James Madison was not specifically contemplating Barack Obama, or Nancy Pelosi, when he wrote Federalist No. 63. But reading the document — one of the seminal arguments in favor of adopting the U.S. Constitution — it’s clear Madison knew their type. And he knew they would come along again and again in American history, if Americans were lucky enough to have a long history.
Obama and Pelosi, along with their most ardent supporters, are the types to see a crisis, like our current economic mess, as a “great opportunity,” as the president put it last Saturday. They are the types, after a long period out of power, to attempt to use that “great opportunity” to push through far-reaching changes in national policy that had only a tangential connection, if at all, to the crisis at hand. And they are the types the Founding Fathers wanted to stop.
Obama College Thesis: ‘Constitution is Inherently Flawed’
President Barack Obama’s college record has officially been under strict secrecy since his run for the White House began in 2007. This record includes two years at Occidental College in Los Angeles, two years at Columbia University, and finally at Harvard Law School.
In the paper, in which only the first ten pages were given to the general media
However, the President also singled out the American Constitution: “… the Constitution allows for many things, but what it does not allow is the most revealing. The so-called Founders did not allow for economic freedom. While political freedom is supposedly a cornerstone of the document, the distribution of wealth is not even mentioned. While many believed that the new Constitution gave them liberty, it instead fitted them with the shackles of hypocrisy.”
~ Obviously Obama follows this little known man…Another Traitor to our country
A good government implies two things; first, fidelity to the objects of the government; secondly, a knowledge of the means, by which those objects can be best attained.
Joseph Story, Commentaries on the Constitution, 1833
~Shades of Rahm
“You never want a serious crisis to go to waste. And what I mean by that is an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.”
And it is no less true, that personal security and private property rest entirely upon the wisdom, the stability, and the integrity of the courts of justice.
Joseph Story, Commentaries on the Constitution, 1833
Our new Constitution is now established, and has an appearance that promises permanency; but in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.
Benjamin Franklin, letter to Jean-Baptiste Leroy, November 13, 1789
In the Federalist Papers, written 221 years ago, Madison addressed the need for a Senate to accompany the more populist House of Representatives. An upper body, he wrote, “may be sometimes necessary as a defense to the people against their own temporary errors and delusions.”
For the times when a political leader would attempt to capitalize on those errors and delusions, the Founders prescribed the Senate, with its members elected to terms three times the length of those in the House, originally chosen not by the people but by the state legislatures. From Federalist 63:
“There are particular moments in public affairs when the people, stimulated by some irregular passion, or some illicit advantage, or misled by the artful misrepresentations of interested men, may call for measures which they themselves will afterwards be the most ready to lament and condemn. In these critical moments, how salutary will be the interference of some temperate and respectable body of citizens, in order to check the misguided career, and to suspend the blow meditated by the people against themselves, until reason, justice, and truth can regain their authority over the public mind?”
Now is the time for the salutary interference of temperate and respectable citizens, otherwise known as the 41 Republicans in the United States Senate. It is their job to help the president in areas where there is widespread agreement that he should be helped, and hold the line on everything else.
President Obama, his chief of staff, and Hillary Clinton have all now come out and said straight out that they want to use this economic crisis as an “opportunity” to fulfill a wishlist of liberal programs and to remake America into something it isn’t. It’s not the platform they ran on. It is not what people voted for. But they are doing it because they believe that Obama is popular enough that the people will swallow anything as long as he attaches the words “economic crisis to it.”
Just because they can do it, they are doing it. A sad reason to throw what America has been out the window
American Thinker Article
Obama & Holder: “YOU have NO standing to ask any Questions!”
By JB Williams Sunday, June 20, 2010
No matter the political agenda of any American citizen, one reality should send shivers down every American’s spine. The Obama administration has made it known that according to their form of “justice,” NO soldier or citizen has “legal standing” to question anything about Obama, his many corrupt friends, his anti-American policies or his full court press to destroy all things American.
Barack Hussein Obama remains a complete mystery. His birth, college, travel, passport and entire personal history remains under lock and key unlike any president before him. His policies have proven destructive to the US economy, US sovereignty and security as well as both states and individual rights.
The Obama administration is operating like a pure dictatorship at odds with the vast majority of American citizens and no matter what peaceful course of redress the people attempt, they have repeatedly been informed that they have “NO STANDING” to ask any questions.
A JUST MUST read Obama & Holder: “YOU have NO standing to ask any Questions!”
A JUST MUST See Series by Glenn Beck–
March 16, 2010 — Glenn Beck on Faith, Hope, and Charity. Whether you agree or disagree with Glenn Beck, whether you hate him or love him, you cannot deny the man a passion he has and conviction of belief in what he is saying. Yes, he cries on the show (this makes me uneasy I have to admit) but as a first generation naturalized US citizen, he strikes a cord with me that no other TV commentator does.
He expresses things about America that I held and I still do hold dear in my heart as to why I came here – American Dream. It’s the idea of being able to accomplish anything you want as long as you put your mind and skill to it. It’s an idea that I am judged on the merit of what I can do and not on what degree or paper I hold. It’s an idea that I can reach for the stars knowing that I would not be dragged back down to earth by the oppressive government and regulations.
America is on the crossroads of the monumental proportions today. Take the fork to the left, and become another failed European experiment in socialism. Take the fork to the right, and restore this country heritage based on Constitutional values and the Founding Fathers.
For me, the choice is clear. America, is the choice clear for you?
Glenn Beck – Faith, Hope, Charity Part 1 of 4
Glenn Beck – Faith, Hope, Charity Part 2 of 4
Glenn Beck – Faith, Hope, Charity Part 3 of 4
Glenn Beck – Faith, Hope, Charity Part 4 of 4