Monday, May 3, 2010

FLG Thought About This Some More

And Obama sounds even dumber because he was a ConLaw professor, whom FLG must assume has read the Constitution once or twice. Let's go to the Constitution. The 10th Amendment:
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

If the government is the people, then reserving power to the people doesn't make any fucking sense, now does it? FLG didn't think so.

FLG understands why people like to think the government is the people. Then you have this nice, touchy-feely, communitarian thing going on. But the government isn't the people. It's an institution intended to serve the people.

1 comment:

Alpheus said...

I recently got a lot of student papers that contained variations on "we are the government, the government is us." It's baffling. A statement like that can't possibly be true except in a metaphorical (or metaphysical) sense.

Even in Athens, they distinguished between "the people" and "the officials."

 
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