You may have wondered whether our representatives have been taking the Constitution seriously lately. There seems to be so much evidence to the contrary–that the Constitution is ignored, despite the fact that each of our representative servants takes an oath to uphold this document while in office.
In an editorial at the Las Vegas Review Journal, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi laughs off the question of whether provisions of health care bills being debated in Washington are constitutional:
When a reporter for CNSNews.com last Thursday asked House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., where the Constitution delegates Congress the specific power to order Americans to buy health insurance — a mandate included in both the House and Senate versions of Obamacare — Ms. Pelosi responded: “Are you serious? Are you serious?”
“Yes, yes I am,” the reporter for CNSNews.com replied.
Ms. Pelosi shook her head and took a question from another reporter, never giving an answer. Her spokesman, Nadeam Elshami, then advised CNSNews.com that asking the speaker of the House where the Constitution authorized Congress to mandate that individual Americans buy health insurance was not a “serious question.”
“You can put this on the record,” said Mr. Elshami. “That is not a serious question. That is not a serious question.”
As you can see, whether proposed legislation is or isn’t in accord with our Constitution is simply a silly question to ask. What oath? What Constitution?
One of the missions of the Southern Colorado Patriots Club is to educate our citizens about what–specifically–the Constitution says. And in doing so, we hope to turn our nation around and once again see this nation governed by this powerful, simple document.
When you contact your representatives, ask them about the conformity of what they do or propose with the Constitution. After all, they took an oath to uphold the Constitution. Don’t you think they should honor that oath?