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Hugh Hewitt & Obama Share The Same View On The Constitution

Appears Hugh Hewitt has as little respect for the Constitution as the Obama does.

On today’s show, Hewitt chastised a caller for daring to raise the the “I” word, going so far to claim that the caller MUST BE A DEM.

But for the rest of the show, Hewitt, numerous guest and callers all railed that Obama’s act were illegal and unconstitutional.

But of course the president acting unilaterally, taking actions that in their own words were “illegal” and “unconstitutional” aren’t grounds for impeachment.

So either illegal and unconstitutional acts, acts which by that definition are a violation of the oath office don’t rise to the level of high crimes and misdemeanors or Hewitt is full of s**t and playing politics and fast and losse with terms like illegal and unconstitutional.

See this post by Karl Denninger at Market-Ticker.org: There Is No Longer A Rule Of Law for a more in depth explanation.

 

Have You Committed Your 3 Felonies Today Yet?

threefeloniesThree Felonies A Day: How the Feds Target the Innocent by Harvey A. Silverglate

Have you committed your three felonies today yet?  And don’t tell you me you didn’t or don’t do that.  You probably did!

Remember when a felony used to be a crime so heinous that it was supposed to be an act that separated you from the decent society? Well the Government doesn’t, if it ever did.

Don’t believe it? Think it can’t be true? Well wake up and smell and the roses!  We, as citizens, are less free than just about any time in out history, regardless of which party is in power.

Learn as Harvey A. Silverglate takes you through explosion of what is considered a “federal crime” in Three Felonies A Day: How the Feds Target the Innocent.

The average professional in this country wakes up in the morning, goes to work, comes home, eats dinner, and then goes to sleep, unaware that he or she has likely committed several federal crimes that day. Why? The answer lies in the very nature of modern federal criminal laws, which have exploded in number but also become impossibly broad and vague. In Three Felonies a Day, Harvey A. Silverglate reveals how federal criminal laws have become dangerously disconnected from the English common law tradition and how prosecutors can pin arguable federal crimes on any one of us, for even the most seemingly innocuous behavior. The volume of federal crimes in recent decades has increased well beyond the statute books and into the morass of the Code of Federal Regulations, handing federal prosecutors an additional trove of vague and exceedingly complex and technical prohibitions to stick on their hapless targets. The dangers spelled out in Three Felonies a Day do not apply solely to “white collar criminals,” state and local politicians, and professionals. No social class or profession is safe from this troubling form of social control by the executive branch, and nothing less than the integrity of our constitutional democracy hangs in the balance. – via Amazon.

Also see Rise of the Warrior Cop by Radley Balko for the explosion of police militarization.

Rise of the Warrior Cop, pre-order in paperback now available

riseofthewarriorcopA must read for any limited government, liberty minded individual.

Amazon: In Rise of the Warrior Cop, Balko shows how politicians’ ill-considered policies and relentless declarations of war against vague enemies like crime, drugs, and terror have blurred the distinction between cop and soldier. His fascinating, frightening narrative shows how over a generation, a creeping battlefield mentality has isolated and alienated American police officers and put them on a collision course with the American public and the Constitution.

Praised by Anthony Romero, ExDir, ACLU; Arianna Huffington, Huffington Post; Ron Paul, former Texas congressman and Republican presidential candidate; and Glenn Greewald, constitutional lawyer, and columnist.

You really should order this NOW!  And follow Radley at The Washington Post.

Tea Party Darling Paul Ryan – typical politican

Proving once again the old adage: government creates the problem, then volunteers to solve it for you, at a cost of course. The tea party’s latest darling, Paul Ryan – WI, R, takes a swing and a miss on political consistency and the budget.

While better late than never in trying to reduce the size and scope of the budget as well as the deficit, let’s not forget that it was Paul Ryan who was part of the problem in growing government and the deficit.  Ryan has supported the 2003 Medicare expansion, the No Child Left Behind Act, TARP, the GM & Chrysler bailouts, and ethanol subsidies.  But, hey, NOW it’s a problem, and he’s gonna fix it for you.