Constitution Has Lasted 400 Years Says Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas)

Sheila Jackson Lee I am a queen and the US Constitution is 400 years old

Well, Congress was having a nice little chat amongst themselves about trying to get the President to enforce the laws, which are his executive obligation, and that some say he has forsaken, when the good gentlewoman from Texas, Democratic Congresswoman Ms. Sheila Jackson Lee, stepped up to the podium and said,

“Maybe I should offer a good thanks to the distinguished members of the majority, the Republicans, my chairman and others, for giving us an opportunity to have a deliberative constitutional discussion that reinforces the sanctity of this nation and how well it is that we have lasted some 400 years, operating under a constitution that clearly defines what is constitutional and what is not,”

Four hundred years? Did I hear that right? We’ve been operating under a Constitution for 400 years? Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) is supposed to be an educated woman. Is it possible that her Ivy League (Yale) education failed her? She purportedly has a law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law. Did her failings at Yale go undetected by her law professors? Do they even teach Constitutional law there in the home state of the man who wrote the Constitution and founded the very school from which she is alleged to have graduated?

It’s got to make you wonder what she went to law school for. Surely it wasn’t to learn about the Constitution. And surely it wasnt to discover what the Constitution clearly defines and what it does not. Sadly, in America, apparently you don’t need to know the Constitution to know the law to either legislate it, practice it, or sit in a judicial capacity. You just have to think you do. And Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) thinks she knows, she thinks she knows a lot more than she really does.

What she does know about the Constitution is what she can read from between the lines and from the invisible ink that she sees so clearly in her warped sense of juris prudence. She’s kind of like the Barney Fife of the legislative process, but in all fairness to Barney Fife that would be an insult to Barney Fife.

Fortunately, Ms Sheila Jackson Lee’s (D-TX) lesson in history held no sway and the “Enforce the Law Act of 2014” was passed.

H.R. 4138, or the “Chief Executive Who Doesn’t Faithfully Observe and Respect Congressional Enactments Needs to Get Off of His Ass and Take Care of Business Like He Should and Enforce the Law Act of 2014,” passed in the US House of Representative 233-181.

The bill now goes to the Senate where the chances of this bill passing are about as great President Obama actually obeying the law as he has not yet found that responsibility to be of his liking. However, he still does like playing golf a lot, shopping at the GAP, and long midnight strolls on the beach “alone.”

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Georgia Leads the Way on States’ Rights: 1st to Pass Article V Resolution

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Somebody tell the good folks in Philadelphia to ring the Liberty Bell because Georgia is the first state in history to pass a resolution that calls for a Convention of States which proposes Constitutional amendments. A Convention of States, called a constitutional convention by many,  can be convened when requested by two-thirds of the states.

The Georgia Resolution states:

 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF
 GEORGIA that the General Assembly of the State of Georgia hereby applies to Congress,
 under the provisions of Article V of the Constitution of the United States, for the calling of
 a convention of the states limited to proposing amendments to the United States Constitution
 that impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, limit the power and jurisdiction of
 the federal government, and limit the terms of office for its officials and for members of
 Congress.

Citing that “the founders of the Constitution of the United States empowered state legislators to be guardians of liberty against future abuses of power by the federal government,” the legislators have started the ball rolling to use one of the two ways that proposals to Constitution may be made as described in Article V of the Constitution.

Up until now the tried and true method of proposing amendments to the Constitution has been the domain of Congress where two-thirds of both the Senate and the House of Representatives are required. Ratifying an amendment then requires three-fourths of the states for approval.

Not all amendment proposals are approved. Remember the ERA Amendment? Only 35 states of the required 38 ratified that amendment. Congress had put a time limit on ratification and it expired in 1982 before it could be approved.

Best-selling author and nationally syndicated conservative radio talk show host Mark Levin first proposed a constitutional convention using Article V of the Constitution to add amendments in his book “The Liberty Amendments: Restoring the American Republic,” where he suggested adding eleven.

State Representative Buzz Brockway (R-Lawrenceville), the resolution’s primary sponsor in the Georgia House said,

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Freedom Is Just Another Word For All You Got To Lose

Obama Merriam Webster Dictionary for Democratsfreedom

free·dom  noun \ˈfrē-dəm\

Definition of FREEDOM

1 :  the quality or state of being free: as

a:  the absence of necessity, coercion, or constraint in choice or action

b:  liberation from slavery or restraint or from the power of another :  independence

Well, that’s how Merriam Webster’s online dictionary describes it.

But freedom has a different meaning in an Obama world.

In Obama’s Merriam-Webster Dictionary for Democrats freedom kinda looks like forced collection of assets for collective re-distribution.

Remarks made by President Obama at the DNC’s Winter Meeting re-defined the meaning of  “freedom” for Democrats and a lot of it had to do with personal irresponsibility.

That’s the Democratic way. That’s progressive.

And by the way, when did Thomas Jefferson join the Democratic Party?

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