Nemo me impune lacessit

No one provokes me with impunity

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No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State.

Article 1, Section 9, Constitution of the United States

If this is the law of the land...why in a republic (little r) and as republicans, do we allow mere POLITICIANS to the right to use a "title of office" for the rest of their lives as if it were de facto a patent of nobility. Because, as republicans, this should NOT be the case...just saying...

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Monday, May 17, 2010

Obama Signs Freedom of the Press Bill...and Refuses Press Questions

Irony alert of the day...Barack Obama signed into law a bill requiring that the State Department in it's annual human rights reports include descriptions of press freedoms in each of the 200+ countries around the world, yet refused to take questions from the lapdogs of the White House Press Corps...During the past campagn, Mr. Obama promised to establish a transparent government...and yet hasn't held a press conference in months...

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

The last time B HO went off 'prompter with the press he made the Skip Gates/Crowley gaffe. His puppet-master Axelrod has banned him from press conferences until he proves that he doesn't need the 'prompter to stay on message.

You can expect tough "gotcha"-level questions the next time he is allowed to take them.

Rich Vail said...

I suspect that he won't hold one any time soon. He keeps the press at arms reach...and they allow it to continue. I also think that they'll do what they did last time and demand that questions be put in writing...1st. Just as he did during the campaign.

If Bush did what this man is doing they would be screaming bloody murder and demanding his impeachment.