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SUPREME COURT: Obama needs a civics lesson

Letter by Matthew Philichi, Gig Harbor on April 4, 2012 at 12:27 pm | 67 Comments »
April 4, 2012 1:43 pm

Our founding fathers were incredibly intelligent. They saw the many governments that had risen and fallen in man’s history. They realized that the past was littered with one rogue dictator after another. They set our government up with three different branches. They knew that with the checks and balances of legislative, judicial and executive branches, that the absolute control of its citizens would be impossible.

On Monday, President Obama warned the U.S. Supreme Court not to throw out Obamacare (TNT, 4-3). He said that it would be an “unprecedented, extraordinary step.” Perhaps Obama should be required to attend high school civics class again. Hopefully the textbook and teacher would be able to explain the job of the Supreme Court: to rule if the law is constitutional and, if not, why not.

Why is it that left-wingers like Obama are always at odds with our country’s founding documents? Perhaps it is they that our founding fathers were trying to protect us from.

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