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jct74
04-30-2016, 02:29 PM
Congressman Thomas Massie: If Kentucky Representatives did What DC Reps do, they would be in Jail!

TIM BROWN
APRIL 25, 2016

Kentucky Congressman Thomas Massie has long taken stands for the people. Last week, Rep. Massie called for a roll-call vote on a billion-dollar foreign aid bill. Because of his demand, the people of America are able to see how their representatives voted on the bill. Without that demand, the bill would have been passed by the voices of only about twelve representatives. How is this representative government? It isn't and Massie said if local politicians functioned in such a manner, they would find themselves in jail.

Congressman Massie was interviewed on the morning after the vote by Brian Thomas at KRC-Radio in Cincinnati, Ohio. He told Thomas that the money contained in that bill was nothing more than "a one billion dollars slush fund for the president." In fact, Massie pointed out that four bills passed by voice votes on the very same day, which he didn't even have an opportunity to read!

Massie explained that these actions were unlawful. He said, "Regardless of what the rules and practices of the House are, the Constitution says the House has to have a quorum to do business in other words to pass bills. A quorum is defined in the Constitution as a majority. There are 435 members of Congress, so a majority of 218 members must be present to do this. Yet, they commonly do it with less than a dozen members on the floor."

While he did say that this has been going on for a long time, the majority of the time, it was used to name Post Offices or for technical corrections to a bill. However, since the camel got its nose under the tent, it has been used to pass unconstitutional spending bills to the tune of billions of dollars each. That means that only about a dozen or so representatives actually vote on this legislation.

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phill4paul
04-30-2016, 02:37 PM
So, why are the people not enforcing the Constitution against their representatives? It's more than likely due to the fact that we have not built up the Constitutional militia. After all, they are the ones who enforce the laws of the Constitution. So, let's build up that militia, the Constitutional one, and let's start enforcing the law against these criminals. - Tim Brown

I'm game. Can we get another 99,999 takers?