Always eager to find another way to fleece their followers, Rick Santorum’s Patriot Voices, which bills itself as a “grassroots community,” is now charging people a minimum of $25 to add their name to a copy of the Constitution they’re sending to President Obama.
Join Patriot Voices and add your name to the copy of the U.S. Constitution that we’ll send President Obama. After his State of the Union and his admission that he’ll bypass Congress whenever he can and use the power of the Executive Order, we’d like to send a gentle reminder that the power of the presidency is – by design – limited. For every contribution we get here, we’ll add your name to the Constitution we send to the White House. President Obama needs to know that Americans from every corner of our country have had enough, and want him to go through Congress to get bills passed, not by unilaterally doing it himself.
Patriot Voices is a 501(c)(4), so that donation — they have boxes to check that go all the way up to $5000 — is not tax-deductible. And funny, but I don’t remember Santorum complaining about Bush’s vast expansion of executive authority. In fact, Santorum promised during the 2012 presidential campaign to bring back the Bush torture policies, which are blatantly illegal.
And when Bush declared that he had the authority to imprison American citizens forever without even charging them, much less convicting them, do you remember Santorum sending copies of the Constitution to the White House? Or when Bush was claiming that the executive branch could never be taken to court for any violation of the Constitution that involved national security? Yeah, I don’t either.