Levin: Expel Louise Slaughter from the House

For background, see the earlier post on Congresswoman Louise Slaughter’s efforts to find a way to pass the Senate version of ObamaCare without actually voting on it. Radio host Mark Levin is… well, “pissed off” is the only way to describe it and he calls for Slaughter’s expulsion from the House, even though he knows the effort will fail. Tito’s queued up the tape; here’s Levin:

Frankly, I agree with him. Even though she will never be expelled, the Republicans have to do this to make the public aware of just what a naked, unconstitutional power-grab is underway here. This isn’t just fudging a bit here and there to get past some parliamentary inconveniences. No, this is nothing less than usurpation on the part of the legislative majority and an act of tyranny. As Jim Geraghty observed this morning in his Morning Jolt newsletter:

Are they out of their minds? What, the town hall meetings of last summer were too genteel and conciliatory for House Democrats’ tastes? Trying some sort of stunt like this in order to pass a bill without actually making members vote for it — that’s the sort of thing that takes “armed insurrection” talk out of the realm of chat rooms. We’ve long suspected that the Constitution means nothing to our counterparts on the left, but the idea of working around the requirement that bills be passed by the House strikes a new and disturbing we’ve-lost-democracy note.

Levin in his rant claims that the Slaughter Rule violates Article 1, Section 7, Clause 2 of the US Constitution. For reference, here’s the clause in question:

Every Bill which shall have passed the House of Representatives and the Senate, shall, before it become a Law, be presented to the President of the United States; if he approve he shall sign it, but if not he shall return it, with his Objections to that House in which it shall have originated, who shall enter the Objections at large on their Journal, and proceed to reconsider it. If after such Reconsideration two thirds of that House shall agree to pass the Bill, it shall be sent, together with the Objections, to the other House, by which it shall likewise be reconsidered, and if approved by two thirds of that House, it shall become a Law. But in all such Cases the Votes of both Houses shall be determined by Yeas and Nays, and the Names of the Persons voting for and against the Bill shall be entered on the Journal of each House respectively. If any Bill shall not be returned by the President within ten Days (Sundays excepted) after it shall have been presented to him, the Same shall be a Law, in like Manner as if he had signed it, unless the Congress by their Adjournment prevent its Return, in which Case it shall not be a Law.

The highlighted portions are what I believe Levin has specifically in mind. A bill cannot be considered passed and ready for presentation to the President unless it has been voted on and the Yeas and Nays recorded in the House ledger with the name of each person voting and how they voted.

Can the Democrats be sued for false advertising for using the word “democratic” in their name?

(via Hot Air)

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    Tyrants do not care about “laws.” Tyrants do not care about “the will of the people.” Tyrants do not care about “the people’s welfare.” Tyrants care only about CONTROL.

    When you consider that certain of the Quisling Party face certain defeat in November, and yet they STILL insist on forcing this through, you must realize that there has to be a lot more to this than meets the eye.

    This is not the America I grew up in. At age 72, I have seen the many changes that have occurred, and none have been for the better. America is no longer America; it is UN-America, having been taken over by the UN-Americans. Our president is a case in point; this man is NOT an American! He is an African, and I’m not being racist here. I have no problems with a black president (or any other color, for that matter) as a matter of principle. But I DO have a problem with an UN-American of ANY color. I DO have a problem with Chicago-style thug politics, color aside. I DO have a problem with Socialism and the other “isms” that are being crammed into us, public be damned. I DO have a problem with conniving thieves and liars, particularly those who violate the public trust. In short: the UN-Americans.

    What’s more, God also has a problem with UN-America; He is sending His judgment on this nation, and, unfortunately, Barack Hussein Obama is part and parcel of His judgment. The Lord has spoken to us many times since 1992 concerning His intents and purposes for UN-America, especially since June 1998.

    And we’re not the only ones He has so informed; David Wilkerson has been an American prophet for over 50 years. The wickedness we see all around us has been prophesied for many years. And so has the coming destruction of America.

    Louise Slaughter? She’s just one of many. The entire Quisling Party is likeminded, spiritually and otherwise. And when UN-America’s enemies come to strip her carcass (metaphorically speaking), they will have allies amongst the Quislings. This is what the Lord has spoken to us, and He will surely bring His Words to pass. And it will happen very soon.

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