Repeal and Replace Congress With Obama Boxes

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by: the Common Constitutionalist

 

We’ve all heard the statement, that we are a nation of laws not men. For hundreds of years that has been true, until now. It seems we are now a nation of one man who makes law.

 

Obama’s defenders have, in lockstep, continued to state that, in fact, Obama has issued far fewer executive orders as have past presidents.

 

Now, any non-sycophantic thinking American would retort that it’s not the quantity but the quality, or in this case, the severity of the damage to the country and the Constitution.

 

But frankly, at this point he could say to his critics that he is willing, for the balance of his presidency, to issue but one more order and that will be to nullify the United States Constitution.

 

Now obviously that would be unreasonable, at least to some, but certainly not all.

 

Therefore, in lieu of that, I propose to dismantle the legislative branch of the government and replace the House and Senate with suggestion boxes.

 

Think that’s a joke? Think again.

 

What have we consistently heard from are spineless Republican leadership? That we’re only 1/3 of 1/5 of pi divided by the square root of the legislature, or something.

 

The Republicans say there is very little they can do. Really! If that’s the case, why then are they even there? What good are they?

 

Obama has made at least 27 changes to Obamacare on his own with no constitutional (what’s that) authority to do so.

 

He has changed immigration law with either the stroke of his magic pen or simply instructed departments to disregard the law.

 

He has overridden the United States criminal code allowing asylum to those who have provided material support to terrorist organizations. Yet another win for his buddies in the Muslim brotherhood.

 

Recall Sheila Jackson Lee, Democrat from Texas and possibly the dumbest human (at least I think she is) ever to hold elective office, saying she and her leftist colleagues should write executive orders for Obama to sign.

 

So I say, let’s just cut out the middleman, as it were and install thousands of suggestion boxes around the country. Obama can simply choose the ones he likes and sign them into law.

 

Grade school children, as part of the Common Core Curriculum, could design, build and decorate the boxes with popsicle sticks and glitter.

 

Just think of the money we will save not having to pay for the House and Senate and all their staff, handlers and advisers.

 

With no Congress to lobby, K-Street would fold up shop and all that corporate cash used to beg for favors could be reinvested in their businesses.

 

All the money we citizens waste donating to inept congressional campaigns could be given to charity or help to pay our Obamacare premiums. Everybody wins!

 

Seriously; if we continue down the path of simply reelecting the same old jelly spine Republicans, we might as well get rid of them all and replace them with Obama boxes.

 

You may submit your Obama box designs to Whitehouse.gov.

About the Common Constitutionalist

Brent, aka The Common Constitutionalist, is a Constitutional Conservative, and advocates for first principles, founders original intent and enemy of progressives. He is former Navy, Martial Arts expert. As well as publisher of the Common Constitutionalist blog, he also is a contributing writer for Political Outcast, Godfather Politics, Minute Men News (Liberty Alliance), Freedom Outpost, the Daily Caller, Vision To America and Free Republic. He also writes an exclusive weekly column for World Net Daily (WND).

8 comments on “Repeal and Replace Congress With Obama Boxes

  1. I had not considered this and I know your suggestion is offered tongue-in-cheek but, seriously, with all the electronic means available to us, wouldn’t it be reasonable to eliminate representatives and allow average citizens to participate directly in the political arena? Representatives were sent to Washington originally because it was impractical for the average American to participate but today, with all the technology available to us, why not devise a way for citizens to legislate? After all, our Republic is of the people, by the people and for the people; why not let the people dictate the rule of law?

    • Lori, our founders intentionally built a democratic Constitutional REPUBLIC instead of a straight democracy. Though I understand your argument, a tyranny of the majority would be even worse than now if we had a straight democracy.

      Besides, what makes you believe that “with all our technology” that voter fraud wouldn’t be worse? What of hackers “stealing” an election? Or ten?

      No. Our founders may not have been prescient but they WERE brilliant. We need to get back to their plan…and their and OUR Constitution and its limits. And we have to elect people who will have the intestinal fortitude to stand firm on our founding principles while “freeing” the spineless ones to paint or sculpt or collect seashells by the seashore…or whatever. As long as it’s far from any source of power over the people.

      p.s…good one, Brant. Again.

      • I agree that the founding fathers were brilliant and that their way is preferable to what I suggested. I would like nothing more than men and women of integrity representing me in Washington but the fact is, representatives seem only to be representing their own self-interests and have done for some time. There seems to be no attempt by Congress to return to the rule of law set down by our founders; their actions demonstrate either ignorance of the founders’ design or complete disregard for it. I do not presume to know how today’s technology could be used to improve the legislative process; all I know is, I’m not being adequately represented the way the system is now and I don’t hold out much hope for a return to the founders’ design.

        • Like you, I am disgusted with the majority of so-called “representatives” who represent only themselves and their own interests …and the interests of high donors. Unfortunately they are displaying all too human qualities–the worst of them. But abandoning the best system to perpetuate individual liberty because we the people managed to elect only perhaps 10% who deserve public trust would be far worse than “throwing the baby out with the bathwater”. Seems representative government has always had that one flaw–the representatives are people, subject to the same foibles and virtues as all of us.

          Where we messed up, Lori, is that we stopped paying sufficient attention to them and their actions. We are so self involved that we treat elected officials like “fire and forget” missiles. But with all the news sources (for now) that we have it takes little of our “me-time” to be better supervisors of those to whom we give greater power over us. Failure to do so gives us our current predicament.

          I offer two quotes from people far smarter than I:
          Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn’t mean politics won’t take an interest in you! – Pericles (430 B.C.) (More are waking up to that fact now with Obama-doesn’t-care.)
          and…”Government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem. … if no one among us is capable of governing himself, then who among us has the capacity to govern someone else?”
          ~ Ronald Reagan, First Inaugural Address, January 20, 1981.

          So paying at least some attention and making it our business to put people of good character in positions of power…and then keep an eye on them, would serve us far better.

          If we know to supervise people we hire in our private lives why would we think we shouldn’t do that for those we choose to govern? If they work FOR us, that means it’s OUR job to be the boss and see that the bad “employees” are either fired or so scared of being fired next that they start doing the job.

          • You’re right, empty pockets, we should all be politically informed. I am an avid news hound so am very well aware of our political state of affairs; however, no matter how well-informed some voters may be, there always seem to be more uninformed voters who choose their elected officials by their appearance and/or the promises they make with no regard for their experience, character, integrity, decency, common sense, principles and values. This is the source of my frustration. There are principled men and women of integrity who seek elected office but they are not elected because the majority of voters prefer style to substance.

          • You and I aren’t alone in our frustration and for the same reasons. My own frustration level was so high that my reading choices (aside from news) have suffered. For “escape” I have taken to reading airhead trash that bears no resemblance to reality…though I try to choose ones with humor, even smarta$$ humor so I don’t lose that valuable asset–the ability to laugh.

            Let’s just hope and pray the willfully ignorant decide to watch “Reality TV” on mid term election day and we can deal with real reality.

  2. I know one way it could happen. Put all 535 of our elected officials (congress, senate, VP, and Potus) on trial for treason, and publicly hang every one of them that’s found guilty. We’d be left with maybe half a dozen or so, and could start over with fresh ones- that would be much more likely to abide by the Constitution, AND they would also be much more likely to Actually represent their constituents. We could go even further, and include governors and even mayors if needed, or unelected officials- like judges, appointees, etc.

    • How about just removing them from office and let God dispense the ultimate justice. I’m all for getting rid of most of them though.

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