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Congressman Billybob's Speech at Today's March for Justice II
Special to FreeRepublic | 04/07/05 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)

Posted on 04/07/2005 5:29:30 PM PDT by Congressman Billybob

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To: David Isaac
The fact is that at least two of those five judges, who are using the Constitution for a floormat, were appointed by GOP presidents.

Well Earl Warren of the Warren court was a republican appointed by Dwight Eisenhower.

Late in life Eisenhower said the biggest disappointment of his presidency was how Earl Warren turned out.

In today's Being a Suprreme court member is as close as anyone can come to being a dictator. It is so hard to determine what a person will do when given that kind of power. The huge power of the Supreme court changes many people. They say power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Absolute power is what the Supreme court has.

I am amazed that we even have one justice that wants to limit his own power.

101 posted on 04/08/2005 6:15:26 AM PDT by Common Tator
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To: Congressman Billybob

Any report on how the day went?


102 posted on 04/08/2005 6:18:32 AM PDT by ClintonBeGone (In politics, sometimes it's OK for even a Wolverine to root for a Buckeye win.)
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To: Valin
I'm not interested in re-arguing McConnell v. FEC, nor do I care for the decision. It's bad law, bad decision, and bad politics down the line. Yet, people act like that's a first.

I am with you on this:

we can start putting pressure on these clowns.
However, when such pressure evokes some of the rather vile sentiments thrown about these threads, I ain't gonna ride that pony. Pressure, yes. War on the judiciary? That's not even a joke. Marshall settled judicial review a long time ago. Levin can damn him and it all day long, but he can't change it. Listen to Scalia instead.
103 posted on 04/08/2005 6:19:29 AM PDT by nicollo (All economics are politics.)
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To: ClintonBeGone

Yeah, I was looking foreward to pictures by now. There's not even an after action report on file. ??? ???


104 posted on 04/08/2005 6:22:28 AM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: Rebelbase

Strange, isn't it?


105 posted on 04/08/2005 6:23:10 AM PDT by Constitution Day (I've posted a total of 356 threads and 26,000+ replies.)
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To: Congressman Billybob

Excellent!


106 posted on 04/08/2005 6:25:44 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (The MSM has been a WMD, Weapon of Mass Disinformation for the Rats for at least 4 decades.)
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To: Congressman Billybob

Just perfect!

This amply illustrates the importance of the President's next pick(s) for the Supreme Court - let us all pray he does a better job of it than Ronald Reagan and Geo. H.W. Bush did with justices O'Connor, Kennedy, and Souter - three of the biggest disgraces to their nominators who have ever soiled the bench!


107 posted on 04/08/2005 6:28:09 AM PDT by Redbob
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To: Congressman Billybob

bttt


108 posted on 04/08/2005 6:46:22 AM PDT by rustbucket
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To: Congressman Billybob

BTTT!

Outstanding speech.


109 posted on 04/08/2005 6:50:17 AM PDT by proud American in Canada
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To: TaxRelief

I'm flattered. Thanks.


110 posted on 04/08/2005 6:55:59 AM PDT by Lee'sGhost (Crom!)
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To: Coop

LOL! Stupid question, did they play darts back then?


111 posted on 04/08/2005 6:59:38 AM PDT by Lee'sGhost (Crom!)
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To: Congressman Billybob

Excellent speech, sir. We are proud to have you as a fellow Freeper.


112 posted on 04/08/2005 7:40:05 AM PDT by Jersey Republican Biker Chick (People too weak to follow their own dreams, will always find a way to discourage yours.)
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To: Rebelbase

I'm hoping that there will be an after-action report. I'd love to see some photos!


113 posted on 04/08/2005 7:41:59 AM PDT by .38sw
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To: Congressman Billybob

Fantastic piece, Congressman.

“The judiciary, on the contrary, has no influence over either the sword or the purse; no direction either of the strength or of the wealth of the society; and can take no active resolution whatever. It may truly be said to have neither FORCE nor WILL, but merely judgment....”

I long for the days of the former being reality as I question the court's capacity in the latter.


114 posted on 04/08/2005 7:42:20 AM PDT by azhenfud ("He who is always looking up seldom finds others' lost change...")
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To: Congressman Billybob
Congrats Congressman BillyBob, that's the best piece I've seen on the Supremes! I wish I could have heard it in person.

Keep fighting the good fight!

115 posted on 04/08/2005 7:52:50 AM PDT by Chieftain (Thanks to the Swift Boat Veterans, Vietnam Veterans, and POW's for Truth for standing tall.)
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To: Congressman Billybob

BTTT. Excellent!


116 posted on 04/08/2005 7:55:46 AM PDT by PogySailor
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To: Congressman Billybob

This has got to be THE PROUDEST MOMENT yet, for me as a FReeper. I am over flowing with tears of joy, knowing we are so well represented in D.C. - and that where I cannot stand - others are.

ALL of my prayers are with you - and rest assured - this will post to EVERY BOARD I can get it to.

To God be the Glory, Great Things He Hath Done...
And He has given US a voice - let the bells of TRUTH ring LOUD and CLEAR - make no MISTAKE - WE MEAN BUSINESS!!!

GO FReepers!!! Love to all, JK


117 posted on 04/08/2005 7:59:37 AM PDT by Just Kimberly (Always proud, Always American, Always Trust in God...HOOAH!!( and Terri - we will never forget.))
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To: TheTruthess; miffwife; RonPaulLives; SheWolf

PING!! and post it and sing it to the MOUNTAINS!!!!

THE FReepers are in D.C.!!!

Praise God! JK


118 posted on 04/08/2005 8:00:54 AM PDT by Just Kimberly (Always proud, Always American, Always Trust in God...HOOAH!!( and Terri - we will never forget.))
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To: .38sw

I took a bunch of pictures when I was there, and will post them tomorrow. I don't know the technology, and Mr. SoVa isn't available until tomorrow afternoon.

Got some good ones though.


119 posted on 04/08/2005 8:11:47 AM PDT by SoVaDPJ
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To: Lee'sGhost
It's uncertain, but some folks who have done a good bit of research into the matter say probably not.

And another historical oddity: Sam Adams' brewery went bankrupt.

120 posted on 04/08/2005 8:21:17 AM PDT by George Smiley (This tagline deliberately targeted journalists.)
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To: SoVaDPJ

Cool. I'll be looking forward to it!


121 posted on 04/08/2005 8:24:05 AM PDT by .38sw
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To: nicollo

However, when such pressure evokes some of the rather vile sentiments thrown about these threads, I ain't gonna ride that pony. Pressure, yes. War on the judiciary? That's not even a joke. Marshall settled judicial review a long time ago. Levin can damn him and it all day long, but he can't change it. Listen to Scalia instead.


Absolutly! The problem is SOME here let their passions get out of control. Passion is good, but when you let it get out of control and controling what you do, nothing good happens.


122 posted on 04/08/2005 8:48:19 AM PDT by Valin (The Problem with Reality is the lack of background music)
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To: Congressman Billybob
Bookmark for later.

I planned on attending the March but a family emergency forced me to stay home. :( I am so proud of you guys for doing this. I want to read all about it later when I have time.

123 posted on 04/08/2005 8:52:26 AM PDT by The Ghost of FReepers Past (Legislatures are so outdated. If you want real political victory, take your issue to court.)
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To: Congressman Billybob

Outa' da park!


124 posted on 04/08/2005 9:47:15 AM PDT by KC Burke (Men of intemperate minds can never be free....)
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To: Congressman Billybob
Excellent, as usual!

That written Constitution of the United States of America, containing its own prescribed method for change, was intended by America's Founders to endure for the ages.

The so-called "Living Constitution" destroyers of its protections have ignored the Founders' built-in protection for our liberties--the Amendment Process, prescribed in the document itself.

The Founders' writings testify to the fact that the judiciary was never intended to be a "law making" branch of government, and Jefferson spoke eloquently of the manner in which their "interpretation" should be accomplished:

"On every question of construction, carry ourselves back to the time when the Constitution was adopted, recollect the spirit manifested in the debates, and instead of trying what meaning may be squeezed out of the text, or invented against it, conform to the probable one in which it was passed."

Never would the Founders have abandoned the prescribed Amendment Process, as Alexander Hamilton made clear in the following declaration:

"Until the people have, by some solemn and authoritative act, annulled or changed the established form, it is binding upon them collectively, as well as individually; and no presumption or even knowledge of their sentiments, can warrant their representatives [the executive, judiciary, or legislature]; in a departure from it prior to such an act."

Ignorance, or deliberate disregard of this safeguard prescribed by America's Founders has led us to where we are today.

125 posted on 04/08/2005 9:59:17 AM PDT by loveliberty2
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To: Congressman Billybob
I had planned on attending the march but at the very last minute, and I do mean the VERY last minute, something came up that had to be dealt with. I so wanted to be there but will hope the next time my life will calm down...From my mouth---to God's ear!

But it sounds like all had a great time. Waiting for pics...

126 posted on 04/08/2005 10:13:25 AM PDT by queenkathy (Can't think of anything cute for my tagline)
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To: kjenerette

...for reading at home.


127 posted on 04/08/2005 10:15:16 AM PDT by Van Jenerette (Our Republic - If We Can Keep it!)
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To: Lee'sGhost
Stupid question, did they play darts back then?

Probably, but it wouldn't have mattered, since their computer monitors were made out of pewter.

128 posted on 04/08/2005 10:24:25 AM PDT by Coop (In memory of a true hero - Pat Tillman)
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To: Congressman Billybob; XJarhead; You Dirty Rats

Thank you for a memorable speech, Congressman Billybob! Well done. My nominations are Congressman Billybob, Mark Levin and Zell Miller.


129 posted on 04/08/2005 12:57:09 PM PDT by GoldwaterChick
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To: GoldwaterChick
QUESTIONS How many people attended? Did it get any media attention?
130 posted on 04/08/2005 1:27:57 PM PDT by el_doctor2 (Pope John Paul the Great...Dziekuje)
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To: Congressman Billybob

Good speech.


131 posted on 04/08/2005 2:16:28 PM PDT by Diva Betsy Ross (Code pink stinks!)
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To: Congressman Billybob

bttt


132 posted on 04/08/2005 2:17:29 PM PDT by jslade (People who are easily offended......OFFEND ME!)
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To: EternalVigilance

You are right, actually. No one wants to hear that the entire constitution needs to be burned and then rebuilt from the ground up, but that is what needs to happen.

Appointing strict-constructionist judges is no cure. The tradition of judges with good conservative track records becoming drunk with power is long and bloody.

Hail Caesar.


133 posted on 04/08/2005 2:41:45 PM PDT by johnb838 (Santo Subito!)
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To: el_doctor2

Unfortunately I wasn't there! I just read his speech at the beginning of the thread which was posted by "Felicity Farquar"--what a neat name--Mrs. Billybob, that is. I'm hoping it may be mentioned in the Washington Times--I'm a mail subscriber and they pick up items no one else bothers to cover.


134 posted on 04/08/2005 2:55:35 PM PDT by GoldwaterChick
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To: Congressman Billybob; Jim Robinson; Owl_Eagle; kristinn
Unfortunately, we arrived late to the March For Justice from west central PA, so I missed your speech.

However, it was a great day!

I took my family, and we dropped off letters at Senator Santorum's and Senator Specter's offices (they were both out) urging them to help put a stop to this unconstitutional filibustering of Judicial nominees.

Specter's office even gave copies of the US Constitution to my three kids!

After going to Senator Santorum's office, we got off the elevator on the wrong floor, and had to go down a long hallway to exit the senate office building we were in.

We were walking along, and some woman came up behind our group real fast, and said, "Excuse us! Excuse us!"

I looked over my shoulder and saw 3 secret service agents, surrounding Hillary Clinton. Hillary passed by us just a few feet away. We whispered to the kids and told them who she was.

We all followed her down the hall, it was a real laugh.

One of the FReepers with our group leaned over to me and said, "She really DOES have a big butt!" (or something quite appropriate like that.)

It was a beautiful day, and the cherry blossoms were in full bloom. The kids met Jim Robinson and we had our picture taken with him. The kids saw the White House, the Capital, the Supreme Court, and the Washington, Lincoln, and Jefferson monuments while we were driving into and out of DC.

It was good to meet you, Jim. Thank you!

135 posted on 04/08/2005 2:57:57 PM PDT by St. Johann Tetzel ( Theresa Marie Schindler, Martyr for the Gospel of Life, pray for us. )
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To: Constitution Day; Rebelbase; ClintonBeGone

See post # 135 for a brief after FReep report. Sorry, I didn't take a camera.


136 posted on 04/08/2005 3:00:56 PM PDT by St. Johann Tetzel ( Theresa Marie Schindler, Martyr for the Gospel of Life, pray for us. )
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To: Congressman Billybob

BTTT


137 posted on 04/08/2005 3:25:21 PM PDT by JDoutrider
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To: Constitution Day
Where are the photos? According to the Supreme Court schedule, nobody was there.
138 posted on 04/08/2005 3:46:23 PM PDT by billbears (Deo Vindice)
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To: Congressman Billybob

Outstanding piece....


139 posted on 04/08/2005 4:38:27 PM PDT by bert (Peace is only halftime !)
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To: Congressman Billybob

Your presence, voice and stories so comforted me at yesterday's late luncheon that I felt confident enough to have my first full glass of beer in over two years. Thank you, sir, very much.


140 posted on 04/08/2005 4:47:18 PM PDT by bvw
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To: billbears; Jim Robinson; kristinn; All

Not that I'm hinting, but if someone would do my homework, I could read the manual and figure out how to put the photos on. Could have been on sooner, but my return home was delayed by a beer and the carryings-on of a certain founder, the world's most engaging presenter, and a Freeper who will go unnamed, but who did order a Filibuster Burger. You know who you are.

Photos tomorrow evening, when I call in my markers and ask Mr. SoVa to post some, and send the rest to Kristinn for identification of the suspects.

Meanwhile, all your photo are belong to us.


141 posted on 04/08/2005 8:09:51 PM PDT by SoVaDPJ
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To: Congressman Billybob

John,

A well thought out speech is always the best and this one is a winner. I sent it over to R. Robert Monterrosa, Esq at the Canyon News about 8:30 this morning just to give him something to chew on.

On May 24th, 2001 when Kofi Annan had the meeting with our Justices at the Supreme Court I had the feeling that this unprecendented meeting would hold ill fruits for the American people and our form of Governemnt. I just had a hunch that our Constitution would be shredding or burning while they discussed the New World Order.

Justice O’Connor apparently thinks our nation can get along fine without the Constitution to constrain our government and we the people don't need all the rights and freedoms we now have.

Until once again, it comes across loud and clear to everyone that "We the people are the ultimate sovereign power" we will continue to lose our nation with all the rights and freedoms so many fought and died to give us.

IMO, we need to make a clean sweep through our legislative halls and bring in a full 100% new set of elected Americans who are not corrupted to the glory of power and status.

These people need to be on the exact same Social Security system that the American citizens have, not a retirement system designed for kings and queens.

One question for you Sir.

At the end of this speech did you snatch your hat from your head and stomp it flat?


142 posted on 04/08/2005 8:41:29 PM PDT by B4Ranch ("Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to report every illegal alien that you meet.")
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To: Congressman Billybob
BRAVO--FIND-AND-REPLACE JUDGE BECAUSE-I-SAY-SO

143 posted on 04/08/2005 9:15:29 PM PDT by PhilDragoo (Hitlery: das Butch von Buchenvald)
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To: Enterprise
I hereby nominate Congressman Billybob, Mark Levin and my lovely Ann Coulter to the next three vacancies in the U.S. Supreme Court.

Wouldn't that chap a bunch of arses? :)

144 posted on 04/08/2005 9:16:33 PM PDT by El Gato (Activist Judges can twist the Constitution into anything they want ... or so they think.)
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To: El Gato

It would be high point indeed in my life to see any of them nominated and to witness the reaction, hysteria, screeching, and apoplexy of the liberals in response.


145 posted on 04/08/2005 9:41:56 PM PDT by Enterprise (Abortion and "euthanasia" - the twin destroyers of the Democrat Party.)
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To: ClintonBeGone

BTTT


146 posted on 04/09/2005 6:43:27 AM PDT by Unicorn
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To: TaxRelief

BTTT


147 posted on 04/09/2005 6:44:43 AM PDT by Unicorn
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To: Congressman Billybob

BTTT


148 posted on 04/09/2005 6:59:27 AM PDT by Unicorn
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To: SlightOfTongue; ClintonBeGone; Rebelbase; billbears; NautiNurse

The photo in #67 was from a Photobucket.com album.

Here's the photo link:
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y110/robstgeorge/IMG_2042.jpg

I know that with Photobucket, you can just truncate the image (jpg) part of the URL and see the whole album.

So here's the album:
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y110/robstgeorge

Yesterday I was able to view it, but today I can't.

Most of the shots in it are of the speakers.


149 posted on 04/09/2005 9:39:06 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: Congressman Billybob
Bob ;...
Had to happen when a republic is morphed into a democracy...
A democracy cannot be limited by a constitution.. it restrains the socialism...
For "a" democracy is a social disease and socialism is merely a symptom.. No democracy ever existed that was not a socialist system.. ever.. Morphing the U.S. into a democracy is a Coup D'etat and is NOT a recent occurance.. The ones seemingly not aware of this are "the Lawyers".. else why has this fact, not, been given lip service by them.. any of them... Its simple really, and the solution is simple too.. Continued, Ignorance on this is the strengh of the left.. their secret weapon.. The right grows strong by noising this about.. LOUDLY.. with prejudice.. i.e. Newts Contract with America that "hinted" at this fact, merely HINTED..

** Notes..
Democracy is the road to socialism. Karl Marx

Democracy is indispensable to socialism. The goal of socialism is communism. V.I. Lenin

The meaning of peace is the absence of opposition to socialism.- Karl Marx

150 posted on 04/09/2005 10:10:04 AM PDT by hosepipe (This Propaganda has been edited to include not a small amount of Hyperbole..)
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