Thursday, March 18, 2010

Let's pass Health Care without even voting on it.

If you're like me and you've been wondering how our country has become so convoluted here is a live example in current time. Members of our Congress like Nancy Pelosi are actually talking about passing a major piece of legislation without even requiring a vote. Yes, you heard me correctly. Passing a bill without an actual vote. Where is that in the Constitution? One of the things our founding fathers went into great detail over in the Constitution was how a bill becomes a law, and they always require a vote.

U.S. Constitution Article 1 Section 7

"Every Bill which shall have passed the House of Representatives and the Senate, shall, before it become a Law, be presented to the President of the United States; If he approve he shall sign it, but if not he shall return it, with his Objections to that House in which it shall have originated, who shall enter the Objections at large on their Journal, and proceed to reconsider it. If after such Reconsideration two thirds of that House shall agree to pass the Bill, it shall be sent, together with the Objections, to the other House, by which it shall likewise be reconsidered, and if approved by two thirds of that House, it shall become a Law. But in all such Cases the Votes of both Houses shall be determined by Yeas and Nays, and the Names of the Persons voting for and against the Bill shall be entered on the Journal of each House respectively."

The Slaughter Rule would pass the health care overhaul through the House and potentially avoid a direct vote on the Senate bill by dictating that the Senate version of the bill is automatically passed through the chamber once the House passes a corrections bill making changes to it. In other words they vote that they agree on making changes but not whether or not they want to pass the whole bill.

This is what our country is coming to? Forget Health Care, if this goes down you can write the constitution off, it's game over for our free society. It will mark the end of the American Dream. Our Children s Children will have no idea what that means when our Government can decide when and how to pass any regulation it sees fit.



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