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Why can’t we all just get along?

God I hate that question. But during another FB conversation, I was confronted with that idiotic platitude. Not in those exact words, but that was the sentiment.

In response to one of my slightly disparaging remarks about BHO (peace be unto him), someone said this:

one more thing… we as a people have to get over this REP/DEM thing… and unite to do what is right for ALL OF US… that is the TRUE reason why we can’t move forward!

Well, we can’t just get along because our visions are diametrically opposed. It’s not a question of being republican or democrat, it’s a question of support for or opposition to constitutional government.

People like me want the government to be smaller, less intrusive, and restricted in power to those specifically enumerated in the constitution. BHO (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) believes that the government should meddle in all sorts of things they are not empowered to do. McCain-Feingold was unconstitutional on its face. “Congress shall make no law…abridging freedom of speech.” It could not be more simple. Yet BHO (May Allah honor him and grant him peace) and McCain both voted for it. And Bush signed it, even while acknowledging its dubious constitutionality.

So it’s not a “DEM/REP thing.” It’s a pro- or anti- constitution thing. BHO’s (may his name be blessed) obvious disdain for the constitution is shown in his choices for the supreme court, his unconstitutional czars, his socialist health care plan, and his contemptuous treatment of private industry.

We’re not interested in moving forward if that means being stripped of the liberties bestowed upon us by our Creator, and supposedly protected by the constitution. When politicians ignore their oaths to uphold the constitution, it is we who suffer. And whether that politician is republican or democrat, if they defy the constitution, then those who honor the constitution will do everything in their power to remove those politicians from office.

So no, we can’t get along with those who would destroy our constitutional republic. There is a story, probably apocryphal, that Benjamin Franklin, as he was leaving the constitutional convention, was asked, “Dr. Franklin, what have you given us, a republic or a monarchy?” To which he supposedly replied, “A republic, madam, if you can keep it.”

I pray we can keep it. I fear we will lose it.

fiat lux!

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