Illinois Democratic Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. told The Daily Caller on Wednesday that congressional opposition to the American Jobs Act is akin to the Confederate “states in rebellion.” Jackson called for full government employment of the 15 million unemployed and said that Obama should “declare a national emergency” and take “extra-constitutional” action “administratively” — without the approval of Congress — to tackle unemployment. “I hope the president continues to exercise extraordinary constitutional means, based on the history of Congresses that have been in rebellion in the past,” Jackson said. “He’s looking administratively for ways to advance the causes of the American people, because this Congress is completely dysfunctional.”
No,Congressman Jackson,"congressional opposition to the American Jobs Act" is not "akin to the Confederate states in rebellion."
First of all,the Confederate States were not in rebllion,they left the Union of their own free will,as it was their right to do so.It was Lincoln,who operated outside the bounds of the Constitution,subjagated the Southern states by force of arms.It was Lincoln who was in rebellion,rebellion to the Constitution.
If Obama takes "extra-constitutional" measures,like Lincoln 150 years ago,he would be in rebellion to the Constitution.Then every state -not 13 as 150 years ago,but all 50 states- should secede from the Union immediately,and reform our government under the Constitution.
What should be done now with Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.,Sister Tolijah has the answer:
Glenn Reynolds thinks Jackson should resign over this. Resign, hell. “Representative” Jesse Jackson, Jr., should be brought before the House and expelled for violating his oath.