OK, I consider myself a reasonable person; however, I think that Paul Ryan is the pot calling the kettle black on this one...
"We have an increasingly lawless presidency where he is actually doing the job of Congress, writing new policies and new laws without going through
Congress," Ryan said. "Presidents don't write laws, Congress does. And when he does things like he did in healthcare, delaying mandates that the
law said was supposed to occur when they were supposed to occur, that's not his job. The job of Congress is to change laws if he doesn't like them,
not the presidency."
OK your right, the prezi is bending the rules, but he may have good reason...
Check out this article:
"Every two years a new Congress is sworn in, and the current Congress is the 113th that’s been sworn in since the George Washington presidency, and
it’s well on its way to setting a very undesirable record.
The current do-nothing Congress is on track to pass fewer bills than the 112th do-nothing Congress, which passed the fewest number of bills signed
into law since record keeping began back in the 1940’s.
Right now, the 113th Congress has a pile of legislation yet to be considered, including everything from student loans, to immigration reform, post
office reform, and looming fiscal deadlines for the debt limit.
But don’t expect this latest and greatest rendition of the do-nothing Congress to get around to any of that any time soon.
Since the 113th Congress took over Capitol Hill in January, lawmakers have only managed to pass 15 bills that were signed into law by President
To put that number into perspective, it’s 8 fewer bills than in the first sixth months of the 112th Congress, and a whopping 19 fewer bills than in
the first six months of the 111th Congress.
And of those 15 bills that were passed and signed into law, very few contained legislation addressing the most serious issues affecting America
That is of course unless you count specifying “the size of the precious-metal blank that will be used in the production of the National Baseball
Hall of Fame commemorative coins” as an issue of urgent national importance.
So, how did we get to the point in Washington where Congress can’t manage to pass legislation of urgent importance, but passes a bill addressing
coinage just like that?
The stunning inaction and backlog in the 113th Congress can be traced back to January 20, 2009.
On a night when most of us were out celebrating the start of the Obama presidency, and attending galas and balls, a group of Republican lawmakers was
plotting the end of the Obama Presidency, before it had really begun.
On that night at the Caucus Room restaurant in Washington, Republican leaders on Capitol Hill plotted to intentionally sabotage and undermine the
Obama presidency at every chance possible.
As Robert Draper notes in his book, “Do Not Ask What Good We Do: Inside the U.S. House of Representatives,” the list of attendees at the Caucus
Room dinner was a virtual who’s-who of Republican power players in Washington.
On the guest list for the four hour, “invitation only” meeting were Republican Congressmen Eric Cantor, Paul Ryan, Kevin McCarthy, Pete Sessions,
Jeb Hensarling, Pete Hoekstra and Dan Lungren. Republican Senators Jim DeMint, Jon Kyl, Tom Coburn, John Ensign and Bob Corker were also in
attendance. The whole thing was orchestrated by Republican propaganda mastermind Frank Luntz.
Newt Gingrich was also in attendance, and on my radio show a few months back, he flat out admitted that the purpose of the dinner meeting was to come
up with a plan to sabotage the Obama presidency.
During the dinner, the Republican lawmakers vowed to bring Congress to an absolute standstill, regardless of how badly Congressional inaction would
hurt the already hurting American economy and people, by pledging to obstruct, filibuster and block any legislation that President Obama approved
And while the meeting at the Caucus Room was top-secret, Republican attendees at that meeting were very frank, just a couple months later, about what
Congressman Pete Sessions told the National Journal in March of 2009 that the Republican sabotage plan was all about following the tactics of the
Taliban, a terrorist organization.
Sessions said that, “Taliban Insurgency, we understand perhaps a little bit more because of the Taliban. Insurgency is the way they went about
systematically understanding how to disrupt and change a person's entire processes. And these Taliban -- is an example of how you go about to change
a person from their messaging to their operations to their frontline message. And we need to understand that Insurgency may be required when [dealing
with] the other side.”
The Texas Congressman went on to say that, “If they [democrats] do not give us those options or opportunities then we will then become Insurgency
... I think Insurgency is a mindset and an attitude that we're going to have to search for and find ways to get our message out and to be prepared to
see things for what they are, rather than trying to do something about them.”"
Whew! Long article but it brings an interesting point to mind. Our current system of government cannot even pass a bill to save the countries credit
rating until the last second, if you do not work with the other half of the aisle like ever... what exactly do you expect to happen, the country just
stops? LOL, no the prezi is making executive orders and you do not want to " impeach him" because your party is the hand that is forcing him to do
so. In my constitutional law class a few years back we were asked to examine the articles of confederation, the creating of the constitution at the
Philadelphia convention and the opinions of the framers later in life. There were disagreements between the framers such as the terms of the
Presidential office, and the powers of a centralized government over the individual. Thomas Jefferson proposed rewriting the U.S. Constitution every
twenty years, it is now 225 years old. “I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the
people under the pretense of taking care of them.” -Thomas Jefferson
And for the final thought...
Voting is a fundamental right given to us 125 years ago by the fourteenth amendment; however, recent vote restricting laws have been passed by the
republican party and supported by Paul Ryan, and they include:
Poll taxes, literacy requirements and most recently voter ID laws and a push to change state constitutions to enforce these restrictions, point is
republicans are not even trying to hide it.These tactics have been deployed to restrict voting rights to certain populations. So reality check Paul
Ryan you are correct written into our Constitution is a paragraph that forms of government should be altered when they become destructive in and of
themselves. But you are the needed alteration, your party is the needed alteration, maybe you should consider that Mr. Ryan. I remember when the
republicans were the good guys, when our congress and house worked in unison to protect the country. I do not know if my kids will ever get to see