Now that the Democratic Party has distanced itself from its legacy of racism and has won in regards to same-sex marriage and Obamacare, it is a good time to ask a particular question: Just what does the Democratic Party want the federal government to do that the U.S. Constitution permits the federal government to do?
Does the Democratic Party even acknowledge the Ninth and Tenth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution? The latter haven’t been repealed. So, will the Democratic Party pledge to conform to them? After all, the 2012 Republican Platform says, “We salute Republican Members of the House of Representatives for enshrining in the Rules of the House the requirement that every bill must cite the provision of the Constitution which permits its introduction.” That GOP Platform even cites the Ninth and Tenth Amendments.
Regarding the issue of keeping the federal government within its constitutional limits, the 2012 Democratic Platform says . . . the 2012 Democratic Platform says . . . the 2012 Democratic Platform says nothing about it.
The Democratic Party should be telling the American public what works within the limits of the U.S. Constitution. So far, the Democratic Party hasn’t been doing a good job of doing so.
For example, prior to its enactment, Obamacare was sold to the general public as being something other than a tax. So, someone asked Nancy Pelosi what in the U.S. Constitution permitted Obamacare. Pelosi mocked the question instead of answering it. The only reason that Obamacare survived a later legal challenge is because the SCOTUS ruled that Obamacare is indeed a tax, giving the Democratic Party the constitutional cover that Pelosi was unable to give.
Is that really the way that Democrats want to operate? If it is, then they are represented by the proper animal: a jackass.