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  •  Does Obama piss you off when he says... (1+ / 0-)
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    ..."my job, first and foremost, is to protect the American people"? Because it makes me crazy. It's Patriot Act speak.

    You'd think since he repeated it twice he'd remember his job description.

    I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.

    That's the Constitution. Not the people, sea birds, banks, oil companies, or unions, the Constitution.

    God DAMN It! YOU SUCK!! - Tiger Woods about himself

    by roguetrader2000 on Wed May 05, 2010 at 06:11:41 AM PDT

    •  fair question - yes, it bothers me (0+ / 0-)

      just as it does when I hear anyone say that the first duty is to protect the American people.  That flows from his first priority, which is to protect the Constitution.  Otherwise one can too easily rationalize tyranny in the name of "protecting" the American people and then we truly are lost.

      do we still have a Republic and a Constitution if our elected officials will not stand up for them on our behalf?

      by teacherken on Wed May 05, 2010 at 09:20:46 AM PDT

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