Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Newt Gingrich vs. Judges

I have been a registered Republican since I first registered to vote. I have never voted for a Democrat. I doubt I ever will. Therefore, I am following the current Republican candidates very closely. And, at this point I don't like any of them. Newt Gingrich has been the front runner for a little bit though he has fallen because of some comments he made about judges and how to deal with them.

I heard the comments and have read some of the commentary against them. While what Mr. Gingrich says sounds like what we need, I am concerned. I know Adams created the current system to balance the power of the three branches. But each of the branches is broken in some way. Congress has abdicated its power to the Judiciary. The Executive branch has also given away some power to the Judges while taking some more from the Legislative branch. I heard Dan Carlin say that Adams and the other Founding Fathers never thought that Congress would give up responsibility and keep all the power to themselves.

The Executive branch's use of the military and how it seems that we have been in a state of war since the Korean War are examples of how the Legislative branch has failed to use the powers given to it by the constitution. Congress should de-fund any military action the President orders where Congress has not declared war. And I am sorry but a "War on Terror" does not count.

While this seems like I would agree with Ron Paul, I think that Mr. Paul is an isolationist and I don't think that is good for the USA. I think the Mr. Gingrich is bold and decisive but I am a little worried. Mitt Romney seems too much like a slick politician.

Any one but Obama!

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