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Harry Reid Subverts The Founding Fathers

After everything we have been through with Obama and his radical czars, and the Democratic Party pushing the envelope with their re-distribution of America’s wealth through legislation, I still did not think I would live to see my son’s future to self-determination signed away by a weasel from Nevada.  I was wrong, and yes, George, Thomas, and John; there are fascists living and breathing in the house that you built.

Harry Reid has slid language into the ObamaDeathcare bill that would prohibit future congresses from repealing or changing a very particular section pertaining to the death panels. I am wondering why Harry did not just ‘go for the gold’ and write it for the entire bill so that we could state honestly that we are now a fascist state and not a democracy

ANY SENATOR that would now vote to pass this bill should be fired immediately (with extreme prejudice).

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Section 3403 of Senator Harry Reid’s amendment requires that “it shall not be in order in the Senate or the House of Representatives to consider any bill, resolution, amendment, or conference report that would repeal or otherwise change this subsection.” The good news is that this only applies to one section of the Obamacare legislation. The bad news is that it applies to regulations imposed on doctors and patients by the Independent Medicare Advisory Boards a/k/a the Death Panels.

From RedState:

We Are No Longer a Nation of Laws. Senate Sets Up Requirement for Super-Majority to Ever Repeal Obamacare

The Senate Democrats declare a super-majority of senators will be needed to overrule any regulation imposed by the Death Panels

If ever the people of the United States rise up and fight over passage of Obamacare, Harry Reid must be remembered as the man who sacrificed the dignity of his office for a few pieces of silver. The rules of fair play that have kept the basic integrity of the Republic alive have died with Harry Reid. Reid has slipped in a provision into the health care legislation prohibiting future Congresses from changing any regulations imposed on Americans by the Independent Medicare [note: originally referred to as “medical”] Advisory Boards, which are commonly called the “Death Panels.”

It was Reid leading the Democrats who ignored 200 years of Senate precedents to rule that Senator Sanders could withdraw his amendment while it was being read.

It was Reid leading the Democrats who has determined again and again over the past few days that hundreds of years of accumulated Senate parliamentary rulings have no bearing on the health care vote.

On December 21, 2009, however, Harry Reid sold out the Republic in toto.

Upon examination of Senator Harry Reid’s amendment to the health care legislation, Senators discovered section 3403. That section changes the rules of the United States Senate.

To change the rules of the United States Senate, there must be sixty-seven votes.

Section 3403 of Senator Harry Reid’s amendment requires that “it shall not be in order in the Senate or the House of Representatives to consider any bill, resolution, amendment, or conference report that would repeal or otherwise change this subsection.” The good news is that this only applies to one section of the Obamacare legislation. The bad news is that it applies to regulations imposed on doctors and patients by the Independent Medicare Advisory Boards a/k/a the Death Panels.

Section 3403 of Senator Reid’s legislation also states, “Notwithstanding rule XV of the Standing Rules of the Senate, a committee amendment described in subparagraph (A) may include matter not within the jurisdiction of the Committee on Finance if that matter is relevant to a proposal contained in the bill submitted under subsection (c)(3).” In short, it sets up a rule to ignore another Senate rule.

Senator Jim DeMint confronted the Democrats over Reid’s language. In the past, the Senate Parliamentarian has repeatedly determined that any legislation that also changes the internal standing rules of the Senate must have a two-thirds vote to pass because to change Senate rules, a two-thirds vote is required. Today, the Senate President, acting on the advice of the Senate Parliamentarian, ruled that these rules changes are actually just procedural changes and, despite what the actual words of the legislation say, are not rules changes. Therefore, a two-thirds vote is not needed in contravention to longstanding Senate precedent.

How is that constitutional? It is just like the filibuster. Only 51 votes are needed to pass the amendments, but internally, the Senate is deciding that it will not consider certain business. The Supreme Court is quite clear that it won’t meddle with the internal operations of the House and Senate. To get around the prohibition on considering amendments to that particular subsection of the health care legislation, the Senate must get two-thirds of the Senate to agree to waive the rule. In other words, it will take a super-majority of the people the citizens of our Republican elected to overrule a regulation imposed by a group of faceless bureaucrats and bean counters.

RedState has the entire transcript of Senator Jim DeMint’s remarks here.

5 thoughts on “Harry Reid Subverts The Founding Fathers

  1. I guess this just goes back to the eligibility issue, prove he is ineligible than all of this goes away.

    Senators and Rep need to find the way to really show they are for this country. I applaud any effort at this point but the end of this nightmare is the removal of this usurper and the undoing of all that has his name on it.

  2. Kathy: Exactly! This proof would reverse everything!! The issue is: are there any in Congress/Senate that have a ‘straight spine’ to press the eligibility issue? They are aware of it, however, seem either complicit or just plain ‘scared’ to bring forth the Truth. Not to mention – – the Supreme Court is holding a line on this. Quite a dilemma!

  3. Obama’s White House Behind “Perpetuity” Clauses in Nazi Health Bill

    December 29, 2009 (LPAC)—President Obama and his top aides were directly involved in drafting the clauses in the Senate health bill which attempt to prohibit any future Congress from ever altering the Nazi “T-4” cost-cutting policies emitting from the Independent Medicare Advisory Board.

    As EIR’s investigations have revealed, the secret clauses were inserted into the Senate bill during secret negotiations that took place behind closed doors in Harry Reid’s office between October 14 (the day after the Senate Finance Committee approved its version of the health bill), and October 26, when it was announced that negotiations had concluded. The Reid bill was filed in the Senate on November 19, at the point where Reid was certain he was close to having 60 voters to overcome a Republican filibuster.

    Read more: http://www.larouchepac.com/node/12947

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