Last night I decided I wasn’t going to waste my time watching the president tell me for the umpteen time how he has a plan to create jobs by spending more money we don’t have. We’ve been there, done that. So instead I took my lovely wife to dinner, enjoyed a good meal, and came home just in time for the Packers Saints game. On the way to work this morning I was listening to Mike Church and one of his callers pointed out that our President implied that our constitution was a rigid idea. So needless to say I had to hear it for myself. Below is a clip from that part of his speech last night.
So if you ever had any doubt where our President stands and how he regards our constitution, all doubt should be gone. In front of a joint session of congress he told the lawmakers that he believes in so many words that the constitution is nothing more than a rigid idea that needs to be violated. This is why he believes he’s above the law of the land. He feels it’s an antiquated document that is rigid in nature and because of that it is not responsive for the people. He has no respect for it. Our founders carefully crafted this document so it would intentionally limit the government’s ability to infringe on the rights of the people and they wanted it to be rigid. They knew all too well the dangers of a strong central government and understood tyranny was always at the door waiting to come in. The Constitution is indeed that wall that protects the rights of the people by limiting the power of the government and a wall needs to be rigid and strong. Why people have such a hard time grasping this is beyond me. For me it’s a very natural thing as it eventually became for many of our founders. The following are a few quotes from our founders about this rigid idea we call our constitution.
“The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government.” Patrick Henry
“Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” John Adams
“In questions of power, then, let no more be heard of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution.” Thomas Jefferson
So as you can see this is what our President calls a rigid idea; the ability to restrain the government. That statement should scare the hell out of any liberty loving American and should be the driving force behind making him a one term President because he simply doesn’t get it. The constitution is designed to be rigid and difficult to change because our liberties are at stake. Our Constitution is a remarkable one of a kind document that is designed to protect each of you from an imperfect government. And any politician, even if it’s the President of the United States who doesn’t understand this simple truth needs to start looking for another job.
Liberty forever, freedom for all!