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What the Constitution REQUIRES Congress to do on January 6, 2021

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by Publius Huldah
January 4, 2021
Re-blogged from renewamerica and News With Views.

  1. The Rule of Law is being erased in our Land
    Several years ago, I saw a movie on TV. The setting was Berlin, Germany just after WWII at the time the
    Soviets were laying roles of barbed wire on the ground to mark the border between East and West Berlin.

    The main characters were a young American woman and a young German man. He had gotten a law degree while Hitler was taking over Germany; but he never practiced law. She asked him why and he said, “The Law disappeared”.

    And that’s what’s going on in our Country: The Law – as the standard which those in government must obey – has disappeared and is being replaced by the age-old system where those with the power do what they want, and the cowards go along with it.

    Just as the cowards in Germany went along with Hitler; cowards in America are going along with the Left’s brazen theft of the recent election. Countries are destroyed by such cowards; and that may be the reason Revelation 21:8 lists cowards as the first to be thrown into the Lake of Fire: Tyrants couldn’t get to first base without the acquiescence of cowards.

    So this paper calls upon each Member of Congress to rise up and restore the Rule of Law to our Land.[1] Knowledge of Truth – and the Love of Truth – makes us strong. So learn the Truth, embrace it, and restore the Rule of Law.

  2. We must read each Part of the Constitution in the Light cast by the other Parts
    It is impossible to understand any Part of the Constitution without understanding how that Part fits into the
    Whole; and how each individual Part is affected by the other Parts addressing the same subject. Accordingly, it is an ancient rule of construction that constitutional provisions or statutes that are on the same subject (in pari materia) must be construed together [link].

    So it is a serious misconstruction of the 12th Amendment to assert that Congress’s role on January 6 is the
    passive one of merely counting numbers; or that the Presiding Officer has discretion to do whatever he
    wants.

    As shown below, specific provisions of the Constitution impose on Congress the Duty to determine whether the Electors were lawfully chosen; and whether the putative President elect and Vice-President elect are qualified for office.

  3. When it meets on January 6, Congress must enforce these Constitutional provisions respecting the Appointment of Electors: Article I, §4, clause 1; Article II, §1, clause 2; and Article II, §1, clause 4

    Art. I, §4, cl. 1 says that only state and federal legislatures have the power to make laws addressing the Times, Places and Manner of conducting federal elections. So Judges and State executive officials have no lawful authority to change the election laws made by the Legislatures!

    Art. II, §1, cl. 2 says that the Electors for President and Vice-President are to be appointed in such manner as the State Legislatures shall direct. So Judges and State executive officials have no lawful authority to change the election laws respecting how the Electors are to be chosen!

    So Electors who were appointed in violation of these two provisions were unlawfully appointed and hence are not legally competent to cast votes for President and Vice President.

    Art. II, §1, cl. 4 provides that Congress may determine the Time of chusing the Electors. At 3 USC §1, Congress set the time for chusing Electors for November 3. So Electors who were appointed after November 3 by means of late ballots (which was made possible by unconstitutional changes to state election laws which unlawfully extended the deadlines for receiving ballots past Nov. 3) were unlawfully appointed and hence are not legally competent to cast votes for President and Vice President.[2]

  4. Congress must also enforce these Constitutional provisions respecting the qualifications for the Offices of President and Vice-President Article II, §1, clause 5

    Art. II, §1, cl. 5 sets forth qualifications for the Office of President. After our first generation of Presidents [who were all born as subjects of the King of England] had passed away; the qualifications for President are that he must be a “natural born citizen”, at least 35 years of age, and have been for at least 14 Years a Resident within the United States.

    The last sentence of the 12th Amendment shows that no person who is ineligible to be President is eligible to be Vice-President.[3]

    The 22nd Amendment

    The 22nd Amendment imposes term limits on the office of President. So any person who has already served two terms is constitutionally ineligible to be President.

    The 20th Amendment, §3

    §3 of the 20th Amendment addresses what happens when the President elect and/or Vice-President elect “fail to qualify”. So §3 underlines Art. II, §1, cl. 5; the last sentence of the 12th Amendment; and the 22nd Amendment: If the President elect or the Vice-President elect “fail to qualify”, they are to be passed over.

    So! The Constitutional scheme is that the Electors’ choice is subject to Congress’ determinations of:
    • whether the requirements of Art. I, §4, cl. 1; Art. II, §1, cl.2; and Art. II, §1, cl. 4 were obeyed when the Electors were selected; and
    • whether the persons whom the Electors chose meet the requirements of Art. II, §1, cl. 5; the last sentence of the 12th Amendment, and the term limits provision of the 22nd Amendment.

      If not, Congress must disqualify the persons.

  5. Congress is also bound by these Constitutional provisions The Guaranty clause at Article IV, §4

    Art. IV, § 4 says:
    “The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government…” [emphasis added]

    Since the essence of a “Republic” is that power is exercised by Representatives elected by The People;[4] the violations of Art. I, §4, cl. 1; Art. II, §1, cl. 2; and Art. II, §1, cl.4 (which made massive election fraud possible) strike at the heart of our Constitutional Republic.

    When Electors are selected in violation of our Constitution by means of last minutes changes unlawfully made to state election laws; and/or an election is stolen by means of fraud, the Right of The People to choose their Representatives is taken away from them – and the Republic is destroyed.

    Art. IV, §4 imposes on Congress the Duty to guarantee lawful and honest federal elections. Congress can do this by enforcing Art. I, §4, cl. 1; Art. II, §1, cl.2; and Art. II, §1, cl. 4 by disqualifying the Electors chosen in contravention of those provisions.

    Congress may (and should) also disqualify Biden and Harris on the additional ground that their pretended election was procured by cheating. They must be stripped of their sham “win”.[5]

    The Supremacy clause at Article VI, cl. 2

    Art. VI, cl. 2 says:
    “This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof…shall be the supreme Law of the Land…” [italics added]

    Only those Acts of Congress which are consistent with the Constitution are part of the supreme Law of the Land.[6]

    Accordingly, Sections 5 and 15 of the Electoral Count Act (3 USC §§1-21), are unconstitutional to the extent they purport to:
    • require Congress to accept slates of Electors who were appointed in violation of Art. I, §4, cl.1; Art. II, §1, cl. 2; and Art. II, §1, cl. 4;
    • require Congress, in the case of dueling slates of Electors, to choose the slate signed by the Governor of the State and reject the slate approved by the State Legislature;[7]
    • and eliminate the 12th Amendment’s dispute resolution procedures under which the House of Representatives chooses the President; and the Senate chooses the Vice-President.[8]

But, contrary to what some have asserted, the 12th Amendment most manifestly does NOT vest exclusive authority and sole discretion in the President of the Senate (Vice-President Mike Pence) to determine which slates of Electors for a State are to be counted and which slates are to be rejected!

As President of the Senate, the Vice-President has certain Parliamentary powers at his disposal; but he has no “discretion” in deciding whether he will adhere to the Constitutional framework governing the Election. He – and every other Member of Congress – must adhere to and enforce each Constitutional provision.

The Oath of Office at Article VI, cl. 3

Every Member of Congress is bound by Oath or Affirmation to support our Constitution. On January 6, you
must lay aside all personal considerations. Do your DUTY as set forth in the Constitution. And remember:
This isn’t about Trump – this is about whether our Republic is to survive. If you permit violations of the
Constitution and the resulting fraud to prevail; you will destroy our Republic.

  1. Our Constitution sets up an elegant system of checks and balances
    One of the benefits of the “separation of powers” Principle is that it provides a mechanism for one power to
    correct violations made by another power. Within the federal and State governments, powers are divided into three Branches: Legislative, Executive, and Judicial. Each Branch has the duty to “check” the violations of the other Branches.

    Likewise, the power of the State governments is separated from the power of the federal government. When people within State governments violate the Constitution – as was done in the recent election – it is the Duty of the federal government to “check” the violation. Since Electors were chosen in violation of the Constitution; Congress has the Duty to check the violations and reject those Electors.

Endnotes:
[1] The term, “rule of law”, is defined here at Point 7.
[2] The same Principle applies to Electors who were chosen before Nov. 3 pursuant to [unconstitutional] state
election laws which permit early voting for selection of Electors.
[3] It appears that at the time Kamala Harris was born, her parents were not US Citizens. If so, she is constitutionally ineligible to be President or Vice-President [link]. Congress has the Duty to inquire into this
matter; and if they find that she is not a “natural born citizen” within the original intent of Art. II, §1, cl.5, it is
Congress’ Duty to disqualify her. Congress is the body which is charged with determining the eligibility
of the President and Vice-President
[link].
[4] Federalist No. 10 (J. Madison): “A republic, by which I mean a government in which the scheme of
representation takes place, … *** … The two great points of difference between a democracy and a republic
are: first, the delegation of the government, in the latter, to a small number of citizens elected by the rest; …”
[5] If you win a medal at the Olympics; and it’s later discovered that you cheated by taking performance enhancing drugs, you will be stripped of “win” and medal – and both will be awarded to your runner-up. The same Principle applies to stolen elections.
[6] Federalist No. 78, 10th para (A. Hamilton): “…every act of a delegated authority, contrary to the tenor of
the commission under which it is exercised, is void. No legislative act, therefore, contrary to the
Constitution, can be valid.
To deny this, would be to affirm, that the deputy is greater than his principal; that
the servant is above his master; that the representatives of the people are superior to the people themselves;
….” [emphasis mine]
[7] Art. II, §1, cl. 2 provides that the State Legislatures have the power to direct how the Electors are to be
appointed! The State Governor has no constitutional power whatsoever in the selection of Presidential
Electors!

[8] To the same effect, see the Complaint recently filed by US Representative Louie Gohmert [link].
© Publius Huldah

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January 4, 2021 at 4:03 pm

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What Can We Expect Going Forward?

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In trying to assess what we might expect going forward I have been familiarizing myself with some of the post civil war amendments. Why? It is clear that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has infiltrated our government. We need only look at the Hunter Biden Laptop for evidence. Social media is full of images of heads of state, military officers, state officials etc who have been cultivating relationships with the CCP. Add to that the CCP ownership in the electronic voting systems that we are using. How many state level officials were compromised during the process of installing these systems?

Pay close attention to the “red” text of the 14th amendment and consider the possibilities. My comments in [ ]. I draw no conclusion, nor do I suggest what may happen, however, these sections of the Constitution could come into play.

AMENDMENT XIV

Passed by Congress June 13, 1866. Ratified July 9, 1868.Note: Article I, section 2, of the Constitution was modified by section 2 of the 14th amendment.

Section 1.

All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.

[Don’t the lock-downs fall into this provision? How about the election laws in PA which were actually color of law provisions?]

Section 2.

Representatives shall be apportioned among the several States according to their respective numbers, counting the whole number of persons in each State, excluding Indians not taxed. But when the right to vote at any election for the choice of electors for President and Vice-President of the United States, Representatives in Congress, the Executive and Judicial officers of a State, or the members of the Legislature thereof, is denied to any of the male inhabitants of such State, being twenty-one years of age,* and citizens of the United States, or in any way abridged, except for participation in rebellion, or other crime, the basis of representation therein shall be reduced in the proportion which the number of such male citizens shall bear to the whole number of male citizens twenty-one years of age in such State.
[What does this do to PA Electors? MI, GA, WI, AZ, etc?]

Section 3.

No person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of President and Vice-President, or hold any office, civil or military, under the United States, or under any State, who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress, or as an officer of the United States, or as a member of any State legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any State, to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof. But Congress may by a vote of two-thirds of each House, remove such disability.
[Does this apply to Biden & Harris? How many others?]

Section 4.

The validity of the public debt of the United States, authorized by law, including debts incurred for payment of pensions and bounties for services in suppressing insurrection or rebellion, shall not be questioned. But neither the United States nor any State shall assume or pay any debt or obligation incurred in aid of insurrection or rebellion against the United States, or any claim for the loss or emancipation of any slave; but all such debts, obligations and claims shall be held illegal and void.
[Would this cover our entire national debt which was facilitated by a private central bank which has effectively conquered our nation?]

Section 5.

The Congress shall have the power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article. *Changed by section 1 of the 26th amendment.
Also Consider: Article II Section 2 paragraph 3 The President shall have Power to fill up all Vacancies that may happen during the Recess of the Senate, by granting Commissions which shall expire at the End of their next Session.
[ Are there Senators involved in insurrection? They recess on Dec 20, according to their calendar. ]

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December 14, 2020 at 2:42 pm

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How To Constitutionally Elect A President

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Electing a President

If we hope to correct the obvious fraud and corruption which has occurred in the recent general elections it is important to separate the presidential election results from the remainder of the races.  There are deadlines that the media will remind the people about and they will argue that those dates are in stone. This is debatable. The remainder of the races can be settled independently of the presidential race. The US Constitution is key to determining the president and we must rely upon it in order to have confidence that our next president is duly elected. Article II tells us what role the state legislature plays and what role the Congress plays. Note: no other bodies have a role. Not the media, not the Courts, etc.

The role of the State Legislatures

Each state chooses their electors. In the modern era, the states have determined the manner of choosing electors via a general election (Nov 3, 2020), however, this is done via state statutes in each of the states. Some have codified these statutes into their Constitutions. We must remember, however, that the constitutions and laws of the states are subservient to the US Constitution (see Article VI). Therefore, the power of the State Legislature to determine the manner of choosing electors is superior to state Constitutions and state laws and may be reclaimed especially in cases of fraud or where their own laws establishing the manner of choosing electors has not been followed.

Article II Section 1

Each State shall appoint, in such Manner as the Legislature thereof may direct, a Number of Electors, equal to the whole Number of Senators and Representatives to which the State may be entitled in the Congress: but no Senator or Representative, or Person holding an Office of Trust or Profit under the United States, shall be appointed an Elector.

The role of Congress

The congress, in order to fulfill their duty to establish a uniform time of choosing electors has established two federal statutes:

According to federal law (3 U.S. Code § 5) known as the safe harbor provision, a state must determine its electors six days before the Electoral College members meet in person. – [Dec. 8, 2020]

According to federal law (3 USC Code § 7) The electors of President and Vice President of each State shall meet and give their votes on the first Monday after the second Wednesday in December next following their appointment at such place in each State as the legislature of such State shall direct. [Dec 14, 2020]

Unlike constitutional provisions, federal law can be altered in Congress. Therefore these dates are not in stone, if the Congress chooses to change them.

Article II Section 1

The Congress may determine the Time of chusing the Electors, and the Day on which they shall give their Votes; which Day shall be the same throughout the United States.

The Constitutional provisions above cannot change except via the amendment process spelled out in Article V. The above provisions have not changed, however certain other provisions of Article II are superseded by the 12th Amendment. Everything that happened during the general election with regard to the presidential race was an attempt to comply with states’ role in Article II Section I. If a state decides that the general election did not fulfill this provision, it is free to discard the results and fulfill the provision itself by simply choosing electors, which electors are free to cast votes for anyone they wish: Trump, Biden, Clinton, you, me, etc. as long as their president and vice presidential choice are not both residents of their home state. These electors vote independently from one another.

Amendment XII

The Electors shall meet in their respective states and vote by ballot for President and Vice-President, one of whom, at least, shall not be an inhabitant of the same state with themselves; they shall name in their ballots the person voted for as President, and in distinct ballots the person voted for as Vice-President, and they shall make distinct lists of all persons voted for as President, and of all persons voted for as Vice-President, and of the number of votes for each, which lists they shall sign and certify, and transmit sealed to the seat of the government of the United States, directed to the President of the Senate;

Determining the Election Result

At a time appointed by federal statute (another date that can move), a joint session of Congress reviews the results of the individual state electors’ lists and counts the votes. Currently, the total number of electors is 538. If some states fail to send electors or others are disqualified by the Congress, this number could drop, but it will not increase unless new states are admitted to the union in the future. The winner must have a majority of electors.

Amendment XII

 — The President of the Senate shall, in the presence of the Senate and House of Representatives, open all the certificates and the votes shall then be counted;

What if there is no Majority winner?

If the Electoral College votes are inconclusive, The House resolves the Presidential contest and the Senate resolves the Vice Presidential contest (remember: The VP is the president of the Senate). The top three vote-getters are considered for president and the top two vote-getters are considered for vice-president. The presidential candidate is determined in the House by one vote per state, and the vice president is determined by a vote of all the Senators. The president requires 26 votes, the vice president requires 51 votes. At least two-thirds of the states must be represented in the House and two-thirds of the Senators must be present to conduct the elections.

Amendment XII: The president determined in the House

— 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. But in choosing the President, the votes shall be taken by states, the representation from each state having one vote; a quorum for this purpose shall consist of a member or members from two-thirds of the states, and a majority of all the states shall be necessary to a choice. And if the House of Representatives shall not choose a President whenever the right of choice shall devolve upon them, before the fourth day of March next following, then the Vice-President shall act as President, as in case of the death or other constitutional disability of the President.

Amendment XII: The Vice President determined in the Senate

— The person having the greatest number of votes as Vice-President, shall be the Vice-President, if such number be a majority of the whole number of Electors appointed, and if no person have a majority, then from the two highest numbers on the list, the Senate shall choose the Vice-President; a quorum for the purpose shall consist of two-thirds of the whole number of Senators, and a majority of the whole number shall be necessary to a choice. But no person constitutionally ineligible to the office of President shall be eligible to that of Vice-President of the United States.

When the states, uniformly decided to allow for general election as “the manner of choosing electors” the Political Parties usurped much of their power. Political Parties created the Presidential ticket which tied the President and Vice President together. They also proposed the idea of dedicated electors, which initiated the idea of candidates receiving electoral votes in blocks by state. Prior to these inventions, it would have been very difficult for one person to receive, for example, all fifty-five votes from the California Electoral College. They also established the primary system and the convention process. All of these concepts are fine, in themselves, however, the states are not bound by the Constitution to any of these mechanisms. The media does a disservice to the American people when it frames all the arguments within these convenient, yet artificial mechanisms.

The office of the President was designed to act as the chief ambassador to the world on behalf of the several states which created the Constitution. As their chief representative, the state legislatures were granted the power to choose a president. The House of Representatives was designed to be the People’s House, the Senate was designed to be the States’ house and the President was the representative to the World for the several states. This is why the people were never intended to directly elect the Senate or the President. Imagine how much easier it would be to conduct fair and lawful elections if our only concern was focused at the Congressional district level. You can easily see, that there would be no need for computerized voting systems under those circumstances.

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December 7, 2020 at 10:12 pm

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Early Record of Joe Biden

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Panama Canal.

On March 16, 1978, and April 18, 1978, Senator Biden voted (respectively) for the Panama Canal “neutrality” and “transfer” treaties which removed the strategic waterway from U.S. ownership and control. Both of these giveaway treaties were passed by two-vote margins.

On July 26, 1979, the Senator voted for legislation required to implement the treaties . Prior to the roll call, the Senate considered a number of important amendments intended to protect the interests of our country. One would have required congressional approval before any U.S.-owned Panama Canal property could be transferred to Panama. Two others would have (1) withheld payments to Panama from Canal revenues unless the U.S. had first been reimbursed for its costs of implementing the 1978 treaties, and (2) withheld such payments if either the President or Congress determined that Panama was directly or indirectly interfering in the affairs of another nation. A fourth proposal would have precluded treaty mandated payments to Panama from Canal revenues if either Congress or our President determined that Panama’s Marxist-oriented regime was directly or indirectly interfering in the affairs of another nation. And, yet another amendment would have authorized the President to take appropriate actions to assure that the Canal remained secure and open, even if it meant overriding actions of the Panama Canal Commission. Senator Biden voted against each of these protective amendments.

On September 25, 1979, the Senate considered the final conference report on the bill to implement the Panama Canal treaties . It was the last opportunity for Senators to vote against the Canal giveaway, but Senator Biden voted for the conference report.

Friends And Foes.

Senator Biden’s record regarding legislation which in various ways assists our nation’s Marxist enemies, while undermining friendly non- or anti-Communist regimes, is disturbing. For instance:

September 27, 1973: Voted to cut off military assistance to South Vietnam and Laos at a time when neither had yet fallen into Communist hands.

May 29, 1974: Voted to kill an amendment intended to deny Export-Import Bank loans or credits to any Communist country.

June 11, 1974: Voted to kill an amendment to authorize the Secretary of Defense (subject to congressional and Presidential review) to halt the export of goods and technology to the Soviet Union and Eastern Bloc nations if he determined that such exports would significantly increase the military capability of those countries.

October 1, 1974: Backed an amendment barring funds for military assistance to pro-U.S., anti-Communist Chile.

March 15, 1977: Voted to repeal the Byrd Amendment which had allowed importation of chromium ore from Rhodesia, contrary to the unprecedented  (and unprincipled) United Nations trade sanctions against the anticommunist nation. Today, thanks in large part to those Biden-supported U. N. sanctions, once pro- Western Rhodesia is led by a former terrorist who has moved the country (now called Zimbabwe) into the Marxist camp.

June 14, 1977: Voted to kill an amendment requiring U.S. representatives to international lending · institutions (such as the World Bank) to vote against loans to nations violating human rights and to oppose by voice and vote all loans to .the brutal Marxist regimes presently occupying Cuba, Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam.

July 26, 1978: Voted to kill  an .amendment which would. have reversed a provision adopted in 1977 which requires ·the Secretary of State automatically to approve any application for a non-immigrant visa by a member of a Communist organization seeking to enter the United States of America.

July 31, 1978 : Voted to kill an amendment instructing the U . S . executive director of a proposed new International Monetary Fund facility to oppose loans to nations which provide aid or assistance to international terrorists and aircraft hijackers .

August 10, 1978: Voted to prohibit economic assistance to anti-Communist South Korea under the Food for Peace program.

January ‘ 24, 1980: Voted to grant lucrative Most Favored Nation trading ‘ status to the tyrants of Red China.

January 29, 1980: Voted for a bill to provide $75 million in foreign .aid to the Communist dictatorship in Nicaragua.

November 17, 1981: Voted against an amendment to prohibit foreign aid to Zimbabwe after January 31, 1982,.unless all North Korean military personnel were first removed from that Marxist state.

February 10, 1982: Voted against an amendment which would have prohibited the Commodity Credit Corporation  from ‘ paying debts owed . by Poland to American banks unless the Communist country were first declared to be in default on its loans as required by C.C.C. rules. In consequence, American taxpayers paid $71 million of Poland’s debt so the Communist dictatorship there could go right on borrowing money.

September 23, 1983: Voted to kill an amendment to require the United States to oppose loans by the International Monetary Fund to Communist dictatorships.

April 4, 1984: Voted to delete $21 million in covert aid to the anti-Communist Nicaraguan rebels seeking to free their country from Marxist oppression.

Abortion.

On June 28, 1983, Senator Biden voted against the proposed Constitutional Amendment which sought to overturn the 1973 Supreme Court decision (Roe v. Wade) which legalized abortion in the United States. And, on November 14, 1983, he also voted to scuttle an amendment which sought to make permanent a ban on the federal funding of abortion bar federal insurance coverage to. pay abortionists, encourage states to approve new anti-abortion laws, and grant expedited Supreme Court .review for challenges to new antic abortion laws.

Energy.

On August 2, 1977, Senator Biden voted to establish the Department of Energy, a gargantuan bureaucracy which spends billions each year to stifle energy production through paperwork and regulation, ·yet produces not so much as a drop of oil.

On May 18, 1977, the Senator even voted to kill an amendment which would have at least allowed Congress to review regulations promulgated by the Department and veto those which stifle production.

On November 13, 1973, Senator Biden was one of only five Senators to vote against legislation authorizing immediate construction of the Alaskan pipeline. This in the face of that year’s energy “crisis.” And, one month later (December 14, 1973) , he voted to kill an amendment which would have authorized trucks operating in interstate commerce to transport any property on return trips rather than squander oil by returning empty.

Amnesty And Education For Illegal Aliens: In May of 1983 the Senate approved the controversial Immigration Reform And Control Act which includes, among other things, a potentially disruptive proposal to grant .amnesty to most of the millions of illegal aliens who have shown contempt for our nation’s laws and boundaries, thereby placing them on a path leading toward full Welfare benefits, employment in jobs which could otherwise be filled by unemployed Americans, and eventual citizenship with full voting rights. On May 18, 1983, the Senate debated an amendment which would have eliminated the amnesty provision from the bill. Senator Biden voted against the amendment.

There are more details on the early Biden record in the downloadable copy of this article. See below…

Full Article (pdf)

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An Easter Question Solved

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Upon receiving a book that referred to Christ suffering on the cross for 6 hours, I questioned the accuracy of that statement. I did a little research to see if the Gospels could validate that statement. On the surface it was not clear right away.

 

It was not until I realized that John had referred to the sentencing in the 6th hour, while Mark referred to the crucifixion in the third hour and Mathew had placed the darkness at the 6th hour that I realized we were dealing with two different clocks.

 

Gospel According to Saint Mark
Chapter 15:25
And it was the third hour, and they crucified him.

 

Gospel According to Saint John
Chapter 19:14-15
[14] And it was the parasceve of the pasch, about the sixth hour, and he saith to the Jews: Behold your king.
[15] But they cried out: Away with him; away with him; crucify him. Pilate saith to them: Shall I crucify your king?
The chief priests answered: We have no king but Caesar.

 

Gospel According to Saint Matthew
Chapter 27:45-50
[45] Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over the whole earth, until the ninth hour.
[46] And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying: Eli, Eli, lamma sabacthani?
that is, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?
[47] And some that stood there and heard, said: This man calleth Elias.
[48] And immediately one of them running took a sponge, and filled it with vinegar; and put it on a reed, and gave him to drink.
[49] And the others said: Let be, let us see whether Elias will come to deliver him.
[50] And Jesus again crying with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost.

 

Let’s Explain:
Mark and Matthew use the Hebrew Clock.
The Third hour (probably related to sunrise) was 9:00 AM
The Sixth Hour was noon.
The Ninth Hour was 3:00 PM.
John’s 6th hour was using the Roman Clock 6:00 AM
So once again John (being the last Gospel) adds new information.

 

Timeline of Events:
6:00 AM – Jesus is Sentenced
9:00 AM – Jesus is Crucified
12:00 PM – Darkness Covers The Earth
3:00 PM – Christ Delivers Himself

 

The Crucifixion took 6 hours.
Did he hang on the cross for the entire 6 hours?
He most likely hung on the cross for the greater part of 6 hours.
His Scourging most likely took place in the hours before 6:00 AM.
He was presented with the crown of thorns before he was sentenced.
They shuffled Christ back and forth between Pilot and Herod under the cover of darkness.

 

Additional Questions Unanswered
What is the explanation for the 3 hours of darkness?

 

Gospel According to Saint Matthew
Chapter 27:45; 27:51-54
[45] Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over the whole earth, until the ninth hour.
[51] And behold the veil of the temple was rent in two pieces, from the top even to the
bottom, and the earth did quake, and the rocks were rent.
[52] And the graves were opened: and many bodies of the saints that had slept, arose.
[53] And they going forth out of the graves after his resurrection, came into the holy city: and appeared to many.
[54] And the Centurion and they that were with him watching JESUS, having seen the
earthquake and the things that were done, were sore afraid, saying: Indeed this was the Son of God.

 

Gospel According to Mark
Chapter 15:33; 15:38-39
[33] And when it was the sixth hour, there was made darkness upon the whole earth until the ninth hour.
[38] And the veil of the temple was rent in two, from the top to the bottom.
[39] And the Centurion that stood over against him, seeing that so crying he had given up the ghost, said, In deed this man was the son of God.

 

Gospel According to Luke
Chapter 23:44-48
[44] And it was almost the first hour: and there was made darkness upon the whole earth
until the ninth hour. (Here Luke seems to use the Roman Clock followed by the Hebrew Clock. Very strange indeed.)
[45] And the sun was darkened: and the veil of the temple was rent in the midst.
[46] And JESUS crying with a loud voice, said, Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit. And saying this, he gave up the ghost.
[47] And the Centurion seeing that which was done, glorified God, saying, In deed this
man was just.
[48] And all the multitude of them that were present together at that sight, and saw the things that were done, returned knocking their breasts.

 

One might conclude a natural solar eclipse had occurred. There are problems with this explanation, however. July 16, 2186 is predicted to be the longest solar eclipse ever. It is projected to have a duration of 7 minutes and 29 seconds at one point on the earth. Here we are discussing an eclipse of several hours in length and we are celebrating a feast associated with a full moon. Solar eclipses occur during new moons, not full moons. In addition, the darkness is world wide as opposed to local. It is associated with a great earth quake.

 

This eclipse was seen and wondered at as a thing above nature, of Dionysius Areopagita at Thebes, when he was yet a Pagan. Dionys. ep. ad Polycarp. et. ep. ad Apollophane.

 

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April 20, 2019 at 12:35 pm

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Oppose A Constitutional Convention One More Time

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URGENT: ONE MORE CON-CON ACTION NEEDED NOW!
Let’s keep the pedal to the metal on this!
There will be a hearing of the Pennsylvania Senate State Govt Committee addressing all Senate applications for an Article V convention on Wed. Oct. 17th at 9:00 am (Eastern).
If you can attend the hearing please capture video. If you can share it please let me know. Also, try to get a head count of the pro con-con advocates and try to wear some kind of sticker that identifies you as against the con-con.
We need 1 more thing from you to help preserve the Constitution:
1. We need you to use the following email list to send a note to the Senators in THE STATE GOVERNMENT COMMITTEE in PA expressing your desire that they vote NO on all 3 Senate Bills and all other bills which apply to Congress for an Article V convention. We need this today thru Tuesday (10/16/2018) evening.
It need not be complicated or long-winded. Simply say something like this:
I am concerned that we can lose our Constitution at a convention VOTE “No!” on SR133 (HR187); SR254 (HR357); SR134; and any other applications from Pennsylvania asking Congress to call an Article V convention.
Mike Folmer <mfolmer@pasen.gov>,
Richard Alloway <ralloway@pasen.gov>,
Andrew Dinniman <adinniman@pasenate.com>,
Thomas Killion <tkillion@pasen.gov>,
Daylin Leach <dleach@pasenate.com>,
Charles McIlhinney <cmcilhinney@pasen.gov>,
Mike Regan <mregan@pasen.gov>,
Joseph Scarnati <jscarnati@pasen.gov>,
Judith Schwank <jschwank@pasenate.com>,
Patrick Stefano <pstefano@pasen.gov>,
Donald White <dwhite@pasen.gov>,
Anthony Hardy Williams <williams@pasenate.com>
OPTIONAL (must be completed by Noon on Monday (10/15/2018):
In addition to the Senators above, you can send a separate message addressed to the Senate State Government Committee, to Michaele Totino, Counsel and Committee Executive Director; and refer to written testimony against SR133, SR134 and SR254 for the Oct. 17th hearing on the subject line:  mtotino@pasen.govPlease send to Michaele by Noon (Eastern) on Monday Oct. 15th so she can post your testimony online and distribute it to committee members with their packets.
 
Thank you for defending our Constitution!

See an earlier post describing all the bills we are opposing.

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October 14, 2018 at 12:41 pm

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Oppose A Constitutional Convention Now

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URGENT CON-CON ACTION NEEDED NOW!
There will be a hearing of the Pennsylvania Senate State Govt Committee addressing all Senate applications for an Article V convention on Wed. Oct. 17th at 9:00 am (Eastern).
Convention of States Project (COSP) has scheduled a rally and lobby day for the occasion at Noon with former US Senator Tom Coburn. Coburn is on the COSP payroll for $240,000 in 2016 alone!
We need 2 things from you to help preserve the Constitution:
1. We need you to use the following email lists to send a note to all the Senators in PA expressing your desire that they vote NO on all 3 Senate Bills and all other bills which apply to Congress for an Article V convention.
 

It need not be complicated or long-winded. Please let all 49 PA Senators know that we can lose our Constitution at a convention and ask them to VOTE “No!” on SR133 (HR187); SR254 (HR357); SR134; and any other applications from Pennsylvania asking Congress to call an Art. V convention.
 
 
2. In addition to the Senators above, please send (separate) the same letter, this time addressed to the Senate State Government Committee, to Michaele Totino, Counsel and Committee Executive Director; and refer to written testimony against SR133, SR134 and SR254 for the Oct. 17th hearing on the subject line:  mtotino@pasen.govPlease send to Michaele by Noon (Eastern) on Monday Oct. 15th so she can post your testimony online and distribute it to committee members with their packets.
 
Thank you for defending our Constitution!
 
 
Here are the bills we oppose in the PA Senate:
SR133 (HR187) (COSP); SR254 (HR357) (WP);  SR134 (Regulation Freedom);
HERE  is a flyer explaining why Pennsylvania legislators should defeat all applications for an A5C.
HERE  is the Brilliant Men flyer.
HERE  is a political cartoon where one can grasp a very complicated issue at a glance.
This ARTICLE explains why states can’t control Delegates to an Article V convention.
HERE is a 2-minute video explaining that Delegates will run the convention, and we don’t know who they’ll be!
BILL DETAILS

Pennsylvania: Carryover Session: 1/2/18 to 11/30/18 (No Carryover to 2019)

HOUSE BILLS

HR10: Stage 1H   CTM  
A Concurrent Resolution directing the Congress of the United States to call for an amendment convention pursuant to Article V of the Constitution of the United States that shall be entitled the Countermand Amendment Convention and limited to proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to grant state legislatures authority to countermand andrescind any mandate issued by any branch of the Federal Government or its agencies that encroaches on states’ rights and the personal liberties of their citizens
Status: Introduced on February 2 2017 – 25% progression
Action: 2017-02-02 – Referred to State Government
Pending:
House State Government Committee
 
HR11: Stage 1H   DEL for CTM
A Concurrent Resolution establishing a delegation to represent the Commonwealth at the Amendment Convention pursuant to Article V of the Constitution of the United States entitled the Article V Amendment Convention and limited to proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to grant State Legislatures authority to countermand and rescind any mandate issued by any Branch of the Federal Government or their agencies that encroach on states’ rights and the personal liberties of their citizens
Status: Introduced on February 2 2017 – 25% progression
Action: 2017-02-02 – Referred to State Government
Pending:
House State Government Committee
 
HR100: Stage 1H   DEL for BBA
A Concurrent Resolution establishing a delegation to a convention for proposing a balanced budget amendment pursuant to Article V of the Constitution of the United States, for duties of the General Assembly and for an Article V Convention Committee
Status: Introduced on March 20 2017 – 25% progression
Action: 2017-03-20 – Referred to State Government
Pending:
House State Government Committee
 
HR187: Stage 1H   COS  
A Concurrent Resolution petitioning the Congress of the United States to call a convention of states limited to proposing amendments to the Constitution of the United States that impose fiscal restraints on the Federal Government, limit the power and jurisdiction of the Federal Government and limit the terms of office for its officials and for members of Congress
Status: Introduced on March 27 2017 – 25% progression
Action: 2017-03-27 – Referred to STATE GOVERNMENT
Pending:
House State Government Committee
 
HR357: Stage 1H   WP  
Concurrent Resolution calling for a Free and Fair Elections Amendment to the Constitution of the United States via a Convention of States, pursuant to Article V of the Constitution of the United States, to authorize the states to apply disclosure rules and reasonable guidelines on election campaign contributions and expenditures
Status: Introduced on March 20 2017 – 25% progression
Action: 2017-03-20 – Referred to STATE GOVERNMENT
Pending:
House State Government Committee
 
HR647: Stage 1H   TML
A Concurrent Resolution petitioning the Congress of the United States to call a convention of states limited to a congressional term limit amendment to the Constitution of the United States
Status: Introduced on January 22 2018 – 25% progression
Action: 2018-01-22 – Referred to STATE GOVERNMENT
Pending:
House State Government Committee
 
SENATE BILLS

SR133: Stage 1S   COS  
A Concurrent Resolution petitioning the Congress of the United States to call a Constitutional Convention limited to proposing amendments to the Constitution of the United States that impose fiscal restraints on the Federal Government, limit the power and jurisdiction of the Federal Government and limit the terms of office for its officials and for members of Congress
Status: Introduced on June 4 2017 – 25% progression
Action: 2017-06-04 – Referred to STATE GOVERNMENT
Pending:
Senate State Government Committee
 
SR134: Stage 1S   REGF  
A Concurrent Resolution petitioning the Congress of the United States to call a convention of states limited to proposing a regulation freedom amendment to the Constitution of the United States
Status: Introduced on June 4 2017 – 25% progression
Action: 2017-06-04 – Referred to STATE GOVERNMENT
Pending:
Senate State Government Committee
 
SR254: Stage 1S   WP   
A Concurrent Resolution calling for a Free and Fair Elections Amendment to the Constitution of the United States via a Convention of the States, pursuant to Article V of the Constitution of the United States, which would authorize the states to apply disclosure rules and reasonable guidelines on election campaign contributions and expenditures

Status: Introduced on January 19 2018 – 25% progression
Action: 2018-01-19 – Referred to STATE GOVERNMENT
Pending:
Senate State Government Committee

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October 11, 2018 at 10:54 am

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TPA Extension Disapproval Needed Now.

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Let’s Do Away With the TPA!

TPA-Kings-Legislate

Here are 6 reasons why either the House or Senate should pass a TPA extension disapproval resolution (based on William F. Jasper’s article entitled, “7 Reasons Why Trade Promotion Authority/Fast Track Must Be Defeated,” published on TheNewAmerican.com, on June 5, 2015, when the current TPA was being considered by Congress):

  1. TPA is essential to passage of a very dangerous updated NAFTA, the forerunner to an EU-like North American Union (NAU), as well as to the potential passage of other sovereignty-killing “free trade” agreements like TPP, which as of April 12 President Trump is considering rejoining.
  2. TPA is an unconscionable abdication of constitutional responsibility by Congress.
  3. TPA not only hands Trump unconstitutional powers given to Obama, it potentially gives them to his successor as well.
  4. TPA is another giant step in the unconstitutional transfer of congressional authority to the president.
  5. TPA also challenges the Constitution by violating the requirement that treaties be ratified by a super-majority vote of two-thirds of the U.S. Senate.
  6. The TPA will speed the transfer of immense power to federal and international judges to eviscerate the Constitution; to strike down federal, state, and local laws; and to legislate from the bench

Go here to send emails.

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June 13, 2018 at 9:11 am

Pro-Constitution Press Conference in Harrisburg!

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Press Release

Come out to Harrisburg Thursday, March 29 and support our efforts to keep the Constitution and Bill of rights safe from a Dangerous attempt expose it to a modern Constitutional Convention (Con-Con). Hal Shurtleff, of Camp Constitution, will hold a press conference at which time he will list reasons why every American should be on guard against this fraudulently sold “solution” to what ails America. It’s a solution alright – A final solution to the American problem for the international socialists. Click here or on the image above for a sharable pdf and a copy of the model resolution to cancel all previous calls for a con-con in Pennsylvania.

A recent facebook exchange between a COS Con-con supporter and the COS moderator is very revealing. Take a look at this 3 minute video.

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February 23, 2018 at 2:16 pm

FederalExpression Filmstrip Resources

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I have been getting some requests for the transcripts related to my many Vintage filmstrips. Below are the downloadable files associated with each program:

# Time Title (Year) Channel
1 32:50 Berkeley Revolution (1965) (1965 Article) federalexpression
2 28:41 Civil Rights: The Red Reconstruction? (1965) (What’s Wrong With Civil Rights) federalexpression
3 27:31 All In The Name of Poverty (1966) (1968 Article) federalexpression
4 24:32 Education or Indoctrination (1966) (pdf) federalexpression
5 27:31 House That COPE Built (1966) (pdf) federalexpression
6 26:36 The Practical Communist (1966) (pdf) federalexpression
7 33:30 Show Biz In The Streets (1966) (2010 Media Bias Article) federalexpression
8 26:42 Supreme Court Ruled By Oligarchy (1966) (Article 1969) federalexpression
9 36:56 United Nations The Peace Dove Unmasked (1966) (Booklet) federalexpression
10 27:36 Assassination (1967) (pdf) federalexpression
11 32:34 Hippies (1967) (pdf) federalexpression
12 30:42 Opinion Makers (1967) (Not Available) federalexpression
13 38:24 Subsidized Revolution: War on Poverty (1967) (2014 Article) federalexpression
14 22:21 Target For Smear: John Birch Society (1967) (pdf) federalexpression
15 27:31 To Protect and To Serve (1967) (pdf) federalexpression
16 29:00 Firearms and Freedom (1968) (Not Available) federalexpression
17 29:03 Man Freedom & Government (1968) (pdf) federalexpression
18 29:52 Vietnam: Dilemna For Americans (1968) (pdf) federalexpression
19 47:12 Capitalist Conspiracy (1969) (Not Available) federalexpression
20 47:06 Innocents Defiled (1969) (Not Available) federalexpression
21 44:17 Great Pretense (1969) (pdf) federalexpression
22 29:19 Revolutionaries on Campus (1969) (Not Available) federalexpression
23 33:43 Sensitivity Training (1969) (pdf) federalexpression
24 28:51 Sex Ed: Conditioning For Immorality (1969) (pdf) federalexpression
25 28:21 America: Bastion of Freedom (1970) (pdf) federalexpression
26 37:44 Civil Rights or Black Power (1970) (Not Available) federalexpression
27 26:31 Crisis In Education (1970) (pdf) federalexpression
28 29:27 Pot Rock Revolution (1970) (pdf) federalexpression
29 42:29 License To Kill (1971) (pdf) federalexpression
30 1:06:42 Overview of Our World – Part I (1971) (Not Available) federalexpression
31 1:18:44 Overview of Our World – Part II (1971) (Not Available) federalexpression
32 28:50 Firearms For Freemen (1972) (pdf) federalexpression
33 22:09 The John Birch Society 1of3 Yesterday (1973) (Not Available) federalexpression
34 25:41 The John Birch Society 2of3 Today (1973) (Not Available) federalexpression
35 22:25 The John Birch Society 3of3 Beliefs & Principles (1973) (Not Available) federalexpression
36 40:07 Dollars & Sense (1975) (Not Available) federalexpression
37 32:25 More Than A Right (1976) (Not Available) federalexpression
38 29:17 Panamania (1976) (Not Available) federalexpression
39 34:34 Behind The Energy Scare (1977) (flyer) federalexpression
40 1:02:07 Insiders I (1979) (Insiders) federalexpression
41 52:36 Feast or Famine (1980) (cover art) federalexpression
42 32:53 Marijuana: A High Risk (1981) (as MedicineLAPD Study) federalexpression
43 31:29 Insiders II (1983) (The Insiders Book) federalexpression
44 15:38 Mao’s China: An Outlaw Nation (Not Available) federalexpression
45 31:09 Pied Pipers Filmstrip (1969) (Flyer) (pdf) federalexpression
46 28:31 Inflation (1969) (Inflation or Gold Standard Booklet) federalexpression
47 28:46 Congressional Power An Untapped Reservoir Filmstrip (1969) (pdf) federalexpression
48 29:49 Alger Hiss plus 20 Filmstrip (1968) (pdf) federalexpression
Two Worlds Resources: (1966 Catalog) (1966 Reference Materials List)
49-52 1:08:30 Two Worlds Group 1 Parts 1-4 (1966) (overview) (discuss) federalexpression
53-56 1:14:54 Two Worlds Group 2 Parts 5-8 (1966) (overview) (discuss) federalexpression
57-60 1:12:07 Two Worlds Group 3 Parts 9-12 (1966) (overview) (discuss) federalexpression
61-64 1:11:35 Two Worlds Group 4 Parts 13-16 (1966) (overview) (missing) federalexpression
65-68 1:18:48 Two Worlds Group 5 Parts 17-20 (1966) (overview) (discuss) federalexpression
69-72 1:13:53 Two Worlds Group 6 Parts 21-24 (1966) (overview) (discuss) federalexpression

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November 24, 2017 at 10:59 pm

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