Thursday, November 20, 2014

And now, we test the built in safety system ...

Just one short note about the President's speech tonight.

I'm not all that excited or fevered over it. The founders of this nation did their best to build a constitutional republic based on the rule of law.

They built the system we have fully expecting that there would be those who would abuse their power and not work within the constitutional system in order to get things done that they like, because the can't force the system to work for them.

This is one of those extra-constitutional moments. It is what you get when you elect people such as President Obama.

We have two other branches of government who are now charged to be the anti-bodies to excess and overreach.

Let them work. If the antibodies do their job, the system will, as designed, fix the problem. If they do not function, then the republic takes one more step towards death.

Republics have a tendency to do that eventually, die. Our founders, who studied in detail failed republics in the past, tried to design a system of republican governance that would have safety systems in place to stop past errors from coming up.

To work though, it takes an informed people and politicians who are people of good character and good will.

So, let's see what happens.

I have faith in the Constitution I swore an oath to. I support its system, and if it works - great. If not, then we have a very interesting few years to go.

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