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Posted by salin in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Sun Jul 15th 2007, 01:43 PM
If you do not believe in the responsibility of the Congress to provide oversight over the executive branch,

and,

you do not believe in the responsibility of legislating laws lies with Congress (that is, that laws as passed by Congress are to be followed - not laws created extra-constitutionally via executive signing statement),

and,

you do not believe in the responsibility of "the purse" (creating budgets and allocating monies) and instead pass that duty on to the administrative branch (approving verbatim all admin budgets, or abdicating the role in favor of corporate interests pre-written budgetary legislation),

than it would appear that you do not believe in the balance of powers between the three bodies of government as established in the Constitution.

The only conclusion to be reached is that you are solely in Congress for your salary and perhaps finding ways for self-enrichment.

In which case, we the people, ask you to step aside. We challenge members of your own party who do believe in the constitutional role of congress to challenge you in the next primary and we challenge members of the democratic (and other) parties who believe in the constitutional role of congress to challenge you (or whoever makes it out of your primary) in the general election.

You see, that We the People, still believe in our Constitution. We still believe in three co equal bodies of government that provide checks and balances over each other. If you persist in working to undermined the institution of Legislative Branch of Government, than you need to get out of the way for We the People to work to restore our government and the Constitutional system that underlies the legitimacy of our government.
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