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Change!…GOP-Controlled House Will Open Congress With Reading of US Constitution | The Gateway Pundit

Posted on: December 25, 2010

Change!…GOP-Controlled House Will Open Congress With Reading of US Constitution | The Gateway Pundit.

I am happy to hear this and I hope the message is sent and is HEARD by all.  So far I have been very upset with the Republicans in Congress: 1( for all the wrong committee chairman that the leadership has assigned and for keeping Michelle Bachman out.  I am not sure why they are afraid of Michelle.  they did the same thing when they usurped her  the front steps of Congress tea party gathering that she called for.  They ignored it until they saw the crowd and then they took over pushing her to the back ans side.

and 2)  the Republican “old guard” rolled over during the lame duck and gave Obama everything but the nomination for 2012.  Passing the START Treaty was not a good move since I am positive not one of them actually read the thing.  Extending the tax cuts was a bad move because they gave away so much that they would not have had to give up in January.

So maybe this move to read the Constitution first off is a good move because I am also positive that most members of Congress have never read it.  BB


Posted by Jim Hoft on Friday, December 24, 2010, 5:53 PM

As soon as Speaker Pelosi hands over her gavel to GOP leader John Boehner the 112th Congress of the United States will open with a reading of the US Constitution, a document often ignored by the far left extremists of the current Obama-Pelosi regime.  (a document often ignored by ALL of Congress!  BB)

The 112th Congress

Republican Party – 242 members Democrat Party 193 members

They really need to hand out some copies, too.

The Washington Times

The Constitution frequently gets lip service in Congress, but House Republicans next year will make sure it gets a lot more than that – the new rules the incoming majority party proposed this week call for a full reading of the country’s founding document on the floor of the House on Jan. 6.

The goal, backers said, is to underscore the limited-government rules the Founders imposed on Congress – and to try to bring some of those principles back into everyday legislating.

“It stems from the debate that we’ve had for the last two years about things like the exercise of authority in a whole host of different areas by the EPA, we’ve had this debate in relation to the health care bill, the cap-and-trade legislation,” said Rep. Robert W. Goodlatte, Virginia Republican, who proposed the reading. “This Congress has been very aggressive in expanding the power of the federal government, and there’s been a big backlash to that.”



4 Responses to "Change!…GOP-Controlled House Will Open Congress With Reading of US Constitution | The Gateway Pundit"

Terrific! This is a very good idea, but along with the reading of the Constitution, it should be mandatory for every Congressman to be there and to sign in and out, before and after the reading to prove he was there and heard the message set forth in the Constitution.

I hope this is not just is not just another of a long list of smoke and mirrors put forth by our elected officials. The Republicans have the power now and I hope they actually mean what they said about stopping the spending.

Personally, they will have to prove to me that this is not just another ruse perpetrated against the American people. I have no more tolerance left in me to put up with any more shenanigans from DC. So, let it be clear to those soon to be in power that they had better follow thru on their promises or next time it won’t be just a few thrown out of office, but the whole lot of them. I have no qualms about starting over with all newbie’s in Congress; it will be just like in the times of our fore fathers. ss

I have high hopes for the newly elected but the old guard Republicans are still playing games as the lame duck session has shown. BB

Haven’t seen any “buf if” exceptions in the Constitution, or those clauses that apply today, but not tomorrow, or yesterday.

As Constitutional law professor, don’t know what Professor Obama taught his students about the Constitution, but any document that is good today but not tomorrow, and not yesterday is little more than fly by night windowdressing.

Who founds a nation upon exceptions and expects people to believe in them? The Constitution was not meant to be changeable or variable, only flexible, and with limits. Leaving it on the shelf for a while doesn’t comport with the oath of office taken, even if it was taken late in the inauguration while in the White House. Might that be the image left with the American people, that there was no intention to be bound, and that is why there is some question lately?

Pelosi said it all for the Democrats and most of the Old Dog Republicans when asked if a bill was Constitutional and her answer was a surprised, “Are you kidding?!?” BB

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