A Suicidal Pledge? Gingrich Reaffirms Pledge To Violate Constitution After Promising To Kill Enemies Of Our Nation

After pledging to kill our enemies, Newt Gingrich returned to one of his favorite themes: violating the United States Constitution. In Greenville, South Carolina, Gingrich again said that he would ignore Supreme Court decisions that he disagreed with. We have previously discussed the flaws in Gingrich’s legal and historical views, but my concern is that pledging to violate the Constitution would make Gingrich an enemy of our constitutional system. Does this mean that his first act would be to add his own name to the presidential hit list?

Gingrich told the crowd “The president interprets the Constitution as president. If the court makes a fundamentally wrong decision, president can in fact ignore the courts.”

The question is what threatens our nation the most, destroying a building or a constitutional system? With President Obama continuing the claim of absolute power to kill Americans, the added claim to ignore the check and balance of judicial review would complete our shift toward authoritarian powers.

For Gingrich to pledge to attack the Constitution while pledging to kill enemies of our country seems a textbook case of autophobia. It raises the question of what constitutes an enemy to our system.

A personality disorder is defined as an “enduring pattern of inner experience and behavior that deviates markedly from the expectation of the individual’s culture, is pervasive and inflexible (unlikely to change), is stable over time, and leads to distress or impairment in interpersonal relationships.” Legally, a pledge to kill enemies and then declare oneself an enemy to core principle of the country constitutes a serious and a dangerous disorder in a president.

Source: CBS

115 thoughts on “A Suicidal Pledge? Gingrich Reaffirms Pledge To Violate Constitution After Promising To Kill Enemies Of Our Nation”

  1. You guys all see that the source for this is CBS, right? That establish adequate credibility for you?? It doesn’t for me.

  2. “Can’t we just find some nice Quaker who doesn’t want to kill anyone to be our President?”


    With Quakers as with any other religious/philosophical belief “it ain’t the meat it’s the motion”.

  3. On “Fringe” last night, there was a scene in the alternate universe where a bad guy was trying to escape and he started giving away money in public to generate a large crowd near him to facilitate his escape. This alternate universe’s America has an intrusive surveillance/police state. The picture on the money being passed about? Newt Gingrich.

    Let’s not allow life to imitate art in this case.

  4. Can’t we just find some nice Quaker who doesn’t want to kill anyone to be our President? Amy Goodman?

    Richard Nixon’s mother was a Quaker, but she did a lousy job of teaching her little warmonger the tenets of The Society of Friends.

    Come on, Amy- America needs you! Toss your hat in the ring!

  5. Ahead of South Carolina Primary, GOP Candidates Employ Race-Baiting Tradition to Win Southern Vote

    Leading up to the South Carolina primary, several Republican presidential candidates have been criticized for comments made over issues of race. This week Newt Gingrich defended his description of President Obama as “the food stamp president,” while offering praise for President Andrew Jackson, the architect of the Indian Removal Act. We speak to South Carolina civil rights activist Kevin Alexander Gray and longtime political reporter Wayne Slater about how Republicans have adopted the long-held “Southern strategy” of race baiting in order to win over bigoted white voters. “Democrats come here to get their black ticket punched. Republicans come here to punch black people,” Gray says.

  6. Swarthmore mom,

    Newt Gingrich surging against Mitt Romney in South Carolina
    By Scott Clement
    Washington Post, 1/20/12

    Where is Gingrich surging?

    Gingrich is up from 17 to 28 percent among men since early January, according to the CNN/Time poll. His support among tea party supporters has also edged up from 23 to 31 percent, while he continues to perform poorly among those who are neutral or opposed to the movement (13 percent in both polls).

    Romney’s support has dropped by 9 points among born-again Christians since earlier this month, a group he struggled with mightily in the Iowa caucuses. It’s unclear if any one candidate has benefitted from this drop off. Born-again Christians – who made up 60 percent of primary voters in 2008 – haven’t shifted entirely to Gingrich in the CNN poll, who gained a statistically insignificant three points among evangelicals. And Rick Santorum, who won born-again Christians by a wide margin in Iowa, gained no ground among evangelical voters since early January. Automated polls currently show Gingrich with a wide lead among evangelical Christians.

    Texas Rep. Ron Paul and Santorum appear to be competing for third place, each earning support in the low to mid-teens. Before he dropped out, Texas Gov. Rick Perry was winning single digit support.

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