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Barney Frank: 'God Didn't Create The Filibuster'

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posted on Jan, 19 2010 @ 04:31 PM
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Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) suggested that the Senate abolish the filibuster in recent interview with Air America Radio. "It is time to shut it down," Frank said. "God didn't create the filibuster, it's part of the Senate rules." He continued: "We have a serious constitutional problem. There has been a de facto amendment of the U.S. Constitution in an anti-small-D democratic direction." "It is outrageous," Frank said. "It tends to be, in many cases, the senators from those smaller states that aggregate to get up to be the 40." Less populous states, he argued, end up with a disproportionate amount of power.



www.huffingtonpost.com...

Biden agrees.
You need to read about Sal Alinsky.




posted on Jan, 19 2010 @ 05:12 PM
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This is dangerous. It is also the case study of why our Constitutional system was devised as it was.

We need to reintegrate the several US States into their own (alleged) federal government.

How can you have a "federation" when the constituent members were kicked out almost 100 years ago?

When senators were the official representatives of the republican governments of the States of the United States, we had a fair, restrained, and accountable government. The States were the creators of the federal government.

Today, the States are "outside looking in" as evidenced by the lawsuits a number of States are preparing should "health care reform" pass. Why on earth must States resort to lawsuits?

Why? Because they have had no voice in their own federation since the 16th Amendment (forced through at the same rough time as the hated Federal Reserve and Women's Suffrage) dispossessed the States and effectively removed any possible counter-balance to Washington, DC.

After all, a "senator" popularly elected "represents" perhaps 12,000,000 citizens.

How on earth is that possible?

Simple. It is not.

The states are not represented. The people are not represented. And we learn again the simple meaning of an old English aphorism,

"He that pays the piper, calls the tune."

LORD have mercy on the United States. May God bless these united States [sic].

The Spirit of '76

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[edit on 19-1-2010 by joeofthemountain]



posted on Jan, 19 2010 @ 05:33 PM
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And Barney knows what about God? It's really been telling of late how this administration wants to gut the Constitution. Do they really think they are above the law.....I mean, they act like it.......when does it end?



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