“Mr. Feherty’s violent comments about Speaker Pelosi and Majority Leader Reid are disgusting,” said Media Matters President Eric Burns. “Suggesting that our troops would attack the leaders of the very democracy they’ve sworn to sacrifice their lives for is an insult to their integrity, honor, and professionalism.”
Eric Burns doesn’t know shit. No American servicemen have ever sworn to “sacrifice their lives” for “democracy.”
American servicemen swear to defend the Constitution from all foreign and domestic enemies.
Sounds like Mr. Feherty was simply suggesting that our servicemen would, if given the opportunity, do their sworn duty.[/quote]
I was thinking about this very thing a day or two ago. Now there is no question these people are violating our Constitution on a regular basis. Unfortunately it is done is a way that covers their ass just well enough when you have a supreme court that is mostly seated by people who are political appointees rather than seated due to a high regard and level of Constitutional scholarship. Consider that the odds of Souter’s replacement deciding against blatant Obama constitutional violations are unlikely. Couple this with the Supreme court unlawfully wresting the ultimate decision on what is Constitutional in Marbury v. Madison and you’ve got a recipe for future disaster.
This brings me back to my original thought. The system as it is protects our leaders who violate the Constitution. But let us propose that Obama pulls something like Andrew Jackson and makes an unconstitutional edict, has it decided so by the Supreme Court, then says, “I know it’s unconstitutional but I’d like to see you stop me.”
In which case, if a serviceman were to assasinate the president, legally, would he get away with it?
CYA: I’m again, not advocating such a thing. Frankly, I hope Obama succeeds; as I see it, it may well be the only way we wake up in time to turn this thing around peacefully.