Staff Writer, DL Mullan
News / Government
Congress is tired of its deplorable success rate. So Republican lawmakers have devised a plan to set the record straight. Is this sign an omen for what's to come? Is Congress going to balance an already imbalanced, out of control, unapologetic federal government?
Here is the plan:
The "legal action against the President" would be, according to an aide for Rep. Rice, "for ignoring Article II, Section 3 of the Constitution." Article II, Section 3 of the Constitution states,
He shall from time to time give to the Congress information of the state of the union, and recommend to their consideration such measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient; he may, on extraordinary occasions, convene both Houses, or either of them, and in case of disagreement between them, with respect to the time of adjournment, he may adjourn them to such time as he shall think proper; he shall receive ambassadors and other public ministers; he shall take care that the laws be faithfully executed, and shall commission all the officers of the United States.
"CIVIL ACTION.—The House of Representatives shall bring a civil action in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia for declaratory or injunctive relief to challenge any of the following policies or actions:
(1) The policy of the Department of Health and Human Services that, with respect to health insurance coverage that is renewed for a policy year during the period beginning January 1, 2014, and ending October 1, 2014, health insurance issuers may continue to offer coverage that would otherwise be terminated or cancelled for being out of compliance with various requirements of title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act and corresponding portions of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act and the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as announced by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services on November 14, 2013.
(2) The 1-year delay in the application of the reporting requirements of sections 6055 and 6056 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (and related requirements of section 4980H of such Code), as provided under Department of the Treasury Notice 2013–45, as announced by the Department of the Treasury on July 2, 2013.
(4) The authorization, approval, renewal, modification, or extension of any experimental, pilot, or demonstration project under section 1115 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1315) that waives compliance with a requirement of section 407 of such Act (42 U.S.C. 607) through a waiver of section 402 of such Act (42 U.S.C. 602).
The cosignees are as follows:
29 members of Congress are co-sponsoring Rice's Resolution: Bachmann (MN-06), Bridenstine (OK-01), Chaffetz (UT-03), J. Duncan (SC-03), DeSantis (FL-06), Franks (AZ-08), Gowdy (SC-04), Harris (MD-01), Lamborn (CO-05), LaMalfa (CA-01), Marino (PA-10), McClintock (CA-04), Meadows (NC-11), Nunnelee (MS-01), Pittenger (NC-09), Posey (FL-08), Tom Price (GA-06), Ribble (WI-08), Salmon (AZ-05), Sanford (SC-01), Schweikert (AZ-06), Stewart (UT-02), Stockman (TX-36), Walberg (MI-07), Weber (TX-14), Wenstrup (OH-02), Williams (TX-25), Joe Wilson (SC-02), and Yoho FL-03.
However is this action plan too late? Or is this pomp and circumstance? Just a way to use media and grandstanding to your favor?
Our government including the legislative branch works outside the boundaries of the Constitution. Nearly every politician has committed treason against the American people by "levying war against them" by signing away our sovereignty to foreign entities through agreements and treaties (et al). As well as "in adhering to their enemies, giving them aid or comfort," the American government has given monetary and military assistance to "Al-qaeda" and other terrorist organizations abroad.
The only way anyone in Washington D.C. can begin to repair the damage of the last fifty years is to return to American values. Not the pseudo pacifistic religious cult-like circus atmosphere we have had to endure but to follow the Constitution and stop selling out our freedoms to a corrupt corporate and megarich elite class who want to rule with an iron curtain and fist.
America is about freedom for all. It's about living by a constructed set of laws. It's about defending the defenseless against aggressors.
When are we going to get back to honoring ourselves and respecting others? Before or after impeaching the President of the United States?
While you are at it Congress, impeach yourselves for equal guilt. For you as well have forgotten:
This nation was founded by many men of many nations and backgrounds. It was founded on the principle that all men are created equal, and that the rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.