Stupak, McDowell, Ignorant of the Constitution.
Bart Stupak stuck his nose in the MI01 race for the first time, and embarrassed himself. Stupak is bumbling around, trying to win the MI01 seat for another Obama pawn, Gary McDowell. Using an answer that Chad “tool of the left” Stevens asked Dan Benishek about the War on Drugs, Stupak and McDowell thought they could muddy up Dr. Benishek’s reputation.
The Northern Michigan Liberty Alliance put on the vetting forum, and by the way, invited Gary McDowell who was a no-show. By watching the video, you can see that Dr. Benishek was clearly speaking about less government at the federal level, putting the power in the hands of the people at the local level.
The libertarian kook faction of NMLA who held the “vetting” forum in Mackinaw City on Labor Day weekend, insisted that, (while the rest of us are focused on slowing down and stopping this administration, the greatest threat to our liberty,) Benishek answer a question on the War on Drugs.
Ah yes, the war on drugs, such a huge liberty issue when this administration and the modern Democrat Party is bankrupting the nation, bowing to dictators, increasing misery through taxation, and forcing centralized control. These guys don’t seem to pay attention too well, they believe that we are already so far gone, that this Obama thing is nothing new. Tools of the Left.
However, in order to show how out of touch the Democrats are on the issue of constitutionality, Chad “the tool” may just have been helpful to the Right for once.
Let’s remember that Stupak took an oath to uphold the Constitution 9 times in the last 18 years, and he spit on it every year. I wrote about Stupak last November in, “Bart Stupak doesn’t agree with Madison and Jefferson,” where I point to Stupak’s interview with Frank Beckmann, that “not everyone agreed with Madison and Jefferson,” and used it as a reason why he believes Obamacare will be held up as Constitutional by the Supreme Court.
From that post:
Things get a little contentious here, and this is why I like to listen to Beckmann. He rightly points out that no where in the Constitution does it allow for the government to take over the health care industry. Bart insists it does say so in Article I, Section 8 with the words the left have been using to bring the country to point it is today with rampant socialism and welfare programs that have done nothing but create a dependent society-”The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes, duties, imposts and excises, to…provide for…..general welfare….”
When Frank tells Stupak that we must look for the intent of the signers like Madison to understand the article, Bart says, “not everyone agreed with Maderson (sic) and Jefferson,” and that if the government agrees that it is in the best interest of the nation, it is constitutional. Frank replies:
Congressman with all due respect, if you are promoting that, with all due respect, I think you are promoting tyranny. You are not following the constitution which says, that there are ways to change the Constitution through amendment, and a majority vote in the congress is not one of them.
This statement befuddles Stupak to the point that Frank has to reiterate that the Constitution places restrictions on congress, and Bart still doesn’t get it, and says if you don’t agree that what the one-party rule says in Washington, take it to court.
In that post, I include the whole 17 minute interview, and it proves just how ignorant Stupak is. McDowell is no better.
Big-government-crony-capitalist-tax-and-spenders–that’s what they are, and nothing, not even the Constitution will get in their way.