Skip to comments.Recall of US Senators who vote for Obamacare
Posted on 12/19/2009 11:02:57 AM PST by highlander_UW
18 states allow for recall votes on US Senators. The 18 states allowing for recall are as follows: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, Washington and Wisconsin.
The Senate oath of office is:
I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God.
It is clear that the mandate requiring citizens to purchase insurance from private corporations is unconstitutional. As soon as the Senate votes on the "health care" bill 60 Senators will be in violation of their oath of office.
Some of the Senators are up for reelection but some are not and those should face recall votes based upon their failure to fulfill their oath of office.
Oooo, I usually don’t admire vanity. In this case I might make an excerption. LOL
Californians, what say ye?
Landrieu needs to go ASAP.
People need to respond with civil disobedience. It is clear Congress has no intention of upholding the Constitution so it is up to the people.
How about starting with the recall of Begich in Alaska? He won by less than one percent after a phony indictment and conviction (thrown out) of Ted Stevens that occurred just a day or two before the election last November. How about a rematch?
I don’t live in Minnesota but getting rid of that ass-clown Al Franken would be outstanding.
I don’t think anyone will be actually recalled, but we need to develop asymetric means of fighting back. Just like the trivial attacks on Governor Palin, we need to allow them no rest and no sanctuary, until they are gone.
I am in. I have posted here before that Landrieu is the highest paid whore in the history of LA.
How to Recall a U.S. Senator
Consider your location. Few states allow for a recall of a senatoronly 18 and the District of Columbia. If you’re not living in one of these states you have no constitutional rights to recall.
Determine the grounds for recall. You’ll need this information to make your case to the population but in 7 of the 18 states specific grounds are actually required. In these states, if your reasons don’t measure up, you won’t be allowed to proceed with the recall.
Get signatures. You’ll need a petition to get a recall election. The number of signatures is usually a percentage of the voters at the last election but this differs by state.
Prepare for a response. At some point during the process, the senator will be notified that a petition for recall is being circulated. She will then have a chance to respond to the allegations.
Get voters to the recall election. Once the recall election is granted, alert the community and get them out to vote. The ballot will ask whether or not the senator should be recalled and the state may hold an election at the same time to elect the next person for that office.
Tips & Warnings
The 18 states allowing for recall are as follows: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, Washington and Wisconsin.
A website or a phone campaign are good ways to get your petition going. Going door-to-door is also an option although it is more time consuming than the other two. This is important since you only have a set number of days to obtain the correct number of signaturesanywhere from 30 to 180 days.
You will be fighting an uphill battle to recall a U.S. Senator. No member of Congress has ever been recalled in the history of the United States.
I agree, throw the clown out on the street.
And Begich behind him.
Sounds like a plan. Think of how they got those evil 60. Stole an election (Franken) Smeared an innocent senator (Alaska), Switched parties (Spector), changed the rules ex post facto (Kennedy). Perhaps we can take it to court as illegitimate?
How many times does this needs to be said?
You can not recall Senators or for that matter, Representatives. According to several court rulings on this issue, they are considered federal officials and thus cannot be recalled by their respective states.
Ask yourself this question: why is it that no member of congress has ever been recalled in the entire history of the United States?
Recall in and of itself is only possible in the 18 states that you mentioned, but this only applies to Governors, Mayors, State Senators, Councilmen/women, Assemblymen/women, etc. NOT to Senators or Representatives.
Aside from that, recalls are extremely rare and have happened maybe a dozen or so times in the history of the union, with the most famous recall being that of Gray Davis of California.
So, as much as I’d like to recall every single one of the bastards, I just don’t think it’s possible, legally.
My guess of the liklihood of recall with what I know about the current political of the particular state.
Alaska - Yes
Arizona - Yes
California - No
Colorado - Yes
Georgia - Yes
Idaho - Yes
Kansas - Yes
Louisiana - Yes
Michigan - No
Minnesota - Maybe/Yes
Montana - Lean Yes
Nevada - Yes
New Jersey - Lean Yes
North Dakota - Yes
Oregon - Lean Yes
Rhode Island - Maybe
Washington - No
Wisconsin - Lean Yes
We may not win a recall but it will be a distraction for the Senators and use up some of their resources.
Sometimes recalls work,Grey Davis comes to mind.
Count me in.
the poster in post 10 linked and listed the steps. It seems to me that a movement would be needed to be organized in each state. Some of the Senators are up for reelection so it'd be more effective effort wise to work against their reelection but in the cases where the senator is not up for reelection in 2010 it would be up to someone within each state to organize a recall campaign.
There has never been a successful recall but what could rise above violating the constitution and one's oath of office as grounds for a recall?
I believe you'll find that not all states fit your assumptions. There are 18 states that allow for recall elections. Now rather it can be accomplished or not is another matter entirely. But what better reason for a recall could their be other than a violation of the US Constitution and a breaking of one's oath of office?
Will not work. These people make up the rules. They will not abide by this.
I am just pointing out that there is an avenue to attempt to remove some senators from office over this clear violation of the constitution. I do realize it's not a high probability. On the other hand what if just one Senator is able to be removed from office in this manner? Even one would be an indictment of them all.