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Does the Constitution even matter anymore?

This morning on my way to work I was listening to conservative talk radio personality Mike Church who was already working hour three of his show when I turned him on.  As I began to listen I heard a certain tone in his voice. It was one of frustration and anger.  Mr. Church is one of my favorite radio personalities because he spends a great deal of time talking about the Constitution, the Founding Fathers, and the principles we need to get back to, and less about party politics.  But this morning was different. He was clearly upset about the vote the senate took the day before on an EPA bill that was too introduced by Lisa Murkowski, an Alaska Republican.

The bill was introduced to limit the EPA’s authority to enforce carbon rules on businesses.  This is President Obama’s way of pushing his climate change agenda through the back door.  It was only a few short months ago when the President threatened to use the EPA to enforce carbon rules if the Congress failed to pass comprehensive energy reform known as cap-and-trade.  Well on Thursday he got the green light when the Murkowski bill was defeated 53 to 47.  Congress chose to abandon their responsibility and authority and passed the buck.  They failed to support and defend the Constitution with one round of voting by making a mockery of the separate but equal branches of government.  In an instant they expanded the power of the executive branch even further.  This was just another disgraceful action by a Democratic controlled Congress against our Constitution.

So you can see why Mr. Church was upset.  He went on and on about the need to convene an article V convention because he believes our government is too far gone.  As I pulled into the parking lot of the place I work I couldn’t let go of his words.  I began to think, maybe he’s right. In the last 18 months I have witnessed firsthand like many of you that we have a bit of a problem in Washington.  Our elected representatives and our President have demonstrated their willingness to disregard the will of the majority and the limitations placed on them by our Constitution.  They have encroached on our liberties and have shown a certain disdain for those that have disagreed with their policies.  The truth is I’m having some trust issues with them.  I feel like they are always scheming to get around the Constitution.  The question is does it matter?

As I look at the approval numbers for Congress they are at all time lows, so this tells me that the people are not happy with their actions.  But my question is what actions do the people disapprove of?  Do they see what I see and believe as I believe or do they think Congress should be doing more?  Does it even matter?  When Obamacare passed I wondered if states would push back and to my surprise they did.  However does it matter?  My hope is that the Supreme Court will exercise some sound constitutional judgment and rid this nation of this terrible law; but I’m not holding my breath.

You see power corrupts; absolute power corrupts absolutely and this is the problem.  We have a large number of elected and appointed officials that are indeed corrupt and power hungry and personally I don’t believe the Constitution means squat to them.  They’re drunk with power and motivated by money.  Integrity is a rare trait in Washington these days and my fears are these people will continue to seek more power over us.  We have reached to point where the treasury is being robbed and elections are being bought.  So does the Constitution matter anymore?

I believe it does because it still matters to me and I’m not alone.  This is why we have a duty and responsibility to make sure they keep their oath to support and defend the Constitution.  If they renege on their oath, then we must remove them from power no matter what political party they claim.  The Constitution sets up the parameters they must operate within.  If they choose to breach those parameters, then they must go.  The 53 senators that voted to allow the EPA to control our lives must go.  Find out who they were and keep a list.  We might not be able to vote all of them out this cycle, but over the next four years we must find a way to vote them out of office.  The same is true for Obamacare.  Find out who voted for it and vote them out.  These are people that have lost their way and no longer embrace the constitutional values that a majority of Americans still believe in.

We must stay united in this cause because we have a long road ahead of us and because the Constitution does matter; now and always.

Liberty forever, freedom for all!


Filed under: Carbon rules, Congress, EPA, Obama, senate, US Constitution

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  • Conservative Scalawag June 12, 2010 at 5:09 AM

    I wonder this every day, which it should matter – I don't think it does to many politicians on both sides of the idological isle.

    One wants to ingringe on liberty with things such as the Patriot Act. While the other wants to do for me what is not permitted in the Document, such as socialized health care.

  • Trestin Meacham June 12, 2010 at 6:41 AM

    Sometimes I fear we may have already passed the point of no return. It's hard to tell at this time if the Republic can be saved. However we must do all we can. I think your right, we should start making lists of how our Senators and congressman vote.

  • John Carey June 12, 2010 at 11:21 AM

    This desire to obtain more power over us is a desire that runs through both parties CS. This is why the people must be the defenders of liberty and the Constitution. Until we get off our collective @sses and starting voting these power hungry bums out of office we have no one to blame but ourselves for this disgraceful mess.

  • John Carey June 12, 2010 at 11:24 AM

    Trestin, I think we need to start building a list of those senators that are up for re-election this cycle and how they voted. If they voted in a manner that does not support and defend the Constitution, then we need to vote in a manner that does not support them or their agenda. I'm tired of playing these games with these Marxists.

  • Gorges Smythe June 12, 2010 at 4:42 PM

    The day that I saw the planes hit the towers, I told my wife that she was seeing the beginning of the end. I said that not because I fear Arab terrorists, but because I fear a nation which has so lost its edge that such a thing could happen in the first place. I stand by those words.

  • John Carey June 13, 2010 at 6:45 AM

    I definitely see where you are coming from GS. How did we let things slip this far?