By Henry Lamb Posted: January 30, 2010 ~ 1:00 am Eastern © 2010 President Barack Obama told reporters that he rode the same wave of public anger into office that brought Scott Brown into Ted Kennedy's Senate seat. Not quite. The wave of public anger that elected Scott Brown is focused on Obama and the congressional Democrats who are pushing his policies. The public anger is more than justified. Both the president and Congress have turned a deaf ear to the expressed will of the people throughout the first year of the new administration. Even after the candidates Obama endorsed and campaigned for in Virginia, New Jersey and Massachusetts all lost convincingly, Democrat strategists are advising the leadership to "show character" by fighting even harder to impose government-controlled health care. They would, were it not for the inconvenient fact that every representative and 33 senators must face the "angry public" at the polls this year. All across the country, local, state, and national organizations are preparing to choose a new future for America. The future America wants is controlled by neither Democrats nor Republicans, but by elected officials who honor their pledge to "…preserve, protect, and defend" the U.S. Constitution. Instead of its 11th-annual national conference this year, one national grassroots organization is scheduling regional, state and local conferences around the country, focusing on ways to elect only those representatives who will publicly sign a pledge that includes ideas such as these:
- I will vote for only that legislation which contains a citation to the specific authority granted in Article 1, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution.
- I will vote against any legislation that infringes the individual right to keep and bear arms.
- I will vote for legislation that allows the use of domestic resources to achieve energy and food independence.
- I will vote against any legislation that results in a federal takeover of any private corporation, institution or entity.
These are basic constitutional principles that the federal government has forgotten over the years. The current leadership routinely ignores the limitation of power imposed upon Congress by the Constitution. This is the source of much of the public anger that has become so visible. READ FULL STORY >
- I will vote against any legislation that authorizes the United Nations to impose a tax, levy, fee, or royalty on the United States or any of its citizens.
Saturday, January 30, 2010
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