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The Senate has Lost its Mind

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Clowns

Okay, not the full Senate – yet, but can there be any doubt this lunacy will fly right through that democrat-controlled body?

Via washingtontimes.com:

Senate panel OKs tax-welfare benefits for newly legal immigrants

By Stephen Dinan – The Washington Times

Monday, May 20, 2013

The Senate Judiciary Committee voted Monday to allow illegal immigrants who get legal status to begin collecting tax-welfare payments, as the panel spent a fourth day working through amendments to the massive immigration bill and party-line splits began to emerge.

In one major change, the committee voted 17-1 to make a third drunken-driving conviction a deportable offense for the newly legalized immigrants if at least one of those offenses occurs after they are approved for legal status.

But immigrant-rights groups called that a rollback of due-process rights for the immigrants and said a drunken-driving incident shouldn’t cost someone a chance at citizenship.

“We cannot and will not support hard-line proposals that take away discretion and limit an individual’s ability to pursue the pathway to citizenship,” said Paromita Shah, associate director of the National Lawyers Guild’s National Immigration Project.

Overall, the committee continued to maintain the delicate balance struck by the “Gang of Eight” senators who negotiated the 867-page bill: Quick legal status for illegal immigrants, but delaying citizenship rights until after the administration spends more money on border security, puts in place a new electronic verification system to check workers’ status, and enacts an entry-exit system to check visas at airports and seaports.

In previous days’ action, two Republican members of the Gang of Eight — Sens. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Jeff Flake of Arizona — joined with Democrats to block a series of GOP amendments to stiffen the bill’s security.

But on Monday, the two Republicans sided with their party colleagues on key questions on giving illegal immigrants public benefits.

The 10 Democrats on the committee still outnumber the newly unified Republicans, but the votes signaled tough fights ahead on the Senate floor.

You will find the rest of the story at this link.

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Parasites

Hopefully the republican-controlled House of Representatives will put a swift end to this insanity, as unlike the idiots currently populating the Senate, all of them will be up for reelection next year.

-But you will pardon me if I refrain from holding my breath.

As for myself, I am getting beyond tired of seeing Americans being treated like second-class citizens in favor of illegal invaders by our own government.

Those on that Senate committee that voted for this idiocy should be ashamed of themselves.

Of course, when you have no shame…

-Dave

(h/t: Drudge)

Why the Electoral College method won’t work to reverse 2012 Election

U.S. presidential elections are not actually determined by the popular vote, but by the Electoral College.

There is a plan on the blogosphere, asking conservative and GOP voters in the “red states” to contact their Electoral College electors to ask that they refrain from casting their ballots next month for America’s president and vice president. The idea is that, according to Article II of the U.S. Constitution, this would mean the presidency vote would then devolve to the U.S. House of Representatives where Republicans have a majority of 241 v. the Democrats’ 193. Presumably, those 241 Republican House members would NOT vote for Obama.

Indeed, Article II does specify that if no person has a majority of votes by the Electoral College, then the House of Representatives would vote for the President:

Art. II: “the person having the greatest number of votes for President, shall be the President, if such number be a majority of the whole number of electors appointed; and if no person have such majority, then from the persons having the highest numbers not exceeding three on the list of those voted for as President, the House of Representatives shall choose immediately, by ballot, the President.

Alas, upon a closer reading of Article II, we must woefully admit that this plan won’t work. Here’s the reason:

If the House of Representatives were to replace the Electoral College in selecting who would be President (and Vice President), Article II specifies in that voting, the House of Representatives would do so as reps of their states, with each state having only one vote:

Art. II: “But in choosing the President, the votes shall be taken by states, the representation from each state having one vote.

Further, Art. II also specifies that a majority of all the states shall be necessary to a choice.”

All of which means that if the House of Representatives were to elect the President, there would be 50 votes (“the representative from each state having one vote”), instead of the present 435 voting members who comprise the House.

Of America’s 50 states, 24 are “red states” which presumably (a big “if”) would not vote for Obama. Assuming that the 26 “blue states” will vote for Obama, that means the House of Rep. votes will at best be 24 v 26.

26 is “a majority” — which means that the plan to convince the Electoral College electors from the red states not to cast their ballots so that the vote will go to the House of Reps, won’t work.

Does that mean we sit on our behinds and do nothing?

Hell No!

We still have the option of writing our state’s attorney general to ask him or her to look into the compelling and ever-mounting evidence that massive vote fraud was committed in the 2012 presidential election. (See “22 signs of Democrat Voter Fraud in 2012 Election“.)

I did all the footwork for you, gathering the names and contact info of the attorneys general of the 50 states and territories. To find out who your state’s attorney general is, go to my post or click here:

http://fellowshipofminds.wordpress.com/2012/11/17/what-you-can-do-about-vote-fraud/

Download (print) “22 signs of Democrat Voter Fraud in 2012 Election” and attach it to your letter to your attorney general.

~Eowyn