Wisconsin Senate passes resolution calling for Democrats to be taken into police custody

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posted on Mar, 3 2011 @ 02:48 PM
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Originally posted by shockologist

Originally posted by ThinkingCap
Why run?
Why not vote no?


Because they don't have the #'s


Seriously? Do you people listen to yourselves? It doesn't take any guts to vote no to a bill you do not agree with, especially when you are the minority and your vote doesn't matter at all.

However, when you can go to get re-elected, saying you did everything in your power to fight against the bill may help with your voter base.

This is just a political strategy. I still don't think it will work, but it might help them get re-elected.




posted on Mar, 3 2011 @ 02:53 PM
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Like I told someone else...the healthcare reform was debated for well over a year before anything was ever passed. Much longer than most pieces of legislation.
Maybe if those 14 runaways were there at the state house, they could be part of a 'one sided' debate too.

It really is two sides of the same coin.

ETA: My point was, and I don't think you missed it, that the US Senate Republicans (the minority party) could have ran away to another country and held the Healthcare bill hostage.

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posted on Mar, 3 2011 @ 02:55 PM
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Bravo! My sentiments exactly!!! This whole thing is just Unconstitutional. Everybody needs to open their eyes. This type of stuff is definitely moving us towards a 'police state'!!!



posted on Mar, 3 2011 @ 02:59 PM
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Do you concede that your source says the same thing as the US Constitution, in regards to the acts of membership, behavior, and adjournment?



posted on Mar, 3 2011 @ 03:02 PM
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Of course. There's no argument there. It's semantics when it comes down to it. I content that the Democrats have not broken any laws. I DO conceed that they have violated rules of the Wisconson legislature and that the Repbulicans have every right to bring the Democrats back "in such manner and under such penalties as each house may provide". I am not sure if they would have the right to use state police, though. I would think those were under the jurisdiction of the executive branch.

I do not conceed that the US Constitution can override state constitutions in terms of organization and structure of government. I do not see such language anywhere in there -- although I would be interested in seeing if perhaps it was agreed to in Wisconson's agreement for accession to the United States.

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posted on Mar, 3 2011 @ 03:05 PM
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I see what your saying, however:



state constitutions in terms of organization and structure of government.



Your above quote needs to be addressed. Each individual state derives their states Constitution from the US Constitution. The states use the US Constitution as a " Template" if you will. Less we forget, that the US BOR and Constitution are " suppose " to be the law of the land.



posted on Mar, 3 2011 @ 03:06 PM
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Fox News;

Wisconsin Dem.s given 1 hour to return:

~54 minutes remaining.



posted on Mar, 3 2011 @ 03:07 PM
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And then what? Did any source say what the repercussion will be?



posted on Mar, 3 2011 @ 03:07 PM
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LOL.. You forget, you are talking to a Texan. Our consitution is based on the Country of Texas' consitution, albeit, that was loosely based on the US Constitution. So yeah, I guess my experience and views on the matter are a tad skewed.

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posted on Mar, 3 2011 @ 03:12 PM
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been on my mind



posted on Mar, 3 2011 @ 03:12 PM
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Well I see, but Texas's Constitution was also derived from the US Constitution.

Article 3

Section 11 Says the same thing as the US and Wisconsin's Constitution.


Sec.A11.AARULES OF PROCEDURE; EXPULSION OF MEMBER.

Each House may determine the rules of its own proceedings, punish members for disorderly conduct, and, with the consent of two-thirds, expel a member, but not a second time for the same offense.


just so you know.

www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us...
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posted on Mar, 3 2011 @ 03:12 PM
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Originally posted by Whereweheaded
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And then what? Did any source say what the repercussion will be?


They will be detained and forced to the Senate Meeting.

We have the right to speak, but do we have the right to not speak?



posted on Mar, 3 2011 @ 03:14 PM
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No, they couldn't have, how would the nationalist voter base have responded to that? "REPUBLICANS ABANDON AMERICA FOR THE SAFETY OF MEXICO" does not sound good to conservative ears.



posted on Mar, 3 2011 @ 03:16 PM
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More like Republicans go south of the border to save American people from Obamacare.

It is all in how you write it.



posted on Mar, 3 2011 @ 03:17 PM
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Dems Fled Wisconsin to Buy Time to Pass New Union Contracts

nation.foxnews.com...

the plot thickens

Government e-mails reveal plot to stall budget repair bill



Before protesters stormed the capitol, the mayor of the city of Madison tried to pull a fast one. The governor's budget repair bill was on the fast track, and Madison Mayor Dave Ciesliewicz was racing against the clock to pass new union contracts first.

E-mails obtained by the FOX6 Investigators show that the mayor enlisted the help of State Senator Mark Miller. They both tried to convince the Secretary of State to hold up the bill by taking the maximum 10 days allowed by law before publishing the bill.

They were trying to buy some time so they could ratify new contracts to protect workers from benefit cuts. Citizens for Responsible Government Rep. Chris Kliesmet says, "This suggests, and this is a harsh word, collusion. There is collusion between some politicians and public sector employee unions. Period."



posted on Mar, 3 2011 @ 03:17 PM
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Ah.. so it does.

I still disagree that the articles relating to the organization and structure of a state's government is subordinate to that of the US Government. From my understanding, States have the right to organize their government in whatever manner that they like as long as they contribute the required members of the senate and house to the US Government. I am perfectly willing to accept that I am wrong on this point, but I have yet to see anything to the contrary.



posted on Mar, 3 2011 @ 03:19 PM
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There is collusion between some politicians and public sector employee unions.


Say it ain't so!!!



posted on Mar, 3 2011 @ 03:19 PM
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Originally posted by Stormdancer777


"This suggests, and this is a harsh word, collusion. There is collusion between some politicians and public sector employee unions. Period."


*smirk* as if that is anything new or differant.



posted on Mar, 3 2011 @ 03:21 PM
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Originally posted by Stormdancer777


been on my mind


Union members are tax payers too



posted on Mar, 3 2011 @ 03:21 PM
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They will be detained and forced to the Senate Meeting.

We have the right to speak, but do we have the right to not speak?



They would have to cross state lines to do so...and that isn't going to happen.

If they try, they will most likely be arressted by illinois police.





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