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Revealing, Repealing and Appalling.
April 2012, President Obama in his own arrogant fashion, crossed a very, very dangerous line. He, in a matter of words, called out our Supreme Court, in his typical, crooked, Chicago thug style of politicking, by suggesting our judicial branch of government, may not live up to its integrity of given powers. I think maybe I should have used the word “intimidate” in lieu of “suggesting”.
In case you missed it, it is regarding his Health Care Bill. The bill that was SHOVED down Americans throats, that even the Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, was not sure what the bill contained, but we must pass it first before we know WHAT exactly is in the bill. A bill that at the time, had 61% of our citizens of this land, that desperatly wanted it repealed.
He reminded our justices, that they were “an unelected group of people” and how “unprecedented and extraordinary” it would be if they were to “somehow overturn a duly constituted and passed law” that was “passed by a strong majority of a democratically elected Congress”.
Now, maybe Mr. President NEEDS to be reminded of the function of the United States Supreme Court. Perhaps he missed that part of his Harvard Law education, where they discussed the powers and duties of the highest court in the land. Just to be perfectly clear about this unprecedented attitude by Mr. Obama, a federal appeals court has ordered this administration to shed light on these extremely bold statements that he shared with everyone regarding his “understanding” of the constitutionality of our SCOTUS. That it IS their function to interpret and expound on the constitutionality of laws written and introduced by congress.
To make this situation even worse as far as I am concerned is his perception of this form of our checks and balances. A couple of years ago at his State of the Union address, he humiliated these judges on national TV, in front of the world, who had over ruled another issue that he disagreed with. His complete lack of respect IS “unprecedented and extraordinary”.
As if I needed more reasons NOT to like our President, he has out done himself this time in a shameless fashion. I am more concerned now of the state of the union than ever before. For a President of the United States to disrespect the Constitution and the liberties of freedom, is unconscionable. All of us, including or resident of the White House MUST respect the decisions made by the SCOTUS, even if we disagree with the final decision. We must have faith in our system that due process will prevail for the greater cause of our freedoms.
I am very proud that he has been called out on his remarks and has to provide and answer to support his claims or offer an apology. I’m not holding my breath for either, but I have SOME satisfaction that it was done. Chief Justice Roberts was quoted as saying:
"The image of having the members of one branch of government standing up, literally surrounding the Supreme Court, cheering and hollering while the court – according the requirements of protocol – has to sit there expressionless, I think is very troubling."
I think he sums up the attitude of this administration and another sign of his "lack of leadership" that his country needs so much at this time. I stand firm with my belief, that he was nothing more than a freshman senator, with the ability to rouse up a crowd, who managed to get the media adore him, and wound up in the most powerful position on earth. This man is not ready for such a task, and he proves it quite often.
And that my hub friends is my latest and greatest RANT regarding this President. Please feel free to share your thoughts.