Congresswoman Bachmann has promised to start holding weekly classes on The Constitution, The Bill of Rights, and The Declaration of Independence. She will be inviting all newly elected members as well as encouraging the existing members to attend as well. She will be inviting in experts to hold these classes that will be one hour before they are required to be on the floor for the first vote of the day. Now, while I think that this is great news, but shouldn't they have known all this information before they took the oath saying that they will be defending it?
Bachmann started The Tea Party Caucus, so this will be very popular among them, but I wonder how popular it is going to be among the members of congress. The sad truth is that we have people in office on both sides of the aisle that have zero interest in the defending the constitution if it gets in the way of party and ideology. This coming election is not going to change that. While we have more republicans in office, not all of them will be on the side of the constitution, therefore not really being on the side of the everyday American.
I have been going to a constitution class that meets monthly for a while now. If you actually read the constitution you will find that the federal government is doing things on a daily basis that they have no power to do. This isn't something that can change anytime soon. This is a generational change that has to be made to our government. The federal government uses outright bribery to get what they want. One great example of this is the legal drinking age. The federal government has no ability to create a federal drinking age. But, if you notice we have one. While the laws are passed by individual states, they were forced into making that change virtually by force. The federal government put restrictions on the money that is given to them by the federal government for state roads and other transportation issues. Back in the early 80's MADD was very active and pushed legislators to make this change. Now, I am not saying that it is a bad law, I am just saying that the individual states should have the right to decide for themselves what that age is. Any state that did not raise its drinking age to 21 by a date certain would no longer qualify for the federal funds. Since the states rely on this money they are not in the position to turn it down, they all capitulated and raised the drinking age to 21. This is completely unconstitutional, yet we see it happen over and over again. Will this change by simply having a weekly class? I guess we will have to wait and see.
A belief in the written constitution. The belief that we are responsible for ourselves and for our families. The belief that we are allowed to fail. The belief in a strong national defense are a few of the things that make me just a conservative girl.
"Fascism should more properly be called corporatism because it is the merger of state and corporate power." -- Benito Mussolini
"I say this not to the teachers, but to their unions: If education were a war, you would be losing it. If it were a business, you would be driving it into bankruptcy. If it were a patient, it would be dying." Bob Dole
Yes, House Republicans have been in power for 5 hours and they have not passed their entire agenda. The New York Times things they should be canned and Democrats put back in charge. Don Surber
"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
"So I say huzzah to the 112th congress for reading the Constitution, for acting like it matters. It does. The Constitution may not be sacred, but the sacred has no better friend than the Constitution." Pat Archibold
"53% of Democrats have a postive view of socialism. 100% of republicans think those 53% are morons." Mark Levin
"Corrupt the young. Get them away from religion. Get them interested in sex. Make them superficial; destroy their ruggedness." First plank of the communist strategy for revolution - confiscated in Dusseldorf, Germany in 1919
"If you believe this isn't going to cost the government anything, you are likely to see leprechauns riding on unicorns with pots of gold circling the capitol" Rep. Devin Nunes, CA-21 on healthcare "reform".
"Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views, but then are shocked and offended to discover that there are other views". William F. Buckley, Jr.
"The Republicans were laughing and waving the American flag, and I thought that was ourtrageous behavior" Maxine Waters
"The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But under the name of 'liberalism' they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a Socialist nation, without knowing how it happened." Norman Thomas
I am a Republican, a black, dyed in the wool Republican, and I never intend to belong to any other party than the party of freedom and progress. Frederick Douglas
Don't go around saying that the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first. Mark Twain
I freed thousands of slaves, and could have freed thousands more, if they had known they were slaves. Harriet Tubman
But I think the most important thing I have figured out was how not to lose hope even when things are bad and it feels like it won't get better. It will get better. You just have to keep working at it and moving forward. Homeless & Conservative
The way to crush the middle class is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation. Vladimer Lenin
There is all the difference in the world between treating people equally and attempting to make them equal. F.A. Hayek