Sunday, March 14, 2010

Turn Out Your Tens of Thousands...

Let it be told to the future world, that in the depth of winter, when nothing but hope and virtue could survive, that the city and the country, alarmed at one common danger, came forth to meet and to repulse it. - The American Crisis

When Obama’s first term is over, what won’t the government control? They’ve already managed to get their grubby hands on the banks and the auto industry, now they want student loans and health care. It’s hard to imagine that this administration’s insatiable appetite for power will stop there.

Not content to merely run everything, Congress is now on the verge of mutilating the Constitution outright with the very aptly named “Slaughter Rule":
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….

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.

– Article I, Section 7 of the United States Constitution

This part of Constitution may be completely bypassed:

In case you're unfamiliar, the Slaughter Rule is named after Louise "she wore her dead sister's dentures" Slaughter and it works like this:

The speaker brings a bill containing a list of changes that the House wants to make to the Senate bill to the floor for a vote. When the House members vote for and pass this list of changes to the Senate bill, the House will deem the Senate bill as passed as well, even though the Senate bill itself was never voted on to begin with.

More info here.

If you don’t have the votes, just say that it passed anyway. How tyrannically convenient.

Mark Levin explains further:

If they go with this Slaughter Rule, we must act. Not with violence, but with the law. Someone must file suit. It must go to the Supreme Court. If that suit fails, the Constitution will no longer count for beans. It will be a useless piece of paper that nobody cares about anymore, and we will have tyranny.

In the meantime, we must continue to call, write, plead, and implore. Don’t just call those who are going to vote “yes,” call those who are going to vote “no.” Call the leadership of the opposition and encourage them to throw as many monkey wrenches into this thing as they possibly can.

This is no time to lie down. We stand on the brink of tyranny. Our republic is being stolen in broad daylight.

We’ve been fighting this for a year. We’ve called, we’ve written, we’ve gone to town halls and tea parties. We marched on Washington. But they won’t stop.

Well neither will we.

Say not that thousands are gone, turn out your tens of thousands…It matters not where you live, or what rank of life you hold, the evil or the blessing will reach you all. The far and the near, the home counties and the back, the rich and the poor, will suffer or rejoice alike.

The heart that feels not now is dead; the blood of his children will curse his cowardice, who shrinks back at a time when a little might have saved the whole, and made them happy

- Thomas Paine

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