Wednesday, June 01, 2005


In her St. Pete Times article printed on May 8, 2005, Robyn Blumner first bemoaned that we (poor, dumb Americans that we are) are, “In a Civics Education Crisis”.

Don’t run for the duct tape and plywood just yet, because Robyn proceeds to demonstrate that the crisis exists primarily at her word-processor. She heroically controls her hysteria as she reports (Oh, the humanity!) on the latest assault by the Bush administration. Specifically, she reveals that, “In court documents, the Bush administration has blankly (?) asserted that the presidential authority as Commander in Chief of the armed forces supercedes laws passed by the Congress.”
Of course, since we are in the aforementioned crisis, she does not take the time to tell you that the President has been secretly reading the United States Constitution where he found at Article II, Section 2,
“The President shall be the Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States.”

You really don’t need a degree in Constitutional Law or even a basic course in Civics to see that the Constitution (“the supreme law of the land“, if you believe Article VI, Par 2) vests in the President every bit of the authority that he is claiming.

Now, where is Robyn going with this rant? Read on. In this same article, she quotes an “admired stance” one of her followers as, “If their (Muslim terrorists) due process rights are at risk, whose are secure”. I can’t tell you how many nanoseconds I have lain awake worrying about the due process rights of Muslim terrorists.

If Robyn and her Myrmidons are sincere in their interest in civic education, let me give them a constitutional maxim that has been recognized by even the most liberal of judges, “ THE CONSTITUTION WAS NEVER INTENDED TO BE A SUICIDE PACT.” Think about that the next time you worry whether or not suspected terrorists are receiving a balanced diet.

The reference, in Robyn Red Guard’s column, to CIVICED.ORG is interesting. This sweet group is currently holding an international symposium. I have obtained a copy of their daily schedule. More on this later.


Blogger NotWhoUthink said...

When it comes to anything GWB does, some people would rather see anyone, Chairman Mao included, sitting the the White House. "Red Guard" indeed. Did she really use 'whose' instead of 'who's'? Way too much sleeping through English class in this country...

10:54 PM  

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