Obama and the Constitution

Obama: “Since our founding, the United States has been a nation that respects all faiths. We reject all efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others.”

The Constitution of the United States, Amendment I: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.”

And this guy is supposed to be a “Constitutional scholar?”

The United States, as a nation, respects no faith whatsoever. That is what “religious tolerance” means: you tolerate religions other than your own. You don’t have to “respect” them.

September 11 in recent history

2001: Islamist extremists slaughter nearly 3,000 Americans.

2012: Islamist extremists attack the American embassy in Egypt[*1] and the American consulate in Libya[*2] .

Ah, the “Arab Spring.” It’s a good thing–right?

MNow, I’m a guy . . .

. . . and so, have no right to an opinion on the matter (right, Democrats?) but it seems to me that this ad here is absolutely devestating to the “war-on-women” “narrative” being pushed by . . . well . . . you know.

“Government is the only thing we all belong to.”

This is why the Democratic Party of the United States needs to be destroyed, and the ground it stands on sown with salt.

The only person I can be said to belong to is my wife.

The government belongs to me–and to all of us. This is very, very different from saying that we “belong” to the government.

The concept that the government was subordinate to the people was a revolutionary concept–in fact, back in the day, they called the intellectual revolution surrounding that thought “The Enlightenment.” This was in opposition to the older view, the view reflected in the concept of the “divine right of kings” and the like.

That older, less Enlightened age is the one that the Democratic Party of the United States wants to take us back to. For our own good, of course.

UPDATE: Just like “you didn’t build that” and “what Republicans are saying is harmful to Israel” this has now become yet another of those (many) things that the Democrats never said, despite what your lying ears may tell you by actually listening to their plain words.

In this context, the difficulty the Democrats have in reading the Constitution becomes more understandable.