Canada Free Press
“The danger to America is not Barack Obama, but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the presidency. It will be easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to an electorate willing to have such a man for their president.
The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails us. Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The republic can survive a Barack Obama. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who made him their president.”– author Unknown
Perhaps many of you received it too. I set it aside to see if and how it might resonate. Last night, thanks to Lucianne.com, I was pleasantly surprised to see a piece entitled “The Deadly Triumvirate Destroying America” by Herb Denenberg in the Philadelphia Bulletin.
I suggest that you read it because as early as next week we may face Constitutional conundrums unlike any others in American History: The Slaughter Rule.
From Congress Daily AM by Anna Edney, with Billy House and Dan Friedman contributing :
“House Rules Chairwoman Louise Slaughter is prepping to help usher the healthcare overhaul (HR-3590- AKA Obamacare) through the House and potentially avoid a direct vote on the Senate overhaul bill, the chairwoman said Tuesday.
Slaughter is weighing preparing a rule that would consider the Senate bill passed once the House approves a corrections bill that would make changes to the Senate version.”
Got that? This is in direct violation of one the most carefully constructed sections of the U.S. Constitution – Article I, Section VII which states:
“All bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives; but the Senate may propose or concur with Amendments as on other Bills.
Every Bill which shall have passed the House of Representatives and the Senate,
shall, before it become a Law, be presented to the President of the United
States; If he approve he shall sign it, but if not he shall return it, with his
Objections to that House in which it shall have originated, who shall enter the
Objections at large on their Journal, and proceed to reconsider it. If after
such Reconsideration two thirds of that House shall agree to pass the Bill, it
shall be sent, together with the Objections, to the other House, by which it
shall likewise be reconsidered, and if approved by two thirds of that House, it
shall become a Law. But in all such Cases the Votes of both Houses shall be
determined by Yeas and Nays, and the Names of the Persons voting for and
against the Bill shall be entered on the Journal of each House respectively. If
any Bill shall not be returned by the President within ten Days (Sundays
excepted) after it shall have been presented to him, the Same shall be a Law,
in like Manner as if he had signed it, unless the Congress by their Adjournment
prevent its Return, in which Case it shall not be a Law.
Every Order, Resolution, or Vote to which the Concurrence of the Senate and
House of Representatives may be necessary (except on a question of Adjournment)
shall be presented to the President of the United States; and before the Same
shall take Effect, shall be approved by him, or being disapproved by him, shall
be repassed by two thirds of the Senate and House of Representatives, according
to the Rules and Limitations prescribed in the Case of a Bill.”
Constitutional Lawyer Mark R. Levin and Attorney Arthur Fergensen addressed this issue directly on Levin’s Thursday night’s radio show. According to them this would be a Constitutional crisis not seen since the Civil War. The net effect of the Slaughter Rule would be Martial Law; which in effect would be no law.
If Congress, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and President Obama proceed with the Slaughter Rule next week my questions are as follows:
- What do we do when they try to enforce the provisions of Obamacare?
- Is there any question as to whether Louise Slaughter (D-NY) should be removed from office for even the mere suggestion of this Constitutional end run?
- Should every member of Congress who votes in the affirmative on the Slaughter Rule/Bill be impeached?
- Should Obama be impeached if he signs the Slaughter Bill?
- What do we do with our foolish countrymen who voted for and enabled this nonsense?
We may have to begin answering all of those questions and more next week. In the end it will be up to us