Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Call NOW!

The senate lines are open my friends! I know it's close to Christmas, but think about it this way - if our troops work through Christmas, then so must we!

We've been given a gift of sorts. Dirty Harry has inserted a provision in the senate health care bill that locks into place the rationing boards (i.e. death panels - you know, that big "lie") and prevents future senates from being able to amend or repeal it without a three-fifths majority.

Jim DeMint challenged them on this and the parliamentarian allowed it to go through, and unfortunately, though it is sleazy and horrific, it may be just inside the cusp of the rules. BUT. This is where we can use it. Call all those supposedly conservative and moderate Democrats and tell them, to retain the honor and purpose of the United States Senate, that they must say they will not vote for this bill if that provision is maintained.

Yes, the senate is allowed to make its own rules, but one senate should never be able to be more powerful than a subsequent senate! Tell them to imagine what will happen when the GOP gets the power back, which is more than likely in 2010, tell them to imagine how the GOP will use this provision to forever hamstring any future Democrat-controlled senates.

For more information on this go here, here, and here.

For the phone numbers and contact information for the targeted senators, please click here, and scroll through that page.


1 comment:

  1. Re "Health Scare" bill...

    Here is what normally happens: we see a bill we hate. We call, email, fax, write. Congress ignores us and passes the bill anyway. We give up the fight, feel dejected for a few hours, then continue on our merry way. We have accepted the inevitable and are now going to have to deal with it.


    From now until November 2010, we continue emailing, calling, visiting, faxing, going to town hall meetings, writing. We continue protests in D.C. and all cities across the U.S.A, especially the state capitols. We have to keep the pressure on. Why? Because the American people - you know, "We, the people" - must be awakened. Because it is they who are needed to vote most of this incorrigibly-corrupt Congress.

    http://pushbackuntil.com (especially http://pushabackuntil.com/Mandates.htm) specify what laws we need passed to ensure that our country continues to exist. Because Congress has placed us in such a deep hole fiscally, and it appears that absolutely none of them - do not listen to what they say - is doing anything to solve that problem.

    Oh - and we have to have conservatives run for these offices. If we just sit around complaining, we will get what we have been getting for decades. So either run or help someone you know run. Donate time and money. Talk to your neighbors and friends. Act! And pass on the http://pushbackuntil.com URL so everyone knows the plan and the way to execute that plan.


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