Robin's Commentary --
The Constitution of the United States... what is it and why should we care?
I mean have you really given it any thought.
I'll be honest with you... most of my life I really have not. It's a document that I've heard of and we talked about it briefly in school [at least from what I can remember] but it's something that's always been there and taken for granted.
Moreover, until I opened up this blog, I really didn't give too much thought about the Constitution and politics. True, just as a lot of people I bitch and moan about taxes and stupid laws that directly affect me but as for the Constitution and the federal government... never really gave it much thought.
UNTIL THIS ADMINISTRATION!
This is when I really started reading the Constitution and tried to understand it better especially under this administration when we hear the president stating, "if Congress won't do it, then I will."
The Constitution, being the law of the land was something that I thought was written in stone. Then I got to thinking about what happens when the people who enforce the law... don't.
We rely on the Supreme Court and Congress to enforce the Constitution but apparently, that system is starting to break down when the people that enforce the Constitution no longer believe in it. I cite an example in 2008 when Supreme Court Justice Ruth Ginsberg told an Egyptian TV station that she would not recommend the U.S. Constitution as a model for Egypt's new government.
"the problem, you see, is that the U.S. Constitution is a rather old Constitution..." " The Heritage Network"
Nevertheless, we as a society have gotten to the point beyond what President Kennedy has said, "ask not what your country can do for you, but would you can do for your country." Those words did not have that much meaning until you start hearing people crying, "I'm going to vote for Obama because he gave me a free phone."
The Democrats for example are hoping to gain more votes because they feel they can't stand on their own legs so they have to offer amnesty to an approximately 11 million + illegal immigrants who illegally cross international borders for their own personal gain.
I recall a coworker of mine when we were discussing the upcoming Memorial Day holiday who asked me, what is it and why should I care?"
We have represented John Conyers “I love these members, they get up and say, ‘Read the bill, What good is reading the bill if it’s a thousand pages and you don’t have two days and two lawyers to find out what it means after you read the bill?” referring to Obama care which in my opinion is going to bankrupt America after goes into full implementation in 2016.
[Mr Conyers, if you didn't read the damn thing... then don't vote for it!]
Nancy Pelosi commenting that "you have to pass a law to know what's in it..."
If this were a Saturday night sitcom, it would be funny.
However, these are people that actually have a great influence over the policies that affect every person within the United States and these are just obvious examples.
Senator Harry Reid of Nevada and others constantly use the phrase, "the people of the United States wants..." insert agenda.
I'm referring to Harry Reid's recent comment regarding Republican filibustering.
How many people know what filibustering is? I didn't, I had to look it up.
It can seem rather hopeless at times doesn't it?
While I am very proud to say that I've gained a little hope recently when I had the pleasure to meet one-on-one for coffee with a candidate for Senate for the State of Oregon Ms. Jo Rae Perkins.
I've had the pleasure of having numerous conversations with her online and after I've had the opportunity to meet with her in person, unlike other candidates that I have had the pleasure of meeting, I truly feel that she is real and that she honestly believes in the Constitution and for what America stands for.
I'm hoping to get her on the radio program one of these days for an interview.
It's going to be a tough journey for her but we need to elect candidates and replace candidates who do not believe in the Constitution first.
Too many people have gone into office and have come out millionaires.
That's not why we send these people to Washington. We send them there to do a job, READ THE BILL, and to defend the Constitution.
These words, "I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the office of the president of the United States, and to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States."
These are not just words without meaning.
The office of the President or any other high-ranking official is not there for his or her own personal gain or forum.
Disrespecting the office by commenting on local cases such as the George Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin case is just one example.
Being in high office does not make you a rock star Mr. President.
It's time for change and it's time for America to pull their head out of their ass and insist and get involved that our elected officials [Representatives] do what we hired them to do.
Until then, one day you will wake up from a little bubble wrap society box as you're standing in line for your mandatory implant [don't think it can't happen, the technology now exists] as you blindly comply and wonder what happened because you were more concerned about America's Most Talented or football.