Democrats have never been wild about limits on the federal government. Look how long the party trampled the First Amendment with the “Fairness Doctrine.”
The latest to display both disrespect and ignorance towards the U.S. Constitution is Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) who needs a lesson in Constitution 101.
The extreme Leftist ranted about Republicans:
They don’t deserve the freedoms that are in the Constitution! But we’ll give it to them anyway.
The government doesn’t confer freedom, at least not in a Republic.
We are free when we draw our first breath. The Constitution doesn’t give us freedom either. The Constitution defines and places limits on federal powers.
I figure at least half the laws on the books at present are unconstitutional, and that’s a conservative estimate.
Lautenberg apparently doesn’t realize the U.S. government’s powers are limited, a testament to the foresight our founders had.
I’d be willing to bet that if you gave every senator a test on the U.S. Constitution, only a handful might pass.
Lautenberg is another in a long line of Democrats opting for tyranny rather than freedom.
As for those of us in the private non-government sector, it’d be a good idea to weed these types out when elections roll around.
The only way to protect freedom is to reduce the number of mini-tyrants in Congress and in the federal bureaucracy our hard-earned tax dollars are forced to subsidize.
Bottom line: Congress should pass a law requiring every senator, representative and president as well as cabinet members and czars be tested on the Constitution. A failing grade means a retest until you pass.
Send Lautenberg to the dunce corner.
(Commentary by Kay B. Day/Aug. 15, 2012)