Archive for August 24th, 2011

After 125 posts it took me about a fortnight to write this new posting. Meanwhile, I thought about broadening the subjects this blog deals with. Future postings will again cover many topics in economics and politics but also discuss various other issues.

To begin with, I’d like to share this great video by Judge Andrew Napolitano who worries about the ongoing disregard for the U.S. Constitution:

If the Constitution means what it says, it compels freedom and openness, and restrains the government, and compels it to obey its own laws. If its provisions are not upheld when they pinch as well as when they comfort, what is the sense of having a constitution in the first place?

Sadly, much of what President Obama has done during his presidency is not covered, not allowed by the Constitution. But even more disconcerting is the fact that hardly anyone bothers about the ongoing disregard for the supreme law of the land.

You might be in favor of public health care or the war on Libya. But even if so, you should not underestimate the importance of the Constitution. It is this very document that guarantees your fundamental rights. If the Constitution is ignored for public health care or the war on Libya, what guarantee do you have that the government will respect your personal rights prescribed in the Constitution?

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