One day in grammar school, the nun told us that we would have a test the following day. Anyone who couldn’t recite a particular spelling rule had to write it 50 times. Despite having studied all the spelling rules the night before, the next day I flubbed mine. So, I went home and wrote the three-liner “’i’ before ‘e’ except after ‘c’ or when sounding like ‘a’ as in neighbor and weigh” fifty times. We couldn’t “cut and paste” back then but I’m a really good speller today.
Somewhere along the line, President Obama, touted as the smartest President we’ve ever known, must have been absent when government was taught in school. He just hasn’t grasp the notion that we have three equal branches of government in this country – executive, legislative and judicial.
Not only did he insult the Justices of the Supreme Court during the State of the Union Address back in 2010, but now he’s warning them not to overturn Obamacare and had the audacity to say that it would be “an unprecedented, extraordinary step” if the Court overturned “a law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically elected Congress.”
The President, aptly called “The Anointed One” by Sean Hannity (who I seldom watch), and in this particular instance shows the appropriateness of the self-important moniker, quite frankly, doesn’t know what he’s talking about. As the former President of the Harvard Law Review, he should know better.
So, what exactly does he think the Supreme Court does? It’s up to the Supreme Court to decide whether any law is constitutional. And what difference does it make if the entire body of Congress unanimously passed a law? If it’s not constitutional, it’s not constitutional. Period. It’s not up to the executive or legislative branches to make that decision. It’s up to the judicial branch.
Following these ridiculous comments from our President, a three-judge panel of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals required the Department of Justice to submit a homework assignment consisting of a three-page, single-spaced letter on whether the Executive Branch believes that courts can strike down laws that are found to be unconstitutional. I love this slap on the DOJ’s wrist. It’s absolutely priceless and reminiscent of my late-night assignment some 50 years ago.
For how long now have we heard about former Vice President Dan Quayle’s spelling gaffes, President Bush’s mispronunciation of “nuclear” and former Vice Presidential nominee, Sarah Palin’s reading habits or lack thereof.
Yet, when Mr. Obama thinks there are 57 states, or that the United States built the “intercontinental railroad,” or says stupid stuff like “When I meet with world leaders, what’s striking — whether it’s in Europe or here in Asia…” (when he’s actually in Hawaii), or claims that 10,000 people died during tornadoes in Kansas when, in fact, only 12 died, he gets a pass from the über-liberal media.
People who want to become citizens of this country have to take a test and must learn about the three branches of government and our political system. If I were Empress, I’d require people who want to vote to take a test as well. I’d also require our government officials to take a similar test – in public – along with their Oath of Office.
With just seven months away, I’m hoping for good news on November 6th and that President Obama will have to start looking for a job. I’m going to remain optimistic and suggest to Mr. Obama that he start filling out applications now for remedial classes starting on January 21, 2013, to hone up on his basic knowledge so when he goes on the lecture circuit and is paid mucho bucks, he won’t look as foolish as he does now.
I don’t get it, but if you do, God bless you.