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Thursday, April 1, 2010

Politician Doesn't "Worry About the Constitution"

Here is a GREAT Video from my Buddy Sharp Elbows where he grilled Phil Hare about the Constitutionality of the Health Care Bill:


Van said...

Amazing, but they do what they want because they have been allowed to, We The People took our eye off the ball for far too long, and it's long past time to put things right. We need to remind these people that they aren't sent to govern in order to benefit the people through free goodies, but through good and sound laws confined to their legal scope as defined by the constitution.

And keep in mind, this isn't confined to the Federal Govt, as I pointed out in a recent post, our Missouri State legislators are just as uninformed and unconcerned about Missouri's constitution. In debating the Mo Sovereignty amendment SJR25, my jaw was dropped the other week by several statements made by several senators during extended 'discussions', one of which was:

Sen. Green: "What is the use of so called 'Sovereignty', didn't we deal with that in the Civil War?"

, they had no problem whatsoever with the Fed Govt inserting itself into what should be their prime concern, at least according to the state constitution they swore to uphold, such as:

"Section 4. That Missouri is a free and independent state, subject only to the Constitution of the United States; that all proposed amendments to the Constitution of the United States qualifying or affecting the individual liberties of the people or which in any wise may impair the right of local self-government belonging to the people of this state, should be submitted to conventions of the people. "

But both constitutions were casually swatted aside as Sen's Green, Bray, Justus, Callahan and Days all chimed in on how sovereignty and states rights and the constitution were beside the point, they just wanted to help people - which really ought to make them outlaws... or at the very least, unemployed.

Anonymous said...

Do the math Phil. 8100 pages at one minute per page comes out to 337.5 days. Here's the formula in case Mr. Hare doesn't can't figure it out for himself. 8100 pages, at one page per minute, divided by 24 hours in a day. Equals 337.5 days!!!!!!!! How long did it take them to shove this bill down our throats?

Van said...

Eh... actually, it'd be 8100 minutes, divided by 60 min an hour, divided by 24 hr in a day, which leaves 5.6 days.

Without sleep, food, bathroom breaks and one heck of a lot of coffee.

Or... just say you read it three times and don't bother actually reading it.

I'm still going with the later.

Bill Hennessy said...

One of the great lines from Man For All Seasons. When More is arguing with his son-in-law Will Roper about why More will not break the law in defending himself:

Oh? And when the last law was down, and the Devil turned 'round on you, where would you hide, Roper, the laws all being flat? This country is planted thick with laws, from coast to coast, Man's laws, not God's! And if you cut them down, and you're just the man to do it, do you really think you could stand upright in the winds that would blow then? Yes, I'd give the Devil benefit of law, for my own safety's sake!

So, Rep. Hare would mow down the law. Wait until the Devil turns on him!

Bil Hennessy

Van said...

Love that quote, one of my favorite plays. They see the constitution as being in impediment towards their being able to do what they want to do, and because they think it's 'good' they resent being restrained from 'doing good' to their fellow man.

That they don't realize that a tyrant does nothing else but that, is a testament to our modern school system.