Sunday, April 11, 2010

Lawmakers are saying Don't Know - Don't Care

In these days when we are facing very serious problems with Big Government, it is becomming apparent that our great leaders do not know or care about the Constitution of the United States of America. Our elected officials on both sides are forgetting the values for which they were elected. Following are just a few recent examples about the lack of knowledge or disrespect for our Constitution.

Article 1, Section 1 of our Constitution states "All legislative powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives." I agree some citizens may not know this answer off the top of their head, listen to what long time Representative of New Jersey, Frank LoBiondo (R)  had to say at a local town hall. He thinks it is "The Right To Free Speech." Everyone knows that is the First Amendment to the Constitution. Watch as a True Patriot questions him. You will not believe the Representatives response.

"I don't worry about the Constitution on this to be honest," are the words used by US Rep. Phil Hare (D-Ill). when confronted by a constituent on the Constituitionality of Obamacare. He went on to say, "I believe it says we have the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness." He was quickly informed his statement is in the Declaration of Independence. Hare responded with "Doesn't matter to me. Either one." Later when confronted with the same question all he could say was "I don't know. I don't know."  Video

At a Tea Party rally in Nov of 2009 Rep. John Boehner (R-Oh), House Minority Leader, addressed the crowd holding his pocket copy of the Constitution. As he was pledging to "stand here with our Founding Fathers, who wrote in the pre-amble: 'We hold these truths to be self evident ..." Those words are the opening lines of the Declaration of Independence, not the Preamble to the Constitution.  Video

Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich) was recently confronted by CNSNews with the following, “The individual mandate in the bill requires individuals to purchase health insurance. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has said that never before in the history of the United States has the federal government required any one to purchase any goods or service. What part of the Constitution do you think gives Congress the authority to mandate individuals to purchase health insurance?”

Conyers replied “Under several clauses, the good and welfare clause and a couple others. All the scholars, the constitutional scholars that I know -- I’m chairman of the Judiciary committee, as you know -- they all say that there’s nothing unconstitutional in this bill and if there were, I would have tried to correct it if I thought there were.”
The word "good" only appears once in the Constitution, in Article 3, Section 1, which deals with the Judicial Branch, not the powers of Congress.

In December Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi was asked "..where specifically does the Constitution grant Congress the authority to enact an individual health insurance mandate?" A very agitated Pelosi only responded with "Are you serious? Are you serious?" She then went on to answer another question.

The leaders should know what our Constitution says and the meaning of it, it is their job. It is very sad to think we elect officials to uphold our Constitution and We The People Know more about it than they do. As there is so much discrepency about this subject I feel all elected officials should be given a Constitutional Knowledge test at least once a year. This may sound childish but if they do not know and uphold the Constitution of our country we will continue down the road to Socialism.

Very soon we will no longer have the Freedoms we enjoy now, there will be no Constitution to uphold, we will be under the jurisdition of the Progressive Comunists. Attend town hall meetings with candidates for office, question them about the Constitution and their beliefs. If they can't or won't answer your questions, let everyone know about it. If they answer wrong, stand up and tell them and the world about it,  just as the man in the first example did.
These leaders showed complete lack of disrespect and concern for the Constitution and the Citizens of the United States of America.

Vote this November for Change We Can Really Believe In.


  1. I had to vote not sure, if you knew some of the idiots I listen to I don't think they can add 2+2 and come up with four. You mention a Constitution to them and they believe it has something to do with going to the bathroom.

  2. Thanks for sharing this terrific post! Its pretty sickening that we are having this "political revolt" because lawmakers from both parties either don't know anything about the Constitution.....or they know but do not care.

  3. The way that the politicians are talking and acting they don't know it and just don't care.

  4. I think rebel bill was a bit out of place with his comment. liberals aren't stupid, they want the same thing everyone else does. I want for my children the same thing we are all fighting for, the article was good but I didn't like rebel bill.

  5. I would have to congratulate R Bill on his comment. If Liberals are what we have running Congress and we are in such a financial mess with our country, how can you say Liberals aren't stupid. All of you try to blame it on Bush, but for four years Liberals had control of the House and Senate. From what little I read of Bill's different comments he has posted, I don't think it will tear him up to bad because you don't like him.

  6. I too think We The People should question the Congress on their knowledge of the Constitution. You know they will never go for that, because they are the ones who would have to make it a law. Every one should ask the same questions the man in the video did and share it publicly. Let's show them how stupid they are.

  7. Thanks for sharing this wiht me, as an old man, i always knew our elected officials were dumb. Maybe they should have to take a test. we need to do something to ensure they have the knowledge to lead this country.


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