Friday, June 7, 2013

Blaming the President -- again

Putative President Barrack Obama is up to his eyebrows in scandals and abuses of power: 

Senator Rand Paul decries the fact that Obama "rides roughshod over the Bill of Rights." 

But, everyone must remember that it was and is the Congress (both Democrats and Republicans) that gave current and past presidents the power to "[ride] roughshod over the Bill of Rights." For decades, Congress has utterly and deliberately failed to do its job to follow and defend the Constitution.

"You do not examine legislation in the light of the benefits it will convey if properly administered, but in the light of the wrongs it would do and the harms it would cause if improperly administered." — Lyndon B. Johnson (1908-1973) 37th US President (1963-1969)
Ultimately, it's the unwise, selfish, and ill-informed American voter who is to blame. Voters persist in electing and perpetually reelecting misguided, corrupt, irresponsible, clueless, bigoted, selfish, and incompetent politicians at every level. Ya can't blame any president for everything that Congress and the voters do!
"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." — George Santayana
We need smarter voters.

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