… or countless thousands. How about $726,409.00? $726,409.00 was all it took for Bart Stupak to walk away from his principles, and vote for legislation that not only contains abortion language in the bill, it appropriates $7 billion for abortion services for the next 5 years. And, the language of the Bill was purposely written to skirt around the Hyde amendment. Plus sec 1303 has language that uses federal funds to subsidize health plans that cover abortion. Oh, but wait a sec… the POTUS promised an Executive Order to prohibit federal funding of abortion.
There is no Constitutional provision or statute that explicitly permits Executive Orders, and Congress at any time may overturn an executive order by passing legislation in conflict with it or by refusing to approve funding to enforce the Executive Order.
Well done Mr Stupak, you held out for a worthless compromise. And I sure that $726,409.00 grant for rural airport renovations is just coincidental too…
On standing on principle, Stupak told the Catholic News Agency on March 26th “The health care reform bill would have passed the House without the votes of Rep. Bart Stupak’s pro-life Democrats because House Speaker Nancy Pelosi “always carries a number of votes in her pocket.”
Hmm, the votes are there already… and… I cold vote my conscience… … … what’s behind door number 3 Bob?
The intent of the Census is to apportion the number of Representatives that each State may have in the U. S. House of Representatives, it is defined in the Constitution, Article 1 Section 2.
Article 1, Section 2: – The House of Representatives shall be composed of Members chosen every second Year by the People of the several States, and the Electors in each State shall have the Qualifications requisite for Electors of the most numerous Branch of the State Legislature.
No Person shall be a Representative who shall not have attained to the Age of twenty five Years, and been seven Years a Citizen of the United States, and who shall not, when elected, be an Inhabitant of that State in which he shall be chosen. Representatives and direct Taxes shall be apportioned among the several States which may be included within this Union, according to their respective Numbers, which shall be determined by adding to the whole Number of free Persons, including those bound to Service for a Term of Years, and excluding Indians not taxed, three fifths of all other Person. The actual Enumeration shall be made within three Years after the first Meeting of the Congress of the United States, and within every subsequent Term of ten Years, in such Manner as they shall by Law direct. The Number of Representatives shall not exceed one for every thirty Thousand, but each State shall have at Least one Representative; and until such enumeration shall be made, the State of New Hampshire shall be entitled to chuse three, Massachusetts eight, Rhode Island and Providence Plantations one, Connecticut five, New York six, New Jersey four, Pennsylvania eight, Delaware one, Maryland six, Virginia ten, North Carolina five, South Carolina five and Georgia three.
When vacancies happen in the Representation from any State, the Executive Authority thereof shall issue Writs of Election to fill such Vacancies.
The House of Representatives shall chuse their Speaker and other Officers; and shall have the sole Power of Impeachment.
Section 2 of the 14th Amendment to the Constitution addresses the 3/5ths rule:
Amendment 14 , Section 2 – Representatives shall be apportioned among the several States according to their respective numbers, counting the whole number of persons in each State, excluding Indians not taxed. But when the right to vote at any election for the choice of electors for President and Vice-President of the United States, Representatives in Congress, the Executive and Judicial officers of a State, or the members of the Legislature thereof, is denied to any of the male inhabitants of such State, being twenty-one years of age, and citizens of the United States, or in any way abridged, except for participation in rebellion, or other crime, the basis of representation therein shall be reduced in the proportion which the number of such male citizens shall bear to the whole number of male citizens twenty-one years of age in such State.
The U. S. Code adds additional requirements to the Census that are not in keeping with the original intent:
United States Code, Title 13 (Census), Chapter 7 (Offenses and Penalties), SubChapter II:
221. Refusal or neglect to answer questions; false answers
* (a) Whoever, being over eighteen years of age, refuses or willfully neglects, when requested by the Secretary, or by any other authorized officer or employee of the Department of Commerce or bureau or agency thereof acting under the instructions of the Secretary or authorized officer, to answer, to the best of his knowledge, any of the questions on any schedule submitted to him in connection with any census or survey provided for by subchapters I, II, IV, and V of chapter 5 of this title, applying to himself or to the family to which he belongs or is related, or to the farm or farms of which he or his family is the occupant, shall be fined not more than $100.
* (b) Whoever, when answering questions described in subsection (a) of this section, and under the conditions or circumstances described in such subsection, willfully gives any answer that is false, shall be fined not more than $500.
* (c) Notwithstanding any other provision of this title, no person shall be compelled to disclose information relative to his religious beliefs or to membership in a religious body.
Race and home ownership, like religious beliefs have no place in the determination of representation, however, religious belief is spelled out and expressly forbidden from being on the Census.
Welcome to the Cement Lagoon! Since the election, we have taken some time to reflect on just what our purpose is here. We thought long a hard about whether or not to continue on with the Blog or which direction we should take if we should decide to continue. For those of you that have ever read our stuff, we are hard hitting and hold nothing back. We do our best to fact check and hold our conservative representatives accountable while being as consistent as possible.
We fight for those things we hold dear. Duty to God, Duty to family, and Duty to county, for lower taxes, and limited Government, preservation of the Constitution, the sanctity of life, and the sanctity of the family, preserving U.S. jobs, growing the economy, and protecting our interests both at home and abroad.
The Republican Party, the Party of Lincoln, is dead. It breathed its last breath when the Liberals in our midst took control and nominated the worst candidate in GOP history. The ‘big tent’ has fallen on us, and we will either climb out from underneath it, or be suffocated by the sheer weight of it. Yes, we fell in with the McCain crowd, but it was only after we were given no other choices. And needless to say, none of us were very happy about having to throw our lot in with everyone else that supported McCain.
So where do we go from here? We soldier on… we continue our fight to wrestle control of our Party away from the liberal wing and back into the hands of the conservative again. It may require we start a brand new Party dedicated to preserving the values that we hold dear.
We are the Republican conservatives in captivity, and we promise to continue to be bold, determined, unwavering, and unapologetic for each and every stance we take.
May God continue to bless America.