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The peoples nuclear option

December 18, 2013

Read the first paragraph of Article 5 of the Constitution again and you’ll be reminded even the Founders did not believe their document was foolproof at stopping government run amuck....

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Ritty77

Dec-18-13 5:37 AM

Good letter, Mr. Harris.

See: "The Liberty Amendments: Restoring the American Republic" by Mark R. Levin

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ToTEXASfromPA

Dec-18-13 6:10 AM

People's within our states are so divided on some of these issues that they probably wouldn't get passed.

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But while you are making the list you can add that all people groups and government officials (including the President and his family) must pay for and receive the same benefits as the average person from ObamaCare. No special exemptions or benefits for any groups or people.

Also zero political contributions from businesses; they are only allowed out of personal income and are not tax deductible.

No educational trips (working vacations) or expenses paid to politicians by companies or lobbyist. Instead have a federal budget account with some dollar amount (maybe $10 K per year) for each Congressman (travel and expenses) where they can learn and be educated on items/issues.

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CMReeder

Dec-18-13 7:17 AM

Yeah, yeah, yeah!

Whine, whine, whine!

This is all that conservatives can do. They don't have two thirds of anything. Thank God!

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spike2

Dec-18-13 7:44 AM

Who in Congress would vote to end their own high-paying, perk laden, status job?

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nobud74

Dec-18-13 8:00 AM

Chuck, "Naddy Naddy Boo Boo Stick Your Head in Poo Poo!" That is the extent of his commenting abilities. Just juvenile playground nonsense.

Spike, therein lies the problem. How do we, the people, wrest control away from our pols who only see their job as a way to make a living and line their pockets and those of their friends?

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CMReeder

Dec-18-13 8:30 AM

Boo hoo! Yet you are still taunting all of the liberals.

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eriklatranyi

Dec-18-13 9:18 AM

Conservatives propose solutions and liberals, like Mr. Reeder, call it whining.

This is why nothing gets done!

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enigma

Dec-18-13 9:38 AM

Chuck, Do you really not see that more power for government means less freedom for people? Are you so caught up in the stupid game of left vs right that you can't see that it's really a war in which government vs rights? Have you never heard the saying that a government big enough to give you everything you want is big enough to take everything you have? Maybe you trust Obama, but what about the next guy who comes in and inherits the power he has amassed? We have come to the point where we are one Presidential declaration from losing all freedom. All of the laws are already in place for one emergency declaration to suspend all rights and you want even more government? You're playing their game when you make it Republicans against Democrats. It's the government against the people and you're a traitor to the people. You will eventually see it. Wouldn't it be better if it were when there is still time left to do something about it?

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CMReeder

Dec-18-13 9:58 AM

Conservatives are not proposing solutions.

If government is so bad why are conservatives in government?

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CMReeder

Dec-18-13 10:00 AM

More whine about how bad government is.

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ScottyDogg

Dec-18-13 10:14 AM

"If government is so bad why are conservatives in government?" - CMReeder

To protect what is left of the American way of life from complete elimination from folks of your ilk.

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North40

Dec-18-13 10:32 AM

"Yeah, yeah, yeah!

Whine, whine, whine!

This is all that conservatives can do. They don't have two thirds of anything. Thank God!":CMReeder.

What issue do you have with everybody haveing to adhear to the same policies? Why should those that make the rules not be subject to them. I don't see this as concervative or liberal, just fair. In relation to the ACA, if it is good for us then why not them?

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JohnZook

Dec-18-13 11:27 AM

Reeder, you seem to have a comprehension problem, i.e. liberalism.

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RealAmerican

Dec-18-13 11:41 AM

Scottydog is right. Liberals are bent on destroying our way of life. Universal Healthcare and gay marriage threaten America and our government is endorsing them. This is a Christian and English speaking nation. Love it or leave it

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spike2

Dec-18-13 12:12 PM

The American Life - Wow. You mean those who choose to live as you live, have your standards, your opinions, on and on. Until everyone comes to terms with the fact we are diverse, nothing will change. I really don't know anyone who is threatened by gay marriage. no matter how much older people carry on, legitimacy will ultimately occur everywhere. Younger people simply believe this is not a big deal. Whether or not anyone supports the AHCA, it is not universal. I believe this conversation is about term limits. my question remains the same, who in Congress or the Senate will vote to end their own job? Who would even write this legislation and get it on as a ballot issue? Ask any of them to jeopardize their job. Who among us would suggest ending our own job? great idea but will never happen.

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RealAmerican

Dec-18-13 12:33 PM

Spike diversity is what makes this country weak. A unified usa culture makes it strong. European immigrants learned to speak English just fine. The black people became masters of the English language in their own way. Yet Latin Americans have so much trouble learning English. The Founding Fathers were Christian and spoke English.

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RealAmerican

Dec-18-13 12:44 PM

We live in the dictatorship of Barackistan where "politcal correctness" denies us the right to recognize that Western Civilization and capitalism are the greatest inventions of the human race

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nobud74

Dec-18-13 1:05 PM

RealAmerican, I believe you are incorrect. America's greatness stems from a diverse background. Lots of good people coming together around a common idea of freedom and liberty. You sound like someone who would have anyone who is not like you expelled. So, you must be of only one genetic origin, all the way back to the beginning of time. If you are truly so pure you would be the first person. Even Hitler has Jewish ancestors. I believe what is dragging this country down is not our diversity, it is a weakness by the people to not demand that newcomers ASSIMILATE into the group as was done in the past.

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Ritty77

Dec-18-13 1:57 PM

"Who in Congress would vote to end their own high-paying, perk laden, status job?"

Quite true, Spike. Article V allows the states to bypass Congress and the President. Some states have bills in the works to authorize their state's Article V convention.

See also: The Mount Vernon Assembly. Some of Levin's (or others') proposed amendments would receive bipartisan support on this forum, and across the country.

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johnnyad3

Dec-18-13 2:07 PM

Maybe the problem is patience.

A lot of people want immigrants to "assimilate" right away. It's never been that way. In the past, as it is today, when other cultures moved here, they did not speak English and tended to live in communities around each other. Germans with Germans; Italians with Italians and so forth. They kept their cultures and customs. It was their children who started speaking English.

I remember as a kid, listening to my great-grandmother. Her accent was really thick. My grandmother had only a slight accent but could speak both languages. My mom and dad don't have an accent but only know some words and phrases as English became their language.

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RealAmerican

Dec-18-13 2:54 PM

Right Bbbie. The Founding Fathers were divinely inspired to create a republic based on the best elements of Western Civilization and capitalism. Limited government and representative democracy. Love or leave it liberals

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RealAmerican

Dec-18-13 2:58 PM

Society does not "progress" as this progressives believe. America was at its greatest when the Founding Fathers started America. It was also better in the 1950s before the hippies ruined it

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enigma

Dec-18-13 3:24 PM

Spike2, You keep asking who in Congress will vote for term limits. Can't you read? This is about bypassing Congress to amend the Constitution. The founders knew that there might come a time when the Federal government would get out of control and need to be put back in its place. That's why they allowed for a way for states to bypass Congress to amend the Constitution. So now you can stop asking the same dumb question. We all know that most of those in Congress are there only for themselves and that is why this needs to be done. I know you're a liberal, but try to keep up.

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Ritty77

Dec-18-13 5:39 PM

"Record High in U.S. Say Big Government Greatest Threat: Now 72% say it is greater threat than big business or big labor" —Gallup

The options about which Mr. Harris writes will gain traction with poll results like that.

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eriklatranyi

Dec-18-13 7:12 PM

I just saw a fantastic ad against NH Senator Shaheen.

It shows a clip of her on the Senate floor saying you can keep your health insurance if you like it, and Obamacare will bring more competition.

Then, it shows 10,000 people in NH have had their policies cancelled and that Obamacare only approved one insurer in NH (no competition).

Then, the ad says, in November you can choose to keep your Senator if you like your Senator.

But, if you don't, you know what to do.

This ad is devastating and will be used against every Democrat tuning for re-election.

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