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RIP, Adopted Granny

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ObamaLand: A New Definitition of “Church and State”?

Doesn’t it seem a metaphysical certitude that if Bush was still president, the opening paragraph would have read, “President Bush faced mounting pressure on Monday to put billions more in some of the nation’s biggest banks, two of the biggest automakers and the biggest insurance company, despite the billions already committed to rescuing them?”

What’s the likelihood that his name wouldn’t have appeared until the third paragraph? And how about that marvelous qualifier in paragraph three “Separately”?

Separately? So, Obama is now SEPARATE from the rest of “government”?

Shut your whore mouth, unbeliever. Messiah makes the river boats float.

NYT Separates Obama Administration from ‘The Government’ | NewsBusters.org

Since Everything Else is under Control, Let’s Have a Constitutional Crisis!

The Associated Press: After two century wait, DC residents may get vote

The time is ripe, said Ilir Zherka, executive director of the advocacy group DC Vote, to end a situation where “we are the only capital of a democracy on the planet that denies voting representation in the national legislature.”

It’s been that way since the Organic Act of 1801 when Congress took over control of the newly created capital on the Potomac but did not provide residents with voting rights.

The 23rd Amendment, ratified in 1961, gave D.C. residents the right to vote in presidential elections, and the 1973 Home Rule Act provided for the direct election of the mayor and other city officials.

But a constitutional amendment approved by Congress in 1978 that would have given D.C. residents representation in both the House and the Senate failed to be ratified by the necessary three-fourths of state legislatures.

Opponents argue that the constitutional amendment route is still the only legitimate way to go, pointing to Article I, Section 2 of the Constitution, which says members of the House should be chosen “by the people of the several states.” The District of Columbia, of course, is not a state.

I’m watching these assmonkeys debate this right now on C-SPAN. It’s bad enough they don’t bother reading the legislation that crosses their desks…. The Constitution is clear: Washington D.C. is NOT a member State of the United States of America, period. It is comprised of territory ceded to the Federal Government by Maryland and Virginia. Congress cannot, by fiat, declare those territories suddenly a de facto State, and attempt to seat any representatives or a Senator for the DC area, and expect its decision to pass Supreme Court muster.

Either give the territories back to those bona fide States (which will never happen), or STFU.

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