Stop Citing The Constitution Because You Don’t Understand How The Government Works

Ben Carson is a fucking moron. I am no civics pro, but at least I understand the effects of Marbury v. Madison. But Carson is a dilettante par excellence when it comes to law:

Yesterday on Newsmax TV, Ben Carson said that the federal government does not need to recognize a Supreme Court decision on gay marriage because the president is only obligated to recognize laws passed by Congress, not judicial rulings.

“First of all, we have to understand how the Constitution works, the president is required to carry out the laws of the land, the laws of the land come from the legislative branch,” Carson said. “So if the legislative branch creates a law or changes a law, the executive branch has a responsibly to carry it out. It doesn’t say they have the responsibility to carry out a judicial law.”

Ben, judges don’t make laws. They have the final word on whether a law is constitutional or not. The power of the judiciary has already been given by the legislature. I am bone tired of Republicans waving around the Constitution as if they understand it- as if they understand how the government works at all. Maybe that’s why they want to get rid of it.

 

About The Head Seminarian

I might be the nicest person you'll ever meet, but if you don't believe me, that is because I hate you. I went to war, I went to father, I came, I saw, and it is a mess. I wouldn't have it any other way. Shitty people amuse me, people who act like human volcanoes fascinate me like fine art. Life is beautiful, and it is under attack in a manner heretofore unseen in history. I came to remind you of this, not make it worse. I might be writing a blog. Yes, that's all I am doing, now that I think about it. If you have a bad memory, you will forget this. Even I forget sometimes, so we're cool.

Posted on May 6, 2015, in Fucking Politics, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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