We are watching the aggressive stage four cancer of big progressive government metastasize right in front of our eyes, and there are not enough Gowdys to beat it back. We need to vote this man a lot of help in November.
"The separation of Church and State". That, right there, disqualifies her from ever being taken seriously in any matter that pertains to governance, especially on a national level. She has obviously not read the Constitution, and just as obviously does not care about the Constitution and making laws and regulations based on Constitutionality. If she's relying on attorneys for legal advice, clearly, they're giving her bad advice, and, really, you don't have to be Mark Levin, Esq. to really understand the Constitution. A lot of it is plain and simple, with a minority of the topics requiring research. I guess calling her position "willful ignorance" does fit, because she quite obviously does not care to investigate anything, nor to even get competent legal advisers involved.
Would someone please show this clip to Mitt Romney...
Trey Gowdy should do very well as Holder's replacement.
Man everytime that evil toadie comes before Congress, they open up a can of whoop-a$$ on her. God that woman is an idiot.
This is the problem with liberalism. They just "do" without considering the Constitution or our freedoms. The libs that DO consider the Constitution want to call it a "living, breathing document" so they can circumvent it's purpose and say it means whatever they decide it means at the time they want to get around it.
The explanation for that problem is simple. I was just talking about it, yesterday, with a liberal.
Laws are there for a reason. While some laws may become archaic, they shouldn't be just ignored; you do something about it by having the appropriate legislature alter or strike down those laws. However, when you have a nation, or at least a group (liberals) that choose to disobey laws by ignoring them, just because they don't like them, for whatever reason ("inhumane", inconvenient, etc.), then you have lawlessness, and then what's the point of even bothering to legislate? Sebelius is a classic case of the leftist that ignores laws, when its convenient to do so, and obeys them when its politically expedient, especially when it harms someone else.
So true. I was arguing before that I don't blame Sebelius as much because she has a background in health insurance, not Constitutional law. Everything she proposed was surely given the green light by such experts, and that's who I blame....and the liberal reps along with Obama. After a bit, though, I realized that it was a mute point because it doesn't make any difference. The left pushed it one way or another, no matter who should have put a stop to it.
What caught my attention was the placard in front of her says the "HONORABLE" Kathleen Sebelius. Too funny.
Whoda thunk it? Sebelius using the classic liberal "ignorance is bliss" defense. How can we have sunk so low as to have people of this type in positions of power?
I don't so much hold a grudge against her. Yeah, she's stupid and didn't consider the Constitution, but she's being told what to do. She should be given legal counsel and if it's not being provided I think that's the fault of the administration. Sabelius clearly stated she had no legal advice, and if liberals are giving her a job to do involving making law then they damned well better make sure she has access to legal advice. They didn't because they don't care what the Constitution says.
She does not need legal advice. She needs to read and obey the Constitution of the united States--that which she stated a solemn and binding oath to protect, preserve, and defend.....and therefore, obey. She does none of these because she has no interest in doing so. Your comments in a later post nailed it.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not trying to make her out to be innocent. Take this point...
When Bush was being harrassed over waterboarding, he repeatedly told the press that his lawyers were advising him of Constitutional law. There can be so many interpretations of the law (although there shouldn't be) that everything has to be passed through lawyers. No one should be making law without it being highly scrutinized, including Sebelius who isn't a lawyer. I'm sure everything she proposed was given the green light by Obama's law team. That's on them because they are the experts.
Thanks Rep. Gowdy for your excellent contribution to preserving our liberties. A true patriot and someone to watch as our need for experienced, trustworthy public servents expands at the national level.
Dang! That was truly an epic schooling! She knew that she'd been beat. I couldn't help wondering why her title is "Honorable Kathlene Sebelius" - isn't that typically reserved for judges, who, by definition are schooled in legalities? I would say there was nothing "honorable" about her stance on her own bill or her pitiful ignorance of our Constitution.
In her defense, Obama picked her to write the law. He knew she has no legal background and didn't provide her with any (I believe her background is in health insurance). I can't fault her for doing a job she's told to do and her superiors don't give her the tools to do it with. If they cared about the Constitution they would have made sure she stayed within it's bounds, but they don't care.
I think the health care bill has over 1000 references to "the secretary shall" so sebelius will be busily crafting all kinds of rules and laws that do not take the constitution into account ...
"They should have crumpled it up, thrown it in the trash, and said "start over".
I think they should have crumpled it up. thrown it in the trash and said, "forget it."
Lol, the penalty for treason is making an end to discussion? Just kidding.
We agree on it being bad law and it should have been stopped and not considered once the lawyers saw it. They should have crumpled it up, thrown it in the trash, and said "start over".
You're right. I hear that they've already written nearly 20K pages of rules for following the initial rules listed in the 2700 page document. Wow. Think of the trees that are being killed mercilessly just for this bill. How do they balance that with the environmental wackos? It really must be hard to be a liberal. I can't imagine trying to defend all this garbage. And it really is just that - garbage.
I forget where I heard this but whoever said it referred to this as a bill that will never stop being written.
How can she be blamed for crossing the lines of law or the Constitution? Simple. Any ignoramus can read our founding documents and obey them as the sacred oath they freely took insists that they do. Those who take this most sacred oath and who do not obey it are committing treason. Period. What is the penalty for treason? End of discussion.
No doubt, and that's bad. However, she has a career in health insurance, so how can she be blamed for crossing the lines of law or the Constitution? This is why companies have lawyers so they can stay within the confines of the law. Government also has lawyers and it is their job to advise. I wouldn't think any of her proposals go through without being examined by law and Constitutional experts.....who obviously are looking to find ways around them. I blame them and Obama.
...these COMMIES in the Obama regime must that is MUST BE PUT ON the Unemployment line come JANUARY 2013 you all have no option ."(period)
At least they should know important parts of the Constitution. Oh wait, President Obama doesn't even know that.
Yeah, he does. He's a constitutional scholar. Unfortunately, though, he didn't study it out of respect for it. He studied it so he could get around it and he doesn't miss a beat to do it as often as possible.
You're a nutcase birther!! Ha ha, so am I, lol. I think it's pretty obvious his documents are forged. But that doesn't matter any more. As much as I wish it would, I think that won't be going anywhere.
You are so right on this one. The Constitution was really designe for outside threats not inside threats and so we have Obama who is most definitely an internal threat. But the game was on us. The framers understood the internal threats by placing in the Constitution that the President had to be a Naturla Born Citizen. Now some say that because his mother was a citizen then that makes hin a citizen and if that was the case then why forge the selective service documents and the birth certificate? He is not a naturl born citizen and this should be a lesson for all of us. If he is re-elected he should be impeached and thrown out of office.
"The gentleman's time as expired" is the most idiotic parliamentary rule in congress. Each side should have counsel in big hearings. The counsel has all the time he needs. He questions witnesses until he willingly gives over time to the other side. Like a chess clock. Each side gets equal time.