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Executive orders are a necessary tool of the president. I would imagine that most should be used for national security measures, but NEVER used in place of proper legislation.
(how did that happen? It self posted. TX CD 18 and tell me they didn't carve out a special district for her. And if you know Houston, you'll know exactly what I mean.
Gerrymandering is why Houston keeps sending Sheila Jackson Lee to the House. Go ahead, pull up the map of congressional districts
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Hold On, Mr. President

Scrap Iron in Texas Wrote: Sep 10, 2014 4:25 AM
Most of what the federal government does has no authorization in the Constitution. Most of what they do should be done, and in many cases is done, by the states. I wouldn't mind oif the feds acted like an advisory board, but the states have the final say. As to our current foreign policies, I'd say they suck, but it IS a proper function of the federal government. Citizens must get more involved with their congressmen and let them know YOUR position. People WANT the feds to "do something", so they DO. I wish that the feds would stop trying to help us, just encourage us to better ourselves. I guess there are too many people (and corporations and state and local governments) who are addicted to federal money "What would we DO if the feds stopped giving us money?" or "You hate (recipient of federal progran you want to eliminate)." I hope I live long enough to see our federal government FOLLOW the Constitiution.
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Favors and Loot for Sale

Scrap Iron in Texas Wrote: Sep 10, 2014 3:30 AM
STates should be dong most of what the feds do. That's the problem with federal money. The Feds get to decide how the states (or whoever) spend the money. Federal money = federal control. States should be free to handle social programs, and any other function of government, without interference from the Feds. Why does the federal government have ANYTHING to do with schooling our children? How about the federal government simply abide by the Constitution?
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Favors and Loot for Sale

Scrap Iron in Texas Wrote: Sep 10, 2014 3:23 AM
Nancy Pelosi, in her own words, on obeying the Constitution. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxXy-r7aatA i would love to see our federal govenment, truly limited by the Constitution. Most of what the feds do, the states should (and in many cases) do what the feds currently do. Or it should be done by the private sector (tenth amendment). I won't live long enough to see that, but I hope I do.
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Cheap Politicians

Scrap Iron in Texas Wrote: Sep 10, 2014 3:08 AM
I understand the concept Sowell puts forth. The politicians are either wealthy when they first run for office, or they BECOME wealthy while IN office If you want a wider pool, what's wrong with every citizen? My solution to these career politicians would take an amendment to the Constitution. It would apply only to the House members. Every registered voter would have their name put in a barrel, and one is selected every two years. If selected, the citizen MUST perform the job to the best of their ability, and the pay would be the current pay with no pension, just health benefits during the term. Senators would be picked by state legislatures, as was the case before 1913. And if a citizen does not wish to take the reponsibilty of representing his district, he can just remove his name from the voting roles. No sitting representative, or their families, will be allowed to own stock of purchase land or buildings. The problem with the federal government is that they get to write their own rules, and the game is stacked against the little guy A wholesale change in House members, and their "rules" is in order, one way or another.
From the article, "It’s time to reconstruct the Federal Reserve Bank, that “monster” bank that has been at the heart of all that ails the Republic for over two decades." |More than two decades? The Federal Reserve has been a problem for just over a century (since 1913). Thered is speculation that JFK was assassinated because he was going to end the Federal Reserve. Even Jefferson said a central bank would be bad. Now, I'll read the REST of the article.
Where did the feds get the idea that they could just decide how much hourly workers get paid? Just WHERE is their Constitutional authority? THAT, my friends, is just one more reason get get rid of these entrenched, career, politicians and support the citizen legislator.
They are serious. And don't call them Shirley. I, too had problems with GWB's domestic policies, but I give him solid props on his foreign policy.
NO one is forcing me to eat that stuff. Some of what they advertise should come with a rib spreader and a health care rider. If these two Mormon ladies have nothing better to do, and really feel the need for hashtag, and protesting Carl's Jr gets their rocks of, well, I won't stop them. But, come ON, ladies. Is this REALLY the BEST use of your time?
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