Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Does John McCain Think Americans Elect a Dictator?

As weak as the Constitution is in protecting liberty, it does not appear that Senator John McCain understands the three branches of power created as part of the Constitution. It sounds as though he believes all debate stops once a President states a desire. Here is McCain on the Senate floor, objecting to Ted Cruz's opposition to Obamacare:
 I’d remind my colleagues that, in the 2012 election, Obamacare, as it’s called — and I’ll be more polite, the ACA — was a subject that was a major issue in the campaign. I campaigned all over America for two months, everywhere I could. And in every single campaign rally I said “we had to repeal and replace Obamacare.” Well, the people spoke. They spoke, much to my dismay, but they spoke and they re-elected the President of the United States. No that doesn’t mean that we give up our efforts to try to replace and repair Obamacare. But it does mean elections have consequences and those elections were clear, in a significant majority, that the majority of the American people supported the President of the US and renewed his stewardship of this country. I don’t like it, it’s not something that I wanted the outcome to be. But I think all of us should respect the outcome of elections, which reflects the will of the people.