“[The President] shall have power, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, to make treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur. . . .” —from Article 2, Section 2, of the US Constitution
The President Who Learns Everything from Newspapers Writes to the New York Sun
DEAR EDITOR: I am 53 years old.
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Some of my Democrat friends say there is no Senate Clause.
Michelle says, ‘If you see it in THE SUN it’s so.’
Please tell me the truth; is there a Senate Clause?
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OBAMA, your misguided Democrats are wrong. They have been affected by the Orwellianism of an ignorant age. They only believe their own propaganda. They think that nothing can be that might actually thwart their authoritarian will. Your lackeys, Obama, whether they be yes-men or toadies, are wrong. In the world governed by the Constitution, the president is a co-equal, a servant, in his role within the treaty-making world about him, according to the Law of the Land, which is for all to obey without regard to ideology or party.
Yes, OBAMA, there is a Senate Clause. It exists as certainly as scoundrels and scalawags exist, who must be bound down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution. Alas! how scary would be the world if there were no Senate Clause. It would be as scary as if the president were an unrestrainable Iranian puppet. There would be no limits to the harm, the treachery, the genocide that might ensue. We should have no enjoyment, only worry and despair. The shining city upon a hill which is America could see its light greatly dimmed.
Be ignorant of the Senate Clause! You might as well not believe in freedom! You might get Valerie Jarrett to hire al-Jazeera to broadcast to all Americans on Independence Day that the Founders did not win freedom for America; but even if they propagandize that the sovereign states have no say in treaty-making, what would that prove? The Senate Clause is not brought up every day, but that does not mean there is no Senate Clause. Many important things in the world are things that are not discussed daily. Is the Third Amendment a daily topic of discussion? Of course not, but that’s no proof that soldiers can be quartered in your house. Nobody can conceive or imagine how despotic the world might be without the unseen and unseeable chains of the US Constitution.
You may tear apart the Constitution to see what happens to liberty, but you do so at your own risk, for then shall the sleepwalkers—upon being denied their freedom—awake, and not the strongest man, nor even the united strength of all the strongest men that ever lived, could stifle their outcry. Only faith, fancy, poetry, love, romance, can inspire America like Nature’s God, by Whom America’s Constitution has been blessed—the very picture of supernal beauty and glory on earth. Is it all real? Ah, OBAMA, in all this world there is nothing else as real and abiding as America’s love of freedom.
No Senate Clause! Thank God! It lives, and it lives forever. A thousand years from now, Obama, nay, ten times ten thousand years from now, the freedom principle represented by the advice and consent of the Senate will continue to make glad the American heart.