Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Rush: The Senate Is Broken - Fix it now.
Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | April 14, 2005 | Rush Limbaugh

Posted on 04/15/2005 9:48:10 AM PDT by Matchett-PI

BEGIN TRANSCRIPT

RUSH: Now, we focused here on the House primarily today, but I'm going to tell you something else. It's time to reform the United States Senate as well, because the United States Senate, ladies and gentlemen, is broken.

The United States Senate has become a body incapable of conducting serious oversight and confirmation hearings.

It has become an institution controlled by a minority of leftists and Republican gadflies who serve the leftists' purposes, and while these senators play these games, and that's what they are: games, []they position themselves for television cameras.

They play to their special interest base like MoveOn.org; the nation is suffering as a result. The Senate does not take its responsibility to ensure our national security seriously. They were AWOL prior to 9/11, and today they pretend to care about security when in fact senators of both parties refuse to even strengthen our driver's licenses and other official documents used by the enemy to kill us, so bogged down in pettiness, so driven by the agenda of a small cabal of radicals and gadflies the nation's legitimate business cannot get done because it stalls in the United States Senate.

For months now, in the United States Senate, they've been debating whether they should change a Senate rule abused by this cabal of Democrat senators and gadfly Republicans to stop the unconstitutional use of filibusters to block the president's nominees to the federal bench.

This cabal of Democrats and gadfly Republicans, with support from these people in the media, actually want you to believe that to change the rule would be equivalent to destroying 200 years of tradition, the Constitution, and Senate comity, yet when in fact the opposite is true.

Never before has the Senate of the United States been so abused as it is being abused today by Dingy Harry Reid and the Democrats in this cabal of gadfly Republicans, and yet the Republican majority talks and talks and talks and we read today in The Hill newspaper that they're just now realizing they need to fight the propaganda efforts of their opponents.

I've got a story in The Hill that Republicans think all of a sudden they're losing the PR battle to Harry Reid. How long has this been going on? It's been going on for four years and they all of a sudden just now realize they've got a problem on the PR side?

Folks, the Senate of the United States is broken. It is controlled by the likes of Ted Kennedy, Barbara Boxer, Chuck Schumer, Harry Reid and John McCain, and unless the Senate is reformed, it will continue to be little more than a stage for grandstanding and undermining the proper functioning of certain legitimate government functions like national security, border security, and the confirmation process.

In case your memory is short, you're wondering why I'm including national security in here, these people all see the intelligence reports that the president gets. The president gets a bit more detailed, but they acted like after 9/11 and all these other things that they had no idea.

The weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. They saw that intelligence and they voted for the resolution to authorize war based on it. After there were no weapons of mass destruction, every one of these Democrat senators that saw that intelligence nevertheless acted like they'd been lied to, like they had been fooled by President Bush, that they didn't know what they were getting themselves into.

They don't have the guts and the backbone to stand up for what they do or for what they should do and when they don't do what they should do they blame Bush for not telling them anything. So it's not just the Democrats in the House.

The Senate is at a standstill, and it's unfortunate but the Republican leadership apparently doesn't know what to do about it because in The Hill newspaper today they admit that they're losing the PR battle and they've got a problem here, and I have to tell you something, folks,

losing a PR battle to Harry read is like losing a PR battle to Daffy Duck.

BREAK TRANSCRIPT

[]RUSH: All right, now, Republicans admit -- let me find this Hill story. I've put it at the top here. Yeah, here it is. Listen to this here. "GOP Fears It's Losing Frist vs. Reid." It's by Alexander Bolton, HillNews.com. "Senate Republican leaders were due to meet last night amid rising concern that they are being beaten on the 'nuclear option' by Sen. Harry Reid’s (D-Nev.) public-relations war room.

The GOP’s talks follow a meeting last week in which aides warned Bob Stevenson, Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist’s (R-Tenn.) communications director, that something needs to be done to win back lost ground, a participant said. 'I think there’s a realization that this particular [Democratic] effort has to be countered and they’re in full-scale attack mode,' a GOP aide said, adding, 'I think that people know that we’ve got a serious problem here. There’s been a lot of talk. Advice has been solicited from me and others. I’ve been told that a plan will be submitted tonight. It will be tweaked.'" Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah.

So do they just now realize they're in a fight? They've been in a fight for four years; they just now realize they're losing this PR effort?

I'm going to try to help out here.

I'm going to offer some strategery here, but my strategery goes beyond ending the filibuster of judges because at some point they're going to figure it's just pull the trigger on the option.

It's just get the senators in this room and tell them the facts of life and pull the trigger on the option, the constitutional option.

Now, what do you do after that, because the Democrats, if this happens, if the constitutional option is triggered and the rule is changed, the Democrats are going to go ballistic.

They're all going to be sputtering around out there like Barney Frank, and the Senate Democrats are going to be making charges of unconstitutional and all these things.

So what should the Senate Republicans do after -- if they do it -- after they change the Senate filibuster rule to exclude judges? This is what they should do because Harry Reid has promised to shut down the Senate, has he not? "We're just going to stop. We're going to shut down the Senate."

Fine.

Here's what the Republicans should do when Dingy Harry shuts down the Senate.

The Republicans in the Senate should propose one bill after another and make the Democrats either filibuster the bills or vote against them, and I'm talking about bills like this: Like issuing Social Security checks, like funding Medicare and Head Start, farm subsidies, education. No omnibus bills, no bills that are totally inclusive of all kinds of legislation. One specific bill after another.

If they're going to stop the Senate and shut it down, Republicans need to propose a bill that says, "Based on this the Senate is voting--" and put a bill up there, "we will suspend the issuance of all Social Security checks."

Just do it and let the Democrats either filibuster that or vote against it, and then do the same thing on Medicare checks, and Head Start, and farm subsidies and education.

I predict to you the Democrats will buckle so fast they'll beg for mercy, and if they don't they're going to get creamed at the polls.

There's any number of ways of dealing with this, but not if you're afraid.

Not if you're looking at things through fear.

END TRANSCRIPT Click here to access hot links below and throughout the transcript: http://www.rushlimbaugh.com

Read the Articles... (The Hill: GOP fears it's losing Frist v. Reid) (LA Times: In Nevada, Reid Is the Name to Know - 06.23.03)

Read Rush's Original Coverage... (Media Goes Nuts Over Martinez, DeLay; Ignores Rampant Harry Reid Corruption - 04.07.05)


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Editorial; Extended News; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 109th; congress; constitution; constitutionaloption; delay; dhpl; dittosrush; filibuster; hillary; johnmccain; obstructionistdems; reid; rush; senate
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-71 next last
Do Your Own Side-by-Side Comparison: http://www.rushlimbaugh.com
1 posted on 04/15/2005 9:48:11 AM PDT by Matchett-PI
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Matchett-PI

Rush is so hot today it's great


2 posted on 04/15/2005 9:49:56 AM PDT by The Wizard (DemonRATS: enemies of America)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Matchett-PI; Born Conservative

ping


3 posted on 04/15/2005 9:50:02 AM PDT by RushCrush (Blind Rushbot)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: All

Turn On Rush, he's hot today


4 posted on 04/15/2005 9:50:23 AM PDT by The Wizard (DemonRATS: enemies of America)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: oldglory; MinuteGal; mcmuffin; sheikdetailfeather; JulieRNR21; gonzo; blackie; Web Offset; ...

((((PING))))


5 posted on 04/15/2005 9:50:28 AM PDT by Matchett-PI (The DemocRAT Party is a criminal enterprise.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Matchett-PI
and put a bill up there, "we will suspend the issuance of all Social Security checks."

Gotta love that idea. :-)

6 posted on 04/15/2005 9:51:06 AM PDT by k2blader (Immorality bites.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: The Wizard

Ditto that!

People can tune in at his web site here: http://www.rushlimbaugh.com

or here: http://www.wlsam.com


7 posted on 04/15/2005 9:53:06 AM PDT by Matchett-PI (The DemocRAT Party is a criminal enterprise.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Matchett-PI
Rush takes on Harry Reid and his dirty family at www.rushlimbaugh.com

GO RUSH! Giggadittoes!

8 posted on 04/15/2005 9:54:05 AM PDT by RushCrush (Blind Rushbot)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: k2blader
"Gotta love that idea. :-)"

Not for the timid, or those who put their own interests above that of their kids and grandkids - ie: what's best for the country down the road after they're dead and gone.

It's unfortunate that the ignoble outnumber the noble in any society by a WIDE margin.

9 posted on 04/15/2005 9:56:46 AM PDT by Matchett-PI (The DemocRAT Party is a criminal enterprise.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: Matchett-PI

Indeed, FRiend, indeed.


10 posted on 04/15/2005 9:58:30 AM PDT by k2blader (Immorality bites.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: Matchett-PI

It's time to call the lunatic left senators on their BS ~ NOW!

Get a backbone pubbie senators!

Be Ever Vigilant ~ we're watching you!


11 posted on 04/15/2005 10:01:08 AM PDT by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: Matchett-PI

Rush is missing the obvious solution: repeal the seventeenth amendment.


12 posted on 04/15/2005 10:03:35 AM PDT by NCSteve
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: b4its2late; Recovering_Democrat; Alissa; Pan_Yans Wife; LADY J; mathluv; browardchad; cardinal4; ...

13 posted on 04/15/2005 10:12:26 AM PDT by Born Conservative ("Mr. Chamberlain loves the working man, he loves to see him work" - Winston Churchill)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Matchett-PI

So good and so true, I have changed my tagline.


14 posted on 04/15/2005 10:19:01 AM PDT by JustaCowgirl (losing a PR battle to Harry Reid is like losing a PR battle to Daffy Duck.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: kjenerette

...time to repeal Amendment XVII?


15 posted on 04/15/2005 10:23:09 AM PDT by Van Jenerette (Our Republic - If We Can Keep it!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NCSteve
Rush is missing the obvious solution: repeal the seventeenth amendment.

Yep. Let Senators get elected by the state legislatures again.

16 posted on 04/15/2005 10:26:56 AM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Harmful Or Fatal If Swallowed)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: Matchett-PI; blackie; JustaCowgirl; Born Conservative; k2blader; RushCrush; The Wizard; All
You call Frist; Chafee; Collins; Warner; Sununu, McCain, Specter, etc. on this toll free number to the Capitol Switchboard:

1-877-762-8762

This number works fine....I just spoke to McCain's office and told them the Senator misinformed regarding the 'Constitutionsl Option' and he needs to get onboard with the Republican leadership in the Senate!

17 posted on 04/15/2005 10:29:39 AM PDT by JulieRNR21 (Memo to MSM: Free Republic is a forum; not a blog!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: Matchett-PI
In the history of the Senate, the most notable use of the filibuster by Democrats has been to defend slavery and oppose the Civil Rights Act. The filibuster has never been used to defend the correct side of history.

The minority is the minority because that is the will of the people of the United States.
18 posted on 04/15/2005 10:34:52 AM PDT by IamConservative (To worry is to misuse your imagination.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NCSteve

Ditto to that, Repeal the 17th.


19 posted on 04/15/2005 11:04:52 AM PDT by el_texicano
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: Matchett-PI
The United States Senate has become a body incapable of conducting serious oversight and confirmation hearings.

Strike that RUSH. It's the "Two-Party Cartel" & it's the elite/internationalist/puppetiers that made this cartel into a nonfunctional group toward conservativism.

20 posted on 04/15/2005 11:10:38 AM PDT by Digger
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Matchett-PI
WASHINGTON, DC, April 15, 2005 -- GPI -- Doctors today announced the experimental spine transfer operation recently performed on Sen. Bill Frist has failed.

"Dr. Frist's body rejected the vertebral transplant. We are still trying to understand what happened," said a spokesperson at Walter Reed Hospital.

The spine was found on the floor next to Frist's hospital bed yesterday morning, according to an unnamed hospital source.

"We are encouraged, however," continued one of Frist's doctors. "He seems not to be bothered by his lack of a backbone, just as he was before the operation. That's the good news."

Frist reportedly undulated back to the Senate floor this morning, waiving-off the Senate Master at Arms' offer to open the chamber doors for him and simply oozing back under the chamber doors...


21 posted on 04/15/2005 11:11:22 AM PDT by pabianice
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Ping to self for later read.


22 posted on 04/15/2005 11:12:42 AM PDT by little jeremiah (Resisting evil is our duty or we are as responsible as those promoting it.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Matchett-PI
...Rush: The Senate Is Broken - Fix it now....

It's been broken for a long time.

The Imperial Congress by Newt Gingrich

23 posted on 04/15/2005 11:26:52 AM PDT by FReepaholic (Vote for Pedro)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: JulieRNR21

Keep their feet to the fire!


24 posted on 04/15/2005 11:30:35 AM PDT by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: Matchett-PI; MinuteGal; mcmuffin; gonzo; sheikdetailfeather; JulieRNR21

---Missed some of Rush today--- thanks for "filling in the blanks"

He's really guuuud today!!

RUSH RULES!


25 posted on 04/15/2005 11:44:16 AM PDT by oldglory (Linguinii spined republicans need to have corrective "surgery")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Matchett-PI
If they're going to stop the Senate and shut it down, Republicans need to propose a bill that says, "Based on this the Senate is voting--" and put a bill up there, "we will suspend the issuance of all Social Security checks."

Rush you are the best but this one is little bit over the top.

26 posted on 04/15/2005 11:48:52 AM PDT by jveritas (The Left cannot win a national election ever again.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Matchett-PI

The major problem is with the Senate leadership. Mitch McConnell should be hung by the thumbs. The gadflies like McCain should be stripped of party election support and comittee membership. Party membership must have both its benefits and obligations. There must be a price for going off the reservation. There should also be term limits on senators like there is on the President. Two six year terms are more than enough.


27 posted on 04/15/2005 12:07:13 PM PDT by Natural Law
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: The Wizard

Rush is clearly doing very well with his program of recovery. This is the sixth or seventh show in a row where he's been firing on all cylinders, and you don't get consistancy like this on drugs.


28 posted on 04/15/2005 12:09:32 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Time Ebbs No Rankle)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Matchett-PI; Cool Multiservice Soldier; OneLoyalAmerican; Defender2; The Sailor; txradioguy; ...

"...This cabal of Democrats and gadfly Republicans, with support from these people in the media, actually want you to believe that to change the rule would be equivalent to destroying 200 years of tradition, the Constitution, and Senate comity, yet when in fact the opposite is true.

Never before has the Senate of the United States been so abused as it is being abused today by Dingy Harry Reid and the Democrats in this cabal of gadfly Republicans, and yet the Republican majority talks and talks and talks and we read today in The Hill newspaper that they're just now realizing they need to fight the propaganda efforts of their opponents.

I've got a story in The Hill that Republicans think all of a sudden they're losing the PR battle to Harry Reid. How long has this been going on? It's been going on for four years and they all of a sudden just now realize they've got a problem on the PR side?..."

Don't be a CINO (Conservative in Name Only)
Don't listen to CINO's in politics,
the Main Stream CINO media,
and even here on Free Republic.

Remember all who told you not to worry about klintoon, hitlery and reno
after the 2000 election?

Remember all who said Ashcroft would prosecute them.

Remember Chinagate, Pardongate, Waco, Vince Foster, the Jewish town in NY etc., etc., etc. ?

Well reno ran against Jeb Bush and hitlery wants to beat Hanoi Kerry in 08

Are YOU willing to listen to the CINO's again?



29 posted on 04/15/2005 12:22:02 PM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Be wary of the "Move On" FReepers! They want Hanoi Kerry to get a "free pass" mmmm Wonder Why?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Comment #30 Removed by Moderator

To: pabianice

You are all throwing in the towel on Frist way too early. The RATS may yet buckle at the last minute.

To date, the person who has ruined his presidential ambitions is not Bill Frist, it is John McCain. And I am very glad about that. He has committed political suicide and will never receive the GOP nomination in 2008.


31 posted on 04/15/2005 12:30:33 PM PDT by mwl1
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: Angry Write Mail
And it is a war they have been taking hill by hill, through the public school system, for the past forty years.

In 1980, there were 13 Republican senators from "deep blue" states (states Al Gore wone by >54%).

Now, there is one (Chaffee).

In 1980, there were 11 Democrats from "deep red" states-and there are still eight.

The RATs are fighting a war-and they're winning.

32 posted on 04/15/2005 12:31:11 PM PDT by Jim Noble (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

To: Matchett-PI
The Senate has become a club. It is time for it to regain purpose.
33 posted on 04/15/2005 12:44:16 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: JustaCowgirl
So good and so true, I have changed my tagline.

How do you change a tagline?

34 posted on 04/15/2005 12:59:14 PM PDT by CDB
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: CDB

Look below the posting text box...


35 posted on 04/15/2005 1:03:52 PM PDT by Edgerunner (Proud to be an infidel) (Scientology must be stopped from murdering disabled people)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 34 | View Replies]

To: Matchett-PI

Either the republicans have idiots advising them or they don't really want to win.

If I were advising them I'd get out all the old news reel footage of dems using the filibuster to oppose civil rights legislation which is primarily the setting in which it was used historically.

That's a two-fer because it tars the party and the filibuster all in one go.

You equate in the public's minds filibusters with racism with democrats. And maybe you tar Bobby "sheets" Bryd while you're about it.

This strategy seems so obvious that the fact that it's not being pursued tells me that the Reblicans either don't want to win or they're idiots.

BTW Dingy Harry Reid went into his history books and brought out the phrase "Radical Republicans". That's going back 140 years but Dingy Harry used it anyway. I'm only talking going back 40 years.

I don't get it.


36 posted on 04/15/2005 1:07:16 PM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: CDB

When you post a comment, your tagline is available for change down there below the comment area. If you post a reply to this message with nothing in it, I'll understand!

On rare occasions, I have been known to post an empty comment to myself in order to change my tagline. One smart aleck posted back to me on one such occasion that he didn't believe a word of it, and was amazed that I would even post such a thing. LOL!


37 posted on 04/15/2005 1:09:10 PM PDT by JustaCowgirl (Losing a PR battle to Harry Reid is like losing a PR battle to Daffy Duck -- Rush Limbaugh)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 34 | View Replies]

To: Edgerunner
Look below the posting text box...

Got it. Thanks a million!

38 posted on 04/15/2005 1:09:56 PM PDT by CDB
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 35 | View Replies]

To: Matchett-PI
"There is a time for all things, a time to preach and a time to pray, but those times have passed away.
There is a time to fight, and that time has now come."


Peter Muhlenberg




It's time to restore the United States Senate

James Madison explained the importance of the legislature being divided into two chambers in Federalist No. 10:

"Before taking effect, legislation would have to be ratified by two independent power sources: the people's representatives in the House and the state legislatures' agents in the Senate."



Amendment XXVIII

The United States Senate Restoration Act

An Act to restore a constitutional republic and Senate for the United States as provided for under Article I of the original Constitution for the United States. An act to restore and preserve state sovereignty and federalism.

SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the "Senate Restoration Act of 2005"

SECTION. 1. Be it enacted: Article XVII of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed.

SECTION 2. Be it enacted. "We the People of the United States, . . . establish this Constitution for the United States of America" -- a contract or treaty between the Citizens of the States that created a federation regulating the distribution of power, rights and duties between the Citizens and the States which required ratification of the sovereign States to become valid. Article 1 Section 2 thereby guarantees to the Citizens that "The House of Representatives shall be composed of Members chosen every second Year by the People of the several State" -- "the people's house." Whereas, Article I, Section 3 guarantees representation in one branch of the legislature to each of the united States in that "The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each State." The Senate was "the states house" comprised of 'statesmen' not politicians or populists whereby the State as a whole was represented in the federal government and Senators were accountable to the States not special interests groups.

SECTION 3 Article XVII to the Constitution for the united States was proposed to the legislatures of the several States by the Sixty-second Congress on the 13th of May, 1912, and was declared, in a proclamation of the Secretary of State, dated the 31st of May, 1913, to have been "ratified" by the legislatures of 36 of the 48 States.

SECTION 4. Article XVII to the Constitution for the united States creates a a 'stateless' democracy (communist ideology) and grants no representation to the States in the legislature as guaranteed under the Constitutional republic to regulate and limit the power of the federal government, thereby rendering the Senate for the united States null and void.

SECTION 5. Be it enacted. Article XVII is expressly prohibited to the federal government under Article V, Clause 3 whereby "no State, without its Consent, shall be deprived of its equal Suffrage in the Senate." Article V, Clause 3 requires a unanimous vote of the States for any change of suffrage in the Senate. A "republican form" of government is guaranteed to each State by Article VI Section 4 and Article I Section 4 guarantees to the sovereign States that "The times, places and manner of holding elections for Senators and Representatives, shall be prescribed in each state by the legislature thereof; but the Congress may at any time by law make or alter such regulations, except as to the places of choosing Senators." Article X of the Constitution further guarantees that "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people."

SECTION 6. Be it enacted. The interests of each State shall be represented in the federal government by the Senate for the United States that shall be composed of two Senators for each State chosen by the Legislature thereof for six years; and each Senator shall have one vote.

SECTION 7. Be it enacted. No person shall be a Senator in the Congress for the United States who, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere; or any citizen of the United States, wherever he may be, who, without authority of the United States, directly or indirectly commences or carries on any correspondence or intercourse with any foreign government or any officer or agent thereof, with intent to influence the measures or conduct of any foreign government or of any officer or agent thereof, in relation to any disputes or controversies with the United States, or to defeat the measures of the United States

SECTION 8. Be it enacted. If the Legislature of any State fails to choose a Senator in a timely manner, the Executive thereof may make temporary appointments until such time the Legislature can agree upon an appointee

SECTION 9. Be it enacted. If vacancies happen by resignation, or otherwise, during the recess of the Legislature of any State, the Executive thereof may make temporary appointments until the next meeting of the Legislature, which shall then fill such vacancies.

SECTION 10. Be it enacted. The Senate for each State shall consist of a representative to each major political party guaranteeing the States "equal Suffrage in the Senate" thus eliminating 'majority' and 'minority' control of the Senate by any political party

SECTION 11. Be it enacted. Each party shall elect a leader, an assistant leader, a party whip, deputy whips, other officers and committees

SECTION 12. Be it enacted. The Vice President of the United States shall be President of the Senate, but shall have no vote, unless they be equally divided.

SECTION 13. Be it enacted. Each Senate shall choose their other officers, and also a President pro tempore, in the absence of the Vice President, or when he shall exercise the Office of President of the United States and each Senate "shall determine the rules of it's proceedings" and may adopt or amend the rules of the previous Congressional Senate if they so choose

SECTION 14. Be it enacted. The Senate for the United States "shall have the sole Power to try all Impeachments" and "Judgment in Cases of Impeachment shall not extend further than to removal from Office, and disqualification to hold and enjoy any Office of honor, Trust or Profit under the United States."

SECTION 15. Be it enacted. Impeachment proceedings shall not be construed by the Senate to be a determination of whether or not the official has engaged in an 'indictable offense' under the laws of the United States; "but the party convicted shall nevertheless be liable and subject to indictment, trial, judgment and punishment, according to law."

SECTION 16. Be it enacted. Any Senator from any State that shall obstruct and delay the duties of the Senate mandated under the Constitution, who fails to represent the State in the Senate or fails to adhere to the Congressional oath of office to "support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic," shall be subject to removal and replacement by the Legislature of the respective State.



"these United States are, and of right ought to be, FREE AND INDEPENDENT STATES"

Drafted March 16, 2005
a seventh generation American Patriot
and supporter of "The Judicial Reformation and Reorganization Act of 2005"
amended March 25, 2005
by Marian S. A. Tipp

39 posted on 04/15/2005 1:19:52 PM PDT by Mamie2010 ("The wheel has turned, it is time for them to go" -- Vice-President Richard Cheney)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: el_texicano

I like that idea.


40 posted on 04/15/2005 1:19:55 PM PDT by Repealthe17thAmendment (Is this field required?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

BTT!!!!!!


41 posted on 04/15/2005 1:26:21 PM PDT by E.G.C.
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 29 | View Replies]

To: JustaCowgirl
When you post a comment, your tagline is available for change down there below the comment area. If you post a reply to this message with nothing in it, I'll understand! On rare occasions, I have been known to post an empty comment to myself in order to change my tagline. One smart aleck posted back to me on one such occasion that he didn't believe a word of it, and was amazed that I would even post such a thing. LOL!

Thanks! I love those "smart-alecky" FReeper comments, too.

42 posted on 04/15/2005 1:31:02 PM PDT by CDB
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 37 | View Replies]

To: JustaCowgirl


43 posted on 04/15/2005 1:35:53 PM PDT by RobFromGa (Breaking Tagline Alert: stay tuned for details at 11)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 37 | View Replies]

To: RobFromGa

You'd better have a darn good tagline, posting a comment like that.


44 posted on 04/15/2005 1:39:28 PM PDT by JustaCowgirl (Losing a PR battle to Harry Reid is like losing a PR battle to Daffy Duck -- Rush Limbaugh)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 43 | View Replies]

To: Jim Noble

This is so wrong, I don't know where to begin responding to this. Apparently, you don't follow congressional politics, if you're going to claim that the Democrats have made progress from 1980 to today.


45 posted on 04/15/2005 1:45:24 PM PDT by Deo et Patria (Deo et Patria)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 32 | View Replies]

To: E.G.C.

what does BTT!!! mean?


46 posted on 04/15/2005 2:10:01 PM PDT by Mamie2010 ("The wheel has turned, it is time for them to go" -- Vice-President Richard Cheney)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 41 | View Replies]

Comment #47 Removed by Moderator

To: Deo et Patria
if you're going to claim that the Democrats have made progress from 1980 to today.

Obviously their overall course has been downhill.

But they have been very successful in cleansing their 20 base states of Republican senators.

If they had not, there would be 65-70 Republicans in the Senate today. Instead, we allow RAT Senators to be re-elected without serious opposition from Montana and North Dakota-states where the President gets more than 60% of the vote.

This is as if the Democratic party in Massachusetts didn't run a candidate when Ted Kennedy retires.

It's disgraceful.

48 posted on 04/15/2005 2:11:34 PM PDT by Jim Noble (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 45 | View Replies]

To: Mamie2010
One of the beautiful things about the US constitution is its brevity. Adding an amendment with Sixteen! sections runs counter to this.
You could easily cut out 3/4ths of that amendment.
49 posted on 04/15/2005 2:13:30 PM PDT by llortami
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 39 | View Replies]

To: Matchett-PI

What's Rush going to say if, five years from now, President Hillary Clinton is nominating Alan Dershowitz to the Supreme Court and the GOP only has 47 or so Senate seats? What will you say then, Rush? Will the dreaded filibuster suddenly come back into fashion?


50 posted on 04/15/2005 2:40:30 PM PDT by Dave78
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-71 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson