Pretty Vacant: @SpeakerBoehner – @RepMarkMeadows Files Resolution To Fire Cryin’ John
…You’ll always find us out to lunch
Oh we’re so pretty
Oh so pretty – we’re vacant
Oh we’re so pretty
Oh so pretty – a-vacant…
Declaring the office of Speaker of the House of Representatives vacant.
Whereas the Speaker of the House of Representatives for the 114th Congress has endeavored to consolidate power and centralize decision-making, bypassing the majority of the 435 Members of Congress and the people they represent;
Whereas the Speaker has, through inaction, caused the power of Congress to atrophy, thereby making Congress subservient to the Executive and Judicial branches, diminishing the voice of the American People;
Whereas the Speaker uses the power of the office to punish Members who vote according to their conscience instead of the will of the Speaker;
Whereas the Speaker has intentionally provided for voice votes on consequential and controversial legislation to be taken without notice and with few Members present;
Whereas the Speaker uses the legislative calendar to create crises for the American People, in order to compel Members to vote for legislation;
Whereas the Speaker does not comply with the spirit of the rules of the House of Representatives, which provide that Members shall have three days to review legislation before voting;
Whereas the Speaker continues to direct the Rules Committee to limit meaningful amendments, to limit debate on the House floor, and to subvert a straightforward legislative process; and
Whereas the House of Representatives, to function effectively in the service of all citizens of this country, requires the service of a Speaker who will endeavor to follow an orderly and inclusive process without imposing his or her will upon any Member thereof: Now, therefore, be it
That the office of Speaker of the House of Representatives is hereby declared to be vacant.
Good man, good man.
From The Right Scoop:
Despite whether it works or not to remove Boehner from leadership, Levin argues that we must keep charging the hill because that’s what heroes are made of and what character is about. If we don’t fight it will never happen.
Do take the time to click here and check out Scoop’s post, which contains Mr. Levin’s monologue from his show of last night.
Call your Representatives in the Congress
and tell them you expect them
to vote to Vacate the Speaker’s Chair
[and wipe away the tear stains].
Agitate like Samuel Adams would.
Make ’em uncomfortable and irritated.
Shake the corrupt, Quisling bastards up.
Attack, attack, attack.
Fortune always favors the Bold.
Audacity, Audacity – always Audacity! —What? Do you want to live forever?
If the liberties of America are ever compleatly ruined, of which in my opinion there is now the utmost danger, it will in all probability be the consequence of a mistaken notion of prudence, which leads men to acquiesce in measures of the most destructive tendency for the sake of present ease.
When designs are form’d to rase the very foundation of a free government, those few who are to erect their grandeur and fortunes upon the general ruin, will employ every art to sooth the devoted people into a state of indolence, inattention and security, which is forever the fore-runner of slavery
– They are alarmed at nothing so much, as attempts to awaken the people to jealousy and watchfulness; and it has been an old game played over and over again, to hold up the men who would rouse their fellow citizens and countrymen to a sense of their real danger, and spirit them to the most zealous activity in the use of all proper means for the preservation of the public liberty, as “pretended patriots,” “intemperate politicians,” rash, hot-headed men, Incendiaries, wretched desperadoes, who, as was said of the best of men, would turn the world upside down, or have done it already.
– But he must have a small share of fortitude indeed, who is put out of countenance by hard speeches without sense and meaning, or affrighted from the path of duty by the rude language of Billingsgate
– For my own part, I smile contemptuously at such unmanly efforts: I would be glad to hear the reasoning of Chronus, if he has a capacity for it; but I disregard his railing as I would the barking of a “Cur dog”.
—Samuel Adams, writing as ‘CANDIDUS’ in the Boston Gazette, 09 December 1771 [emphasis mine]