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I try hard not to give New Yoek Times any of my money, but I can tolerate the Post and they have a swell app.



George Will on the parallels of progressive presidents in us history, including the present one.



 



 



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 Commonweal, a magazine for liberal Catholics, said that Roosevelt should have “the powers of a virtual dictatorship to reorganize the government.” Walter Lippmann, then America’s preeminent columnist, said: “A mild species of dictatorship will help us over the roughest spots in the road ahead.” The New York Daily News, then the nation’s largest-circulation newspaper, cheerfully editorialized: “A lot of us have been asking for a dictator. Now we have one. . . . It is Roosevelt. . . . Dictatorship in crises was ancient Rome’s best era.” The New York Herald Tribune titled an editorial “For Dictatorship if Necessary.”



http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/obama-follows-the-progressive-presidents-model-of-martial-language/2012/01/27/gIQAcobPWQ_story.html


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7/7/11 lichum:

 

 

Let us not forget Franklin the Terrible Tyrant, that headstrong rogue, who, attacked the division of power inherent in our three-branched, checks and balances form of government, when he threatened to pack the Supreme Court with justices amenable to his liberal interpretation of our Constitution:

 

"We have therefore, reached a point as a nation where we must take action to save the Constitution from the Court and the Court from itself.

 

We must find a way to take an appeal from the Supreme Court to the Constitution itself.

 

We want a Supreme Court which will do justice under the Constitution -- not over it."

^^^

Excerpt from Franklin Roosevelt's March 9, 1937 radio address.

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Conclusion of the Senate Judiciary Committee's adverse report, June 14, 1937:

 

"We recommend the rejection of this bill as a needless, futile, and utterly dangerous abandonment of constitutional principle.

 

Under the form of the Constitution, it seeks to do what is unconstitutional.

 

Its practical operation would be to make the Constitution what the executive or legislative branches of the Government choose to say it is -- an interpretation to be changed with each change of administration.

 

It is a measure which should be so emphatically rejected that its parallel will never again be presented to the free representatives of the free people of America."

 

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7/7/11 lichum:

Let us not forget Franklin the Terrible Tyrant, that headstrong rogue, who, attacked the division of power inherent in our three-branched, checks and balances form of government, when he threatened to pack the Supreme Court with justices amenable to his liberal interpretation of our Constitution:

"We have therefore, reached a point as a nation where we must take action to save the Constitution from the Court and the Court from itself.

We must find a way to take an appeal from the Supreme Court to the Constitution itself.

We want a Supreme Court which will do justice under the Constitution -- not over it."

^^^

Excerpt from Franklin Roosevelt's March 9, 1937 radio address.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Conclusion of the Senate Judiciary Committee's adverse report, June 14, 1937:

"We recommend the rejection of this bill as a needless, futile, and utterly dangerous abandonment of constitutional principle.

Under the form of the Constitution, it seeks to do what is unconstitutional.

Its practical operation would be to make the Constitution what the executive or legislative branches of the Government choose to say it is -- an interpretation to be changed with each change of administration.

It is a measure which should be so emphatically rejected that its parallel will never again be presented to the free representatives of the free people of America."

 

Just think, back then we listened to what the Judiciary Committee had to say, and heeded it.

 

Now a days we don't have time for such nonsense as it get's in the way of the Progressives.

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