My 11-year-old son has already learned about the Constitution of the United States.
He knows that there are 3 branches of government—executive, legislative and judicial.
He knows the intention of the delegates to the Constitutional Convention was to prevent the powers of federal government in the hands of just one person or one group. In other words, they want to prevent dictatorship or tyranny.
Check and balance.
Barrack Obama seemed to forget his Constitution 101 when he warned the conservative Justices that an overturn of his healthcare would be viewed as an act of “judicial activism”—an unelected group of people would somehow overturn a duly constituted and passed law.
What Obama also seemed to forget is that this piece of law was barely passed by only Democrats in the House and Senate. To add to that, 54% of people have been consistently wanting to repeal the law.
A federal judge, Jerry Smith of US Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, on 4/3 expressed concern on Obama’s comments and ordered the Justice Department to submit a 3-page, single-spaced letter by noon 4/5 to explain whether Attorney General Eric Holder believes SCOTUS has the authority to strike down the laws. (click here for more details)
Today, Holder responded to the Judge by saying the administration believes the courts have the power to strike down laws they determine unconstitutional. (click here).
Want to know the content of the letter? Click here (try to read it out loud and fast if you can).