Friday, February 27, 2009

Enfranchisement on the Hill: Part 2

So just like my post from Wednesday, this one comes from the same post over on Mr. Keelers Report... Well, Ben discusses that the city of Washington D.C. Is probably going to get some representation in the House on Congressional Hill. He points out the issues with this in the Constitution, and I am simply going to further his arguments. Enjoy...



Let me start off by saying the CITY of Washington D.C., again, CITY is probably getting a vote. CITY CITY CITY CITY CITY CITY CITY
Keep that term in mind for the rest of this post...

Anyways, for the last few years various entities that are not states have been gaining rights in the House of Representatives. Washington DC, Puerto Rico, Guam, American Somalia have all had delegates in Congress on their behalf. While these people were never allowed to make a deciding vote, they were allowed in committees and to cast figurehead votes. This, to me, is absurd.

The Constitution is clear that only States are to have any form of voting in Congress... Hey look, here is a quote for you:
“The House of Representatives shall be composed of members chosen every second year by the people of the several states, and the electors in each state shall have the qualifications requisite for electors of the most numerous branch of the state legislature.”
see, notice the bolded section? See, there should be no voting, even if it doesn't matter, by any member that is not from a state. Additionally, they should have no position on any, and I mean any, committee. To have the American territories in congress, except as watchers or speaker, is a blatant violation of the Constitution.

What else would you expect from these politicians?

Now, what is to stop the government from giving them votes in the Senate, or in the presidential elections? It is bad enough that they can vote in primaries (that is the right of the party to decide), but having any say anywhere else is wrong... Our government should not be working violate the Constitution, it should be trying to tape it back up after Bush violated it...

As an Ohio resident, I am concerned about the implications this has for my state. Instead of a proper say, we would have less of one then we should. I think that our state should have not voted on this bill as they did, and I am ashamed of Voiny and Brown for voting for it. Those two should be ashamed of themselves, they only harmed their state. Ohio deserves 18/435 reps, not 18/440 or so that they would plan on. Ohio is being screwed over by this, and we need to fix that

Anyways... By allowing this to happen, Congress is violating the rights of every citizen of the actual America. I truly believe that it infringes my 14th Amendment right to due process if they let this happen. I believe that all Americans should be pissed off by this sort of thing, as it violates our individual rights and will violate our most precious document.

Part of me thinks that if this passes, I might challenge the law, or maybe call up the ACLU to get them to help me take it to court

What do you guys think?

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

AMERICAN SOMALIA

Anonymous said...

DAMN MAN WHATS WITH ALL THESE REFUGEES

MAN DONT BE A DICK, THEIR FROM AMERICAN SOMALIA, THAT SHIT IS WAR TORN

Anonymous said...

A MAN, A PLAN, A CANAL, AMERICAN SOMALIA

Anonymous said...

KNOCK KNOCK

WHOSE THERE

AMERICAN SOMALIA

AMERICAN SOMALIA WHO

AMERICAN SOMALIA BASE ARE BELONG TO US

HA HA HA HA

Anonymous said...

IM AN AMERICAN SOMALIAN
FIGHT FOR THE RIGHTS OF EVERY MAN

Anonymous said...

JUST ANOTHER TALE OF THE STREETS OF AMERICAN SOMALIA
SPARKLED PROMISES LAIN WITH PATHOS AND HYSTERIA
STATUARY NATIVE SONS
(STAND BACK) STAND BACK AND SEE THE DAMAGE DONE
SHOOT STRAIGHT INTO THE HORIZON
THE STREETS OF AMERICAN SOMALIA

Anonymous said...

GOD BLESS AMERICAN SOMALIA?

GOD DAMN AMERICAN SOMALIA

Anonymous said...

MY NAMES AMERICAN SOMALIA
MY FRIENDS CALL ME G
ONE HUNGRY YOUNG DOG I BE
IM COOL LIKE A PENGUIN
DRESSED LIKE A TUXEDO
SO HOOK ME UP WITH MY GOOEY ENCHIRITO

Anonymous said...

AMERICA
SOMALIA
LIVIN IN PERFECT HARMONIA

Anonymous said...

ISNT SHE LOVELY
ISNT SHE WONDERFUL
ISNT SHE PRECIOUS
LESS THAN A MINUTE OLD
I NEVER THOUGHT THAT LOVE COULD BE
SHOWN AS WONDERFULLY AS SHE
AND ISNT SHE LOVELY
MADE FROM AMERICAN SOMALIA

Anonymous said...

"IM THE AMERICAN SOMALIA, BITCH" -- THE AMERICAN SOMALIA, X MEN 3, 2006

Anonymous said...

LOIS: PETER THIS IS TERRIBLE
BRIAN: THIS IS WORSE THAN THE TIME YOU TOOK US ON VACATION TO AMERICAN SOMALIA

PETER: HELLO BLACK CHILD. THATS A NICE AK47. OH IS THIS YOUR FRIEND? IS HE A WARLORD? HE WANTS TO KILL ME BECAUSE I AM AMERICAN? THATS GREAT (PETER TURNS AROUND, SEES ROSIE ODONNELL ROLLING TOWARDS HIM A LA INDIANA JONES)

Anonymous said...

HI IM BOBBY JINDAL. THE STIMULUS PLAN GIVES A MILLION DOLLARS TO WATCH VOLCANOS. AMERICAN SOMALIA IS A NATION OF PEOPLE WHO WORK HARD AND ARE SELF RELIANT FOR TAX CUTS. WHEN I WAS IN COLLEGE I WROTE A FANFICTION ABOUT THE GRUESOME MURDER OF A CLASSMATE. PEACE

Anonymous said...

TOP 5 ALBUMS OF ALL TIME
BAD RELIGION - THE NEW AMERICAN SOMALIA
ELVIS COSTELLO - KING OF AMERICAN SOMALIA
GREEN DAY - AMERICAN SOMALIAN IDIOT
ICE CUBE - AMERIKKKAN SOMALIA'S MOST WANTED
THE SOUTH PARK GUYS - TEAM AMERICAN SOMALIA: WORLD POLICE SOUNDTRACK

Anonymous said...

MAN I DONT THINK IM GOING TO BE ABLE TO TOP "SOMALIA BASE ARE BELONG TO US," I PEAKED WAY EARLY

IN CONCLUSION EVERYONE POSTING ENTRIES TO THIS BLOG IS A BIG NERD BABY

Barga said...

Wow, um, just wow

whalertly, American Samoa, not Somalia

LisaRenee said...

You don't address one of the key issues in all of this, unlike Puerto Rico or Guam or even American Samoa, residents of DC are charged federal income tax.

That's why they are claiming taxation without representation, that's why they are demanding that they be allowed to have a vote. That's why they are stating they are being treated differently. They are correct in those statements. Which is why there are two alternatives, give them the voting representation they want or stop have the federal government stop taxing them.

Whalertly said...

"You don't address one of the key issues in all of this, unlike Puerto Rico or Guam or even American Samoa, residents of DC are charged federal income tax."

And young kids pay sales tax, so should they have a say? Any kids with a job (in Ohio 12+) pay income taxes yet they don't have a say... TYaxation without representation has no bearing on our government, so I never understood why people keep talking about it


"That's why they are stating they are being treated differently. They are correct in those statements. Which is why there are two alternatives, give them the voting representation they want or stop have the federal government stop taxing them."
Why should we stop taxing them? They can move, or we can amend the constitution. If we defined voting as taxes, then I shouldn't vote as I pay no overall tax

The Sanguine Pen said...

"VI That elections of members to serve as representatives of the people in assembly ought to be free; and that all men, having sufficient evidence of permanent common interest with, and attachment to, the community have the right of suffrage and cannot be taxed or deprived of their property for public uses without their own consent or that of their representatives so elected, nor bound by any law to which they have not, in like manner, assented, for the public good."

Virginia Bill of Rights, June 1776

Barga said...

One state does not equal the federal governmnet


also, one state that passes a law prior to the founding of our country doesn't matter much either

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