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Sunday, March 14, 2010

Expel Members Of House Who Invoke The "Slaughter Solution"

The Democratic Chair of the House Rules Committee, Representative Louis Slaughter (NY-24) has come up with a power grabbing idea, being dubbed the "Slaughter Solution".  Rep. Slaughter, who is joined at the hip to the Democratic Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi (CA-08) has dreamed up a rule for the House to bypass actually voting on the Senate Health Care Bill and passing it into law.

In order to do this, Speaker Pelosi would present to the House the "corrections" for approval of the Senate bill.  Therefore, the House will not vote on the actual Senate Bill, but only on the pages presented as corrections and Ms. Pelosi will present the full Senate bill with the House corrections for President Obama's signature. 

Does anyone see a problem here?  I do, this is in direct violation of the Constitution, which Speaker Pelosi and Representative Slaughter swore to uphold.  Article 1, Section 7, Clause 2 requires both houses of Congress to vote on the bill.  If there are amendments or changes, the bill is to go to a committee made up of selected members of the Senate and House to reconcile the differences, before going to the President for signature.

I ask you, how can you vote only "corrections", when you haven't even voted on the actual bill?  Any Member of the House who agrees to and is complicit in this scheme should be expelled from Congress for Violation of Oath of Office and immediately arrested.  In an article on the "Friends of the  Article V Convention" web site titled "Violation of Oath of Office and Walker vs Members of Congress" they explain:

"Federal law regulating oath of office by government officials is divided into four parts along with an executive order which further defines the law for purposes of enforcement. 5 U.S.C. 3331, provides the text of the actual oath of office members of Congress are required to take before assuming office. 5 U.S.C. 3333 requires members of Congress sign an affidavit that they have taken the oath of office required by 5 U.S.C. 3331 and have not or will not violate that oath of office during their tenure of office as defined by the third part of the law, 5 U.S.C. 7311 which explicitly makes it a federal criminal offense (and a violation of oath of office) for anyone employed in the United States Government (including members of Congress) to “advocate the overthrow of our constitutional form of government”. The fourth federal law, 18 U.S.C. 1918 provides penalties for violation of oath office described in 5 U.S.C. 7311 which include: (1) removal from office and; (2) confinement or a fine."

 Although, I cite the Article V site for the purpose of explaining the law in this blog post, I do not support a Constitutional Convention.  I am advocating the upholding of our Constitution and enforcement of this nations laws, equally among all citizens, no matter what office they hold.  Should President Obama agree to sign into law the Health Care bill if passed under the Slaughter Solution, he should be impeached and also arrested for Violation of Oath of Office.

When we hold the Members of Congress and The Office of the President to the same standards of the average citizen, we just may have a more honest and open republic!


  1. ANN: Great information! Thank you for this service..."Legaleagle29"...


    YOU don't support a Constitutional Convention? OK, because it's already over - happened in 1787. Article V - a distinct part of the United States Constitution - is the basis for an "Article V Convention" held for the purpose of proposing amendments to the Constitution. If YOU do not support this, YOU are violating the Constitution. Sorry, YOU can't pick and choose which parts of the Constitution to support - it's ALL or nothing.

    By the way, every member of Congress is in criminal violation of their oath of office since they have refused to call a convention as mandated by the U.S. Constitution - Republicans, Democrats and Independents! They're all criminals according to the Solicitor General of the United States.

  3. Thank you for your comment, however, you've misinterpreted my comment. In this matter of health care, I don't support having a Constitutional Convention. If you hold one, it is not restricted to the one issue, but must be open to all suggestions. It leaves you open to have it hijacked, thus allowing the Progressives to rewrite the document.

    And that is VERY dangerous. There are other avenues we must use first, before we go to such a drastic measure.

  4. They will a heavy price, not only in November but from now on...for many years. Each health care
    "issue", if they get the bill, will be blamed on democrats.