I just learned something rather interesting this morning when Speaker Education started following me on Twitter. The Speaker of the House of Representatives DOES NOT (Constitutionally) need to be a member of the elected body, though they always have been. (Ah, so many little details that we do not know about…)
The Speaker Education Project believes that Congress can bridge its divide by selecting a strong, non-partisan individual from outside of Washington’s political arena as its next leader. This type of transformation must begin at the local level, through engaged citizens actively questioning candidates about their stance on this critical issue. You have the power to help educate voters about the race for Speaker of the House, and have an impact on the choices the candidates in your district make by simply getting involved.
Article I, Section 2 of the Constitution states: “The House of Representatives shall chuse their Speaker and other Officers.” The Speaker is elected by roll call vote when each new House first convenes. Customarily, the conference of each major party nominates a candidate whose name is placed in nomination. Although the Constitution does not require the Speaker to be a member of the House, all Speakers have been members. Members normally vote for the candidate of their own party conference, but could vote for any individual, whether nominated or not. To be elected, a candidate must receive an absolute majority of votes cast, which may be less than a majority of full membership of the House, because of absentees of Members voting “present.” If no candidate receives the requisite majority, the roll call is repeated until a Speaker is elected.
Which, of course, got me thinking….
I do believe that somebody who actually embodies the Tea Party’s core beliefs of Ending The Fed (and stopping control of government by the big banks), Reducing The Size of Government, Repealing all of the ridiculous laws that have been put in place over the last 100 years or so, so and and so forth (I laid out my platform 3 weeks ago) should actually be installed as the next Speaker of the House. It would definitely take the agenda away from the mealy-mouthed, pansy, Republican leadership that wants to compromise with the very traitors that are destroying our republic at break-neck speed.
Are you tired of the progressives inciting violence, and blaming the tea parties and the conservatives for all of their tactics? The Monster will continue to take the high road and call for the ‘perp walk’ for the gangsters in the District of Criminals.
You don’t get to impose your programs and policies on the nation and the people without our consent. This is a representative republic, not a banana republic. Let me remind you Karl Marx and Saul Alinsky are not our founding fathers.
I just heard a piece of audio from Rush Limbaugh stating that Sarah Palin will be on his radio show on Tuesday, November 17th at the top of the second hour, with this quote about ‘Going Rogue’: “‘one of the most substantive policy books I’ve read’.
The long knives are already out and being sharpened for this woman so I thought it might be a good idea to find all the interview information available so that Monster readers can hear her for themselves. Sarah is going to have massive media attention this week because of her cocooning for the last few months, and because of her absence and her unpredictability, the “progressive’s” Palin Derangement Syndrome is going to be in high gear. I’m getting the popcorn ready right now.
Barbara Walters has interviewed Sarah and that interview is going to be spread out in segments across four different ABC shows and two days. Go here for the 30 second teaser video.
For those interested in following Sarah on Twitter, go here. Sarah’s Facebook page is here.
(H/T to reader Kathy for the interview info.)
Monday, 11.16.09: Oprah (I am so NOT linking to the site of the woman who declared Obama to be “The One!’ AYFKM?)
2nd Patriot of the Year next to Janet Contreras who wrote the letter to Glenn Beck; 45 year old mom, Susan From Glendale, California in a 21 minute emotion filled statement of the truth of our current political situation. Susan wants to know what we can do to take our country back and protect our childrens’ future! Part 1: