Sunday, July 30, 2006

Another reason The Republicans need to be removed from office

House Resolution 958. This is known as "martial law" in Congressional slang. What this resolution does is suspend the normal rules so that bills can be brought out of conference and brought to the floor without allowing a 24 hour time period for lobbyists, Congressmen, Congressional staff, think tanks, and regular Americans to read the bills before they are voted on by Congress.

When this Resolution is passed then certain House Bills can come to the floor without the 24 hour time period outlined above being observed. When "martial law" is used it causes Congress to vote on Bills that they have not read and no one has had time to study at all.

House Resolution 958 was invoked THREE times yesterday by the Republicans.

House Resolution 958 is a despiciable and cheap parlimentary procedure that should be abolished.

I want Congress to read the bills they are voting on and I want them to stop playing games with us.

House Resolution 958 was voted into effect on Party lines yesterday. One Democrat voted with the Republicans and ALL REPUBLICANS voted to suspend the rules in an attempt to force through legislation that no had time to read.

I am sick and tired of The Republicans doing things like this. I remember back when they "claimed" that they would rule from a morale standpoint... It seems so long ago.

It is time to elect Libertarians.

I will vote for Libertarians when I can this election. If I am forced to vote for the lesser of two evils (One Republican verse one Democrat) I will have to look at each race individually. I will most likely vote against all incumbents unless I have a strong reason not to.

I am currently hoping the Democrats take control of either The Senate or The House.

I think we need gridlock at this point...

P.S. Mark Souder of course favored this cheap parlimentary trick...

Mike Sylvester

8 comments:

Matthew said...

You said, "I am currently hoping the Democrats take control of either The Senate or The House."

Unfortunately, I have to disagree with you. If these were the Democrats of the 40's, 50's, and early 60's I would most definitely agree with you. I think the solution is to educate the electorate on what is really going on in Washington.

I think your blog does a great job on doing just that. People need to be made aware that many (not all) of our elected officials are treating their borrowed power as a bully-pulpit to get what they want and to spin it in such a way as to gain re-election capital.

Although the L.P. and I have our differences, I consider their values to be most similar to mine rather than the Liberal Republicans and even more Liberal Democrats.

The LP should be made more mainstream (not to be confused with moderate) and try and abandon all ties to legalization of things such as drugs and prostitution. Conservatism (economic and social) is the mainstream of this nation, no matter how the press may skew the facts.

States rights should a main focus, something the Republican Party has forgotten.

I've talked to you before, Mike, about not being a Republican, Democrat, Libertarian, or the like. I am a conservative Christian concerned about an over-reaching government.

Let's do something right and make these politicos realize that it is the people who have lent these enumerated powers for OUR good that this nation would remain free and prosperous.

Jeff Pruitt said...

"I am a conservative Christian concerned about an over-reaching government."

So they do still exist?

Over-reaching in which sense:

1)Spending $1.5 Billion/week in Iraq

2)Refusing to allow Plan B medication as OTC despite one of the most lopsided advisory board votes in the history of the FDA

3)Pressuring schools through an unfunded mandate known as the No Child Left Behind Act

4)Sidestepping the FISA court while secretely wiretapping Americans

5)Condoning torture and actually using it via extroadinary rendition

6)Jailing "enemy combatants" (including an American citizen) w/o any due process or regards to the Geneva Convention

I could list more...

The Conservative UAW Guy said...

Does the Libertarian Party condone killing spammers?
At least from Canada?

The Conservative UAW Guy said...

My comment isn't nearly as witty now that the spam comment has been removed. ;)

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Anonymous said...

Gee, I guess I ought to reconsider my policy of voting ONLY for Libertarians. Perhaps voting for EVERY Libertarian and the non-incumbent in all two way races could be an effective tactic.

NAW!!! When voting for the lesser of two evils, you still end up with evil.

signed,
the radical libertarian

Anonymous said...

Gee, I guess I ought to reconsider my policy of voting ONLY for Libertarians. Perhaps voting for EVERY Libertarian and the non-incumbent in all two way races could be an effective tactic.

NAW!!! When voting for the lesser of two evils, you still end up with evil.

signed,
the radical libertarian

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