This is what drives me crazy about at least some Republicans. Even Ted Cruz, supposedly someone who is for a smaller government and for reining in the power of bloated federal agencies thinks somehow that Washington has the obligation to enforce drug laws which are arguably unconstitutional in the first place. How can one be for limited government, for the Constitution, if one is for the incredibly expensive and often terribly unjust Drug War?
As Part One of this article revealed, some of the games being played behind closed doors by the Fed are legal and some illegal, but all of them are troubling.
And the headline comes from the mouth of a professor at George Washington University, testifying before the House, who says he agrees with many of Obama’s policies.
The video comes from Charles Krauthammer and Fox News. We often have issues with both. However Mr. Krauthammer is right on here. How is it that Obama has changed the Obamacare law 27 times since it was passed? Only Congress has the authority to do this.
The fight for policy is often fought along K Street not in the Capitol or in the White House. In Gucci Gulch the future of industries is worked out. Who gets government largesse, who does not. Who gets what contract, who does not. Who gets surveilled and…
When I saw the headline I had to look again. But sure enough, the Republican National Committee, the official GOP, has not only come out against NSA spying, which frankly is a bit of a shock, but has used the word “unconstitutional.”
That is a very powerful word coming directly from the party.
This is nice to see. Whether there should be any checkpoint at all is another question. The surveillance state, composed of police, the feds, private contractors of all sorts, and who knows who else is far too large. It threatens the fundamental nature of this country.
I don’t care if you like this president. I can understand why some people do. There are partisan affiliations which are hard to break. There are ethnic ties which are powerful. There is an opposition party which is not much of an alternative. But make no mistake, President Obama has taken this country down a very dangerous path and now is the time to set the country back on the right one, before the next president comes in and makes things even worse.
The 4th Amendment (and adherence to it) is vital to the security and dignity of individual citizens. It says;
The Constitution is a tool by which we the people can fight the expansion of the system of crony capitalism which infects this country currently. A restoration of the rule of law, of the Constitution (what a concept), is key to reigning in the corporate/crony state. The first step would be revisiting the modern interpretation of the Interstate Commerce Clause. That’s where we begin.