Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Democrats Pull D.C. Voting Rights Act

"The patently unconstitutional bill to give the District of Columbia a voting representative in the House of Representatives was pulled off the House calendar because -- according to one House Republican leadership source -- they feared that the so-called Blue Dog Democrats would not support it. The bill was patently unconstitutional because under Article 1, Section 2, only states have representatives, and D.C. isn’t a state." [link]

I am finally glad to see someone pick this up and run with it. Even though the rest of the article digresses away from this key issue that Congress tried to do something UN constitutional. Who would have ever believed that out of congress. We really need to start sending a louder message to Washington. Evidently our bullhorns are not big enough, our shouts are not loud enough, our protests not large enough. I hazard to guess that we can't be heard above the din of corruption. Look up your representatives vote on this one and send them a letter with a copy of Constitution attached and the following highlighted:

The House of Representatives shall be composed of Members chosen every second Year by the People of the several States, and the Electors in each State shall have the Qualifications requisite for Electors of the most numerous Branch of the State Legislature.

No Person shall be a Representative who shall not have attained to the Age of twenty five Years, and been seven Years a Citizen of the United States, and who shall not, when elected, be an Inhabitant of that State in which he shall be chosen.

If you notice it specifically specifies that representatives must be inhabitants of the state for which they are chosen from DC=not a state. Ask your representative if they even bothered to read what they were voting on and/or the U.S. Constitution.