Thursday, March 11, 2010

Unconstitutional - Pelosi's Plan to Ram Healthcare Through WITHOUT a Vote.

I heard this on Mark Levin's show today, and couldn't quite believe my ears, so of course I went to his cited source and did some reading. I was entirely floored by what I read.

Can't quite make reconciliation fly? Public telling you they don't want it? I know, just pass a "rule" that states that the House of Representatives has approved a Bill that they HAVE NOT VOTED ON.

From the Washington Examiner:
Each bill that comes before the House for a vote on final passage must be given a rule that determines things like whether the minority would be able to offer amendments to it from the floor.

In the Slaughter Solution, the rule would declare that the House "deems" the Senate version of Obamacare to have been passed by the House. House members would still have to vote on whether to accept the rule, but they would then be able to say they only voted for a rule, not for the bill itself.

Hrm, let's take a look at the good old Constitution - you know, that little thing that's supposed to fracking limit the power of these jackasses. Article 1, Section 7:

Section 7 - Revenue Bills, Legislative Process, Presidential Veto

All bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives; but the Senate may propose or concur with Amendments as on other Bills.

Every Bill which shall have passed the House of Representatives and the Senate, shall, before it become a Law, be presented to the President of the United States; If he approve he shall sign it, but if not he shall return it, with his Objections to that House in which it shall have originated, who shall enter the Objections at large on their Journal, and proceed to reconsider it. If after such Reconsideration two thirds of that House shall agree to pass the Bill, it shall be sent, together with the Objections, to the other House, by which it shall likewise be reconsidered, and if approved by two thirds of that House, it shall become a Law. But in all such Cases the Votes of both Houses shall be determined by Yeas and Nays, and the Names of the Persons voting for and against the Bill shall be entered on the Journal of each House respectively. If any Bill shall not be returned by the President within ten Days (Sundays excepted) after it shall have been presented to him, the Same shall be a Law, in like Manner as if he had signed it, unless the Congress by their Adjournment prevent its Return, in which Case it shall not be a Law.

Every Order, Resolution, or Vote to which the Concurrence of the Senate and House of Representatives may be necessary (except on a question of Adjournment) shall be presented to the President of the United States; and before the Same shall take Effect, shall be approved by him, or being disapproved by him, shall be repassed by two thirds of the Senate and House of Representatives, according to the Rules and Limitations prescribed in the Case of a Bill. (emphasis mine - Bold was a little harder when this sucker was written)

So let's see, we're just going to make a rule that says "if we pass Bill A, then we've also automatically passed Bill B". It's ok that no vote was taken on the secondary Bill, it's ok that people are against it and we may not even have the votes to pass it, we're just going to play make-believe and pretend that there was a vote and it went the way we wanted to.

Does anyone else see a problem with this?

If this is the way we're going to conduct business, why have the Constitution and Rule of Law at all? Why not just let the people in power do whatever the fuck they want, when they want, and for whatever reason their pea-brains can come up with.

Do you feel powerless yet? Are you fingering the keys to your airplane?

Mike Vanderboegh put it quite well in August on his Sipsey Street Irregulars Blog:
Now, with people exercising their rights, going armed to public gatherings and town hall meetings, we see something we have not seen in a long time. I understand how liberals are astonished about it. I'm a little astonished myself. I didn't know if we still had it in us to ACT like free people. Now it seems we do. So our hope is that they will back off. But will they?

You are looking at, I tell them, the tip of the iceberg. The people that the administration will find most troublesome as they go farther down this lawless, tyrannical road are not those who blog, or go to town meetings or write letters to the editor. If these folks get angered by events, they reassure themselves of their skills to handle what will come by going to the range and making sure their rifle is still sighted in or by putting back some more ammo or by teaching their teenage sons (and daughters) how to shoot, move and communicate.

In the unlikely event that the government is successful enough to imprison, silence or kill the last demonstrator, blogger and radio talk show host, it will be these people who emerge from the crowd, put a bullet in some henchman's eye, and fade back again.

These people understand that having been "out-voted," they can still vote. They are the rest of the iceberg upon which the great ship Leviathan, like Titanic, will of its own forward movement, rip out her hull below the waterline and sink to the bottom of history.

So, I tell them, the anger you see is not one tenth of the anger that's out there. And that other none-tenths you will not see until it's too late. So back off, I say, leave us the hell alone, and we won't have to go down this bloody road. (emphasis mine)

We are watching the Rule of Law, the Constitution, and our Unalienable Rights be torn from us, one after the other, day after day. We're tired of it. We're tired of the games, we're tired of the condescending tone of those that style themselves our "betters", and we're tired of watching the last bits of our Savings be thrown down the maw of Entitlement Programs and Fraudulent Bailouts. The straws are piling upon the proverbial Camel's Back, and the old girl is showing the strain.

And so I say to those that style themselves Tyrant, to those in Congress that believe that they can do anything they want, BEWARE! The rattling has begun, and it grows louder every day. When the Rule of Law is finally gone, shredded, it's tatters falling free of the eyes of every Patriot, every Free Man who has exercised their rights within the ever failing system of our Republic, Politics ceases to be a function of going down to your local Library once in a while and punching holes in a paper with a stylus, instead, this becomes the extension of your will upon those that would oppress you:

When a wise man encounters a rattlesnake, her eyes fixed upon him, her tail vibrating with that distinct sound, he freezes, looks carefully around for a safe path out, and, ever so slowly, backs away. Only the truly stupid man who cares nothing for his life and well-being continues blithely upon the dangerous path, ignoring the warning, ignoring the danger to themselves.

The time has come, Congress, to choose which path you will take. There are only two true options. One, to listen to the people, to the Founding Fathers and the laws which are supposed to bind you. Or two, to continue upon this path to what is almost guaranteed to become bloodshed and ruination.

Which will it be?

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