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As it is, we know that neither the House or Senate has the courage to do its constitutional duty and remove Mr. (intentional) Obama from office for a number of constitutional violations, including treason. Then we have gun running to destabilize Mexico and starting a war against Libya without consulting Congress just to name two more illegal actions by Mr. Obama.
The difference is that the 2 pilots didn't use any derogatory words of criticism of the president or their any superior officers. Sgt. Stein initially said, "Screw Obama, I won't obey all orders from him." That was an UCMJ offense. Of course he corrected himself and said that he wouldn't obey any ILLEGAL orders from Obama, which what the UCMJ requires.
So the men's conduct were radically different.
I do wish Stein had received an Article 15 rather than a less than honorable discharge. As for the pilots, they had a Congressman with them on the set but I doubt will protect them. We have a president who is willing to go to great, and sometimes illegal, lengths to punish those he perceives as a threat. Think of Pres. Nixon.
Gen. Mitchell, although correct, disobeyed direct legal orders from his superiors. He was posthumously exonerated. Then there was Gen. MacArthur who defied Pres. Truman. His offense was in trying to over the presidents head go to the public about how to fight the Chinese in Korea.. That he was tactically right was beside the point.
Consider Article 1 Section 8 Paragraph 4 and the 10th Amendment of the Constitution together for a moment.
Article 1 Section 8 Paragraph 4 states, "The Congress shall have Power To establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization, and uniform Laws on the subject of Bankruptcies throughout the United States." The 10th Amendment states, "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people."
Now unless my dictionary is wrong, the words naturalization and immigration don't mean the same thing even if they're interrelated. Nowhere in the Constitution is Congress given the power to regulate immigration. Or have I missed something?
So why are conservatives and libertarians so terrified of addressing the issue of who has the right to control immigration? Do they believe that court precedents are sacrosanct even it they're unconstitutional?
Mr. Obama has already shown a propensity for disregarding the Constitution. He's claimed the right to declare war on a country that wasn't a threat to the US (Libya); has said that he'll confer with other nations and then tell Congress if he plans to take military action in Syria; has made appointments without Senate confirmation while Congress was in session; has ordered the smuggling of guns to criminals in Mexico who want to overthrow that nation; has instituted lawsuits against states trying to protect their borders and thus ignored Article 1, Section 8, Paragraph 4 and the 10th Amendment of the Constitution; has refused to provide adequate proof of his eligibility to hold office; has said he has the authority to arrest, detain, and execute American citizens without trial; wants the authority to shut down the internet; has claimed that he can order religious institutions to violate their beliefs, and has claimed he and the government have the authority to order citizens to buy government approved products from government approved companies at government approved prices.
Now he claims the supreme Court hasn't the right of judicial review in order to overturn a law he has staked his political future and agenda on. Furthermore, he's claiming that he and the Congress have the right to impose anything they want on Americans thru the misuse of the Establishment, Proper and Necessary, Commerce, and Supremacy Clauses because it's "good" for the country. Do we have a Constitution with Enumerated Powers or not? Do we even have an intact Bill of Rights?
What more does it take to wake up conservatives and libertarians who cherish the Constitution? These aren't the actions of a man who’s ignorant of the Constitution, rather they’re the actions of a potential fascist/socialist dictator who knows exactly what he's doing. He's an acolyte of Saul Alinsky with a clear knowledge of Cloward and Pivens.
We're risking the very continuation of a democratic Republic under the rule of constitutional law if we underestimate this Fabian socialist's hostility to and disdain for the Constitution. It's imperative that he be removed from the presidency by any means, whether it is the ballot box (not bullets) or impeachment.
Where are the Paul Reveres, Patrick Henrys, Sam Adams, and Thomas Paines when we need them?
The main functions of the Supreme Court are to: 1. Settle disputes between states. 2. Hear appeals from state and federal courts. 3. Determine the constitutionality of federal laws.
With regards to the latter, the purpose of the Court is not to determine whether or not a law is good policy, or whether or not it is good for the people. Its sole role is to decide if a particular law conforms to the Constitution as written, particularly Article 1, Section 8 and the 10th Amendment. It isn't supposed to get creative in interpreting the Constitution. Furthermore, it has the writings of the Founders, the Federalist Papers, and subsequent Amendments to make such determinations. Previous precedents that violate the Constitution aren't sacrosanct despite the concept of stare decisis.
However, I do understand your murderous thoughts about "righties," after all you're a progressive socialist Jacobin.
So Sieg Heil, Comrade.
I might mention that Medal of Honor recipient Col. George Day, an attorney, argued in 2003 for the enforcement of the promises made to service members but lost before the SCOTUS
As for hours, remember that all the MiGs and most of the Sukhois were limited in hours. but they were dangerous aircraft. Also, the Soviets built far greater number of them.
For example, lets say an American fighter had a 10 to 1 kill ration but the Chinese had 15 to 1 number advantage. In an all out fight who will be the likely winner?
As I understand it, the F-22 is an air superiority fighter, the F-35 a fighter bomber.