Skip to comments.Inaugural Speech by the New Speaker of the House
Posted on 12/14/2012 12:48:21 AM PST by neverdem
Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen, fellow congressmen and women, and my fellow citizens. I'm pleased to take up the gavel as your new Majority Leader and Speaker of the House of Representatives. I wish my predecessor all the best as he resumes his duties as a member of the House from Ohio.
We have a new beginning today and I want the American people to know that everything is on the table. And I do mean everything. We have an ambitious term planned. I promise you we will work diligently to accomplish the following:
First, the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, with its new chairman,will conduct a full investigation on the question of President Barack Hussein Obama's eligibility to hold the office of President of the United States.
This is a question that has hung over our republic for four long years, and the American people demand and deserve a clear answer to it. I have personally reviewed the investigative material collected by Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his team of lawyers, detectives and document specialists, and I believe that the incongruities surrounding Obama's birth certificate, selective service records, and social security numbers, must be investigated. I find there is credible evidence that document fraud has occurred and we're going to get to the bottom of it all.
I will ask the Senate to undertake similar investigations and I will ask the Supreme Court for their definition of the term 'natural born citizen' under Section I, Article II of the Constitution. I will also ask the Supreme Court to clarify the definition of 'citizen' under the Fourteenth Amendment. Aliens should not be able to illegally enter our country and claim citizenship for their children born illegally on our soil. The American people deserve clear legal definitions and honest answers...
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J.T. sounds like a mad hatter, but why can't we dream?
He’s a bit shaky on how the Constitution works. E.g., you don’t go to any court and just ask questions.
Put another wad in your pipe and dream on.
What could be done - by Boehner or any other Republican Speaker - is to do what Newt Gingrich has suggested. Instead of massive appropriations, start nickle and dimeing the Senate with small bills. For example, the appropriation for the EPA would be a single bill with deep cuts. If the Senate or BO rejects it, the EPA gets nothing.
It would be a continuing battle but it would show that the House has real power.
But I understand what the author is trying to do, he is trying to run the government from the House of Representatives which is a very difficult undertaking and the closest we have come in my lifetime occurred under Newt Gingrich. There is much that can be done with House of Representatives alone, most of all it can provide the country with an alternative vision. That can only be done, however, with a spokesman who himself is not only articulate but happens to be invested of a vision.
The first words out of Boehner's mouth after the election were that he was going to acquiesce in "the law of the land" concerning Obama care which presumably means that the house will fund it. Here is an area in which the House of Representatives can actually act alone, but that was tossed to Obama free for the taking.
To anticipate a response from Boehner, it is unreasonable to expect the Speaker of the House to prevail against a freshly elected president when our presidential candidate funded with nearly $1 billion or more, could not convince the country. The response: if you cannot convince the country, step aside and let us find someone who can-or at least someone who is willing to try.
I’m not talking about hearings. I’m talking about his suggestion that anybody can go to the Supreme Court to get a definition of “citizen.”
The only way to get any such definition out of the Supreme Court is for someone to bring a lawsuit, and eventually get it heard before the Court.
The Framers gave so much power to the Congress because it represents most closely the will of the people. The House of Representatives is the voice of the people and the Senate is (or was, until that damned 17th Amendment) the voice of the States.
The bottom line is that We The People run this government, not the other way around. Checks and balances will keep the House from growing too big for its britches, but it would sure be nice to see the House walking around in something other than diapers.
So yeah, I agree. Get a strong Speaker in there and let the renovations begin!
I agree. Boehner is useless, and a real RINO!
Because that’s what a court IS. Courts hear cases. They do not respond to letters—from anybody.
Congress does have the right to request that the SCOTUS examine a pertinant point of law. Why would you believe otherwise? Because they rarely have the honesty to do so?
>> “It would be a continuing battle but it would show that the House has real power.” <<
But there is too little room in Boehner’s lace bikini panties for the balls required to follow that path.
Needless to say, it’s news to me that a Court can act as a board of experts when there’s no case before them.
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