The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;
To borrow Money on the credit of the United States;
To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes;
To establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization, and uniform Laws on the subject of Bankruptcies throughout the United States;
To coin Money, regulate the Value thereof, and of foreign Coin, and fix the Standard of Weights and Measures;
To provide for the Punishment of counterfeiting the Securities and current Coin of the United States;
To establish Post Offices and post Roads;
To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries;
To constitute Tribunals inferior to the supreme Court;
To define and punish Piracies and Felonies committed on the high Seas, and Offences against the Law of Nations;
To declare War, grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal, and make Rules concerning Captures on Land and Water;
To raise and support Armies, but no Appropriation of Money to that Use shall be for a longer Term than two Years;
To provide and maintain a Navy;
To make Rules for the Government and Regulation of the land and naval Forces;
To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions;
To provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining, the Militia, and for governing such Part of them as may be employed in the Service of the United States, reserving to the States respectively, the Appointment of the Officers, and the Authority of training the Militia according to the discipline prescribed by Congress;
To exercise exclusive Legislation in all Cases whatsoever, over such District (not exceeding ten Miles square) as may, by Cession of particular States, and the Acceptance of Congress, become the Seat of the Government of the United States, and to exercise like Authority over all Places purchased by the Consent of the Legislature of the State in which the Same shall be, for the Erection of Forts, Magazines, Arsenals, dock-Yards, and other needful Buildings;--And
To make all Laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into Execution the foregoing Powers, and all other Powers vested by this Constitution in the Government of the United States, or in any Department or Officer thereof.
This was quite an historic moment in the history of the United States of America. At the conclusion of two years of the Obama Administration and the 111th Congress ignoring the American people and shoving socialism down our throats, the American voter issued a referendum on their agenda. That was a huge resounding HELL NO!
The Republicans retook the House of Representatives and gained six more seats in the U.S. Senate. The American people sent the message that we wanted the federal government to return to the U.S. Constitution, cut spending, be fiscally responsible, balance the budget, and remain within the limits of Article 1, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution, where the powers of the federal government are enumerated.
We want personal responsibility, free enterprise and capitalism. We want Obamacare repealed, defunded and then repealed again when we don't have a wanna-be king in the White House. We want our Republic back and socialism/communism stopped dead cold in its tracks.
The message was VERY clear. It was screamed at the top of our lungs. It was restated over and over at tea parties, on blogs, editorials, letters to the editors, phone calls/faxes/emails to Congress and the White House. The American people worked day and night to make sure Congress knew we were dead set against everything they were doing, and they went ahead anyway.
Hence the "shellacking" Obama and the Democrats took on Tuesday. And still, they don't get it. They really think, the Democrats and the liberals, that they just weren't clear enough in explaining to the "stupid" American people about why what they did was "good for us." So let me say it one more time:
We know exactly what you were doing. We actually read all the legislation even though you didn't. We know you were trying co-opt free enterprise and replace it with communist principles with your "redistribution of wealth" (thank you, Karl Marx and Barack Obama.) WE DO NOT WANT IT! Plain and simple. I don't know how to put it any more plainly than that. And if you still don't get the message, you don't belong in the White House, the Congress or working in the federal government. Because you're just too damn stupid to see what is staring you right in the face in mile-high, bold, red letters. WE WANT WHAT THE FOUNDING FATHERS GAVE US...NOT THIS COMMUNIST CRAP!
I believe in the American spirit of resilience, innovation, courage, strength and independence. I believe Americans can handle their own problems and we don't need the federal government poking its nose in our lives, our businesses or our states.
So the Republican House of Representatives of the 112th Congress is going to dig in and get to work. First on the agenda, the extending of the Bush Tax Cuts in order to foster growth in the private sector. Second, the repeal of Obamacare, and then when the president vetoes it, the defunding of it until the U.S. Supreme Court rules it unconstitutional or we've replaced the wanna-be king with a real president. So please call your new Senators and Congressmen, as well as the ones who managed to be re-elected and tell them you support the repeal of Obamacare in its entirety. That is first on the agenda.
Next week, call and remind them about extending the Bush Tax Cuts, Obamacare and tell them you are adamantly opposed to Cap & Trade AND Obama's planned end run around Congress in regulating it through the EPA instead. I've contacted Speaker John Boehner and asked about legislation that will bring all of Obama's czars under the control of the U.S. Congress and the halting of anything the EPA tries that is under the direct responsibility of the U.S. Congress and not the EPA.
In the third week, call and remind them about the Bush Tax Cuts, Obamacare, Cap & Trade, and demand a balanced budget and the end of deficit spending.
Then take a couple of weeks and enjoy Thanksgiving. And then the first of December, repeat the process. This is how we will stop Obama cold in his tracks, support free enterprise and best of all, keep the fire lit under the fit of the outgoing 111th Congress and the incoming 112th Congress.
Good luck to Senator-elect Mike Lee and all the other conservatives who were voted into office. We stand with you and will fight you to bring this nation back to the principles upon which she was founded. We will call or email your offices often, and when you need the American people to back the legislation we've asked for, call on us and we will give you all the support you need from us. Betray us and take to heart the words "Hell hath no fury..." and if you think a woman scorned is something to be worried about, betray the American people and you will find something that will promptly end your political careers. Mark my words, we will no longer Congress and the White House to operate independently of the American people. We have awakened, and we shall remain awakened.
Candace E. Salima
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