GOP members of congress takes the verbal oath to uphold and defend the United States Constitution. And there-after sign a pledge to a special interest group, (Grover Norquist‘s Americans for Tax Reform), which is not part of the U.S. Constitution. That pledge is for GOP members to say, “NO” to raising taxes. Are these GOP members aware of the jurisprudence of taken the oath of office? The U.S. Constitution does give congress the power to raise taxes. And the power to borrow money to pay expenses of government. I will give you that part of the constitution later in this blog.
For the GOP to say “no new taxes.” They obstruct U.S. Government from moving forward. How can they say, no new revenue? When we have an ongoing ten-year war debt, in a rescission, 21 million unemployed, an increase in the aged population. With an ever-increasing number of severe hurricanes, and tornadoes.
How does government protect the needs of its citizens without raising revenue? The GOP respond by cutting spending on the middle class, the poor, seniors, and the unemployed. At the same time given the wealthy lower taxes. This makes the GOP members like a reverse Robin Hood; taken from those at the bottom of the social-economic group, and given to the wealthy. This is the GOP’s idea of small government.
I would like to remind the GOP members that they were elected to congress to serve all the people of the United States. And not to just serve their congressional district. If their ideology is loyalty to their congressional district. Maybe they should only run for office in local district politic. They seem to be small-minded for small government. After all, we are not a small nation. Our Federal Government need to be smart enough to include all the people of the United States of America.
I would like to quote the sub-text of: The Preamble.
1. “In order to form a more perfect union.”
2. “To establish justice.”
3. “To insure domestic tranquility.”
4. “To provide for the common defense.”
5. “To promote the general welfare.”
6. “To secure the blessing of liberty (freedom) for ourselves and our posterity.”
The GOP members need to re-read the constitution, and get to know why our fore-father wrote this document, (constitution) for our nation as a democracy. It was written for the House of Representatives and the Senate to work closely with one another if they are to get anything done. The constitution is a document of the people, by the people, and for the people in all of the states.
How does our constitution apply to members of congress, and their duties to serve the people of the United States of America?
THE LEGISLATIVE (lawmaking) BRANCH OF GOVERNMENT
SECTION 8. Powers of Congress
I give you the sub-text below.
1. “The power to raise and collect taxes to pay expense of government.”
2. “The power to borrow money on the credit of the United States Government.“
SECTION 7. PASSING a BILL
All bills for raising revenue shall originate in the House of Representative; but the Senate may propose or concur with amendments as on other bills.
Why would the GOP members violate Section 7 & 8 of their Legislative duties?
SECTION 6. Congressional Privileges and Restrictions
Congress have given them-selves immunity within the constitution.
SECTION 2. The House of Representatives
The House Representatives has the sole power (power given to none other) of impeachment (act of accusing a public official of wrongdoing , which may result in his removal from office). A majority vote of the House of Representatives is necessary to impeach an official. SECTION 9. POWER DENIED CONGRESS
Maybe we should have an amendment to SECTION 9. of the constitution.
That all members of congress should not engage in or sign any pledge that would interfere with the United States Constitution. That all members of congress would sign a legal document. That they would refrain from joining or participate any special interest group’s activity or would be subject to forfeiture of pay until a budget bill is passed by the House of Representative, and the Senate. And is sent to be sign by the president before the budget due date.
Then would the GOP members still be in violation of the constitution?