Poll Reveals The Lawlessness of Democrats (And Not Just That of Party Leaders)

-By Warner Todd Huston

Democrats don’t believe in the law. They don’t believe in America. They are true, lawless Darwinists who believe that you should do what ever you can get away with regardless of any hoary concepts of “right and wrong.” And, no, I am not taking about the Democrat Party writ large, I am talking about right down to each individual Democrat. And a new Rasmussen poll substantiates the claim.

A February 20 poll finds that in general Americans don’t think that Obama should be allowed to just ignore the laws and the courts and do what ever he wants. This is as it should be, of course. The United States is a nation of laws, it doesn’t exist in a state of nature.

But, as Rasmussen, notes, that the sentiment towards lawlessness is much, much higher among Democrats. In fact, a plurality of Democrats are eager for their emperor to break any laws he feels the need to break in order to push his agenda.

The poll found that 43 percent of Democrats think Obama should be able to do anything he wants if he thinks his actions are “important for the country.”

“But perhaps more unsettling to supporters of constitutional checks and balances is the finding that 43% of Democrats believe the president should have the right to ignore the courts,” Rasmussen found. “Only 35% of voters in President Obama’s party disagree, compared to 81% of Republicans and 67% of voters not affiliated with either major party.”

I suppose we shouldn’t be too surprised, though. After all, one of the biggest early stars of the Democrat Party, President Andrew Jackson, was the personification of the imperial president who felt he could ignore any law he didn’t like.

One of Jackson’s more famous incidents is when he illicitly used his position to force the Cherokee Indians to give up their home in Georgia quite despite the ruling of the US Supreme Court. His actions led to the Trail of Tears, an incident that ended in the deaths of 4,000 Cherokees who were forced from their homes in Georgia.

Jackson is said to have uttered that the Supreme Court had made its decision, “now let them enforce it.” He didn’t actually say that, of course, but his actions proved the point. He didn’t give a damn what the law said. He was going to do what he wanted.

In any case, every Democrat since then has done whatever he’s pleased. Wilson arrested people in the media for daring to counter his agenda, so did Franklin Roosevelt. In fact, FDR’s entire regime is replete with him doing whatever he wants and frequently getting away with it.

So, Obama comes from a long line of arrogant, lawless, imperial presidents who felt that neither the Constitution nor the Supreme Court was an obstacle that might prevent them from doing anything necessary to push their agenda.

Of course, it’s one thing to say that politicians–even leaders of their party–are unmindful of the law. It is quite another to understand that the whole party is of that mind.

One might have to understand that this would be the case seeing as how it is that electorate that put such men in office! And now we have a poll that proves it.

Democrats are lawless. Period.
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Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago based freelance writer. He has been writing news, opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and before that wrote articles on U.S. history for several American history magazines. Huston is a featured writer for Andrew Breitbart’s Breitbart News, and he appears on such sites as RightWingNews.com, CanadaFreePress.com, Wizbang.com, and many, many others. Huston has also appeared on Fox News, Fox Business Network, CNN, and many local TV shows as well as numerous talk radio shows throughout the country.

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