[StBernard] Democrats could be forced into a vote according to Article 1, Section 5 of the Constitution

Westley Annis Westley at da-parish.com
Fri Mar 19 23:24:50 EDT 2010

Very interesting reference by a Rush Limbaugh caller who is a former deputy
U.S. Attorney. She referenced the below article in the Constitution,
particurly the the third paragraph. She clearly stated this particular
section of the Consitution requires a full "up or down" vote in either the
House or Senate would be required when at least one-fifth (20%) of the
members of either chamber call for any bill to be entered into the Journal.
In other words, if anything Congress does can be required by a 20% vote to
be entered into the Journal, then it "must first" have been voted on.

In effect, the Republican members of Congress would be forcing a vote, which
must be recorded in the Journal, as stated in the article. If the
Republicans do this, it will be interesting to see what "bs" Pelosi does to
evade this provision of our Constitution - once again breaking her Oath of
Office to uphold the Constitution of the United States.

John Scurich

Articles of Confederation of the Constitution of the United States

Article 1, Section. 5.

Each House shall be the Judge of the Elections, Returns and Qualifications
of its own Members, and a Majority of each shall constitute a Quorum to do
Business; but a smaller Number may adjourn from day to day, and may be
authorized to compel the Attendance of absent Members, in such Manner, and
under such Penalties as each House may provide.

Each House may determine the Rules of its Proceedings, punish its Members
for disorderly Behaviour, and, with the Concurrence of two thirds, expel a

Each House shall keep a Journal of its Proceedings, and from time to time
publish the same, excepting such Parts as may in their Judgment require
Secrecy; and the Yeas and Nays of the Members of either House on any
question shall, at the Desire of one fifth of those Present, be entered on
the Journal.

Neither House, during the Session of Congress, shall, without the Consent of
the other, adjourn for more than three days, nor to any other Place than
that in which the two Houses shall be sitting.

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