Twelve Ways the Republicans Can Salvage this Country if Pelosi Uses the â€œSlaughter Ruleâ€
By: Jim Byrd
They finally did it. The Democrats have officially sanctioned mob rule, Ochlocracy, to be referred to therein as Mobocracy, America’s new form of government by a vote of 222-203. This victorious vote by the congressional Mobocracy has delegated to Nancy Pelosi– one of the most reprobate and obtuse politicians in this country’s history– to, with her signature pell-mell modus operandi, “deem” legislation approved without the constitutionally mandated approval of each house of Congress. With one vote, the rule of law that has shielded this country from anarchy has been replaced with a one-party collective dictatorship. Whether she acts on it is another story.
What I don’t understand is all the hand-wringing by the Republicans over their disdain for the Democrats in the House of Representatives inclination to, in direct violation of the Constitution, pass the Senate’s version of the health care reform bill in concert with their own bill, even though the Senate’s version is starkly different.
What is a Democrat Party with felonious predisposition to do if legislation cannot get the 60 votes required to move a bill to the Senate floor for a legitimate vote, and does not have the votes to win an aberrant reconciliation up and down vote on said legislation? Simple, just have the House vote to approve the Senate bill in the stead of the Senate. This procedural measure, coined the Slaughter Rule, would allow the House to simultaneously and illegitimately approve both bills. The procedure is also known as the “self-executing rule,” or “Deem and Pass,” not to be confused with the political self-executions the Democratic Party is committing if they employ it. The rule was invented on March 16, 1933, archetypally so, by one of the more corrupt presidents in American history, Franklin Roosevelt, and his pack of yapping lapdogs in Congress. The procedure can only be used in the House of Representatives. Nancy Pelosi is fond of the procedure: “But I like it, because people don’t have to vote on the Senate bill.” You could take every single New Deal legislation, the thousands of federal laws tied to the Commerce Clause, Nancy Pelosi, Barack Obama, and every single Democrat who voted for the “Slaughter Rule,” put them on a wall, hurl a dart, and it would be statistically impossible not to pierce paper or flesh that was unconstitutional.
House Rules Chairman Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY)– there exists only one other political title more repulsive to civilized society: (D-CA)– has given the thumbs up on using the “self-executing” procedure. Slaughter has opened an avenue for the House to “deem” the bill passed in the Senate without a Senate vote, regardless if it violates the United States’ Constitution. A dart for Slaughter.
Article 1, Section 7 of the U.S. Constitution dictates that a bill will become a law when, and only when, 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. The House bill and the Senate bill have to be identical, but with the “self-executing” procedure, the House would “vote” for the Senate bill, and then add changes later for the required parallelism before being presented to the president. Does this sound like the architecture that Madison, Jefferson, Adams, Washington, et al. had in mind when they created this country?
Barack Obama sat down for an interview with Bret Baier of Fox News sans teleprompter(s) and script, which is fertile ground for bearing fruits of his unenlightening intellect–especially when the subject is the Constitution or the rule of law.
Never one to be bested regarding matters of unconstitutionality or political extortion, Obama is not worried, and Americans should not worry, about the “procedural” debate happening in the House about approving legislation that would have the perpetual nincompoops of the federal government responsible for 1/3 of the American economy that exists by virtue of a free enterprise system without a “traditional vote” from Congress. Obama’s view on the unconstitutional process of passing legislation:
I don’t spend a lot of time worrying about what the procedural rules are in the House or Senate. What I can tell you is that the vote that’s taken in the House will be a vote for health care reform. The debate over health care “ends up being a little frustrating is because the focus entirely is on Washington process. And the reason I’m confident that it’s going to pass is because it’s the right thing to do.”
Since Obama seemed to have difficulty understanding the questions asked by Baier, Baier very carefully explained the meaning of each question to Obama, yet it still only produced very uncomfortable spells of squirming, dodging, and nuanced prevarications with plenty of answers, but not to the questions asked. It was a bizarre game of Jeopardy: Obama gave answers and Baier was perhaps supposed to pose questions to those answers. Baier continued to press Obama on the health care bill, “Which specific dealsare in or out as of today?” After rambling on about something about subsidies to states for small businesses, Obama’s ramblings then morphed into the billions of dollars that he spent to purchase a “yes” vote for health care in Louisiana. Baier continued to press Obama for an answer to his question, and then was dealt a brainteaser about the billions spent on the “Louisiana Purchase” and how it would affect Hawaii because they had a small earthquake in 1975. Obama was incapable of answering one legitimate provision in the bill. How could he, there is no bill. He, along with the rest of America, according to Pelosi, will have to wait until it passes to see what is in it. Itâ€™s posted, but incomplete.
If the House proceeds with the “Slaughter Rule,” the Republicans will be handed, serendipitously, the opportunity to reboot this country; reboot it back to a period in America’s history when the Constitution was the law of the land, when this country was governed by the rule of law as opposed to the Mobocracy form of government presently unfolding, and reduce the government to a size that is manageable and controlled by the citizens of this country.
The Republicans have been presented a legislative wormhole to undo 145 years of unconstitutionally detrimental legislation, unconstitutionally detrimental judicial rulings, and almost every federal law passed under FDR to the present health care bill erroneously tied to the Commerce Clause. This has been a teaching moment for the Republicans, as the Democrats have taught them to think outside the box and breach the strict confines of the Constitution. The Republicans need only a simple majority in the House of Representatives to reverse the ensuing enumerated political transgressions. But what if Obama is reelected and attempts to veto said redeeming legislation, you may wonder? If he, or whoever may be president, becomes a problem while the House is voting legislation from the House, and voting for the Senate on the same legislation, under the rules of Mobocracy, they have the authority to vote for the president’s approval by proxy. The Republican House can now write, vote, and pass Senate bills, House bills, and a presidential approval if need be with a simple majority vote. Mobocracy can be a wonderful thing. As has been witnessed throughout history, with Mobocracy, or simple majority rule, all existing laws, governmental structure, political processes, the entire being of a country can be changed with each election, coup, or just a vote. The Democrats have created a Mobocracy, but beware, as every dog has its day. As the proverb goes: Never wrestle with pigs. You both get dirty, but the difference is, the pig likes it. For the interim, the Republicans are going to have to like getting dirty for the restoration of this country’s fundamental political foundation. They can shower later.
Twelve measures the Republicans can employ to reset this country if the “Slaughter Rule” is implemented:
1. Build a supermax prison. I will reveal the reason for this in due time. But in the short interim, know that it shall be called the Jeffersonville Teachable Moment Facility. Mobocracy: The House votes on it with a simple majority, while simultaneously voting for the Senate, with a proxy vote of approval for the president, if need be. Supermax built.
2. Annul the Democratic health care bill in its entirety. No explanation needed. Mobocracy: The House votes on it with a simple majority, while simultaneously voting for the Senate, with a proxy vote of approval for the president, if need be. Supermax built. Health care bill gone.
3. Repeal the 14th Amendment. That’s right; repeal it in its entirety. The 14th Amendment was created for one reason, and one reason only, and that was to give the freed slaves the same access to rights as the rest of citizens enjoyed. It had its day, long ago. No one amendment has done as much damage to the constitutional foundation of this country as this amendment. No one amendment has been abused and interpreted so far outside its original intention than the 14th Amendment. It has been used as a tool by the courts, legislatures, and the Left to chip away at the Constitution until nothing is left of its original meaning. This would unshackle this country from the literally thousands of court rulings, and pending court cases, regarding the incorporation of the first eight amendments. This, along with the undoing of the plethora of laws tied to the Commerce Clause, would restore the balanced relationship between the states and the federal government as it was intended. Mobocracy: The House votes on it with a simple majority, while simultaneously voting for the Senate, with a proxy vote of approval for the president, if need be. The House can also simultaneously ratify it for the states. Bad amendment gone.
4. Repeal the 17th Amendment. To compliment the repealing of the 14th Amendment to protect citizens from the federal government as was originally intended, this will restore the balance in Congress. One House representing the people, and one House representing the states. Mobocracy: The House votes on it with a simple majority, while simultaneously voting for the Senate, with a proxy vote of approval for the president, if need be. Bad amendment gone.
5. Drain the Supreme Court swamp. That’s right. Clean it up. Impeach and remove the anti-American and anti-Constitutional faction from the Court. The newly energetic majority of Republicans in the House can impeach Ginsberg, Stevens, Breyer, and Sotomayor. Mobocracy: The House votes to impeach with a simple majority, while simultaneously voting for conviction and removal for the Senate. Constitution restored.
6. No representation without taxation. If you pay taxes, you vote, no taxes, no vote. Abolish the IRS. The graduated tax system and its ubiquitous racketeering enforcer exist only for the benefit of the Left. The graduated tax system is the strongest recruiting tool the Left has for acquiring and maintaining Democratic voters. The Left’s motto: When you rob Peter to pay Paul, you can always count on Paul’s vote. Abolishing the IRS and the graduated tax system is paramount in resetting the nation. A flat tax for every entity, individual, and corporate. The flat tax will bring in more revenue than the current graduated tax system. Everyone pays their fair share and carries their own weight. One of the most ingenious tactics the Founding Fathers had was only white male property owners could vote. But, all qualified citizens should have the opportunity to vote regardless of race or gender. The revised rule of qualification should be: no tax, no vote. That simple. Paul’s vote cannot be bought. The current system has an enormous voting bloc who pay no federal taxes, yet have a power to vote themselves other’s money, or direct how much will be taken from those who do pay tax, and how that money will be spent. The economic welfare of this country would be much better served with this system. Mobocracy: The House votes on it with a simple majority, while simultaneously voting for the Senate, with a proxy vote of approval for the president, if need be. Gestapo gone.
7. Evict the United Nations. Give the United Nations six months to vacate our property in New York, leave the country, and move to Copenhagen or somewhere where corruption and Socialism are welcomed; they are not welcome, as a reckoning is unfolding. If you need this explained, stop reading, now. Mobocracy: The House votes on it with a simple majority, while simultaneously voting for the Senate, with a proxy vote of approval for the president, if need be. United Nations gone.
8. Eliminate all federal laws wrongly tied to the Commerce Clause. No one clause in the entire Constitution has been more abused as a federal power grab than the Commerce Clause. The limitations on the Commerce Clause should be restricted to the narrow scope of Gibbons v. Ogden, 1824– and not the fantastical broader interpretation of the ruling– and United States v. E. C. Knight Co, 1894, in which the Supreme Court ruled against the Sherman Anti-Trust Act. Bar the enactment of any federal criminal law arising out of the Commerce Clause. The repealing of these laws would eliminate a significant section of the federal government and most federal courts and jurists, as they exist solely on the premise of unconstitutional laws. It would also complement the repeal of the 14th Amendment and the 17th Amendment for restoring the balanced relationship between the states and the federal government as it was intended. Mobocracy: The House votes on it with a simple majority, while simultaneously voting for the Senate, with a proxy vote of approval for the president, if need be. Thousands of unconstitutional laws gone.
9. Close Guantanamo Bay. That’s right, close it. Reason: See number 11. Mobocracy: The House votes on it with a simple majority, while simultaneously voting for the Senate, with a proxy vote of approval for the president, if need be. Guantanamo gone.
10. Jeffersonville Teachable Moment Facility Instructors. Move all the terrorists sworn to destroy the United States from Guantanamo to Jeffersonville Teachable Moment Facility. Their capacity will be two-fold: teachers and prisoners. The terrorists will still be under arrest and isolated from the outside world under heavy guard, but have a positive role to play in the restoration of the United States as teachers. Reason: See number 11. Mobocracy: The House votes on it with a simple majority, while simultaneously voting for the Senate, with a proxy vote of approval for the president, if need be.
11. Imprison dissenters. The instant one of the current congressional constitutional Benedict Arnold’s complains about the constitutionality of what the Republicans are doing, they shall be arrested as they stand, incarcerated immediately at the Jeffersonville Teachable Moment Facility, and enjoy the same deference to their constitutional rights as they have given to the Constitution: None. At the Jeffersonville Teachable Moment Facility, these deniers of enemy combatants and justice, and coddlers of terrorists, can experience what Obama would call a “teachable moment” by the newly staffed teachers of enlightenment courtesy of Al-Qaeda. Mobocracy: The House votes on it with a simple majority, while simultaneously voting for the Senate, with a proxy vote of approval for the president, if need be. Sweet justice and a dash of Karma.
12. Expansion of federal districts. All states, which no doubt will be led by California, New York, and Massachusetts, that disagree with reverting back to this county’s original foundation, shall be “deemed” federal districts, as Washington, D.C. is, and lose their statehood and congressional voting privileges until such a time that voters of said state can agree with a more American-oriented government. Mobocracy: The House votes on it with a simple majority, while simultaneously voting for the Senate, with a proxy vote of approval for the president, if need be. Sweet justice and a dash of Karma.
As much effort as mortals can put forth to prevent this health care bill, and the debauched methods of passing it, leave it to the iniquitous Nancy Pelosi to invoke powers not of this world to push her agenda. In a speech today to someone, somewhere, Nancy Pelosi said:
Today is the feast of St. Joseph the Worker, particularly important to Italian-Americans. Itâ€™s a day where we remember and pray to St. Joseph to benefit the workers of America, and thatâ€™s exactly what our health-care bill will doâ€¦ Every order that you can think of was there saying they wanted us to pass this life-affirming legislation.
She then invoked the power of St. Joseph to cause the bill to be passed. It was a classical clinical display of cognitive dissonance and a moral dichotomy that only one possessing the character of Pelosi’s rabidly deranged countenance could manage. She labels her bill as “life-affirming legislation,” all while being the one insisting that federal taxpayer dollars pay for abortion on demand. A truly charming woman. Perhaps old dogs can learn new tricks at the Jeffersonville Teachable Moment Facility.
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