The Dems Unconstitutional Power Grab

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  1. Adam's Apple
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    Will there be an uproar in the MSM? Place your bets here. :razz: :razz:

    Democrats' Unconstitutional Power Grab
    by Rep. Tom Price
    Posted Jan 23, 2007

    Tomorrow, the House of Representatives will be considering a rule change (H. Res. 78) to allow delegates and non-members of the House—of which four of five are Democrats—to vote in the House of Representatives.

    Fresh off a 100-hour agenda that was full of loopholes, fine print, and geared more toward sound bites than sound policy, Democrats are planning to further stack the deck in their favor in the House of Representatives. Tomorrow, House Democrats will change the rules of the House to allow non-members of Congress (serving as delegates from American Samoa, the Virgin Islands, Guam, the District of Columbia and the resident commissioner from Puerto Rico), the right to vote.

    for full article:
    http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=19093
     
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    When you vote Democrat you get this garbage
     
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    If indeed it's unconstitutional, the GOP should take it to court.
     
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    Small potatoes in light of the Bush administration's grab for power. Besides, being US territories/protectorates, they should have some say in policies which can, and will, affect them.
     
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    Why not 40 years ago? LOL, Bully you are too transparent sometimes.
     
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    Why are we surprised? Pelosi and the Dems have broken many promises they made to get elected.

    Dems are making it easier for Republicans to regain power in 08 - if they go back to Reagan conservative principals
     
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    I disagree with the Congressman's position.

    Article I Section 5. Each House shall be the judge of the elections, returns and qualifications of its own members, and a majority of each shall constitute a quorum to do business;

    This section gives Congress the power to judge the qualifications of it's members

    and...

    Article IV Section 3. The Congress shall have power to dispose of and make all needful rules and regulations respecting the territory or other property belonging to the United States; and nothing in this Constitution shall be so construed as to prejudice any claims of the United States, or of any particular state.

    This section makes Congress "the decider" of all issues concerning the rules and governance of the territories, including their right to send a voting or nonvoting member to Congress.
     
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    Its not a power grab to exercise the executive power given in the Constitution. It is, however, a power grab when Congress and the courts try to limit the Presidents power in any method not authorized by the Constitution.
     
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    the Republicans /the Dems what a joke , newsflash both party's are corrupt and owned and out to dismantle the constitution
     
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    Well that makes it okay, then,doesn't it!!!! Woohoo! :rolleyes:


    Actually, when I read that, I thought it was just Republican fear mongering... so, I Googled a bit. Here's a summary of the bill:

    So I was wrong. Sue me.

    As they say, vote early, vote often... and in this case, BRING A FRIEND!
     

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