Jan 052010
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Well done to all who signed the Petition, we have been heard! ~JP

~Bless you Blackie SM for emailing this to me!…

Gun Owners of America

Victory In The House
— Congress to read the Constitution!

Gun Owners of America
8001 Forbes Place, Suite 102, Springfield, VA 22151
Phone: 703-321-8585 / FAX: 703-321-8408

Gun Owners of America asked you to get behind our effort to push Congress to read the Constitution on the floor of the House and Senate.

House Speaker Designate John Boehner announced that the clerk of the House of Representatives will read the Constitution aloud at the start of the new Congress.

“This is a great victory for all Americans who care about limited government, individual liberty and the Constitution,” said John Velleco, GOA’s Director of Federal Affairs. “Maybe Congress is finally getting the message that the oath they take to support and defend our most important founding document is still relevant in the 21st century. Reading it is a good first step, but now we must get Congress to abide by the real contract with America.”

At about 4,400 words, it is one of the shortest written Constitutions in the world and will only take about an hour to read. In contrast, the ObamaCare bill weighs in at around 180,000 words and was never read at all by those voting for its passage.

Ron Paul “Read the Constitution”

The overwhelming response to GOA’s petition

~BTW if you have not signed this petition PLEASE do! Please help keep the pressure on Congress to read — and abide by — the Constitution. ~JP

Judge Andrew Napolitano “Read the Constitution”

“We will enjoy watching Nancy Pelosi’s face when the clerk reads the Constitution, since it may be the first time she’s ever heard it read. And hopefully the clerk will read it nice and slowly to let the words sink in,” said Velleco.

There is no word yet from Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid if the Senate will follow the House’s lead, so GOA is still urging people to visit the website and sign the petition.

Senator Coburn “We have stopped following the Constitution.”

The current oath that all members of Congress take reads:

“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God.”

The purpose of this petition is clear. The Congress must be reminded that this is a nation of laws, and there is a law that governs what the Congress is empowered to do — beyond which it operates unlawfully, no matter how well-intentioned.

If you believe that the Constitution matters in the 21st century, and if you agree that it would be time well spent for the Congress to read the Constitution, then please, ~click image to sign petition.

Senator Demint to Pelosi…

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From CNN:

(CNN) – Former President Ronald Reagan’s history-making float at the Rose Bowl Parade Saturday has been awarded a trophy for best depiction of life in the United States, past, present or future, the Tournament of Roses announced.

The float was designed to kick off a celebration events to commemorate the centennial of Reagan’s birth. He would have been 100 years old on February 6, 2011.

The unique float was 55 feet long and 26 feet high. It featured 11 black and white photos of “iconic moments” in Reagan’s life, a statue of the president modeled after his statue in the US Capitol Rotunda, a sculpture of a bald eagle, and 65,000 red roses.

The photos were made of poppy seeds and rice and were selected with the help of former first lady Nancy Reagan.

Via Twitter–DNC Fail!