GAFFE: Democrat Senator Schumer’s 3 Branches Of Govt: House, Senate, & President (video)
Posted by FactReal on February 1, 2011
|THIS IS STUPID OR SCARY…OR BOTH
This from liberals who are obsessed with IQ levels.
|SEN. CHARLES SCHUMER (D-NY) on CNN’s “State of the Union” program (1/30/2010):
“I would urge my Republican colleagues, no matter how strongly they feel, you know? We have three branches of government. We have a house, we have a senate, we have a president. And, all three of us are going to have to come together and give some.” (Video and here)
No wonder elected representatives flunked the Constitution quiz and reading the Constitution on the House floor became controversial. How can we expect them to uphold and defend the U.S. Constitution.
|MR. SCHUMER, MAYBE YOU’D UNDERSTAND THIS SIMPLIFIED LESSON
Via U.S. Government for Kids (from U.S. Government Printing Office)
|The Founding Fathers, the framers of the Constitution, wanted to form a government that did not allow one person to have too much authority or control. While under the rule of the British king they learned that this could be a bad system. Yet government under the Articles of Confederation taught them that there was a need for a strong centralized government.
With this in mind the framers wrote the Constitution to provide for a separation of powers, or three separate branches of government. Each has its own responsibilities and at the same time they work together to make the country run smoothly and to assure that the rights of citizens are not ignored or disallowed. This is done through checks and balances. A branch may use its powers to check the powers of the other two in order to maintain a balance of power among the three branches of government.
The three branches of the U.S. Government are the legislative, executive, and judicial. A complete diagram of the branches of the U.S. Government may be found in the U.S. Government Manual (PDF).
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– Democrat Rep. James Clyburn reading of Constitution in chamber was “uncalled for”.
– Democrat Nancy Pelosi dismissively answered “Are you serious?” when asked where Constitution grants Congress authority to mandate purchase of health insurance
– Democrat Pete Stark: “The Federal Government can do most anything in this country”
– Leftist Joy Behar Annoyed at ‘Constitution-loving’ House Republicans
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