Members of the U.S. House of Representatives have never before been asked to pass legislation by “deeming” it approved under a House rule instead of following the process required by the U.S. Constitution in which they actually vote on the proposal itself, according to a senior aide to House Republicans.
The procedure – dubbed by critics as the “Slaughter Solution” – is the brain-child of House Rules Committee Chairman Rep. Louise Slaughter, D-NY, who, at the request of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-CA, is trying to fashion a rule that would allow the House to move toward passage of a health care reform bill without a recorded vote on the Senate version. (Emphasis mine) via the Washington Examiner: http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/blogs/beltway-confidential/House-aide-confirms-Salughter-Solution-never-used-before-87518412.html#ixzz0i4ok7iKl
The story first broke at Congress Daily at http://gopleader.gov/UploadedFiles/CD_03-10-10_Slaughter_Preps_Rule_To_Avoid_Direct_Vote_On_Senate_Bill.pdf
The desire to pass health care reform by the democrats and President Obama has become so overwhelming, they are now willing to violate the laws of the U.S. Constitution! Should we be surprised? Obama still has not produced a birth certificate proving once and for all he is or is not a natural born citizen, as the Constitution requires.
Should this legislation be enacted with out a recorded vote in the Senate, certainly, or should I say hopefully someone would see this injustice taken to the Supreme Court. Needless to say, the Supremes are not happy having been bashed publicly on their decision to allow campaign contributions by businesses, Obama called out his displeasure during The State of the Union Address. Paybacks are a bitch.
How low can Slaughter and Pelosi go to want something that the majority of the people in America do not, to abandon the laws which they were sworn to uphold?
U.S Constitution, Article I, Section VII, Clause II.
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…
Doug Ross writes, “RED ALERT: We are now living under martial law at http://directorblue.blogspot.com/2010/03/red-alert-we-are-now-living-under.html furthering the argument that this action is against the law, citing Mark Levin, a Constitutional attorney-
Let me be as clear as I know how. If this is done, this will create the greatest Constitutional crisis since the Civil War. It would be 100 times worse than Watergate.
…It would be government by fiat… meaning there would be no law… the mere discussion by officials in this government is such a grotesque violation of the actual legislative function of Congress [that it] puts us… at the brink. At the brink.
This is why we conservatives revere the Constitution. This is why we stress the Constitution’s words have meaning and historical context and must be complied with. Because otherwise we have anarchy, which leads to tyranny.
This is a crucial lesson for those of you who… aren’t sure what your beliefs are, or if you have any beliefs. Or aren’t sure if you even care. We have an effort underway by the one of the most powerful chairmen in Congress, the woman who heads the Rules Committee, …openly discussing gutting Congress. Gutting Congress.
Levin went on to say, “I’m calling on the House of Representatives… to start to take steps to expel her” http://marklevinshow.com/Article.asp?id=1731083&spid=32364
Levin should not stop at seeking the expulsion of Slaughter, but Pelosi and any other elected official that finds this means of passing legislation acceptable. Hold the lot of them in contempt of the Constitution, intentionally participating in a high crime, for being treasonous and neglectful in their duty to represent, “…of the people, by the people, and for the people. ”
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;
Slaughter does not have ” just power” from the consent of anyone but herself, and democratic allies.
Is it ironic that the definition of slaughter means to kill? She is killing the Constitution. These people can’t even create jobs, let alone be responsible for health care.
2469 Rayburn HOB
Washington, D.C. 20515
Phone: (202) 225-3615
Fax: (202) 225-7822 Twitter- http://twitter.com/louiseslaughter; http://www.votelouise.com/ for her blog or at http://www.louise.house.gov/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=25&Itemid=77
To contact Nancy Pelosi: Office of the Speaker
H-232, US Capitol
Washington, DC 20515
(202) 225-0100 http://www.house.gov/pelosi/
The Campaign to Impeach Pelosi, http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/pages/Impeach-Nancy-Pelosi/81686250953?ref=search&sid=1467234097.2776221847..1
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