Saturday, November 20, 2010

The Constitution And The Presidential Abuse Of Power

I am inspired by the latest Imprimis to quote from a speech by Mike Pence, U.S. representative, Indiana,s 6th Congressional District. This free publication and audio version is available at hillsdale college. The full text can be read below. "Our nation finds itself in a position of a dog whose duty is not to ask why--because the "why" is too elevated for his nature--but simply to obey.
     America is not a dog, and does not require a "because-I-said-so" jurisprudence; or legislators who knit laws of such complexity that they are heavier than chains; or a president who acts like, speaks like, and is received as a king."
     "It is not the president's job to manipulate the nation's youth for the sake of his agenda or his party."
     Were a primer to be written by the American people, whether of 1776 or 2010, you can be certain that it would contain the following instructions.
     You do not bow to kings. Outside of our shores, The President of the United States of America bows to no man. When in foreign lands, you do not criticize your own country. You do not apologize to the enemies of the United States. Should you be confused, a coa people, or region that harbors, shelters, supports, encourages, or cheers attacks opon our country or the slaughter of our friends and families are enemies of the United States. And to repeat, you do not apologize to them."

     I could go on, but the full text is available below.
     In my opinion Mike Pence deserves serious consideration for the Republican nod for the 2012 presidential candidacy. I have considered this for some time and this man's solid background in the Constitution "as written", and his belief in The Creator's role in the founding of our nation are but two reasons for a closer look at Mike Pence. It is early yet but he beats out some of the 2008 Rhino backbenchers hands down in my eyes. 

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