Glenn Beck is on a roll, making liberals whine and cry at the drop of a czar. I must say, reading articles like "Glenn Beck has his first scalp" in the Huffington Post has been a joy that I haven't experienced since a certain community organizer was helped into office by a biased media.
Well, I'm going to hand Glenn another scalp: The Disappointment of Broward County, Fl, Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
I'm sure you've heard of ol' Deb and that patriotic objection she had to covering veterans by "hate laws". That sneer on her ugly puss when it was even brought up just made me want to stand up and sing the Marines Hymn. However, this isn't about Comrade Debbie's hatred of those who sacrificed life and limb for her right to be another liberal jerk who hates our country.
Debbie Wasserman Schultz (Socialist-FL) doesn't believe in the Constitution. She believes that the federal government can create "rights".
That's a heavy charge right ? Well, I have proof.
On a local PBS show called Issues, Comrade Deb was interviewed by Helen Ferre. Below is a small transcript that also appeared in Bob Norman's column in the New Times Broward-Palm Beach for Sept. 17-23. The interview was the standard normal human being-liberal psychopath health care debate until this popped up:
Comrade Deb: [After being asked what the rush with the health care debate was all about] There isn't a rush. We've been waiting all the way back to 1912, when Teddy Roosevelt first started talking about covering everyone.
Ferre: I wasn't there.
Comrade Deb: I wasn't there either, but we've been trying for a long time to finally cover everyone and MAKE health care a RIGHT, not a privilege. [Emphasis added by Your Friendly Neighborhood Libertarian, me.]
Wow. An admission to being a Progressive and a Constitution trampler in a matter of seconds.
The Progressive admission isn't as important as a US Congresswoman believing the federal government actually has the power to create rights. After all, The Declaration of Independence reads: "We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,...." Now, I'm not a lawyer, nor do I play one on TV. I even stayed at a Holiday Inn Express and didn't wake up as a lawyer, but I'm pretty sure the Founding Fathers didn't think rights came from governmental acts.
To be sure, let's check the Constitution before the liberals set it on fire.
Let's see: Section 8 of the US Constitution: Power to borrow money...regulate Commerce with foreign nations, among the states, and Indian tribes...coin Money and regulate value thereof...provide punishment for counterfeiting securities and current Coin...establish Post Offices and Post Roads...promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts...constitute Tribunals...To define and punish Piracies...To declare War...to raise and support Armies...to provide and maintain a Navy...calling forth the Militia...organizing the militia...Seat of The Government of the United States...to make all laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into Execution the foregoing Powers and all other Powers vested by this Constitution in the Government of the United States, or in any Department or Officer thereof.
Section 8 deals with the powers of the Legislative Branch. Now, is there any part of it that gives the feds the power to make rights ? Nope.
The Amendments ? You ask ? Not there, either. (Not related, but aren't the first two really cool ?)
Glenn, enjoy your second scalp. Comrade Deb, you may want to take a civics refresher