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Congress has a Constitution problem
— many don’t understand document

Washington Times, by Stephen Dinan

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Posted By:Desert Fox, 1/15/2013 5:39:43 PM

Each of them takes an oath to defend the Constitution, but many House lawmakers either don’t understand the founding document or don’t take its precepts seriously, according to an analysis by The Washington Times that studied the constitutional backing that representatives submitted for each of the more than 3,000 bills they introduced in 2011. Under rules that the new Republican majority put into place, each House member introducing a bill must cite specific parts of the Constitution that they think grant Congress the authority to take the action they are proposing.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Citizen Plain, 1/15/2013 5:45:56 PM     (No. 9118569)

All bought!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Attila DiMedici, 1/15/2013 6:08:12 PM     (No. 9118608)

I would like to see a lawyer argue, and win, a case against one of these laws arguing that if the section of the Constitution so quoted as supporting Congress´ authority to enact such legislation does not do so, it does not matter if another section does, the law is unconstitutional.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Theeo, 1/15/2013 6:17:27 PM     (No. 9118624)

Congresspersons, keep a copy of the Constitution in your pocket, warming your concealed weapon.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: 6079 Smith, W, 1/15/2013 6:47:32 PM     (No. 9118687)

Nor do those who sent them there.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: strike3, 1/15/2013 7:36:14 PM     (No. 9118773)

They may or may not understand it but they certainly don´t follow it´s direction. Why should they if ear leader doesn´t bother?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: CEP, 1/15/2013 7:51:48 PM     (No. 9118795)

This is so disgusting, they have no idea what they are doing and in the process making life miserable for everyone.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: veritas, 1/15/2013 7:58:37 PM     (No. 9118809)

From what I´ve read, the sovereign people of the United States delegated 21 specific tasks to their hired agent, the Federal Gov´t.

It´d be interesting to see how much of the Federal budget is spent on those 21 authorized tasks, versus how much is being spent illegally.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Libertygal, 1/15/2013 8:04:19 PM     (No. 9118816)

Fire them all and start over. This time, they must pass a test to be on the ballot. Including the president, who must also show, publically, a birth certificate, with two US citizen parentS.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: billa, 1/15/2013 8:33:28 PM     (No. 9118852)

I do not know whether members of Congress have a clue about the Constitution, its meaning and its execution...however, I do know is that, either BO has never read it, or if he has, has no = zero clue what it means and how it is limited in its execution.

Since entering public office life (way before the presidency), BO has done everything to undermine its tenants, usurp the powers of the other branches and intimidate and threaten the other two branches in both State and Federal arenas.

He is nothing less than a tyrant, despot and dictator. Through his relentless accusations of racism leading to a return of slavery, BO has bullied (polite way of saying this) the Congress and Supreme Court to do his bidding.

BO´s legacy of destruction to the US will be felt for decades. And, he has not yet been coronated.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 1/15/2013 11:35:29 PM     (No. 9119078)

Who besides Judical Watch is in their face ?

Doesn´t it tick you off that Zippy will swear to uphold our Constitution not once, but twice, and totally ignore it, on a Bible, no less ?

I always liked the saying If I´m lying, I´m dying.

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