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Do We Have to Wait? Recall Your Congressman Now!
vanity ^ | 8/27/09 | trot

Posted on 08/27/2009 6:53:17 PM PDT by Trot

Recall a congressman?


TOPICS: Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: 111th; 2010elections; hottotrot; petitions; recall
Just wondering, since I never took a Civics course, under what circumstances are we allowed to recall our politicians? If we can do that, why not start now. The liberals would surely get the message. Every so-called moderate would, too.
1 posted on 08/27/2009 6:53:17 PM PDT by Trot
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To: Trot

I’ll volunter mine. He’s Mark Schauer in Michigan’s 7th district.

He’s Nancy’s golden boy. I call him Golden Schauer.


2 posted on 08/27/2009 6:55:26 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: cripplecreek

*snicker*


3 posted on 08/27/2009 6:56:45 PM PDT by TXBlair (Delightfully tacky, yet unrefined.)
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To: cripplecreek

Awesome.


4 posted on 08/27/2009 6:59:20 PM PDT by ConservaTexan (February 6, 1911)
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To: Trot

recall a congressman? why yes, i do. he was rep. richard h. ichord, democrat of missouri 8, who was chairman of the ohuse unamerican activities committee in the mid and late 1960s. hated and despised by the antiwar crowd, he was nevertheless a total jerk. i recall him vividly.


5 posted on 08/27/2009 7:00:57 PM PDT by dep (how about next time we don't nominate someone who apologizes for being there)
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To: Trot

Congressmen and senators cannot be recalled. The Constitution only provides for election.


6 posted on 08/27/2009 7:04:40 PM PDT by Publius (Conservatives aren't always right. We're just right most of the time.)
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To: Trot

Can I put up my entire state of NY?


7 posted on 08/27/2009 7:05:14 PM PDT by wastedyears (Genesis, Sega CD and Saturn work, and my 360 red rings after 2 and a half years.)
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To: ConservaTexan
Mine is Travis Childers in Mississippi's 1st. I don't know where he was for the first three weeks or so of the break, but he was nowhere around here, that I know of. Hoping that he'd have a town hall, I kept checking his web site. This is all that has appeared:

"Congressman Childers to Hold Tele-Town Hall
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
7:20 p.m. CT

Members of the public who would like to participate, as well as members of the press who would like to listen in, should dial 1-877-269-7289, enter PIN number 13909, and follow the automated instructions."

I didn't want to talk to him on the phone, if I got to say anything at all. Who knows how these teleconferences are handled. They can eliminate you, I'm sure.

Very disappointing.

8 posted on 08/27/2009 7:06:15 PM PDT by Trot (don't trust RATS)
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To: Publius

That’s too bad. Thanks for the info.


9 posted on 08/27/2009 7:07:40 PM PDT by Trot (don't trust RATS)
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To: ConservaTexan; TXBlair

Our protest outside his office.

http://s736.photobucket.com/albums/xx2/Snappler_2009/Jackson%20Mi%20protest/?albumview=grid


10 posted on 08/27/2009 7:09:34 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: Trot

We need some of the best minds on here that are familiar with the steps needed. I’m in if it’s a possiblity. Could you imagine the ruckus??


11 posted on 08/27/2009 7:13:54 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (Hey............How's that Hope and Change Thingy workin' for ya?)
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To: Publius; Trot
"Congressmen and senators cannot be recalled. The Constitution only provides for election."

Yep, what he said.

Only the Senate can remove a sitting senator, and only the House can remove a sitting Representative.

12 posted on 08/27/2009 7:15:43 PM PDT by OldDeckHand (No Socialized Medicine, No Way, No How, No Time)
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To: Trot

I’m not sure all states have that provision. I think that states that do only need someone to start a petition.....not sure though.


13 posted on 08/27/2009 7:17:22 PM PDT by RC2
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To: OldDeckHand
Only the Senate can remove a sitting senator, and only the House can remove a sitting Representative.

well, and as we learned this week, the Almighty.

14 posted on 08/27/2009 7:22:19 PM PDT by dep (how about next time we don't nominate someone who apologizes for being there)
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To: RC2
Thanks to Publius for the info in post 6. I guess the only thing to do is wait until next fall.

I wish we could vote every liberal and every moderate out of office and keep just those who believe we should abide by the Constitution, as it was written.

Thanks to all for your posts.

15 posted on 08/27/2009 7:24:33 PM PDT by Trot (don't trust RATS)
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To: Trot
Just wondering, since I never took a Civics course,

Your post made that obvious. Not all states have recall.

16 posted on 08/27/2009 7:24:42 PM PDT by org.whodat (Vote: Chuck De Vore in 2012.)
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To: Trot

If the politicians have read the Constitution like they have read the other Bills.......we are in trouble.


17 posted on 08/27/2009 7:26:56 PM PDT by RC2
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To: cripplecreek

Great work!! Yeah, you guys look like a pretty wooly mob, what with your homemade posters and all.

Thanks for the link to your pics!

Was the Schauer Boy there to witness the protest/counter protest?


18 posted on 08/27/2009 7:32:35 PM PDT by TXBlair (Delightfully tacky, yet unrefined.)
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To: Trot

I don’t get the “throw them ALL out” movement. It’s like zero tolerance. You can’t use drugs, so we’re suspending you for taking an aspirin. My congressman’s a good guy with a solid 100 rating from the ACU, so I think I’ll keep him.


19 posted on 08/27/2009 7:34:36 PM PDT by Rastus
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To: TXBlair

Golden Schauer spoke to the Obamaturfers an hour before our protest was due to start. (After saying he was too busy to hold a townhall metting)


20 posted on 08/27/2009 7:36:53 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: cripplecreek

Figures. What a loser.


21 posted on 08/27/2009 7:37:55 PM PDT by TXBlair (Delightfully tacky, yet unrefined.)
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To: Rastus

I’m for term limits with a twist.

My idea is that they can serve two full terms but can’t run for a 3rd consecutive term. They can run again but they have to sit one out.


22 posted on 08/27/2009 7:39:21 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: Trot
Don't even think about recalling mine!

Tom McClintock is as conservative as they come!

23 posted on 08/27/2009 7:43:34 PM PDT by Randy Larsen ( BTW, If I offend you! Please let me know, I may want to offend you again!)
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To: Trot

Recalling Federal Officeholders CANNOT be recalled. Work harder to get good people elected in 2010/2012.


24 posted on 08/27/2009 7:48:39 PM PDT by US Navy Vet
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To: Trot

Prior to the 17th amendment couldn’t the State legislatures recall their senators? Seems like a loop hole has been created if in fact we use to have the ability but have lost it.


25 posted on 08/27/2009 7:59:20 PM PDT by RockyMtnMan
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To: RockyMtnMan
Prior to the 17th amendment couldn’t the State legislatures recall their senators? Seems like a loop hole has been created if in fact we use to have the ability but have lost it.

Senators have have always had six-year terms whether chosen by State legislators or by popular vote. Legislators could not recall or remove their chosen senators, they just chose someone else to serve the next six years.

26 posted on 08/27/2009 8:16:50 PM PDT by Procyon (To the global warming fanatics the problem is too many people and the solution is genocide.)
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To: US Navy Vet

Now that is a good suggestion! Every district should find someone (a conservative) to run in 2010.


27 posted on 08/27/2009 8:17:17 PM PDT by gidget7 (Duncan Hunter-Valley Forge Republican!)
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To: Trot
Just wondering, since I never took a Civics course, under what circumstances are we allowed to recall our politicians?

Under no circumstances. We can't do it. They can only be removed by their fellows in Congress.

US Constitution, Art I, Section. 5.
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Each House may determine the Rules of its Proceedings, punish its Members for disorderly Behaviour, and, with the Concurrence of two thirds, expel a Member.

You really should *read* the Constitution

28 posted on 08/27/2009 8:20:17 PM PDT by El Gato ("The Second Amendment is the RESET button of the United States Constitution." -- Doug McKay)
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To: Trot

We’ve got three in Oregon

Kurt Schrader
David Woo
Peter DeFazio


29 posted on 08/27/2009 8:29:42 PM PDT by Salvation (With God all things are possible.)
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To: Trot

November 2nd, 2010
National congressional recall day.


30 posted on 08/27/2009 8:38:39 PM PDT by sjmjax
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To: Trot

No, we can’t Constitutionally, and I wouldn’t want to change that, however some states allow for Recall of State Legislatures, and I’d say: Go for it! recall every socialist.


31 posted on 08/27/2009 8:55:33 PM PDT by JSDude1 (www.wethepeopleindiana.org (Tea Party Member-Proud), www.travishankins.com (R- IN 09 2010!))
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To: Publius

If the Constitution does not directly address it then it is left to the state to determine recall. The Constitution just says they will serve 2 or 6 year terms, not that they are guaranteed those years. Some states have laws covering removal.


32 posted on 08/27/2009 8:59:01 PM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: RJS1950
Some states have laws covering removal.

And if they do, those laws are unconstitutional.

Read about Frank Church.

In 1967, a recall campaign was waged against Church by Ron Rankin, a Republican county commissioner in Kootenai County in northern Idaho. Rankin unsuccessfully sued Idaho's secretary of state to accept recall petitions. The U.S. District Court for Idaho ruled that the state's recall laws did not apply to U.S. senators and that such a recall would violate the U.S. Constitution. Allan Shepard, Idaho's attorney general at the time, agreed with the court's decision.

"It must be pointed out that a United States senator is not a state officer but a federal officer whose position is created by Article I, Section I of the United States Constitution," Shepard wrote in a June 17, 1967, opinion for the secretary of state. "There seems to be no provision for canvassing the votes of a recall election of a United States senator."

33 posted on 08/27/2009 9:05:18 PM PDT by Publius (Conservatives aren't always right. We're just right most of the time.)
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To: Trot

http://gunnyg.wordpress.com/2009/08/28/gunny-g-and-why-its-a-problem-for-we-the-people/


34 posted on 08/28/2009 6:15:50 AM PDT by gunnyg ("Just Plain Dick")
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To: gunnyg

Love your Country. Do not Trust your government.


35 posted on 08/28/2009 8:44:11 AM PDT by crazyotto
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To: crazyotto

In other words, there’s no getting rid of the basturds—and by election time nobody’s p!zzed anymore—besides half the voters or more are commies anyway...


36 posted on 08/28/2009 11:26:43 AM PDT by gunnyg ("Just Plain Dick")
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To: gunnyg

Most of the voters have no idea what communism is, did not really vote for totalitarianism and are going to start hating it really quickly, once they recognize that it has been imposed. It is going to take a miracle recovery and the evaporation of all personal and national threat from this administration to allow folks to forget and stop being po’d.

Oh, and when someone starts in on you about equality: in the national service bill, there is a provision for a $500/month stipend. There is also a provision for a $750/month stipend for any minority. I wish I had noted paragraph and page number, but I didn’t. It is near the end, IIRC.

Fairness. Equality. Democracy.


37 posted on 08/28/2009 3:35:34 PM PDT by reformedliberal (Are we at high crimes or misdemeanors, yet?)
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To: Trot

Regardless of what these others are saying on this site YOU CAN RECALL a congressman in certain states. Louisiana has a congressman who will be soon facing a recall if the citizens get the needed signatures on the petition. There are only certain states that permit a recall.

The following are the 18 states where state representatives can be recalled: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, Washington and Wisconsin. The District of Columbia also allows recalls.


38 posted on 09/04/2009 3:50:08 PM PDT by therepublic-of-texas
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To: Trot

Regardless of what these others are saying on this site YOU CAN RECALL a congressman in certain states. Louisianna has a congressman who will be soon facing a recall if the citizens get the needed signatures on the petition.
there are only certain states that permit a recall.

The following are the 18 states where state representatives can be recalled: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, Washington and Wisconsin. The District of Columbia also allows recalls.
The constitution does not prohibit the recall of congressmen and therefore this falls under the 10th ammendment which gives the rights to the states and the people.


39 posted on 09/04/2009 3:50:09 PM PDT by therepublic-of-texas
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