Sunday, November 14, 2010

The Presidency and the Constitution - Rep. Mike Pence

This man, Rep. Mike Pence (R-ID) gets it big time!

The following is an excerpt “Reprinted by permission from Imprimis, a publication of Hillsdale College.”

THE PRESIDENCY is the most visible thread that runs through the tapestry of the American government. More often than not, for good or for ill, it sets the tone for the other branches and spurs the expectations of the people. Its powers are vast and consequential, its requirements impossible for mortals to fulfill without humility and insistent attention to its purpose as set forth in the Constitution of the United States.

Isn’t it amazing, given the great and momentous nature of the office, that those who seek it seldom pause to consider what they are seeking? Rather, unconstrained by principle or reflection, there is a mad rush toward something that, once its powers are seized, the new president can wield as an instrument with which to transform the nation and the people according to his highest aspirations.

But, other than in a crisis of the house divided, the presidency is neither fit nor intended to be such an instrument. When it is made that, the country sustains a wound, and cries out justly and indignantly. And what the nation says is the theme of this address. What it says—informed by its long history, impelled by the laws of nature and nature’s God—is that we as a people are not to be ruled and not to be commanded. It says that the president should never forget this; that he has not risen above us, but is merely one of us, chosen by ballot, dismissed after his term, tasked not to transform and work his will upon us, but to bear the weight of decision and to carry out faithfully the design laid down in the Constitution in accordance with the Declaration of Independence.,,,,,

Please read more here @ Imprimis

If you would rather see and hear Rep. Pence giving his dissertation, a video provided by Hillsdale College is embedded below.

If you have the inclination and find time to view the video you will find it worthwhile as Rep. Pence utilizes the English language quite well and not all of what he states verbally is covered in the printed format.


Silverfiddle said...

Ppence means business.  A sure sign he's an effective conservative?  The libs hate him.

Christopher said...

He certainly does mean business Silver. It is no joke what I place on my side bar to the left, I wish that he throw his name into the mix and NOW.

To borrow Joe Bidens term, Pence is "clean and articulate" and also called the Tea Party - in front of the Capitol building- the "Calvary".

Dream ticket for me in 2012 - Mike Pence/Allen West- LANDSLIDE two terms then,,,Allen West and Marco Rubio,,,,16 YEARS OF SOLID CONSERVATISIM!

Anonymous said...

Superb video. Very impressive bit of speaking by Pence. I thoroughly enjoyed it!

Christopher said...

Well I can certainly agree with your assemnet and pleased you liked it, but now must ask would you support him if he chose to run for POTUS?

Angel said...

I will try to give a listen Chris...thanks for posting.:Hope ya had a super weekend~! :)

Christopher said...

Angel,,You are a true Patriot as many here,,I imolore you of all people to see or read this!!

Opus #6 said...

Calm, measured words. And perfectly true. Great post.

Christopher said...

Very acute description Opie, thanks for taking the time 8-)