Skip to comments.Sheila Jackson Lee Suggests Martial Law to End Government Shutdown
Posted on 10/13/2013 3:48:38 AM PDT by IbJensen
Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), who has been rumored as being considered to replace Janet Napolitano to head the Department of Homeland Security, used some very strange language earlier this week to characterize a sentiment for a clean resolution to end the government shutdown. She labeled it a form of martial law.
Yes, we have heard Ms. Lee say some whimsical and ridiculous things in her time in office, which Im sure embarrass her fellow Texans, but this has to be one of the most ridiculous ones to date.
She pushed that the measure was bi-partisan, including Democrats and Republicans.
Its something called a continuing resolution, but its a bill that you put on the floor that has been passed already by Republicans and Democrats in the United States Senate .that we could vote on today, Lee said.
We have martial law what that means and my colleagues know what it means is that you can put a bill on in just minutes, she added.
What in the world does martial law have to do with a government spending bill? Is this implying that Congress can just willy nilly pass a law to do whatever they like, in any manner they like, constitutional or unconstitutional? I think Ms. Jackson better check her 6 if that is the case. I see truckers and vets coming to town who would disagree with her.
Darla Dawald writes:
The term martial law in a legislative context is somewhat obscure but it has been used before to define lawmakers ability to fast track bills without going through the usual congressional process.
However, Lees insistence that a Senate-approved resolution to fund the federal government be fast-tracked via martial law appears to conflict with Article I, Section 7, Clause I of the Constitution, which states, All Bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives.
This clause was included by the founders to ensure that decisions related to the power of the purse reside with the legislative body which is closest to the American people.
The last time martial law was mentioned by a member of Congress was back in 2008 when Rep. Brad Sherman revealed how lawmakers were threatened with martial law in America by then Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson if they rejected the TARP bailout package.
So I was right. As Darla points out, it is a means of dismissing the Constitutional process and the law in order to push whatever Congress wants, whether it is lawful or not. Sheila Jackson Lee is among the most lawless witches in Congress. She is among many socialists and communists on the House Oversight committee in the House of Representatives, and she is more than in favor of grabbing your guns and stealing your right to own them. Why should this surprise us that she would use such terminology? Ill let the reader decide, but I have my own theories.
Beware, Ms. Jackson may have given a signal about what the Communists and socialists in the House, along with their comrade in the White House has planned.
She and Pelosi have a stupid contest going, to see which one can be the stupidest and do the most damage to the nation.
Delta Airlines should be worried as they put a stop to her imperiousness aboard their aircraft. As soon as she boarded in D.C. to fly back to her crypt in Texas she'd commence berating the stewardi about their lack of attentiveness towards her royal highass.
Delta finally told her to knock it off or fly another airline. She could make things tough on Delta, but the nation will suffer greatly under this moronic Marxist. Obama always picks scum, like him, for positions that could harm the nation.
Sheila Jackson Lee should be cutting wood on the 70’th parallel (or wherever ANWR is).
I think the Dems have their buffoons air their more insidious ideas in public to see the reactions it gets.
Stupid? Or did she just leak the plan?
Many here are watching this unfold and as 0bama thwarts every attempt at negotiation a declaration by the President that the House/Republicans are in open rebellion would bring ‘martial law’ to reality.
Quite a few of us have been saying that is the endgame this time.
She meant to say “Martian” law.
“Obama always picks scum, like him, for positions that could harm the nation. “
Actually, it would be fun having Ole Crazy Sheila as head of Homeland Security. The possibilities are endless, lol!
What Good Can a Handgun Do Against An Army?
Obviously they know that it's a resolution allowing [usually the Rat Party] to rapidly get any bill passed without normal procedures -- like knowing what's really in the bill and other unimportant things like that.
So why put "martial law" in the headline?
Surprised that the Dims still let SheJackL speak in public. It can’t keep a secret at all...
“Stupid? Or did she just leak the plan?”
Could be a ‘trial balloon’. Bubba used to do this all the time.
Like Maxie Waters and Joycelyn Elders do/did.
>>>Beware, Ms. Jackson may have given a signal about what the Communists and socialists in the House, along with their comrade in the White House has planned.
This hits the nail right on the head.
I think the Obama regime is very frustrated at this point that rioting and widespread chaos has NOT yet happened despite their best efforts, which would justify such an executive level decision.
Martial Law is what Obama may be striving for
she would make a great director of homeland security
Once martial law is declared is it OK to start sending mortars randomly into the slums? Most racial violence in the US is random black on white, so that seems a fair response.
Martial law will be a trigger point for many on all sides.
To make a stupid woman look even dumber?
The gal has proved she’s Grade A-1 stupid once again. In other words , she fits the bill perfectly to be a Democrat politician. Obviously she doesn’t understand what the word means.
The Black voters in Houston who vote for this New York Communist to represent them should be deported. They are parasites who have brought dishonor to our great state.
Wow,sure am afraid having all these anarchists,terrorist,nuclear bombing republicans in Congress holding us all hostage! Oh Lee is a Democrat ,sorry
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