Daily Archives: December 29, 2009

Congressional Reform Act of 2010

Here is a plan that should get implemented. This was emailed to me. The writer is unknown. It is appearing all over the internet. Someone should turn this into real legislation, that would give me some Hope and Change I could believe in!

Congressional Reform Act of 2010

1. Term Limits: 12 years only, one of the possible options below.
    A. Two Six year Senate terms
    B. Six Two year House terms
    C. One Six year Senate term and three Two Year House terms

 Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career.  The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, serve your term(s), then go home and back to work. 
 
 2.  No Tenure / No Pension: 
    A congressman collects a salary while in office and receives no pay when they are out of office.
    

 Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career.  The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, serve your term(s), then go home and back to work. 
 
 3.  Congress (past, present & future) participates in Social Security:
 

 All funds in the Congressional retirement fund moves to the Social Security system immediately.  All future funds flow into the Social Security system, Congress participates with the American people. 

  Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career.  The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, server your term(s), then go home and back to work. 
 
4. Congressional members can purchase their own retirement plan just as all Americans.

 Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career.  The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, serve your term(s), then go home and back to work. 

5. Congress will no longer vote themselves a pay raise.  Congressional pay will rise by the lower of CPI or 3%.

 Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career.  The Founding Fathers envisioned  citizen legislators, serve your term(s), then go home and back to work. 
 

6. Congress looses their current health care system and participates in the same health care system as the American people.
 
 Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career.  The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, serve your term(s), then go home and back to work. 
7. Congress must equally abide in all laws they impose on the American people. 
8. All contracts with past and present congressmen are void effective 1/1/11.  
 
The American people did not make this contract with congressmen, congressmen made all these contracts for themselves.
   
 Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career.  The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, serve your term(s), then go home and back to work.  
 

 

The answer to Health Care Reform – Nullification!

The Tenth Amendment (Amendment X) of the United States Constitution, which is part of the Bill of Rights, was ratified on December 15, 1791. The Tenth Amendment restates the Constitution’s principle of Federalism.  

“The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.” 

What is nullification and why is it important? 

Nullification is a right guaranteed to the states through the constitution. Originally written by Thomas Jefferson in 1798, nullification is the process by which a state can void a federal law within its’ own borders. Simply put if the federal government passes laws that it does not have the authority to pass the states have a right to void them.

Jefferson worried that there was no protection for the states if the federal government overstepped its Constitutional Authority. Jefferson believed that because the states formed the federal government and ratified the Constitution, that they had the power to decide if laws passed by the federal government were Constitutional.

The only power given to the federal government is found in Article I Section 8 of the Constitution, all other powers belong to the states. Jefferson believed that the states had the right to tell Washington no, if the laws they were imposing were unfair to their citizens.  

How nullification works:

If the federal government passes a law that is unconstitutional a state legislature writes a resolution, passes it, then sends it to the be signed by the governor telling the federal government that the law does not exist in that state This is well within the states duties and rights.

Currently, as many as twenty five states are considering nullification tactics against a wide variety of proposed federal laws such as Real ID, gun control and health care reform. This is the answer for turning back the final health care bill that is ultimately coming. 

So here is how to DEMAND nullification: 

  • Call all of your state level representatives and tell them you want the health care reform bill nullified.
  • Send letters to all state representatives urging them to talk to your governor
  • Spread the word, tell everyone you know who is against this bill to do the same. 

Here is a sample letter, which I found on notintexas.org which I have modified: 

To  Representative: 

You are my representative in the (Your State Government) and I am asking you to represent me in the attack of the federal government against my personal liberties. I am asking you to stand up to for freedom and express to the United States Government that when they overstep Constitutional authority, (Your State) will not fall victim to their tyranny. The growth of the federal government and the slow method at which they have been taking our freedom is spinning out of control.  

As a citizen of (Your State), I want you to know that I am afraid of the steps the federal government is taking to compromise my freedom. I am also worried about the steps the federal government is taking to bypass the Constitution that was designed to protect me. I am signing this petition to ask you to protect me from the federal government. Sign a resolution of nullification for all legislation passed by the United States Government starting as soon as the resolution is signed. Write a resolution that states that any bill passed will not become law in (Your State) without the (Your State) Government passing the law. The resolution must also say that the (Your State) Government is not to change any meetings and must adhere to the State Constitution’s meeting schedule. Under the powers of the Tenth Amendment, (Your State) reserves the right to accept and reject all federal legislation.  

I am asking that if necessary a Special Session called by (Your Governor). I am asking you as my representative to request one be called. I am also asking you to have the resolution ready to be entered into both houses with the same language to smooth out this process as quickly as possible. This is necessary to ensure my freedoms and yours, so act with haste.  

Sincerely, 

Your Name 

I do not know if every state Constitution has provisions for nullification but many do. We need to use this Constitutional right to protect our freedom and liberty. Educate yourself on the protections that your state provides and take whatever action is needed to fight back against unconstitutional actions by the federal government. This is a call for a peaceful and legal response to unfair actions by the federal government.

Wake up America! The Constitution provides tools for us to control the federal government should it become out of control. Now is the time to use them. Now is the time for action. Now is the time for nullification. 

Restore the Republic, Wield your Constitutional Rights, Reject Intrusive Federal Government!

“The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government — lest it come to dominate our lives and interests.” — Patrick Henry

Obama signs INTERPOL Protection Act

Once again the President of new transparency and accountability quiet changes U.S. policy by way of an Executive Order without any public announcement. On December 17, 2009 President Obama signed an Executive Order amending previous E.O. #12425 originally signed by Ronald Reagan. The amendment removes safeguards put in place by Reagan that gave INTERPOL some latitude to operate within the U.S. while providing the U.S. government some oversight to their activities. President Obama’s Executive Order amending President Ronald Reagans’ 1983 EO 12425 and places INTERPOL above the United States Constitution and beyond the legal reach of our own top law enforcement agencies. In effect, Obama has given INTERPOL diplomatic immunity, exemption from being subject to search and seizure by law enforcement, exemption from U.S. taxes, and immunity from FOIA requests.

Andy McCarthy of the National Review asks, “Why would we elevate an international police force above American law? Why would we immunize an international police force from the limitations that constrain the FBI and other American law-enforcement agencies? Why is it suddenly necessary to have, within the Justice Department, a repository for stashing government files which, therefore, will be beyond the ability of Congress, American law-enforcement, the media, and the American people to scrutinize?”

Ironically, INTERPOL’s central operations office in the United States is located at the Justice Department offices. It is staffed with American law enforcement officers working under the aegis of INTERPOL. Now they can operate within our government buildings, with full diplomatic immunity, with inaccessible files and our hands are tied if we don’t like what is going on. I see what’s in it for them but what is in it for us? 

Is this a precursor to more damaging moves by the President? Some speculate that he will once again make America a signatory to the International Criminal Court. This change will surrender American sovereignty to an international body whose INTERPOL enforcement arm has already been elevated above the Constitution and American domestic law enforcement. Read the Amendment below: 

The White House

Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release

December 17, 2009

Executive Order — Amending Executive Order 12425

EXECUTIVE ORDER
- – - – - – -
AMENDING EXECUTIVE ORDER 12425 DESIGNATING INTERPOL
AS A PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION ENTITLED TO
ENJOY CERTAIN PRIVILEGES, EXEMPTIONS, AND IMMUNITIES

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including section 1 of the International Organizations Immunities Act (22 U.S.C. 288), and in order to extend the appropriate privileges, exemptions, and immunities to the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL), it is hereby ordered that Executive Order 12425 of June 16, 1983, as amended, is further amended by deleting from the first sentence the words “except those provided by Section 2(c), Section 3, Section 4, Section 5, and Section 6 of that Act” and the semicolon that immediately precedes them.

BARACK OBAMA

THE WHITE HOUSE,
December 16, 2009.

In the spirit of the promised transparency, at a minimum the President owes the American public an explanation of his action. We need to understand why an international law enforcement arm that supports the world court which we are not a part of has been given status that places it above our Constitution. 

Wake up America! The clock is ticking and this administration is moving at break neck speed to “fundamentally transform America.” Our sovereignty, freedom and liberty are at risk. It is time to start holding this President accountable to the standards he set for himself. This is another example of the drive toward a world controlled by the U.N. This is not the Hope and Change that most of those who voted for Barack Obama expected. It is time to let the White House know that we do not want to be part of a “New World Order”. 

Restore the Republic, Reject Global Governance!

 “They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”  ~Benjamin Franklin, Historical Review of Pennsylvania, 1759