Sunday, March 14, 2010

Pelosi "Deems" Elections Unnecessary

The comments about the "Slaughter Solution" over at the Volokh Conspiracy are priceless:

Why not have an up or down vote on the Senate bill? Because it will fail. It will fail because representatives get to go before the voters every two years.

That is why the “deems” foolishness is unconstitutional. They may as well “deem” they have been reelected.


Don’t give them ideas; There are probably some of them who’d argue, in all seriousness, that they could do exactly that under the Constitutional language that, “Each House shall be the Judge of the Elections, Returns and Qualifications of its own Members”


“If this is done, this will create the greatest Constitutional crisis since the Civil War. It would be 100 times worse than Watergate.”


If the “Slaughter Solution” is allowed, then this is a damning indictment against our government. It might very well be time to dissolve it.


When the Republicans take back the House, can they adopt a rule which “deems” that whichever Democrats who are still in office have tendered their resignations even if none of them have actually resigned?


This is without a doubt the scariest thread I’ve ever seen on this site, the more so because of Kopel’s silence in the face of these lunatics. It took less than two hours for the first threat of violence to appear. Not a promise to push for a court challenge, or for the electoral defeat of representatives, or to amend the Constitution to explicitly forbid this action, but the murder of elected officials and the overthrow of the US Government.

When it comes to these threads, especially when you specifically solicit comments, qui tacit consentire videtur is not an unreasonable presumption. For the love of God, Dave, speak the hell up and denounce these psychopaths.


Americans will indeed exhaust every reasonable non-violent means of resolving unconscionable usurpations of the Constitution long before they turn to revolution. However, no wanna-be despot should make the mistake of assuming that Americans will simply lie down and allow them to destroy democracy. Let’s not forget that even Humbert Humphrey observed that despotism seems remote in contemporary America, but it is always possible.

There are simply some lines that no sane man crosses, and some Dems are coming close to crossing those lines. If warning them by reminding them of American history and of the character of Americans prevents unconstitutional usurpations, we are all the better for it, and violence, which no one is suggesting is imminent, may be avoided.

1 comment:

Old NFO said...

Agree with all Turk, and yes that is a scary thread... I hope it does not come to reality...