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Bush’s laws will be scrutinized if I become president, Obama says

May 28, 2008

rtx69fr.jpgDENVER – Maybe it’s his background teaching constitutional law.

If elected president, Democratic White House hopeful Barack Obama said one of the first things he wants to do is ensure the constitutionality of all the laws and executive orders passed while Republican President George W. Bush has been in office.

Those that don’t pass muster will be overturned, he said.

During a fund-raiser in Denver, Obama — a former constitutional law professor at the University of Chicago Law School — was asked what he hoped to accomplish during his first 100 days in office.

“I would call my attorney general in and review every single executive order issued by George Bush and overturn those laws or executive decisions that I feel violate the constitution,” said Obama

Other goals for his first 100 days: work out a plan to withdraw troops from Iraq; make progress on alternative energy plans and launch legislation to reform the health care system.

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Photo credit: Reuters/Rick Wilking (Obama talks to students during a visit to a school in Thornton, CO) 

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Sorry but I guess I’m just a bitter gun and bible person. Face it, Obama is a terrorist. He hates America and isn’t fit to lead his party off a cliff. Mccain is the only chance we have at remaining a free country. Obama only wants to take away our rights. Mccain has character and accomplishments. Obama has a speech. Just look at the people he associates with. Would you allow these people to be around your family and children? If Obama wins….I’m going to Canada or Mexico. If Mccain wins I’ll still be free!!!!!

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George W. Bush’s sentence-by-sentence speaking skills are deteriorating. Apparently, this may be due to a mental illness called “presenile dementia.” Bush may or may not be secretly still drinking heavily. Bush lied, and thousands of people died. Bush suffers from narcissism and megalomania. Moreover, Bush has been arrested three times. Bush was arrested for disorderly conduct. Bush was arrested for stealing. Bush was also arrested for a serious crime—driving under the influence of alcohol. There are reasons to believe that Bush suffers from a learning disability. Bush’s learning disability would explain a lot of things. All in all, Bush is a severely mentally ill individual. Bush is not fit to be the president of the United States.

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B.S., Summa Cum Laude, 1996
Messiah College, Grantham, PA

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ACORN volunteers and voter fraud

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Ohio Homeless Driven to Polls to Vote Obama
CLEVELAND — Volunteers supporting Barack Obama picked up hundreds of people at homeless shelters, soup kitchens and drug-rehab centers and drove them to a polling place yesterday on the last day that Ohioans could register and vote on the same day, almost no questions asked.

The huge effort by a pro-Obama group, Vote Today Ohio, takes advantage of a quirk in the state’s elections laws that allows people to register and cast ballots at the same time without having to prove residency.

Republicans have argued that the window could lead to widespread voter fraud because officials wouldn’t have an opportunity to verify registration information before ballots were cast.

Among the volunteers were Yori Stadlin and Vivian Lehrer of the Upper West Side, who got married last week and decided to spend their honeymoon shepherding voters to the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections.

Early today, Stadlin’s van picked up William Woods, 59, at the soup kitchen of the Bishop Cosgrove Center.

“I never voted before,” Woods said, because of a felony conviction that previously barred him from the polls. “Without this service, I would have had no way to get here.”

Please read Stanley Kurtz’ article called “Inside Obama’s Acorn” and tell us again how wonderful he will be for our country

 

So, I bet everything I have (and let me tell you it’s a LOT) that HE WILL NEVER get rid of these executive orders of BUSH all ARE UNCONSTITUTIONAL but he will NEVER give up the power Bush just gave him – it’s disgusting.

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That isn’t the job of the president. That is the job of the judicial branch.

That said, what does Obama care about the Constitution since he said himself he will appoint judges who will “move us from the essential constraints the Founders wrote into the into the Constitution. IOW, he thinks that the Constitution is a “living document” open to different interpretations as time progresses.

That sort of thinking is more dangerous than anything Bush may have done.

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I am interested in knowing what President Obamas thoughts are on the laws that state that a person convicted of second degree murder ,which was proven self defensethat Tennessee doesn’t reconize,has to do 85% of whatever the time is that the judge gives.There was a trial that I was at by chance and even you ,Mr. President would not have liked.Something should be done about this,because,some do not deserve this.I had heard that this was going to be done away with and a new law to replace it.Our prisons are so full now that prisoners that need to be kept behind bars are being released to hurt others.Thank you for your time and I would love to hear everyones response ,especialy the President. Thank You.

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