Are We or Aren't We?

March 18, 2014 - 9:55 AM

President Obama has made the statement that the U.S. Constitution is a flawed document.

It is not a president's job to decide the merits of the Constitution but rather to enforce it as it is, or convene enough states to call for a constitutional convention and change it. It is not in his purvey or power to decide whether to enforce and defend it, it is in his oath of office and when he in any way refuses to abide by every sentence in the document, he violates his oath.

When an Attorney General decides he will ignore the Constitution and selectively enforce the duly legislated laws of the land, it is the job of the president to fire him, but when the president himself goes along with this unlawful violation, in my opinion, America has a constitutional crisis.

How does an Attorney General have more right to choose the laws he'll enforce than private citizens have the right to decide which ones they'll obey. What's the difference?

When a president changes a piece of duly passed legislation that has become law, supposedly using the latitude afforded him by executive privilege, is he not circumventing the Congress and Senate and violating the process set forth in the Constitution?

The Constitution guarantees private citizens the right to keep and bear arms. There are those who will claim that this provision speaks to maintaining a militia, but keeping and bearing arms and maintaining a militia are two separate sections and never meant to be construed as one being dependent on the other.

Oh, and by the way, please don't take my word for any of this, the Constitution is readily available online, please check it out for yourself.

There are also those who will tell you that our forefathers included the firearms provision in the Constitution for hunting, target shooting and personal protection, but the actual meaning goes much deeper.

This nation won a long and bloody war, fought largely by citizen soldiers who brought along their squirrel guns and long rifles from home, a war that defied tyranny on American soil and the framers wanted to provide Americans a means of rising against tyranny again should it ever occur in the future.

Now America has a president who would like nothing better than to confiscate all privately owned guns and is even willing to abdicate the sovereignty of the United States of America to, of all things, the United Nations, the most corrupt, inefficient, America-hating organization this side of Hezbollah.

Obama came frighteningly close to having enough traitors in the Senate to ratify the UN Arms Trade Treaty a short while ago; oh you didn't hear about that on NBC did you? Again, check it out for yourself. You can even identify the Senators who voted for it.

Well, you can bet the game is still afoot and if the Republicans win the Senate this year and there is a lame duck Senate and a lame duck president, you'd better watch out America or we could wake up one morning with the gun control Gestapo at the door to confiscate our weapons.

The three branches of the American government, the legislative, the judicial and the executive were created as checks and balances, with any branch having the ability to counteract the actions of the other, to offset the power of the other two branches and above all to represent the will of the American people.

I sincerely believe that our forefathers never intended for an obstinate old political hack like Harry Reid to allow only legislation that benefits his party to the floor for a vote, or for President Obama to change a law with the stroke of a pen, or for the Supreme Court to allow the federal government to force citizens to buy a product because of one word, semantics.

I sincerely hope I'm wrong, but I truly believe there will be terrorist attacks in America and the only protection citizens will have is what they can band together and provide for themselves and I don't want my family and neighbors rendered helpless.

If President Obama is left to his own devices, Obamacare will bankrupt America and destroy the greatest and most advanced healthcare system on the planet.

Why do I say that when I'm not an economist or an academic? It's by a method of deduction I call Cowboy Logic, cutting through the fog and getting to the heart of the matter.

How has Obamacare worked so far?

Do you think medical science will be able to advance under the smothering regulations?

Do you honestly think it's going to provide quality healthcare for everybody?

Do you think it will be fairly distributed by the bureaucracies charged with the task?

Do you think the IRS is corrupt?

Is it constitutional?

America has a lot to think about before November, and I'm the first one to say that there are rascals and hacks in both political parties. I would never presume to tell you who to vote for, but one thing I will tell you, what we've got now ain't working.

Are we gonna have a constitution or aren't we?

What do you think?

Pray for our troops and the peace of Jerusalem.

God Bless America

Charlie Daniels