Wednesday, February 8, 2012

A Dark Day For America

     It truly is a dark day for America, this week the President and a Supreme Court justice have both expressed their contempt for the Constitution. First, in his pre-Super Bowl interview, the President lamented that he has not been able to push through more of his agenda because the founders designed a system that made change difficult. This is not the first time that President Obama has expressed his contempt for the U.S. Constitution. In a radio interview in 2002, Barrack Obama called the Constitution a charter of negative rights because it only stated what the government could not do to the citizens and not what the government should do for the citizens. The point of the Constitution is to limit the government. The Constitution spells out how life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness alluded to in the Declaration of Independence, is to be protected.
     The second incident this week which doesn't bode well for individual liberty, is the statement made by Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg. In an Egyptian interview she stated that she would not use the U.S. Constitution as a model for a new constitution being written in 2012. Her comments are reprehensible coming from any American, let alone a Supreme Court justice who has taken an oath to protect, defend and promote the Constitution of the United States of America. I don't know under what authority she can continue to be a justice and decide cases based on a Constitution, which she apparently does not support.
     These two incidences illustrate that the U.S. Constitution, which values the individual over the state, is a threat to those on the left such as President Obama and Justice Ginsberg. As statists, they believe in the power of the state over individual liberty. This concept is at odds with the basic values outlined in the Constitution and our other founding documents. The President has acted upon his contempt for the Constitution with the recent edict created by Obamacare which forces religious institutions to provide services to their employees that are at odds with the tenets of their faith. This is a clear shredding of the free exercise clause of the first amendment. And Justice Ginsberg will soon act on her contempt when, I am sure, she will find in favor of the administration when the Supreme Court takes up the case against Obamacare. It is a sad day, indeed, for those of us who believe the Constitution is what made this country great because it affirms that rights come from God and not government. Once we except the premise that rights come from government, as proffered by President Obama, Justice Ginsberg and others, then they can also be taken away by the same government.

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