First we have Obama telling the fawning Matt Lauer of the Today show the following:
Our Founders designed a system that makes it more difficult to bring about change than I would like sometimes.”
Here’s the video of it:
I guess his spiel about President Bush leaving him a big mess was getting rather old so now he has to resort to blaming the Founding Fathers. Anyway, moving along…
Next we have the liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg being interviewed by an Egyptian television station. Aside from congratulating Egypt on overthrowing their “dictator” Hosni Mubarak, she advised her interviewer against copying the American constitution going forward. No, she recommended they model their new constitution on that of South Africa!!! If South Africa is such a great place, why is that its most educated and skilled people are emigrating? Why doesn’t Justice Ginsburg just pack up her bags and move there if their constitution is so wonderful?
Finally we have the Obama worshipping New York Times getting in on the act, as they report that fewer countries are basing their constitutions on ours. Here’s what writer Adam Liptak has to say about the U.S. constitution:
Other nations routinely trade in their constitutions wholesale, replacing them on average every 19 years. By odd coincidence, Thomas Jefferson, in a 1789 letter to James Madison, once said that every constitution “naturally expires at the end of 19 years” because “the earth belongs always to the living generation.” These days, the overlap between the rights guaranteed by the Constitution and those most popular around the world is spotty.
Zelda adds: We’re NOT other nations. Nor do we see Americans emigrating on masse to these “other nations?” No! The people from these “other nations” are the ones that routinely come here, either legally or illegally. I should also add that Mr. Liptak’s grandparents most likely fled Czarist Russia or Eastern Europe so they could live in America where their rights would be guaranteed by the constitution. How’s that for gratitude?
Americans recognize rights not widely protected, including ones to a speedy and public trial, and are outliers in prohibiting government establishment of religion. But the Constitution is out of step with the rest of the world in failing to protect, at least in so many words, a right to travel, the presumption of innocence and entitlement to food, education and health care.
Zelda adds: What part of “innocent until proven guilty” and “beyond the reasonable shadow of a doubt” did Mr. Liptak miss? And a right to travel? Who says you can’t just go online and purchase a ticket to where you want to go? But I see the crux of the matter is this “right” to food and healthcare.” In other words, America is no good unless it’s a socialist welfare state, where the government guarantees equality of outcomes between different groups.
It has its idiosyncrasies. Only 2 percent of the world’s constitutions protect, as the Second Amendment does, a right to bear arms. (Its brothers in arms are Guatemala and Mexico.)
In other words, the rights of Americans to protect themselves against and their loved ones from a possible dictatorship, never mind domestic criminals is merely an unusual feature.