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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: Congressman Billybob
What philosophy do these outlaw Justices follow? Plato’s Republic provides the answer. In his system, a small number of men would be well-educated in aspects of Greek society. Then, with their special preparation, they would rule over the people as philosopher-kings.

Benevolent dictatorship never was, and never should be, the American system of government. Judges who think that way are UNFIT to sit on any bench at any level in America, most especially on the Supreme Court.

Iran has a limited democracy -- limited by the mullahs who hold all the power and can trump any pol, any law, or any person. What's the difference between an Iranian Mullah and a Us Supreme Court Justice? Really, what's the difference?

51 posted on 04/07/2005 7:23:57 PM PDT by GOPJ (Liberals haven't had a new idea in 40 years.)
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To: Congressman Billybob

I would say rather "Mr. President, replace this Court" ....

Tearing down? Would that phrase not be the words that would be used by the NYTimes and ABBCNNBCBS to prevent reform?


52 posted on 04/07/2005 7:32:18 PM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but Hillary's ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: Congressman Billybob

Kudos!!!


53 posted on 04/07/2005 7:35:24 PM PDT by tort_feasor (FreeRepublic.com - Tommorrow's News, Today)
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To: Congressman Billybob

Spot on!!! Keep the pressure on -- and Godspeed.


54 posted on 04/07/2005 7:37:00 PM PDT by STARWISE (FIGHT JUDICIAL TYRANNY- CALL TO URGE COURAGE-SENATORS @ 866-808-0065+ REPS @ (202) 224-3121.FIGHT4US)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

tonk a bump


55 posted on 04/07/2005 7:39:13 PM PDT by bitt (Go sell crazy somewhere else. We're all stocked up here.)
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To: MeekOneGOP

bump


56 posted on 04/07/2005 7:41:01 PM PDT by bitt (Go sell crazy somewhere else. We're all stocked up here.)
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To: Congressman Billybob
There is a black banner on my certificate, because I resigned from the Court’s Bar last July after my last case was decided.

Congratulations! You have delared your independence. Now fight with your rag-tag army. Fight!

57 posted on 04/07/2005 7:46:28 PM PDT by VRW Conspirator (Woman want me, small animals fear me!)
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To: Congressman Billybob

bump for later read of the honorable congressman's wise words!


58 posted on 04/07/2005 7:51:00 PM PDT by I_be_tc
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To: Congressman Billybob

Beautiful.


59 posted on 04/07/2005 7:58:41 PM PDT by ratwanggufebaw (The earth is not my mother. The state is not my father.)
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To: Congressman Billybob

Kaaa-BUMP!!


60 posted on 04/07/2005 8:03:46 PM PDT by redhead
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To: All

Yippie!!! there is hope afterall. This is in the "Keep" pile.


61 posted on 04/07/2005 8:08:16 PM PDT by duck duck goose
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To: Congressman Billybob

Do not erase


62 posted on 04/07/2005 8:11:30 PM PDT by Mulch (tm)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

Thanks for the ping!


63 posted on 04/07/2005 8:14:00 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl (Please donate monthly to Free Republic!)
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To: Congressman Billybob
This speech quite clearly took years to write, and was certainly worth it.

It should be printed up into a pamphlet and circulated far and wide over our country.

64 posted on 04/07/2005 8:18:05 PM PDT by YepYep
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To: Congressman Billybob

And you did an excellent delivery of it too!


65 posted on 04/07/2005 8:20:26 PM PDT by Abby4116
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To: Congressman Billybob; nicollo

Thanks for heads up on John's speech FF...

Nicolo... FYI


66 posted on 04/07/2005 8:21:43 PM PDT by DollyCali (March for Justice --- The Right Way!)
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To: Congressman Billybob
Thanks for all you do, John. It was great meeting and talking with both you and JimRob today.

We (my daughter and I) met a lot of great freepers today and it was the best fun we had in a long time together.

Here's a pic we will cherish forever: Image hosted by Photobucket.com

67 posted on 04/07/2005 8:31:02 PM PDT by SlightOfTongue
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To: Congressman Billybob

BTTP

Bookmark


68 posted on 04/07/2005 8:53:43 PM PDT by 2111USMC
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To: Congressman Billybob

Bump for archiving.


69 posted on 04/07/2005 9:04:29 PM PDT by Terpfen (New Democrat Party motto: les enfant terribles)
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To: Congressman Billybob
But, but, what about Dingell/Norwood ;^)

Seriously, well done Billybob; it's a keeper.

FGS

70 posted on 04/07/2005 9:06:48 PM PDT by ForGod'sSake (ABCNNBCBS: An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly.)
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To: Congressman Billybob
All hail KING COURT!
71 posted on 04/07/2005 9:09:43 PM PDT by Travis McGee (----- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com -----)
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To: Congressman Billybob

On my way home from work tonight I heard a speech that Jim Wallis gave here in Mpls today(yes I know he's a big time lefty). (If memory serves) "There are a lot of politicans in Washington that spend their days walikng around with a wet finger in the wind. Trying to discover what we want. We're not going to change this country by simply replacing one wet fingered politician with another. We need to change the wind.


72 posted on 04/07/2005 9:23:21 PM PDT by Valin (The Problem with Reality is the lack of background music)
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To: Congressman Billybob

Brilliant and moving. I have but one quibble: "Now we are in the midst of a war over our Constitution. No shots will be fired. No cities attacked. But make no mistake, this is a war. If we lose it, our Constitution will die."

I'm afraid that shots will have to be fired to save the Constitution because it's becoming increasingly clear rational debate and winning elections will not protect the document from those that choose not to defend it on either side of the aisle.


73 posted on 04/07/2005 9:26:55 PM PDT by Fledermaus (I have a big truck)
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To: All; SlightOfTongue
It was GREAT! Y'all should have been there. The speakers were terrific, the get togethers were a riot, and the weather couldn't have been more beautiful. And there were Freeper celebrities in abundance We were there! As soon as hubby comes home to show me how to post pictures, I have a wonderful shot of Congressman BillyBob with the Capitol Building right behind him. Slight, if I'd known that was you, I'd have come over to say hi and check to see if the Pope is still Catholic . Demi
74 posted on 04/07/2005 9:27:40 PM PDT by SoVaDPJ
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To: Fledermaus
>>>>I'm afraid that shots will have to be fired...

Don't take this this as a criticism... but I pray that you are wrong...
75 posted on 04/07/2005 9:29:11 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (events of late have me at a loss for a tagline...)
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To: Enterprise

Replace Ann Coulter with Laura Ingraham. Laura at least clerked for the Supreme Court.


76 posted on 04/07/2005 9:30:04 PM PDT by Fledermaus (I have a big truck)
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To: Fledermaus

Naw - I don't yield. I love them both. They can be co-judges.


77 posted on 04/07/2005 9:32:08 PM PDT by Enterprise (Abortion and "euthanasia" - the twin destroyers of the Democrat Party.)
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To: nicollo

McConnell v. FEC in 2003. That was the Campaign Finance “Reform” case.

My take on this (backed up by absolutly nothing. One mans take freely given and worth almost that much)
The Congress and the President both thought I can get some good press out of this and the USSC will overturn it so no harm done. It gets to the Court and the Court (or some members) think we're tired of the other two branch throwing this kind of crap in our laps and expecting us to clean up their messes. So they say it's constitutional, throwing it back to Congress.

Now What are YOU(and I) going to do? We can sit here and bi*ch and complain piss and moan, ooorrrr we can start putting pressure on these clowns. Everytime they come home to eat rubber chicken, and tell us what they're doing ask them what are you doing about BCFRA. Again and again and again..... mentioning the magic word to politicians money.


78 posted on 04/07/2005 9:37:44 PM PDT by Valin (The Problem with Reality is the lack of background music)
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To: Congressman Billybob

OUTSTANDING! OUTSTANDING! OUTSTANDING!


79 posted on 04/07/2005 9:39:45 PM PDT by PGalt (Congressman Billybob that is OUTSTANDING!)
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To: Congressman Billybob

"Replacement of Scalia, O’Connor and Ginsburg, is the key to the remedy..."

Gosh, I hope you meant Rehnquist instead of Scalia. I REALLY hope nothing is wrong with Scalia!


80 posted on 04/07/2005 9:47:52 PM PDT by Jerez2
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To: Congressman Billybob

Great Job (as usual).


81 posted on 04/07/2005 10:30:02 PM PDT by mcenedo (lying liberal media - our most dangerous and powerful enemy)
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To: nicollo

The case in question is where Senator mcConnell and others took Campaign Finance Reform to the SC because it unconstitutionally
bans certain groups from speaking out in federal elections for up to 60 days beforehand. The SC has always before upheld the people's right to speak out.

In this case, in the majority opinion, they said (and I paraphrase) that because of the possible appearance of corruption in campaigns, to avoid even the appearance of undue influence of money, it trumped free speech. And even then, the campaigns found ways around it (Moveon.org, etc.) So the SC judges squelched free speech FOR THE FIRST TIME IN OUR HISTORY--admittedly and knowingly because they thought that was better than the appearance of possible corruption.

What might they decide trumps some of our other rights in future, and what rights? I don't care diddley about evolving codes of decency in Europe or what their standards are. Nothing should supercede our Constitution in decisions of the court.

If you can't see that as more than grumpiness that our side lost, take another look.

vaudine


82 posted on 04/07/2005 10:45:04 PM PDT by vaudine
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

Bump!


83 posted on 04/08/2005 12:53:53 AM PDT by windchime (Hillary: "I've always been a preying person")
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

BTT!!!!!!


84 posted on 04/08/2005 3:03:39 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: Congressman Billybob

Why does everyone continue to tiptoe around the elephant in the living-room here. The fact is that at least two of those five judges, who are using the Constitution for a floormat, were appointed by GOP presidents.

A 6-3 conservative Court would certainly be a blessing. I am holding my breath to see how things develope.


85 posted on 04/08/2005 3:17:24 AM PDT by David Isaac
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To: Valin
#78: Your tagline is so true that it's hilarious.

Thank you for your self-post (available to all who click on your name in post #78). Some of the well chosen words are as follows:

The Crisis

Thomas Paine

THESE are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as FREEDOM should not be highly rated. Britain, with an army to enforce her tyranny, has declared that she has a right (not only to TAX) but "to BIND us in ALL CASES WHATSOEVER" and if being bound in that manner, is not slavery, then is there not such a thing as slavery upon earth. Even the expression is impious; for so unlimited a power can belong only to God.

Tony Blair

"There never has been a time when the power of America was so necessary or so misunderstood, or when, except in the most general sense, a study of history provides so little instruction for our present day."

"There is a myth that though we love freedom, others don't; that our attachment to freedom is a product of our culture; that freedom, democracy, human rights, the rule of law are American values, or Western values; that Afghan women were content under the lash of the Taliban; that Saddam was somehow beloved by his people; that Milosevic was Serbia's savior."

"Members of Congress, ours are not Western values, they are the universal values of the human spirit. And anywhere, any time ordinary people are given the chance to choose, the choice is the same: freedom, not tyranny; democracy, not dictatorship; the rule of law, not the rule of the secret police."

"So America must listen as well as lead. But, members of Congress, don't ever apologize for your values. Tell the world why you're proud of America. Tell them when the Star-Spangled Banner starts, Americans get to their feet, Hispanics, Irish, Italians, Central Europeans, East Europeans, Jews, Muslims, white, Asian, black, those who go back to the early settlers and those whose English is the same as some New York cab drivers I've dealt with, but whose sons and daughters could run for this Congress. Tell them why Americans, one and all, stand upright and respectful. Not because some state official told them to, but because whatever race, color, class or creed they are, being American means being free. That's why they're proud." Tony Blair 7/17/03

86 posted on 04/08/2005 3:54:43 AM PDT by YepYep
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To: Mudboy Slim

Sorry I missed you yesterday. So how was it? Decent turnout? Besides this speech thread, I really haven't seen a thing on the march.


87 posted on 04/08/2005 4:14:09 AM PDT by Coop (In memory of a true hero - Pat Tillman)
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To: Congressman Billybob

Lot of TRUTH in those words.

I pray every American will be awakened and realize our Supreme Court is chipping away at the very foundation this Great Nation is built upon.

p.s.

Maybe the Constitution should be required reading for all Justices and Nominees.


88 posted on 04/08/2005 4:41:25 AM PDT by cedarswingman (One man with courage makes a majority)
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To: Congressman Billybob
Replacement of Scalia, O’Connor and Ginsburg

I think that should have been Rehnquist.

89 posted on 04/08/2005 4:43:01 AM PDT by Huck (Unauthorized mp3 file sharing is THEFT.)
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To: Congressman Billybob

Thanks


90 posted on 04/08/2005 4:48:14 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like what you say))
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To: Congressman Billybob

bttt


91 posted on 04/08/2005 4:54:03 AM PDT by trisham
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To: Teplukin
"...destroyed the South..." Saved the Union.

"...trampled states rights..." That had been abrogated by Dhimmicrats, working as proponents of a vile institution (the more things change...), who chose to use political power to first attempt to expand the institution, then chose to render asunder the fabric of the land and the people in their persistance. They therefore had to be - and Were!!! - stopped.

Two points for thee to ponder: we can take this to one of many Civil War threads, and finally a question: if the South was destroyed as you say, then why is our conservative heart - perhaps even as the current struggle for our Nation's soul plays out in the coming days - found to be beating strongest in the South? I don't know how you may respond, but for my part, it seems that something "destroyed" could not then be alive, much less have enough vitality to act as the bulwark (within the busom of its people) of successfully fending off this latest threat to our Constitution.

For BillyBob - excellent speech. I've missed your thoughts here on Freep. God Bless.

92 posted on 04/08/2005 5:24:16 AM PDT by CGVet58 (God has granted us Liberty, and we owe Him Courage in return)
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To: Congressman Billybob

John/FF,

I am sorry I could not join you yesterday. Thanks for posting the speech!

Look forward to hoisting a brew w/ you soon.

'Pod.


93 posted on 04/08/2005 5:25:57 AM PDT by sauropod (Life under Dictatorship is far more safer, than behind the bars of your democracy. - Iraq Mujahadeen)
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To: Congressman Billybob

I love you.


94 posted on 04/08/2005 5:27:10 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Cleverly Arranging 1's And 0's Since 11110111011...)
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To: Congressman Billybob
It occurs to me that the Internet, and more specifically this website, has become a colonial tavern. It was in the taverns that our founding fathers came together with their contemporaries and neighbors to discuss the issues of the day to hone their debates and refine their political perspectives. We lost that intimacy between community leaders and "yeomen" probably about the time the radio was introduced. The Internet is bringing us back together and I swear I see it beginning to make a difference.

There is still hope for U.S. People like you prove it.
95 posted on 04/08/2005 5:36:58 AM PDT by Lee'sGhost (Crom!)
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To: Coop; kristinn; Angelwood; tgslTakoma; Doctor Raoul; Exit148; Clinton's a liar; BufordP; BillF; ...
It was AWESOME!! I'm gonna be away from the computer most of today, but when I return, I will tell y'all all about it!!

FReegards...MUD

96 posted on 04/08/2005 5:45:33 AM PDT by Mudboy Slim (Terri's Death was the JudicialBranch-ordered MURDER of an innocent American citizen!!)
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To: Lee'sGhost
It occurs to me that the Internet, and more specifically this website, has become a colonial tavern.

Take it from me. Do NOT throw darts at your monitor!

97 posted on 04/08/2005 5:47:09 AM PDT by Coop (In memory of a true hero - Pat Tillman)
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To: Lee'sGhost; Congressman Billybob; Constitution Day; Alia; 100%FEDUP; ...
Lee's Ghost: It occurs to me that the Internet, and more specifically this website, has become a colonial tavern. It was in the taverns that our founding fathers came together with their contemporaries and neighbors to discuss the issues of the day to hone their debates and refine their political perspectives. We lost that intimacy between community leaders and "yeomen" probably about the time the radio was introduced. The Internet is bringing us back together and I swear I see it beginning to make a difference.

There is still hope for the U.S. and people like you, [Congressman Billybob], prove it.

NC *Ping*

Please FRmail Constitution Day, Alia OR TaxRelief if you want to be added to or removed from this North Carolina ping list.
98 posted on 04/08/2005 5:48:38 AM PDT by TaxRelief
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To: Congressman Billybob

bump. A lot os this depends not on a lawyer, now, but on a doctor--Frist. I've been very uneasy at his apparent timidity. I do hope he can work up the passion to take on the Filibuster.


99 posted on 04/08/2005 5:55:57 AM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: Congressman Billybob

I'm not saying this to kiss your a$$, but you are the smartest poster on this forum IMO.


100 posted on 04/08/2005 5:56:08 AM PDT by jmc813 (PLAYBOY ISN'T PORN;YES,PLAYBOY ID PORN ... ONLY PHOTOGRAPHED PORN IS PORN)
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