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Posted on 05/07/2017 6:46:35 PM PDT by Kaslin
Thursday was an amazing day in Washington, D.C. You cant say that very often.
First, it was the National Day of Prayer. Its amazing to think about millions of Americans praying across our nation. We need it, especially in the swamp.
Second, as Vice President Mike Pence explained, Congress finally passed a bill that delivered the beginning of the end of Obamacare. Lets hope the Senate approves and passes it soon, and hands it over to President Trump for signing into law.
Third, under the radar was another huge act of liberty: President Trump signed an executive order rolling back the Johnson Amendment, which prevents religious and other nonprofit organizations from endorsing political candidates. The executive order also allows people and businesses to claim religious exemptions.
The IRS website reads: Churches and other nonprofit organizations that are exempt from taxation are absolutely prohibited from directly or indirectly participating in, or intervening in, any political campaign on behalf of (or in opposition to) any candidate for elective public office.
Way back in 1954, then-Sen. Lyndon Johnson, D-Texas, who would later become president (1963-1969), was trembling in his boots that certain nonprofit groups were supporting his opponent and going to prevent him from being elected. So, he pitched his IRS code revision (amendment), and it was passed without discussion or debate.
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There will always be eeyores about the empty half of the glass.
A good start.
The Executive Order does not roll back the Johnson Amendment. Per the Constitution, that would require a bill passed by Congress and signed by the President.
This is great other than the fact that Congress passed nothing and Trump’s EO did nothing to roll back the Johnson Amendment.
Other than that, bottoms up!
What is the number of the Amendment called The Johnson Amendment?
* Unless it is a black church and the candidate is a demonicRAT.
Yes. THAT is the scary part. No EO is no alternative to codifying anything. It’s good for a few years, thank God.
The POTUS is doing a masterful job of teaching America their Civics, 101. We are learning, because he is teaching, how the system is rigged and how it isn’t.
Oops. Sorry about the double “no’s”.
Nothing has happened to Obamacare. Nor will much happen to it until the end of this year.
A win in the House is fine, but we mustn’t forget that Trump is an outsider to both parties.
LBJ wuz a Crook? Who knew?
Except, in this case, anything less than a full repeal of ObamaCare is stepping-stones to a "single payer" (socialized) system; this in turn grants government the ability to grant or withhold care at will (and, being honest, pissing off or offending a petty bureaucrat is a great way to get bogged down in minutia and jumping through hoops)... that doesn't sit well with me.
There's also the fact of ObamaCare being contrary to the Constitution, as nowhere in Article 1, Section 8 is the Congress empowered to enact such a law. (And simply amending it is an implicit acknowledgement of its authority, implying that congress is not limited by the Constitution.)
Will you apologize to all if found wrong by history?
When I checked on the IRS site a few months ago, it actually stated that the law applied, even if you didn’t invoke the Johnson act, so it had you coming AND going. Some organizations are afraid their funds will dry up if people cannot get a tax exemption for their donations. Well, I guess, if nothing else, this will separate the sheep from the goats.
Apologize for what?
The first paragraph (about ObamaCare being a stepping-stone to socialized medicine) is supported by actual comments made by lawmakers. The last portion is saying that socialized medicine doesn't sit well with me and therefore is personal opinion -- nothing to apologize for there.
The second paragraph is statement of the fact that Art. 1, Sec. 8 does not delegate to congress the ability to institute socialized medicine as it does, say, instituting an Army or Navy or Post Office. The parenthetical simply acknowledges that the more we treat the Constitution as non-binding or optional the less relevance it has in actuality.
And a baseball bat can be a murder weapon. So having baseball bats around is evil? Depends on how people are minded, to murder or to play baseball.
You AND the lawmakers would need to apologize.
And you forgot that the Constitution has its own achilles heel built in, in the form of the courts.
This isn’t a new revelation. The USSC has the power to do jolly well what it wants with the Constitution.
The 1st Amendment already invalidates the Johnson amendment.
Fact is, AG Sessions should lock up the enforcers.
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