|Biden Calls US Constitution: "Dangerous Roadblock"|
|by Tom McGregor||
Tue, Jan 19, 2010, 12:26 PM Perhaps, Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., a Democrat, is seeking to be appointed as the Chief-of-Gaffes of the United States of America. In an attempt to explain that the 60-seat threshold for support of legislation in the Senate is supposedly ludicrous, he contends that the U.S. Constitution is "a dangerous new roadblock in the way of American government." He made this shocking comment at a Florida fundraiser on Sunday.
Politico quotes Biden as saying that, "as long as I have served, ... I've never seen, as my uncle once said, the constitution stand on its head as they've done. This is the first ime every single solitary decision has required 60 senators. No democracy has survived needing a super-majority."
Despite the bleak warning, Mr. Biden claims that he's optimistic "the nation will appreciate the White House's achievements, "the American people are very smart, and we'll demonstrate by November that the project is working."
According to Politico, "Biden spoke at the home of Jack and Mona Anatramiam, in outdoor tent. He told some 150 attendees - who donated a minimum of of $1,000 - that the American response to the earthquake in Haiti was overwhelming."
Urging contributors, Biden said, "not only keep them in your prayers, but be as generous as you always have been. If you have the choice between increasing your contribution to us (Democrat Party) or sending it to the Haitian people, send it to the Haitian people. Send it to the Haitian people."
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Here is more, from the Indiana Tea Party:
"It is to me a new and consolatory proof that wherever the people are well-informed they can
be trusted with their own government; that whenever things get so far wrong as to attract their notice, they may be relied on to set them to rights." --Thomas Jefferson
"[Those on] the left complain about the bind in which they find themselves. They can spare 40 votes on any House vote, and they have a Senate majority, but they can't get anything done. It's as if a genius schemed against them to thwart their efforts and require impossibly large majorities to accomplish something. ... But our founders didn't set out to frustrate any specific people. They were concerned with one big question: how does one prevent a republic from degenerating into tyranny, as all historical republics had? ... In Federalist 51 [James Madison] writes: 'It is of great importance in a republic not only to guard the society against the oppression of its rulers, but to guard one part of the society against the injustice of the other part. ... If a majority be united by a common interest, the rights of the minority will be insecure.' ... Our constitutional system of government works -- but it works to protect liberty, not allow those who want to get their agenda passed and get it passed yesterday to run roughshod over the minority. Madison warned of such a system, writing, 'In a society under the forms of which the stronger faction can readily unite and oppress the weaker, anarchy may as truly be said to reign as in a state of nature.' ... More often than not, divided government has been the rule. Thus left and right are both stymied by the Constitution, which was designed to frustrate change in favor of freedom. America is ungovernable because the founders never intended the lives of Americans to be governed from the federal capitol." --columnist Adam Graham