Dick Does it Again
- During remarks on the Senate floor Thursday, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) compared President Obama’s executive orders on immigration to Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation and said that the president’s “courage” to take executive action was an important moment in righting the wrongs of the “fatally flawed” Constitution.
Durbin began by saying how “seriously” he and his colleagues in the Senate took their commitment to defending the Constitution—a document he said, however, was “fatally flawed from the start.”
Before any of us can serve in the United States Senate, we stand in the well of the Senate chamber and publicly take an oath to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States. I know we all take that seriously, as we should. This is not just another government document. It is really the inspiration of this government and it still governs our actions to this day.
Yet, if we view this document with honesty, we know that it was fatally flawed from the start. It got the issue of slavery wrong, in addition to some other issues. It got the issue of race wrong. And since the days when the document was drafted and signed, we have struggled as a nation to right that wrong. It has taken a long, long time.
Wow. So you sworn an Oath to a document that you have no faith in, fail to follow on a regular basis and believe that is "fatally flawed" and in need of correction?
Newsflash Dick, there's a process in place to amend the document. Maybe you've heard of it? The document delineates specific powers to each of three co-equal branches of government. Checks-and-Balances....any of this ringing a bell in your tiny little pea brain?