Skip to comments.Two new rules will give Constitution a starring role in GOP-controlled House (never done before)
Posted on 12/29/2010 2:44:05 PM PST by Libloather
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LOL, this would have been a good Idea before the Civil War. Now?
Authorization for Bill 1X: 14th Amendment.
Authorization for Bill 2X: 14th Amendment.
Authorization for Bill 3X: 14th Amendment.
Authorization for Bill 4X: 14th Amendment.
Authorization for Bill 5X: 14th Amendment.
Authorization for Bill 6X: 14th Amendment.
Although this will draw attention to That Which Shall Not Be Noticed.
So that's good.
Make voting on any bill only for those critters who can pass the “Understanding the Constitution Test”.
A worthy idea. Lets hope and pray that they follow through.
Super thumbs up!!
Great beginning, however, I will keep my excitement in check until I see that only laws that pass Constitutional muster, are passes.
I will really get excited when current laws are checked for Constitutionality, and repealed if they don’t.
The Constitutional Authority that will be cited in the vast majority of the Bills will be the “Commerce Clause”, which provides the justification for everything from condoms to toilet paper.....
This is grounds for optimism. I’ve been pretty cranky today.
It’s a start....got to start some place...and this is a good place...
passes = passed
Please, may it be so.
Finally, someone using their heads. Make waves...do your jobs. Don’t be intimidated.
Also since the left can change the rules in mid stream then the right
can do the same.
It’s our turn.
Take no prisoners.
Step up and you will see the money roll in.
When Republicans take over next week, they will do something that apparently has never been done before in the 221-year history of the House of Representatives.
They will read the Constitution aloud.
And then they will require that every new bill contain a statement by the legislator who wrote it citing the constitutional authority to enact the proposed law.
Hurray! Sounds like a great idea!
Maybe the first bill of each congress should be the constitution. Those that vote NAY or present or are absent are referred to the ethics committee (violation of their oath) for trial and eviction.
They will read the Constitution aloud. And then promptly ignore it.
This is a good move on the part of the Repubs. All debate will be drawn to the Constitutionality of the issue, and the Constitutionality of the resolution of the issue. It’ll be red, white, and blue with stars, and stripes, and NOT RED with sickle and hammer on a one way alley heading for a brick wall with towers.
This regular article goes out to thousands of small newspapers throughout the US every week. 'Newspapers?', you say. 'Who reads newspapers anymore?'
The same demographic that votes - Seniors.
In my local paper the headline reads: SENIORS Bipartisan proposals threaten Medicare
We've been at war for a long time. We better win the war for the hearts and minds of our fellow Americans if we want there to be an America.
FReepers need to fire up their email lists and get educating!
WOW amazing how this common sense thing that most Americans thought was actually happening, actually wasn’t.... Love it... The USA getting back to basics, cut all that wasteful government and not with a scalpel either Obama’s budget requires a chain saw...
If that's all the time it takes to read our Founding Document aloud, then it ought to be read at the beginning of every session of Congress.
I understand that the Senate hasn't adopted this rule, though they should.
We should make note of how many liberals are not there or walk out during the reading it will make great campaign commercials.
They will read the Constitution aloud.
Are we supposed to be impressed?
When do these AHs lower taxes, secure our borders, start jailing thousands of greedy employers that hire millions of illegal aliens, and dramatically reduce the size of this bloated, ever growing corrupt government?
When does that happen??
How dare you write about that which should not be noticed, how do you expect the Congress to retain its superior powerful hold on this country if we talk about that which we should not talk about and notice that which should never be noticed.
I can’t wait to see Rat bills picked apart over Constitutionality. They won’t know what hit them and they will have no idea how to defend the bills.
What about the old bills that are unconstitutional and have already done great damage?I say we need to start all over from the ground up all over the country in all governments and undo the FDR mess.
After new-START passed, I have less and less confidence. I know it was the lame ducks, but still . . .
Will they dare to bring up the subject of term limits?
Only then will I start to believe their sincerity.
US Constitution should be a permanent Power Point Presentation looping slide show above and behind the speaker`s rostrum.
Something of interest ping!
Oh That is Nice!
Whoever can honestly claim credit for this idea deserves LOTS of campaign funding from the general public.
Oh... and whoever opposes it needs to be thrown out on their ears.
You know, that’s a very good idea.
Not necessarily true. I haven't subscribed to or read a newspaper in more than 10 years. They are not even good fishwrap but are good for masking your spray paint jobs.
One more lefty on the USSC, and the Constitution itself won’t pass muster any longer.
I wonder if they will call out their own negligence when they read section 4.... For proof of their failure to act we only need to look at the conditions in our southern border states, the invasion has been ongoing for years.
“The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened) against domestic Violence”
I hope our guys hit ‘em with quotes and debates from the founding era. Let the rats sputter about a living and breathing document and make fools of themselves.
Conservatives must also be willing to buck Supreme Court rulings, for Scotus has royally botched up the commerce and general welfare clauses.
I’m not that optomistic either. Trust, but verify.
Along with a morning roll call and at least two thirds in attendance inside the chamber itself to have a daily session. With no talking or whispering level only during the reading of the Constitution. I'd like to see C-Span cameras panning the chambers at random during this time was well.
If enough of us wish it, so shall it be.
Actually, I don't know whose idea it was to read the Constitution out loud at the commencement of the 112th Congress, but I want to thank them.
I'd really like to see the members debating the constitutionality of every bill and amendment. The people really need their representatives to filter all legislation through the Great Sieve.
“I understand that the Senate hasn’t adopted this rule, though they should.”
If we want to get the Senate straightened out, the first thing we have to do is repeal the Seventeenth Amendment.
Right. Hide in the weeds and wait for THAT to happen.
If they use this as a qualification for re-authorizing EPA,DEA,BATF, etc then we’re in business!
I can hear Bawney Fwank now: “Mithta Thpeaka, point of orhduh!”
Take heart, friend. This war is just getting started, but we've already taken much ground from the enemy. Keep moving forward, and take no prisoners.
Don't bet the farm on this heard of low grade morons following through with this promise.
Interesting idea, but I doubt it will cause too many in the House to think twice about introducing their legislation. They will merely continue to stretch the "interstate commerce" clause and the "general welfare" clause, etc., beyond recognition. It may slow down pork and earmarks, however.
Furthermore, there might be a dilemma if new legislation was introduced to repeal previous legislation which the current congressman might regard as unconstitutional, e.g., ObamaCare. What constitutional basis would he cite for repeal?