Sunday, December 26, 2010

111th Congress: Buh-Bye!

The worst, most reckless congress in my lifetime, the 111th congress is no more. Good riddance! Thanks a heap for ObamaCare and Cap and Tax, and a host of other legislation that was opposed by a significant majority of Americans. Congressman Rick Larsen said that the response to Cap and Tax at his office was not just "no", but "hell no". He voted for it anyway. Sadly, he retained his seat in the 112th congress, so Washington State's second congressional district still has no representation in Washington D.C.

The good news is, the 112th congress will start their term with a new set of rules, including a reading of The Constitution in congress as the first order of business. Furthermore,
One key change would require bill sponsors to add statements to the congressional record citing the specific constitutional authority for the actions they are proposing.
Sound familiar? "Where in the Constitution did We the People give government the authority to do that?"

Of course, good intentions pave the road to hell. It has to be more than lip service. We the People have to watch these politicians like hawks, because people like Rick Larsen still roam the halls of congress, and we already know what he thinks of We the People.


  1. While Mr. Uppiano is absolutely on the money and correct in what he is saying, progressives have skewed the phrases found in the Constitution: "necessary and proper"; general welfare; and supremacy clause to mean that the federal government can do what it will. The Supreme Court has turned the "commerce clause" into a broad permission for the federal government to do as it pleases. The states who created the federal government and gave that government limited power have been relegated to province puppets.

    If the author will read and then permit my short book-blog to be a guide on how the Constitution has been marginalized, ignored, and abused, those reading it will then be armed to defend the Constitution against all progressive attempts to manipulate or ignore it.

    The book-blog can be found at

  2. Mr. Moyes, you are correct. The Constitution has been distorted and marginalized. Any regime that distorts or ignores the Constitution is untrustworthy and dangerous. James Madison had this to say about "general welfare".

    I hope the question "Where in the Constitution did We the People give you the authority to do that?" will start a national discussion and education movement that will expose the "progressive" agenda.


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