President Obama referred to the Constitution only one time during tonight's State of the Union address. The context of the statement was the subject of personal rights. Does the president need to be reminded of the content of the document he swore to uphold? The majority of the Constitution addressed not personal rights, but rather establishes the law by which the federal government must operate.
In an effort to advance his idea of "Winning the Future", the president offered four steps.
First - Encourage Innovation
President Obama expects to have one million electric vehicles on American roads by 2015 and 80% of America's energy to be generated by clean energy sources by 2035.
Second - Education
The president gave credence to his "Race to the Top" program in which schools are paid for achievement and asked Americans that want to make a difference to consider teaching. He used this platform as a means by which to reintroduce the illegal immigration debate, desiring to provide amnesty rather than follow the law.
Third - Rebuilding America
The same old rhetoric surfaced when the president called on America to invest in its infrastructure, creating jobs by putting construction workers back to work for the government rebuilding bridges and roads.
He blamed lobbyists for rigging bad tax law (though only legislators vote on tax bills) and asked Congress to simplify the tax code.
He also ordered a review of burdensome regulation on business and promised to work with Republicans to repair the health care reform that he just signed into law.
"Let's fix what needs fixing and let's move forward", he said.
Fourth - Make sure we are not buried under a mountain of debt.
President Obama asked for a spending freeze for the next 5 years, saying that we must be willing to eliminate what we can do without. He is unwilling however, to cut education spending or domestic spending, and once again referred to a simplification of the tax code.
All of the solutions suggested by the President are entirely unconstitutional.
The Republican response to the State of the Union address was no less disheartening. Representative Paul Ryan, (R) Wisconsin promised America the Republicans will repeal the health care bill and replace it with other programs.
The US Taxpayers Party of Michigan will demand governmental adherence to the Constitution. The only way to "Win the Future" is to return to the mandates of our Constitution. The tenth amendment forbids the federal government any jurisdiction over health care whatsoever. Education is also an area untouchable by the federal government, and Jimmy Carter's bloated, counterproductive, unconstitutional Department of Education should simply be abolished, not expanded. Let's not fix what needs fixing. Let's abolish what needs abolishing.
The US Taxpayers Party of Michigan will return sovereignty to the states and disrupt the progression of the New World Order and the fast track we are on toward this devastating globalist mentality. We will ensure jobs come back to Americans the same way our founding fathers brought jobs to Americans, by Constitutional adherence, the implementation of tariffs, limited government, little regulation, and rewarding innovation through low or no taxes.
The success of the United States of America is not due only to the people as the president suggested, but to Almighty God as is so clearly established in our state's Constitution. Good government is a result of religion, morality and knowledge as is found in its text; a point entirely overlooked by President Obama tonight.
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