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Politico

I’ve moved all my political stuff to

http://wethepeoplewed.wordpress.com/

That way you can avoid it if you wish!

Amendment X

Amendment X

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

If you read the Bill of Rights

you will find this to be rather odd and contrary to the purpose stated in the Bill of Rights.

How do you win when they cheat?

Politics is like Chess. Strategy, making moves your opponent doesn’t expect, delay until you are in a stronger position, looking ahead in the game and based on the rules, anticipate what your opponent will do, these are some things you can do to win.

None of that works if your opponent changes or ignores the rules.

That is what the Democrats are doing to force on the American people this health care bill

One of the chess moves you can make in politics is to delay your opponent.

Here is a rule.

“Reading: Under Rule XV, paragraph 1, and Senate precedents, an amendment shall be read by the Clerk before it is up for consideration or before the same shall be debated unless a request to waive the reading is granted; in practice that includes an ordinary amendment or an amendment in the nature of a substitute, the reading of which may not be dispensed with except by unanimous consent, and if the request is denied the amendment must be read and further interruptions are not in order; interruptions of the reading of an amendment that has been proposed are not in order, even for the purpose of proposing a substitute amendment to a committee amendment which is being read. When an amendment is offered the regular order is its reading, and unanimous consent is required to call off the reading.” (Riddick’s Senate Procedure, P.43-44)

But here is what happened

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Wednesday afternoon withdrew his proposal to create a single-payer insurance system after Republicans compelled Senate clerks to spend hours reading his 767-page amendment to the health care bill as a way to slow down work on the legislation. Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) forced clerks to begin reading the amendment in the Republicans’ first attempt at stalling the health care bill.

How Sanders was able to withdraw his amendment is unclear — under the chamber’s rules it appears that a motion to withdraw would not be in order during the reading of the bill. However, the Senate Parliamentarian — in what a GOP aide called “an incredibly bizarre decision” — ruled Sanders’ request was allowable.

Coburn, who originally forced the reading of the amendment, attempted to call for the “regular order,” which would be the reading of the amendment. However, the presiding officer recognized Sanders long enough for him to withdraw, saying it was within the Senator’s rights to do so.

Read the article this came from Here

And here’s another one about it.

They broke a rule, and the guy who is supposed to enforce the rules (the Paliamentarian referred to) just let them.

How do you fight that?  Where do you go for justice when the rule enforcer is breaking the rules?

Here’s some more links about what is going on with this bill.

Some of the VERY bad things they are doing with this bill.

Backroom Deals being made for this bill

More on back room deals

A specific Back Room deal

As the bill stands we will all pay a fee every month for people to have abortions


Here’s to the Heroes

On this We The People Wednesday I thought I would post a YouTube video I was sent.  It is a tribute to those Men and Women without whom our country would have never, nor would it continue to exist.

Here’s to the Heroes: A Military Tribute

You can also go to this site to send a card to a Soldier currently serving YOU!

Also, Congressman John Fleming has a poll up on his web site.  It wanted to know if you think that the members of Congress should be forced to enroll themselves in the health care plan they vote for.

Click here to cast your vote

We The People Wednesday

I am not a political person. (I know some of your are laughing at that statement because of my last two posts, but it’s true)  Frankly, I HATE politics.  All the lying, deception, corruption, arguing.  It’s horrible. But, as a responsible adult and voter I feel it is my duty as a citizen to be informed on what is going on in my country, and my duty as a parent to ensure that the America I love is still around and free when my children grow up.

I grew up with a copy of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution on the wall outside my bedroom door.  I read part of it almost every day.  I still have memorized the preamble to the Constitution as well as a good deal of the Declaration of Independence.  I’m not sure if my parents knew what an impact that had on me, seeing that document every day.  I have a deep love for our country and the principles upon which it was founded.  I believe both documents to be inspired by God.

With all the craziness that seems to be swirling around in the political world right now on every side and every where you look (even in the county where I work, there is all kinds of political drama going on!), I was wondering what I could do to make a difference, to help make things better.

Here’s what I came up with.  Knowledge is power, right?  So I thought I would inform myself on some item of current import and search for the related section of the Constitution or Declaration of Independence and see if what ever is being done/proposed by whomever is Constitutional or not.  And I thought I would share my findings with all of you.

And I’ll call it “We the People Wednesday”, catchy eh?  If you have a political event that you want me to look into, post a comment and I’ll see what I can do.

I thought I would kick off my first We the People Wednesday with the beginning of the Declaration of Independence.

IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776.

The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.–Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.