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April 4, 2013 - 7:49 am

Constrained means “to force by imposed structure, restriction or limitation.” During a speech on gun control in Denver Wednesday, President Obama claimed that Americans need not worry about his gun control laws leading to confiscation because he is “constrained” by the system.

Obama also spoke about the people who say the government is coming after their guns.

“You hear some of these quotes: ‘I need a gun to protect myself from the government.’ ‘We can’t do background checks because the government is going to come take my guns away,’ Obama said. “Well, the government is us. These officials are elected by you. They are elected by you. I am elected by you. I am constrained, as they are constrained, by a system that our Founders put in place. It’s a government of and by and for the people.”

“If only I wasn’t so constrained,” Obama seems to be implying.

Obama’s record on health care suggests that the constraints on him aren’t all that strong, and as long as he is in charge, government of and by and for the people is mostly a concept, not a fact. The majority did not want that law when it was passed and does not want it now. But his party passed it, he signed it, and he has had the government defend it in court to keep it in place.

He would do the same thing on guns, now, if he could. The system is a constraint on him, sure, but the Republican House is a stronger constraint on him at the moment.

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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Someone needs to constrain and restrain him.
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Obamas incessant rambling and whining about the Constitution are becoming more and more annoying. Anyone who has to keep saying over and over again that they aren't infringing most likely is.
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Let's retroactively apply this. Anyone want to take bets on how quickly the heads would explode at MSNBC if George Bush had said this?
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"You have to pass this legislation to find out what's in it"

"I don't need authority from Congress to go into Libya"

"I can drop a Hellfire missile on an American's head, if I feel the need"

"We can go four years or eight years without ever bothering to give the American people a budget to look at"

"I can put union workers ahead in line in any bankruptcy proceeding I choose"

"I can close down access to the people's house, in which I am a temporary occupant, and blame it on a sham sequestration argument"

"I can throw open the borders, release violent criminals and sue states that try to protect themselves and their citizens, turning them over to the UN"

...but don't worry about me taking your guns and protecting yourself against the government. That's silly.
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