Chris Matthews: Romney Challenging Obama Is Unconstitutional

Chris Matthews Romney Challenging Obama Is UnconstitutionalThis week, MSNBC “star” Chris Matthews made the following statement, clearly speaking out of frustration as he watched President Obama wilt under the scrutiny of the second presidential debates where he was challenged repeatedly by Republican Mitt Romney: “I don’t think he understands the Constitution of the United States…He’s the president of the United States. You don’t say, ‘you’ll get your chance.’”

‘Above the people’

Chris Matthews was angry with Romney challenging the president on his record during the course of an election to unseat him. You would think Matthews would know what is in the Constitution and what is not. Nowhere in the Constitution does it set forth that a president of the United States is above the people and cannot and should not be challenged. Is that not what a presidential election is all about – challenging an incumbent president on his record?


‘Preserve, protect and defend the Constitution’

The Founding Fathers specifically limited the powers of the president and did not exempt a president from abiding by the laws of the land in the same manner and to the same extent as the average citizen. The president of the United States in the Oath of Office swears to the following:

“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”

I have news for Matthews: there is no greater responsibility a president has than to preserve, protect and defend the Constitutional protection of a citizens’ freedom of speech — presidents are neither immune from it nor protected from it.

How about you — what is your opinion about Mitt Romney challenging President Barack Obama? To which candidate are you casting your vote for?

Source: Fox News

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Man Jumps In Acid-Filled Vat To Save Colleague

A roofer in New Jersey reportedly jumped into a vat of nitric acid on Monday to save a co-worker who had fallen in.

Martin Davis was working at Swepco Tube LLC, a metal tube manufacturing plant in Clifton, N.J., when he fell 40 feet into the tank of acid and became full submerged, fire officials said. Clifton Fire Chief Vincent Colavitti Jr. told the Record that a fellow roofer, 51-year-old Rob Nuckols, jumped into the vat waist-high to pull Davis, 44, out. Three other workers helped Nuckols pluck Davis from the acid, which is used to clean metal tubing.


Rescue workers “cut Davis out of his clothes and sprayed him with water to limit burns,” Colavitti told the paper. Davis suffered “a broken rib, punctured lung, and burns on his legs and side” and is in critical condition, according to the Associated Press. Nuckols was also treated for burns.

A co-worker who returned to the factory to collect Davis’ things agreed: “It’s not that kind of acid,” the co-worker said, declining to give his name to the paper. “It’s diluted. He’s going to be fine.”

Would you be willing to risk your life to save a co-worker? Share your thoughts with us!

Source: Yahoo News

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