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More On The Constutitionality Of The Super-Commission


Two legal eagles have commented on the constitutionality of the “super-commission” created by the debt deal, and have voted in the affirmative.

First, at Just Enrichment, Amanda Rice tackles an accusation that was made here on an earlier thread:

2) Article I, Section 7: “All bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives.” 3) Article I, Section 8: “The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States . . . .”

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Ron Paul Is Wrong On The “Super Committee”


Here we go again, with the always-entertaining Ron Paul opening his mouth and spewing nonsense:

The 76-year-old retired OB-GYN, who is seeking the GOP presidential nomination again, said he was appalled at the ad hoc 12-member bipartisan committee devised to find further federal spending cuts before Thanksgiving, what he calls “this super Congress.”

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Palin Declares A (Qualified) Victory


Sarah Palin seems to have the right idea on the debt limit deal (emphasis in original):

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin said Monday’s House vote to lift the debt ceiling was a victory for the tea party, proving that conservative activists had shifted the conversation in Washington.

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All These People Support Boehner’s Plan


See how many “real conservatives” you see in this list from the American Spectator (I’ve cleaned up the formatting a little and added the link to John Bolton myself):

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Allen West Supports Boehner Plan


…at least that’s what The Weekly Standard is reporting, based on a Jamie Dupree tweet.

As Fred Barnes writes, it’s not clear that there are enough Republican votes for John Boehner’s new debt ceiling plan. But the speaker got a big boost on his right flank today from Congressman Allen West (R, Fla.). Jamie Dupree reports that West, an outspoken conservative and Tea Party favorite, is supporting Boehner’s plan.

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Not A Completely Novel Idea But One Worth Returning To


I received the below via email today and, as yet, have not checked the veracity of the claims on amendment passage and such.  I’ve also removed the “pass it on” part simply because this is a blog, not an email.  If you find merit in the ideas then feel free to “pass it on” as you wish.  I have a quibble with the name of the “Act” and the use of the constitutional amendment process.  I believe the original author intended for the bullet points to be a Constitutional Amendment instead of an “Act of Congress”.  As such, I ask for the reader to supply appropriate names for it.

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