Did the Obama Administration FINALLY find an amendment they LIKE? (The 5th)?
OBVIOUSLY they have no respect for the first.
They think the 2nd is flawed.
The 3rd is irrelevant since most wars are overseas now.
They certainly don't give a sh*t about the 4th.
The 5th comes in handy when you don't want to testify about sh*tting on the other ones I guess.
@progress........"Um. That gal did not hold an “appointed” position. Nice try."
No, she didn't. And apparently no one will be fired and we all just pretend the union that all the IRS employees are in had no impact on this situation.
@sarah..."It's odd that you suddenly care about the constitution, when your party has openly called for eliminating the entire constitution...in your own words:"
I've railed against the Patriot Act (Obama kept it), indefinite detention (Obama kept it), illegal wiretapping (Obama LOVES IT), etc etc.
PRETENDING nobody can criticize obama because nobody criticized Bush is bullsh*t and you know it.
- Anonymous7 years agoFavourite answer
Um. That gal did not hold an “appointed” position. Nice try.
- wayfaroutthereLv 77 years ago
Every president's favorite amendment--the right to remain silent. It's almost up there with invoking "national security secrets" or "necessary and proper". You sound like a con so I'm sure you get upset with Obama over everything, but what bothers me is that Obama ran in 2008 talking a lot about all the times Bush43 crapped on the Constitution and America's reputation, but doesn't even bother to clean Bush's crap from the Constitution before adding a fresh pile of his own.
What union are IRS employees a member of? I didn't think they were in a union. Thanks for reminding me of one of those times Bush decided to use the DoL against the unions by adding useless paperwork requirements to everything they do though. The more I find out about this story, the more it seems the IRS was doing their jobs. They scrutinized 298 groups, 98 of which were 'tea party' or conservative political groups, and the only one who was denied tax-exempt status was a Democrat organization. After the Citizens supreme court case, every one of these PACs needs to face some scrutiny--or we just need to get rid of tax-exempt status for all of them and then the government has no business asking about what they do. Can't ask the government for support and then ask them to leave you alone.
In case you were wondering--I'm telling you that any concerned citizen should keep an eye on the government--especially when your guy is in there. Obama expects republicans to whine about him and Bush expected Democrats to whine--if more democrats whine at Obama and if more republicans had whined at Bush for this kind of thing, then maybe they would all respect the Constitution instead of having an "We won--stop us if you can" attitude.
- Anonymous7 years ago
If you are believe that progressives give a damn about the Constitution beyond how they can use it to further their democracy agenda -- well, dream on.
8/31/1910 Osawatomie, Kansas, T. Roosevelt proclaims the progressive agenda -- national health care, social security and the championing of unions (the vanguard of all such movements) -- and discards the Constitution: “This, I know, implies a policy of a far more active governmental interference with social and economic conditions in this country than we have yet had, but I THINK WE HAVE GOT TO FACE THE FACT THAT SUCH AN INCREASE IN GOVERNMENT CONTROL IS NOW NECESSARY.”
Dem. pres. Wilson (1913-21): "You are not here merely to make a living. You are here to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, and with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. YOU ARE HERE TO ENRICH THE WORLD. You impoverish yourself if you forget this errand.”
FDR’s “Second Bill of Rights” included the “right”: to “earn enough to provide adequate food and clothing and recreation”; of every family to a “decent home”; “to be free from economic fears of old age, sickness, accident, and unemployment.” (Speech to Congress on 1/11/44)
LBJ’s Great Society spent trillions on those “rights.”
In fact, America’s semi-capitalist system provided those “rights” in such abundance that millions of Europeans fled their welfare state nations to come here. But none of that matters to democrats. Their party now has what they want, a welfare-state America:
-2/4/10 Gallup poll: 61% of liberals have a positive view of socialism.
-6/2/11 Gallup poll: 71% of democrats favor re-distributing wealth.
-9/6-9/2012 http://www.gallup.com/poll/157481/majori… Those who want more government control over us: Republicans 15%; Independents, 29%; Democrats 67%.
-Now they have national health care, the hallmark of all welfare and socialist states.
Ben Franklin predicted all of it: "When the people find that they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic."
We’re now a democracy.
Thomas Jefferson: "A democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where 51% of the people may take away the rights of the other 49%.”
Ben Franklin: "Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch.”
Obama will nominate like-minded progressives to the Supreme Court who will affirm the democracy agenda. Corporations will vote for corporate welfare and government contracts. The welfare class will vote for more benefits. The government unions will push for bigger government because that means more unionized government union jobs. Our elites politicians will continue to give money to nations which are anti-American and welfare state nations that promote the democrat dream of an American utopia. And the Constitution will not be there to protect freedom lovers.
- Anonymous7 years ago
I dont know why Obamas inner circle needs to plead the 5th since as they say it was a low level operation
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- Uncle PennybagsLv 77 years ago
Don't forget, they aren't exactly big fans of Freedom of the Press as outlined in the 1st Amendment either.
- Anonymous7 years ago
They do hang from the tree of the 5th Amendment. Seems to be the
only one, they find to their advantage.
- Anonymous7 years ago
The Obama administration hasn't pleaded the 5th. You're thinking about one worker in one IRS office, not the Obama administration.
It's odd that you suddenly care about the constitution, when your party has openly called for eliminating the entire constitution...in your own words: http://www.businessinsider.com/jon-stewart-fox-new...
- FrankLv 77 years ago
most likely not... I don't like Obama :(
- Mercadies2000Lv 77 years ago
You said this well!
- ahandle101Lv 77 years ago
He also likes the 16th.