The Wisdom of Checks and Balances

Saturday, July 30th, 2011 3:37 pm by mikeinvaldosta

The Founding Fathers were not perfect. Slavery was wrong. Women’s suffrage was wrong. Dividing the Federal government into three separate branches with checks and balances on each other, and limiting their authority to those powers specifically enumerated within The Constitution was pure brilliance. The bi-cameral congress was an act of providence.

I bring this up due to the debt ceiling crisis. The left wing and the suppliant media have labeled the ”Tea Party” members of congress as “terrorists” due to the unwillingness to go along with President Obama and Harry Reid’s plan for raising the debt limit.

Fareed Zakaria, CNN’s Shaman of Obamotics, proclaims the Tea Party is hijacking America with an agenda “it cannot get it through the political democratic process.” He then positioned the loyal opposition’s stance as, “we’ll blow up the country if you don’t listen to us. We will hold hostage the credit of the United States, the good standing of the United States and we’ll blow it up.”

In today’s world, standing on principle and following the prescribed legislative rules outlined within The Constitution of The United States of America amounts to “terrorism” if you happen to disagree with the Democrats.

In 2006, then a freshman Senator from Illinois in the minority, Barack Obama voted against a debt ceiling raise. Does that make President Obama a reformed terrorist in Fareed Zakaria’s eyes?

The Constitution exists to limit the Federal government’s power. Furthermore, it is designed to make the creation of new laws difficult. If I may, it exists to limit the ability of politicians, especially those suffering from Potomacitis, to enact knee-jerk legislation based upon the emotions of the day or the next election.

If we are going to start throwing the word “terrorist” at those we disagree with politically, perhaps we should start with those that do not respect The Constitution and the checks and balances contained within.


One Response to “The Wisdom of Checks and Balances”

  1. Neal Says:

    Good assessment of Fareed Zakaria. I saw him on CNN this past Friday, and he claimed that the rating agencies were not bothered by our debt and continued borrowing; rather, it was the Tea Party holding the debt ceiling increase hostage that had them concerned. That just isn’t accurate.

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