Change you can believe in?
H. J. Res. 5 http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=hj111-5 is a proposed amendment to repeal the term limits for presidents and introduced Jan.6, 2009 by Democrat Serrano. http://serrano.house.gov/Biography.aspx U.S. Representative José E. Serrano represents the 16th Congressional District of New York – the Bronx. He is the only Congressman from New York City on the exclusive House Appropriations Committee and is serves as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government.
From his bio, “Serrano believes that government should work to ensure that the prosperity of our country is shared by the neediest and most vulnerable members of our society- the poor, the elderly, the disabled, and children- in the form of participation in government, educational opportunities, access to housing and affordable health care. ”
Golly Gee, sounds just like socialistic rhetoric from Obama. More participation in government? Howza bout enforcing laws on the books? Laws that would have alleviated the disastrous economic declines of Freddie, Fannie, etc.? Laws that were already in place to prevent the Madoff ponzi? Laws that discourage capitalism and instead form a reliance on the government to solve the individual woes? Honest effort and pride in accomplishment used to be a winning formula.
At a time in this country when we have an incoming president who has faulted the Constitution more than once, here we have an elected official with a significant amount of clout introducing on the first day of Congress a bill to change our Constitution and allow for a President to serve pretty much without time limits, “Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to repeal the twenty-second article of amendment, thereby removing the limitation on the number of terms an individual may serve as President.”
He also introduced a total of 16 other Resolutions – http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/R?d111:FLD003:@1(rep%20serrano): from ending the trade embargo with Cuba, allowing Cuban baseball players waivers to play professional baseball in the US, to changes title XIX of the Social Security Act, to something he coins as the “English Plus Resolution”-H.CON.RES.3 English Plus has emerged as the main policy alternative and rallying cry for those opposed to the English Only campaign. http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/JWCRAWFORD/engplus.htm Back in 2001, Serrano introduced HCON 9 IH, http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/JWCRAWFORD/HCR9.htm s similar measure that would seemingly mandate a foreign language. It was not passed.
“English Plus” resolutions have been passed in the U.S. states of New Mexico, Oregon, Rhode Island, and Washington. Ironically, English Plus has not been passed in the Congressman’s home state of New York. I wonder what language would be proposed? Arabic? Mandarin? Any of the countries who might be perceived as a military threat?
For heaven’s sake if he wants to remove a language barrier, how about starting with educating the military. Imagine these poor soldiers in Afghanistan and Iraq who were never trained in a fundamental intelligence operation like being able to speak the enemy language. “I surrender, What? What did you say? Oh, you’ve got a gun, bang.”
We have American combat troops stationed right here on our soil, and I am pretty happy that they speak English and able to defend us. In fact, I wish there were more protecting our borders.
The leader of the free world, President Obama clearly views the Constitution as an obstacle to “political and economic justice in this society.” The Constitution has served Mr. Obama well, and rather conveniently somehow allowed him to avoid providing proof that he meets the requirements of the natural-born citizen clause, Article II, Section 1, for eligibility as President. Every case to date and under the interpreted laws of the land, all the way up to the Supreme Court, he has avoided providing any documentation of his birth.
The Constitution and law has been circumnavigated more than once by Presidents. Minuscule on the scale are little Orders like-” All executive branch departments and agencies of the Federal Government shall be closed and their employees excused from duty on Friday, December 26, 2008, the day after Christmas Day” http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2008/12/20081212-2.html to some pretty hefty changes in a Presidents authority can be found here http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/orders/. I wonder if our tax dollars paid them for the day off?
In tracking the Obama Presidency, apparently BHO is going to repeal some of them including an attempt to close Gitmo. http://content.usatoday.com/communities/theoval/post/2009/01/61265288/1
We had all better become better informed as to what our elected officials are doing, what laws they are proposing, and what laws they choose to enforce. We can’t rely on MSM and let’s face it, often times watching C-SPAN is like watching paint dry. Whatever language we speak, everyone here in America, even the illegals get certain rights afforded to them. It is everyones right, privilege and obligation to see that things aren’t just snuck through the cracks when it becomes convenient.
The Constitution was designed for America. It is your Constitution- our Constitution, yet today multilateral institutions like the World Bank and International Monetary Fund are privatizing economies and restructuring the social policies of the world- including America and certainly influencing our Constitutional law.
Our Constitution should not be bent or amended so much so, that we are lost in the New World Order we hear so often about. Our Constitution should not be amended to allow for a President to serve indefinitely, even if he is “The One,” his campaign promise stood on.
Press 1 for English, press 2…..
God Bless America.