Stating that distrust in the government started in the 1980’s under the late President Ronald Reagan, Obama said in part,
“We’ve had a politics, frankly, you know, the entire Republican Party brand since Ronald Reagan has been ‘government’s the problem.’ And if you, day after day, week after week, election after election, are running on that platform and that permeates our culture and it’s picked up by, you know, ordinary citizens who grow skeptical, then it’s not surprising that over time, trust in government declines.”
Put simply, America’s political system evolved around a fundamental distrust in the nature of the government, which was the whole point of the separation of powers. This fact is apparent to anyone who bothers to read the actual words of the founders.
President Obama and his allies, including too many Republicans, have come up with a new word for checks and balances, and that word is “obstructionism,” as reported at Liberty Unyielding.
Would a brave journalist ever dare to ask President Obama what the point was of “checks and balances?”
A good place to learn about the founder’s vision would be the Federalist Papers, which almost obsess over how America should limit the power of the federal government. Continue reading via The Examiner…