubt in my mind that most of the media would openly support or wouldn’t report the execution of anyone they consider conservative.
I think the media would be perfectly happy with any Conservative being murdered..in fact they would celebrate it
Wow! Sara Barracuda responded to me.
Never happen. Three-quarters of the States will never ratify such a self-aggrandizing repealer pushed by such a self-aggrandizing Caligula.
There is not enough money in the Western Hemisphere to bribe all the legislatures in 3/4's of the States.
If he's going to overthrow the Constitution, why bother with an amendment? Stroke of the pen, law of the land. Just roll the tanks and declare the New Soviet State.
Agree. In pickpocketspeak, we don't see the "cannon", the guy who runs the "wire mob" (gang -- precursor of "flash mob"). He's the brains, the talent.
The other members of the team are the "shade" who blocks the mark's view of the action, the "stall" who stands the mark up for the dip, and the guy (I forget his designation) who takes the handoff from the cannon and disposes of the stolen object. There is also a guy called the "steer" who calls the play, identifies where the mark is carrying his money, and passes other info in sign language.
Obama isn't the "steer" or the "cannon" -- he's just the "stall", the guy who gets in our face and absorbs our attention while the real damage is being done elsewhere. We need to find out who the "cannon" of this wrecking-crew is: That person is our real problem. Right now I suspect it's Valerie Jarrett, but she may only be the "steer" directing Obama. The real leader may be Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, or even George Soros or Vernon Jordan (who first walked Obama around Clintonista dinner parties in 2002-3). Whoever he is, he's hiding in the shadows.
The Russian political term for a crew like this is "politburo". Obama's got a politburo in a closet somewhere.
This could very well result in a second American civil war.
We dont have a political system or an opposition party.However they do have 47% of the public fooled.
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