Theodore's World: Illinois Congressman Phil Hare "Doesn't Care About The Constitution"

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April 02, 2010

Illinois Congressman Phil Hare "Doesn't Care About The Constitution"

H/T Sharp Elbows blog

“I don’t care about the Constitution… I believe that is says we have the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”

Hello Phil Hare that’s the Declaration of Independence!! ~ Wild Thing

Questioner: [regarding obamacare] Where in the Constitution?

Congressman Phil Hare: I don't worry about the Constitution to be honest with you

Questioner: Jackpot brother!

Congressman Phil Hare: Oh, you know what I care more about, I care more about the people who are dying everyday who don't have healthcare.

Questioner: You care more about that than the US Constitution?

Congressman Phil Hare: I believe it says we have the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

Audience Member: That's the Declaration of Independence

Congressman Phil Hare: That doesn't matter to me! Either one....


Wild Thing's comment.........

Lord, where do we get such slime What an idiot. I mean, what an absolute idiot. And he gets paid to be this stupid.

If such a man were to have uttered such rubbish after 1791 he would have been hanged.

Oath of office for Congressmen and Senators:

I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God.

Sounds like he has forsworn his oath of office and should be ejected.

I hope Phil Hare keeps up his insane comments because he will be known as former Congressman Phil Hare in November.

What the democrats fail to comprehend is that for every tea partier that demonstrates in public, there are hundreds or even thousands behind the scenes that are not publicly active for many reasons, work, or unable to get around easily, those unable to go to the rallies etc. . That silent majority will be the sleeping giant in November.

Regarding Congressman Hare’s bleeding heart, Thomas Jefferson had made it clear regarding the General Welfare Clause that good intentions on Congress’s part are no substitute for basing legislation on enumerated powers.

“1. To lay taxes to provide for the general welfare of the United States, that is to say, “to lay taxes for the purpose of providing for the general welfare.” For the laying of taxes is the power, and the general welfare the purpose for which the power is to be exercised. They are not to lay taxes ad libitum for any purpose they please; but only to pay the debts or provide for the welfare of the Union. In like manner, they are not to do anything they please to provide for the general welfare, but only to lay taxes for that purpose. To consider the latter phrase, not as describing the purpose of the first, but as giving a distinct and independent power to do any act they please, which might be for the good of the Union, would render all the preceding and subsequent enumerations of power completely useless.
It would reduce the whole instrument to a single phrase, that of instituting a Congress with power to do whatever would be for the good of the United States; and, as they would be the sole judges of the good or evil, it would be also a power to do whatever evil they please.” –Jefferson’s Opinion on the Constitutionality of a National Bank : 1791

Posted by Wild Thing at April 2, 2010 04:50 AM


What an arrogant pig. He had no answers, except obama talking points. He doesn't care about the Constitution he made that perfectly clear. It is also obvious he has never read either one of them the Declaration of Independence or the Constitution. He is a typical obamab-pelosi rogbot without the brain of a pissant. And he is so concerned about 30 Million people who are dying in the street because of no Health Care. Where is his concern for the 30 million dead babies wiped out because of abortion. Those dead babies never had a chance to get sick.

But what really pisses me off is his Arrogance and condescension to his constitutents, the holier than thou attitude, you are part of the masses and so stupid I can't be bothered with you, This son of a bitch should be targeted to be FIRED in November.

Posted by: Mark at April 2, 2010 08:16 AM

If he read the obamacare bill three times then he should be a happy camper. That bill also violates and ignores The Constitution.

If we don't have a big turnover in Congress this November, then I think America is lost. We will just be another European style nanny state.

Posted by: TomR at April 2, 2010 10:22 AM

This guy doesn't have a clue. He's no better than Johnson who thinks Guam will tip over.

Posted by: BobF at April 2, 2010 10:36 AM

Tried to email this jackass but I put in the wrong zip code and now can't get in (he only condescends to speak at the peons in his district) so I will have to wait till I get home to tell him what I think of him.

Posted by: MrHappy at April 2, 2010 02:38 PM

Thanks everyone, any politician that has this attitude about our Constitution should be fired on the spot. I would love for that to happen.

MrHappy, thanks for sharing about that. I hate that when they will only let people in their district write to them. grrrr

Posted by: Wild Thing at April 3, 2010 01:12 AM

My RIGHTS were EARNED and nobody gave the Darth Family anything... This blessing IS the AMERICAN DREAM! "FREEDOM IS NOT FREE " & JOHN 15:13 ....

Posted by: darthcrUSAderworldtour07 at April 3, 2010 09:29 AM

rep. phil hare u-tubed an apology to us hustings about his remarks saying "the constitution doesn't matter" and his views of health care concerning the US CONSTITUTION; notice in the video of the apology on u-tube the middle finger of his left hand wagging us hustings the typical 12 year old response for not really liking being caught! come november how sweet it will be to watch this glib t--d float down stream as he loses his posh position in our CONGRESS; paid for by us hustings! ooorah! old style!

Posted by: old dog at April 5, 2010 09:46 PM