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2009-07-05 Home Front: Politix
Obama calls for reforms in Independence Day address
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Posted by Fred 2009-07-05 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [733 views ]  Top

#1 Your war with God is going pretty well.

Please take your boot off of the throat of Honduras now.
Posted by newc">newc  2009-07-05 00:15||   2009-07-05 00:15|| Front Page Top

#2 I like change, but I prefer dollars.
Posted by Glenmore 2009-07-05 01:22||   2009-07-05 01:22|| Front Page Top

#3 US President Barack Obama urged Americans, who celebrated Independence Day on Saturday, to implement broad economic and social reforms

Yes, 'urge'. Reforms are the responsibility of the people not the government. Society is not changed from above without a lot of pain and blood. Change from below comes in evolutionary spurts and spasms, but it does happen and when it does it takes. In the end all 'revolutions' are betrayed. How's that separation from a powerful and distant London going with a powerful and distant beltway instead today?
Posted by Procopius2k 2009-07-05 08:14||   2009-07-05 08:14|| Front Page Top

#4 Where was he when he made his address?
Posted by Richard of Oregon 2009-07-05 10:47||   2009-07-05 10:47|| Front Page Top

#5 Remember Sir Walter Raleigh? He wrote The Lie of which this is the most famous stanza:

Tell men of high condition,
That manage the estate,
Their purpose is ambition,
Their practice only hate:
And if they once reply,
Then give them all the lie.
Posted by James">James  2009-07-05 12:20|| http://idontknowbut.blogspot.com]">[http://idontknowbut.blogspot.com]  2009-07-05 12:20|| Front Page Top

#6 What we, the people of the United States, need to do is to re-establish Constitutional government, not overthrow it. It also means cleaning up some messes that have been made by bad Amendments to the Constitution (17th) and bad decisions by the Supreme Court (Roe vs Wade, etc.). Unfortunately, as long as politicians can lie and get away with it because of the support of the leftist media and college campuses, it's going to be a hard battle. Pitchforks and rope may end up being the only recourse the rest of us have.
Posted by Old Patriot">Old Patriot  2009-07-05 14:16|| http://oldpatriot.blogspot.com/]">[http://oldpatriot.blogspot.com/]  2009-07-05 14:16|| Front Page Top

#7 17th is THE one to remove.

All the others are restrictions on the states powers.
Posted by Bright Pebbles 2009-07-05 19:55||   2009-07-05 19:55|| Front Page Top

#8 From Wikipedia:

"Congress passed a law in 1866 regulating how and when Senators were to be elected from each state. This was the first change in the process of senatorial elections. While the law helped, there were still deadlocks in some legislatures and accusations of bribery, corruption, and suspicious dealings in some elections. Nine bribery cases were brought before the Senate between 1866 and 1906, and 45 deadlocks occurred in 20 states between 1891 and 1905,"

So nothing much has changed in the last century and a half....

"resulting in numerous delays in seating Senators. Beginning in 1899, Delaware did not send a senator to Washington for four years."

And this was a problem how, exactly?

I'd be happy if the entire Congress didn't meet for the next four years - or even one year. They can even keep the money we pay them; it would be cheap at twice the price.
Posted by Barbara Skolaut">Barbara Skolaut  2009-07-05 20:18||   2009-07-05 20:18|| Front Page Top

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