I have posted this video before. I am reposting it in honor of July 4th. This song has special significance. American soldiers continue to fight and die for our country in the field, deserving our ongoing thanks and appreciation. The 9/11 imagery is powerful, reminding us that we stand for freedom and individual rights in a world that fears the individual. Some in our own country fail to protect our unalienable rights, some of which are enumerated in the Constitution. Who would have guessed that our country would come to a point where a Congress of representatives could Deem a Nonexistent Budget Bill PASSED, as our congress did on Thursday of this week.
Last night, as part of a procedural vote on the emergency war supplemental bill, House Democrats attached a document that "deemed as passed" a non-existent $1.12 trillion budget. The execution of the "deeming" document allows Democrats to start spending money for Fiscal Year 2011 without the pesky constraints of a budget. The procedural vote passed 215-210 with no Republicans voting in favor and 38 Democrats crossing the aisle to vote against deeming the faux budget resolution passed. Never before -- since the creation of the Congressional budget process -- has the House failed to pass a budget, failed to propose a budget then deemed the non-existent budget as passed as a means to avoid a direct, recorded vote on a budget, but still allow Congress to spend taxpayer money.Hat tip Newsbusters.
Don't be fooled by the 38 Democrats who crossed the aisle to vote against this. They are the ones Pelosi gave permission to, so they would have political cover during the upcoming elections. Democrats have sold out our country and our Constitution all this past year. If she had needed their votes for this bill or others, she would have had them. We must remember in November.
The Constitution says that members of congress are supposed to vote yes or no on each bill and those votes are recorded. You can't bang a gavel and deem something passed. This is Treason. And there will be more. I expect that the lame duck session after November will be one for the history books.
Alexander Hamilton said that there are two ways to bring a country to its knees. Conquering by force, or through debt. May God help us as we fight for our country and our future.