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Obamacare can be defunded without Senate approval

Obamacare can be defunded without Senate approval

 

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BY FLASAWDUST OCTOBER 6, 2013

By Christopher Collins

When the House passed legislation to defund ObamaCare but would keep the government running through mid-December, the Senate, led by Senate Majority Leader, Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) stated that they would not budge on Obamacare and the legislation was defeated.

On Monday, Dr. Harold Pease, an expert on the United States Constitution, stated that the authority in dealing with Obamacare funding belongs to the U.S. House, not the U.S. Senate and that the House is doing this all wrong.

Pease said, “Everything hinged upon funding which was given exclusively to the House of Representatives, the only power that they alone had.”

Pease went on to say, “All bills for raising revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives; but the Senate may propose or concur with Amendments as on other Bills. To fund anything, in this case Obamacare, first approval is required by the House of Representatives.”

“If that does not happen taxpayer money cannot be spent. The people, through their representatives to Congress, have determined, after a three-year closer scrutiny of The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), that it does not protect the patient, is not affordable and is not even workable; hence in the interests of the vast majority of the people needs to be defunded.”

When the United States Supreme Court ruled on Obamacare in 2012, Chief Justice Roberts stance on Obamacare coincides with the intent of the U.S. Constitution, explained by Pease, and the powers between the House and Senate.

According to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling, Obamacare cannot be implemented and is not considered the law of the land, contrary to Democrat claims.

Bubba Atkinson of the Independent Journal Review wrote, “Chief Justice Roberts actually ruled the mandate, relative to the commerce clause, was unconstitutional. That is how the Democrats got Obama-care going in the first place. This is critical. His ruling means Congress can’t compel American citizens to purchase anything, ever. The notion is now officially and forever, unconstitutional. As it should be.”

“Next, he stated that, because Congress doesn’t have the ability to mandate, it must, to fund Obama-care, rely on its power to tax. Therefore, the mechanism that funds Obama-care is a tax,” said Atkinson. “He struck down as unconstitutional, the Obama-care idea that the federal government can bully states into complying by yanking their existing medicaid funding. Liberals, through Obama-care, basically said to the states — “comply with Obama-care or we will stop existing funding.” Roberts ruled that is a no-no.”

When the House attached Obamacare to the legislation in funding the government, it made a mistake in doing so and the funding of Obamacare should have been separate, thereby giving the Senate no power in denying the Houses’ request to defund Obamacare.

Pease said, “House opposition to funding Obamacare would have been far more powerful if made a “stand alone” bill not attached to general funding, but it is not. “Stand alone,” having no other parts, would have left the Senate no wiggle or compromise room once it went to them, nor would there be for the Joint Conference Committee thereafter that reconciles any differences between the two houses. There would be nothing to reconcile, Obamacare is merely defunded.”

“Still, the intent of the Founding Fathers was to give the people, through their House of Representatives, the power collectively to say no to any proposed federal tax, which she is decidedly doing.”

If Obamacare is removed from the government budget, presented, and voted on as a separate bill, Obamacare can be defunded by the House and the Senate and the President has no constitutional authority to override the House decision.

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Obamacare can be defunded without Senate approval

By Christopher Collins

When the House passed legislation to defund ObamaCare but would keep the government running through mid-December, the Senate, led by Senate Majority Leader, Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) stated that they would not budge on Obamacare and the legislation was defeated.

On Monday, Dr. Harold Pease, an expert on the United States Constitution, stated that the authority in dealing with Obamacare funding belongs to the U.S. House, not the U.S. Senate and that the House is doing this all wrong.

Pease said, “Everything hinged upon funding which was given exclusively to the House of Representatives, the only power that they alone had.”

Pease went on to say, “All bills for raising revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives; but the Senate may propose or concur with Amendments as on other Bills. To fund anything, in this case Obamacare, first approval…

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Remember What the Democrats Did with Obamacare that Led to the Government Shutdown?

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Remember What the Democrats Did with Obamacare that Led to the Government Shutdown?

Democrats and the White House want to put the blame for the shutdown of the Federal Government on the House Republicans, especially those who align themselves with the Tea Party. (I wonder if “blame” is the correct word – perhaps praise would be better?)

At the center of the debate is President Obama’s landmark legislation “The Affordable Health Care Act” (a.k.a. ObamaCare).

live_from_capitol_hill_final_healthcare_debate-460x307What I find incredibly arrogant and self-serving, coming from the Democrat spin doctors (and their willing accomplices in the media), are the facts surrounding the passage of this legislation and their short term memory of the shenanigans they had to employ in order to ram through the two thousand plus page law (which no one read, but Nancy Pelosi claims they did) in order to get it to the President’s desk for his signature.

Lest we forget, ObamaCare was not (and still is not) popular with the American people. Every poll declared this truth. But the Dem’s won the presidency in 2008 and already had control of the House and the Senate since 2006. Elections, we were told, had consequences.

The Senate required sixty votes to get the bill passed and they had it. This long established rule appeared to make the upcoming debate over health care a sure thing.

Even though the Republicans were in the minority, they were promised they would be invited to the negotiating table and the proceedings would be broadcast live on C-Span (see video below). Needless to say, this was a bold-faced lie.

Alas, as a result of the death of Senator Ted Kennedy (D-MA), the nation’s hope of stopping the Federal Governments attempts to take over one sixth of the nation’s economy dangled on a Republican hopeful who was vying for the vacant Senate seat. Much to the surprise of many, Scott Brown won and the sixty votes needed to pass socialized medicine fell short in the Senate by one vote.

The Democrats were in a tizzy. They were so close, they could almost taste it. But now their dreams of an emerging socialist utopia were dashed. How could they overcome this defeat? Simple! They were in the majority, so they reasoned, and so they broke continuity with Senate rules deciding that a simple majority was all that was needed (Elections no longer had consequences)! ObamaCareLess, as I like to call it, became the unpopular law of the land.

If the Democrats had been honest and forthright back in 2010, then perhaps the events of today would not be unfolding. I, for one, hope the Republicans will break with their compromising past, and remember these events and the shameful way the people of this country and themselves were treated back then. My message to Speaker Boehner – don’t give them an inch! Elections no longer had consequences!”

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Liberal Faith Leader Says To Obey Obama Or Feel Gods Wrath

Liberal Faith Leader Says To Obey Obama Or Feel Gods Wrath

OCTOBER 3, 2013 2 COMMENTS
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Original article from TheBlaze written by Billy Hallowell. My commentary is in red. Click the title below to read the original article without my commentary.
‘UNBIBLICAL’: JIM WALLIS LAMBASTES ‘POLITICAL EXTREMISTS’ RESPONSIBLE FOR THE GOV’T SHUTDOWN — AND WARNS OF GOD’S JUDGEMENT
Progressive faith leader Jim Wallis, founder of Sojourners, is joining a chorus of Americans who are frustrated over the government shutdown. In a video monologue this week, he unleashed his views on the matter, calling the closure “unbiblical” and hitting back at the “political extremists” he believes are responsible for it.
How exactly is the “political extremists” (you know he means the Tea Party Republicans) responsible for the shutdown? Harry Reid and the Democrats are the ones blocking negotiations and refuse to give an inch. And wasn’t it Reid who stated he wouldn’t save a child with cancer? What does that tell you about how negotiations are going?
While most of the debate surrounding the shutdown is partisan in nature, Wallis argues that the conundrum is deeper than mere strife between the parties; in fact, he says it’s spiritual.
“There is a deeper problem here than politics. There’s a theological problem,” he proclaims in the clip. “As a Christian I want to say shutting down government is unbiblical. Yes, that’s what I’m saying — it’s unbiblical.”
Wallis goes on to instruct readers to explore what the Bible has to say on the matter and specifically cites the 13th chapter of the Book of Romans (the same book liberals and many scared pastors are told to twist in order to keep their 501c3 status), which discusses the importance of complying with government. This chapter reads, in part:
“Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. Consequently, whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves. For rulers hold no terror for those who do right, but for those who do wrong. Do you want to be free from fear of the one in authority?”
Of course, context is key and there are different interpretations of these verses. If the government is seen as overstepping boundaries, some would surely argue that Wallis’ interpretation isn’t quite air-tight (it isn’t). But in this case, he clearly sees it as applying perfectly to the current situation unfolding at the federal level.
“Government’s role is to protect us from evil, to promote the good. We call that the common good,” continued Wallis. (If the govt is the evil, how then can they protect us from it? Should it be assumed that Wallis has forgotten the statements by our Founding Fathers on this matter? “The scriptures make clear throughout Isaiah, Jeremiah, Amos, the Book of Kings, that rulers, kings and governments are responsible for how they treat the poorest and most vulnerable. They’re judged by that by God.”
Has Wallis forgotten we are all judged by God? This does not mean, however, that we should go along with and support something that which we know to be evil. Jesus Himself questioned authority where it was necessary. No man, including govt, comes before God. So then, Wallis, is the Father in Heaven your God or is the govt?
The Sojourners leader decried the “political extremists who want to shut down the government,” pointing out two reasons that he believes they are acting in a non-Biblical manner. First, he says that their opposition to the government is, on its face, problematic (so then you would find the very founding of America to be problematic?) — and second, he says that they are opposed to the poor.(How is it that they are opposed to the poor? You think legislation that is shutting down businesses, putting people out of work, and skyrocketing costs of insurance, amongst other things, is in support of the poor?)
“They get hostile to the poor, because they’re hostile to government,” Wallis said. ”So, those of you that want to shut down the government, I’d say read your Bibles.” ((Now where I might agree many people, conservatives included, have misinterpreated the Bible and even adopted new theology and twisting verses to support such; I have to say it is you, Wallis, that needs to read your Bible. Pray to Jesus to open your eyes and then read your Bible. You are pushing marxism and totalitarianism along with the destruction of the very faith you claim to hold. How? Simply by supporting those that are bringing it upon us.)…”

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Original article from TheBlaze written by Billy Hallowell. My commentary is in red. Click the title below to read the original article without my commentary.

‘UNBIBLICAL’: JIM WALLIS LAMBASTES ‘POLITICAL EXTREMISTS’ RESPONSIBLE FOR THE GOV’T SHUTDOWN — AND WARNS OF GOD’S JUDGEMENT

Progressive faith leader Jim Wallis, founder of Sojourners, is joining a chorus of Americans who are frustrated over the government shutdown. In a video monologue this week, he unleashed his views on the matter, calling the closure “unbiblical” and hitting back at the “political extremists” he believes are responsible for it.

How exactly is the “political extremists” (you know he means the Tea Party Republicans) responsible for the shutdown? Harry Reid and the Democrats are the ones blocking negotiations and refuse to give an inch. And wasn’t it Reid who stated…

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Contrast Barack Obama’s Quotes About Islam With His Quotes About Christianity

Contrast Barack Obama’s Quotes About Islam With His Quotes About Christianity

September  28, 2013 by  of FREEDOM OUTPOST

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“You are about to read some of the most shocking quotes that Barack Obama has  ever uttered in public.  A few of these have been widely circulated, but most  of  them are very obscure.  Even though he claims to be a Christian, throughout  his  political career Obama has repeatedly attacked traditional Biblical  Christianity  and he has a very long  history of anti-Christian actions.  In public speeches he has repeatedly  cast doubt on the Bible, he has repeatedly stated that he does not believe that  Jesus is necessary for salvation, and he has consistently said that he believes  that all “people of faith” believe in the same God.  At the same time, Obama  has  always referred to Muhammed as “the Prophet”, he has always expressed great  love  and respect for Islam, and he has even removed  all references to Islam from terror training materials used by federal  government agencies.  So what in the world does “the leader of the free world”   actually believe?  Read the quotes below and decide for yourself…

20 Quotes By Barack Obama About Islam

#1 “The future must not belong to those who slander the Prophet of Islam”

#2 “The  sweetest sound I know is the Muslim call to prayer”

#3 “We will convey our deep appreciation for the Islamic faith, which has done so  much over the centuries to shape the world — including in my own country.”

#4 “As a student of history, I also know civilization’s debt to Islam.”

#5 “Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance.”

#6 “Islam has always been part of America

#7 “we will encourage more Americans to study in  Muslim communities”

#8 “These rituals remind us of the principles that we hold in common, and Islam’s  role in advancing justice, progress, tolerance, and the dignity of all human  beings.”

#9 “America and Islam are not exclusive and need not be in competition. Instead,  they overlap, and share common principles of justice and progress, tolerance  and  the dignity of all human beings.”

#10 “I made clear that America is not – and never will be – at war with Islam.”

#11 “Islam is not part of the problem in combating violent extremism – it is an  important part of promoting peace.”

#12 “So I have known Islam on three continents before coming to the region where it  was first revealed”

#13 “In ancient times and in our times, Muslim communities have been at the  forefront of innovation and education.”

#14 “throughout history, Islam has demonstrated through words and deeds the  possibilities of religious tolerance and racial equality.”

#15 “Ramadan is a celebration of a faith known for  great diversity and racial equality”

#16 “The Holy Koran tells us, ‘O mankind! We have created you male and a female; and  we have made you into nations and tribes so that you may know one  another.’”

#17 “I look forward to hosting an Iftar dinner celebrating Ramadan here at the White  House later this week, and wish you a blessed month.”

#18 “We’ve seen those results in generations of Muslim immigrants – farmers and  factory workers, helping to lay the railroads and build our cities, the Muslim  innovators who helped build some of our highest skyscrapers and who helped  unlock the secrets of our universe.”

#19 “That experience guides my conviction that  partnership between America and Islam must be based on what Islam is, not what  it isn’t. And I consider it part of my responsibility as president of the  United  States to fight against negative stereotypes of Islam wherever they  appear.”

#20 “I also know that Islam has always been a part  of America’s story.”

20 Quotes By Barack Obama About Christianity

#1 “Whatever we once were, we are no longer a Christian nation”

#2 “We do not consider ourselves a Christian  nation.”

#3 “Which passages of scripture should guide our public policy?  Should we go with  Leviticus, which suggests slavery is OK and that eating shellfish is an  abomination?  Or we could go with Deuteronomy, which suggests stoning your  child  if he strays from the faith?”

#4 “Even those who claim the Bible’s inerrancy make distinctions between Scriptural  edicts, sensing that some passages – the Ten Commandments, say, or a belief in  Christ’s divinity – are central to Christian faith, while others are more  culturally specific and may be modified to accommodate modern life.”

#5 “The American people intuitively understand this, which is why the majority of  Catholics practice birth control and some of those opposed to gay marriage  nevertheless are opposed to a Constitutional amendment to ban it. Religious  leadership need not accept such wisdom in counseling their flocks, but they  should recognize this wisdom in their politics.”

#6 From Obama’s book, The Audacity of  Hope: “I am not willing to have the state deny American citizens a civil  union that confers equivalent rights on such basic matters as hospital  visitation or health insurance coverage simply because the people they love are  of the same sex—nor am I willing to accept a reading of the Bible that  considers  an obscure line in Romans to be more defining of Christianity than  the Sermon on  the Mount.”

#7 Obama’s response when asked what his definition of sin is: “Being out of  alignment with my values.”

#8 “If all it took was someone proclaiming I believe Jesus Christ and that he died  for my sins, and that was all there was to it, people wouldn’t have to keep  coming to church, would they.”

#9 “This is something that I’m sure I’d have serious debates with my fellow  Christians about. I think that the difficult thing about any religion,  including  Christianity, is that at some level there is a call to evangelize and  prostelytize. There’s the belief, certainly in some quarters, that people  haven’t embraced Jesus Christ as their personal savior that they’re going to  hell.”

#10 “I find it hard to believe that my God would  consign four-fifths of the world to hell.  I can’t imagine that my God would  allow some little Hindu kid in India who never interacts with the Christian  faith to somehow burn for all eternity.  That’s just not part of my religious  makeup.”

#11 “I don’t presume to have knowledge of what happens after I die. But I feel very  strongly that whether the reward is in the here and now or in the hereafter,  the  aligning myself to my faith and my values is a good thing.”

#12 “I’ve said this before, and I know this raises questions in the minds of some  evangelicals. I do not believe that my mother, who never formally embraced  Christianity as far as I know … I do not believe she went to hell.”

#13 “Those opposed to abortion cannot simply invoke  God’s will–they have to explain why abortion violates some principle that is  accessible to people of all faiths.”

#14 On his support for civil unions for gay couples: “If people find that  controversial then I would just refer them to the Sermon on the Mount.”

#15 “You got into these small towns in Pennsylvania and, like a lot of small towns  in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing’s replaced  them. And they fell through the Clinton Administration, and the Bush  Administration, and each successive administration has said that somehow these  communities are gonna regenerate and they have not. And it’s not surprising  then  they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who  aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way  to  explain their frustrations.”

#16 “In our household, the Bible, the Koran and the Bhagavad Gita sat on the shelf  alongside books of Greek and Norse and African mythology”

#17 “On Easter or Christmas Day, my mother might drag me to church, just as she  dragged me to the Buddhist temple, the Chinese New Year celebration, the Shinto  shrine, and ancient Hawaiian burial sites.”

#18 “we have Jews, Muslims, Hindus, atheists, agnostics, Buddhists, and their own  path to grace is one that we have to revere and respect as much as our  own”

#19 “All of us have a responsibility to work for the day when the mothers of  Israelis and Palestinians can see their children grow up without fear; when the  Holy Land of the three great faiths is the place of peace that God intended it  to be; when Jerusalem is a secure and lasting home for Jews and Christians and  Muslims, and a place for all of the children of Abraham to mingle peacefully  together as in the story of Isra — (applause) — as in the story of Isra, when  Moses, Jesus, and Mohammed, peace be upon them, joined in prayer.   (Applause.)”

#20 “I believe that there are many paths to the same place, and that is a belief  that there is a higher power, a belief that we are connected as a  people.”

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Harry Reid: ‘Why Would We Want To’ Help One Kid With Cancer?

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