Sunday, September 28, 2008

The Rule of Law Has Been Suspended in Congress

There are reports that "martial law" has been declared in Congress.  A cursory investigation reveals that this means that the Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, has summarily declared that the normal rules of procedure that govern legislation in the House have been suspended.
It is unclear whether a similar suspension of the rule of law has taken place in the Senate.

This is government by total fiat under the color of an "emergency".  That is to say, dictatorship.

  • - Rep. Michael Burgess (R-TX) says:

“I have been thrown out of more meetings in this capital in the last 24 hours than I ever thought possible, as a duly elected representative of 825,000 citizens of north Texas.”

Burgess asks the Speaker of the House to post the bailout bill on the internet for at least 24 hours instead of passing the largest piece of legislation in US financial history in the “dark of night.”

Rep. Burgess’ says, “Mr. Speaker I understand we are under martial law as declared by the speaker last night.”

  • - Congresswoman Kaptur (D-OH) says:

“My message to the American people don’t let Congress seal this deal. High financial crimes have been committed.”

“The normal legislative process has been shelved. Only a few insiders are doing the dealing, sounds like insider trading to me. These criminals have so much political power than can shut down the normal legislative process of the highest law making body of this land.”

“We are Constitutionally sworn to protect and defend this Republic against all enemies foreign and domestic. And my friends there are enemies.”

“The people pushing this deal are the very ones who are responsible for the implosion on Wall Street. They were fraudulent then and they are fraudulent now.”

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