Saturday, February 03, 2007

More Utter Stupidity From DU:

I'm Beginning To Think Our Constitution Is Terribly Flawed...

In no way would the Founders have given the Executive the power of a King. Although some of the "Federalists" wanted George Washington to be King. Washington, in not so many words, told them to fuck off. So ended the urge for a monarchy in America. Or so we thought.

The Federalists, led by Alexander Hamilton, were quite flawed in their thinking. Not only did they not have a Judiciary, but they did not have any "rights" for the people. James Madison and a few others, known as the "anti-Federalists" insisted there be a "Bill of Rights" if there was to be a Constitution. Rather than lose the battle, Hamilton and the Federalists agreed.

They debated the power of the executive at long lengths. They gave the President the power as Commander in Chief over the Army and the Navy, as well as the state militias during time of war. Otherwise, the state militias were under the control of each Governor of each individual state.

However, with all their deliberations, they did not envision a person such as George W Bush. They believed that at all times the Executive would follow the will of the people. They believed that the conflict and deliberations and debate within the 3 branches of government would prevent any undue rushes to war. Boy, were they wrong!

I'm beginning to think we need some major revisions of the Constitution, maybe starting with the War Powers Act? Initially brought forth because of the discretions of Richard Nixon during the Vietnam War, it was only a matter of time before a tyrannical and deceitful leader would take advantage of the loopholes within the War Powers Resolution. The 30 days window of opportunity for the President can lead a weak Congress into approving more and more unwise funds to wars for fear of losing politically.

As Congress and the media-types debate the powers vested in the Presidency, Bush thumbs his nose at them and the American people. Majority opinion is meaningless. He will do as he pleases and he dares anyone to stop him. Although some will argue that is the prerogative of a "strong" executive, still others see it as more a symptom of a weak and impotent Congress. I don't see any light at the end of this tunnel - unless it might be the train light coming straight at us? (kentuck)

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=389x115015

These damnable hypocrites. All it would take for them to change their minds and suddenly fall in love with the powers a President has been given by our Founding Fathers is for a Democrat to win the office. The only reason they piss and moan about it now is because they hate George Bush!

They want to preen and feel superior--oh so-reasoned and thoughty--when they're doing nothing more than exercising their too well-developed organ of Bush Derangement Syndrome. Debate my ass!

10 Comments:

Anonymous bobcat said...

You nailed that one, Donal.

8:38 AM  
Blogger JINGOIST said...

What a bunch of pansy-ass, misguided, sh-t for brains schmucks! I haven't even finished this wack job's rant and I felt compelled to comment.

He said something to the effect of, "the Founders never envisioned someone like George W. Bush" when talking about the difference between our President and a traditional European monarch.

I hope you read this Sh--ForBrains! The ONLY Presidents who have EVER come close to claiming "monarch like" powers are Abe Lincoln and FDRoosevelt!

You leftist basta-ds have hamstrung this Commander In Chief in ways that we will ALL deeply regret sooner or later!

Now I think I'll finish reading your tripe.

Morgan

8:39 AM  
Blogger JINGOIST said...

Lemme make a long story short. This damn fool pines for plain old democracy, aka mob rule. What a misguided fool. The form of government he desires was abhorent to the Founders, but I doubt he's EVER picked up a copy of the Federalist Papers.

What is pure democracy? It's three wolves and one sheep voting on WHAT'S FOR DINNER!

Morgan

8:53 AM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

What is pure democracy? It's three wolves and one sheep voting on WHAT'S FOR DINNER!

HAHAHAHAHAHA I'm laughing like a damned APE!!!!!!

9:44 AM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

JINGO, you are a SUPREMELY witty man! I love ya to death!

9:45 AM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

I'm still laughing myself into double anemia....!

Oh, and BTW, for all those STUPID libbies that think 'people don't have health care in America', the hospital just informed me that every bit of my arm surgery and 3 hospitalizations has been written off. I didn't have to pay a damned DIME.

America is, truly, a beautiful, beautiful place. I am profoundly grateful.

10:00 AM  
Blogger JINGOIST said...

What a wonderful compliment! You're far too kind DONAL.

We KNOW these wackos are wrong. It's hard to tell the evil propagandists from the misguided fools among them. They both do damage, but the fools can be saved and converted to truth and logic. Sometimes.....

Morgan

10:22 AM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

Oh, Jesus, Jingo... wouldn't THAT be a dream?!

11:22 AM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

And, I couldn't possibly say 'far too kind'... Rather, I should say far too nice, far too smart, far too generous, far too knowledgeable'--far too much such a fine, fine, man, Morgan. Don't you know that? Every gal that meets you just has to love you dearly!

I do!

11:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The descretion of Richard Nixon''? Jeez,this lib loon needs a history lesson in re Lyndon Johnson and The Gulf of Tonkin Resoultion. This is really the first use of the War Poewrs act and atcually another Democrat did the same thing,that being Truman and his "Korean Police Action'' bit. But then thats libs for you, with them history always begins today. Johnnymac.

9:18 AM  

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