Obama Unhappy with America's Constitutional Balance of Powers
President “I am not a dictator” Obama, the same man who once bemoaned that the U.S. Constitution is deeply flawed and America’s Founding Fathers had “an enormous blind spot” when they wrote it, is again complaining that our Constitutional Republic does not satisfy his dictatorial aspirations. Apparently, the inconvenience of having each state represented equally in the Senate is inconveniencing his ability to shove his leftist personal agenda down the throat of Congress and the American people.
As the Washington Times reports:
At a Democratic fundraiser in Chicago Thursday night, Mr. Obama told a small group of wealthy supporters that there are several hurdles to keeping Democrats in control of the Senate and recapturing the House. One of those problems, he said, is the apportionment of two Senate seats to each state regardless of population.
“Obviously, the nature of the Senate means that California has the same number of Senate seats as Wyoming. That puts us at a disadvantage,” Mr. Obama said.
The Founding Fathers decided in the “Great Compromise” in 1787 to apportion House seats based on population and give each state two seats in the Senate regardless of population. The solution was a compromise between large states and small states in a dispute that nearly dissolved the Constitutional Convention.
The president also blamed “demographics” for the inability of the Democratic Party to gain more power in Congress, saying Democrats “tend to congregate a little more densely” in cities such as New York and Chicago. He said it gives Republicans disproportional clout in Congress.
Thankfully for us and for America, our Founding Fathers knew exactly what they were doing when they drafted the Constitution and set up specific checks and balances to divest power away from any one individual or branch of government. As men who experienced tyranny first-hand, they understood what always happens when corrupt and unscrupulous individuals desire, acquire, and centralize power, at the expense of the life, liberty, and property of individuals. For now, their wisdom is providing us with some cover and protection from the relentless assaults from so many home-grown enemies of freedom and liberty.