It's the ConstitutionPresident Obama is knocking the GOP around like unbalanced ten-pins because he gets to frame the arguments, and the GOP makes no lucid rebuttal regardless how absurd his points. This happens because the GOP doesn’t know what it stands for and doesn’t want to alienate potential voters that know nothing about how our constitutional Republic is designed to function.
Partisan politics have no rightful role in the governing of America. The oath to support the Constitution is a prerequisite to delegating government authority to any federal or state officer. Every opposition comment and rebuttal should be linked directly to the Constitution because that eliminates party politics and all other emotional arguments.
Political party philosophy does not apply to the clearly enumerated and strictly limited authorities and responsibilities delineated in the Constitution.
There is no compromise in the Constitution and no mention of political mandate for getting 51 percent of the popular vote. The Constitution doesn’t change based on the political philosophy of the office holder even if he gets 100 percent of the vote. America is not a democracy.
To suborn the Constitution by proposals unsupported by enumerated Constitutional authority -- or worse, to countermand specific Constitutional protections -- is to repudiate the oath, and thereby to repudiate the authority, of office demanding that the offender be removed from office. As Thomas Jefferson noted, “instantaneously; failure to do so would be criminal.”
America has been pushed to the edge of calamity solely as the result of un-constitutional acts by progressive government during the past 100 years. America can only be restored by restoring constitutional governance. It’s the GOP’s only rational option if it wants to be relevant.
As long as the GOP flounders under progressivism, it will remain inconsequential and ineffective, and America will continue to decline.
Frank D. Banta, Newnan