Does the U.S. Constitution Allow for a “Super Congress?”

SHOULD WE?

by Sharon Rondeau

How many Benedict Arnolds are there in Washington, DC? Is it time to call them out?

(Aug. 5, 2011) — The national media is reporting on the planned creation of a new “Super Congress” or “super committee” but is not questioning its constitutionality.  The idea of a “new legislative body” emerged from debate on raising the debt ceiling so that the federal government could avoid a default on its debt to other nations.

Most Americans oppose the new “agreement,” and The New York Times is reporting that congressional disapproval is now at a “record 82%.”

The U.S. Congress has allowed the nation’s debt to climb to more than 100% of its gross domestic product, which has not occurred since World War II.  In its report, Fox News made a reference to the Super Congress only as “a joint committee.”

Sen. Mitch McConnell has called the Super Congress a “powerful, joint committee.” An editorial posted on Yahoo! News stated that the proposed group would be “making decisions behind closed doors.”

Where in the U.S. Constitution is a Super Congress permitted?

Article I, Section 6 of the U.S. Constitution states:

The Senators and Representatives shall receive a Compensation for their Services, to be ascertained by Law, and paid out of the Treasury of the United States. They shall in all Cases, except Treason, Felony and Breach of the Peace, be privileged from Arrest during their Attendance at the Session of their respective Houses, and in going to and returning from the same; and for any Speech or Debate in either House, they shall not be questioned in any other Place.

Article IV, Section 4 of the Constitution states, in part:

The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened), against domestic Violence.

The Obama regime has filed a lawsuit against the states of Arizona and Alabama for passing legislation to control illegal immigration within their respective boundaries.  The Tenth Amendment of the Bill of Rights states:

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

So why is Obama’s illicit Department of Justice suing two sovereign states?  Why is Eric Holder still acting as U.S. Attorney General?  Why has the Congress not brought up Holder and Obama on criminal charges in the Gunrunner scandal?

Article VI of the U.S. Constitution states, in part:

The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.

One definition of treason is:

a violation of the allegiance owed by somebody to his or her own country, e.g. by aiding an enemy.

Could members of Congress be arrested on charges of Treason?

How many members of the House of Representatives or the U.S. Senate have investigated the alleged forged birth certificate presented by Barack Hussein Obama to the public on April 27, 2011?  How many are knowingly allowing a usurper to illegally sign legislation, treaties, executive orders, and spend the taxpayers’ money on a birthday party when he has been accused of possessing a stolen social security number?

How many have objected to the Super Congress? raising the debt ceiling? government entitlements? free health care given to illegal immigrants? Obama’s ineligibility due to a British-citizen father?

Do members of Congress care what their constituents think?  Do they listen to them?  If not, are they guilty of treason?

Could the following letter be sent to each member of Congress?

Dear Senator/Congressman:

You have been operating within a criminal enterprise by allowing Barack Hussein Obama, a man born with British citizenship regardless of his birthplace, to usurp the presidency of these United States.  He and his regime have committed treason by:

  • filing lawsuits against sovereign republics of this Union;
  • aiding and abetting our enemies by supplying them with firearms which have killed our fellow citizens;
  • plunging the country into debt which can never be repaid while making sure that a “serious crisis didn’t go to waste;”
  • seizing control of the banking industry contrary to the U.S. Constitution;
  • passing an unconstitutional health care bill which deprives Americans of freedom of choice and privacy;
  • taking over a portion of the auto industry in violation of the U.S. Constitution
  • spending millions of dollars on overseas junkets to visit foreign lands, many of which are Muslim-majority countries;
  • increasing the number of “religious visas” given to Muslims despite the 9/11 attacks;
  • unconstitutionally assigning czars and advisers, as did George W. Bush, to oversee various departments of the federal government, some of whom are devout Muslims and communists;
  • hiding his strong Muslim connections during the 2008 presidential campaign after having campaigned for his cousin, Raila Odinga, in Kenya in 2006 in violation of the Logan Act
  • signing a statement of candidacy in the state of Arizona on November 30, 2007, claiming that he was a “natural born Citizen,” knowing that he was not;
  • authorizing intrusive tactics by the Transportation Security Administration, in violation of the Fourth Amendment to the Bill of Rights which extend far beyond the TSA “Secure Flight” regulations published on November 9, 2007 yet taking no responsibility for doing so;
  • allowing illegal immigrants to remain in the country with the possible goal of allowing them to register to vote in the 2012 election, in violation of federal election law;
  • deploying U.S. Army troops on civilian soil to act as law enforcement officers in violation of the Posse Comitatus Act;
  • having acted as chairman of the United Nations Security Council, proving that he is an imposter president.

As an elected member of the federal legislative body, you have stood by and allowed all of it to happen.

As a United States citizen, I therefore charge you, your staffers, and anyone associated with your office with treason against the United States of America for “adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort.”

Signed:

Dated:

King George III, June 4, 1738 - January 29, 1820

There were 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence which rejected the abuses and usurpations of King George III of Great Britain, against whom they levied the following complaints:

He has refused his assent to laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

He has forbidden his governors to pass laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.

He has refused to pass other laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of representation in the legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.

He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.

He has dissolved representative houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.

He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected; whereby the legislative powers, incapable of annihilation, have returned to the people at large for their exercise; the state remaining in the meantime exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.

He has endeavored to prevent the population of these states; for that purpose obstructing the laws for naturalization of foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migration hither, and raising the conditions of new appropriations of lands.

He has obstructed the administration of justice, by refusing his assent to laws for establishing judiciary powers.

He has made judges dependent on his will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.

He has erected a multitude of new offices, and sent hither swarms of officers to harass our people, and eat out their substance.

He has kept among us, in times of peace, standing armies without the consent of our legislature.

He has affected to render the military independent of and superior to civil power.

He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his assent to their acts of pretended legislation:

For quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:

For protecting them, by mock trial, from punishment for any murders which they should commit on the inhabitants of these states:

For cutting off our trade with all parts of the world:

For imposing taxes on us without our consent:

For depriving us in many cases, of the benefits of trial by jury:

For transporting us beyond seas to be tried for pretended offenses:

For abolishing the free system of English laws in a neighboring province, establishing therein an arbitrary government, and enlarging its boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule in these colonies:

For taking away our charters, abolishing our most valuable laws, and altering fundamentally the forms of our governments:

For suspending our own legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.

He has abdicated government here, by declaring us out of his protection and waging war against us.

He has plundered our seas, ravaged our coasts, burned our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.

He is at this time transporting large armies of foreign mercenaries to complete the works of death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of cruelty and perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the head of a civilized nation.

He has constrained our fellow citizens taken captive on the high seas to bear arms against their country, to become the executioners of their friends and brethren, or to fall themselves by their hands.

He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavored to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian savages, whose known rule of warfare, is undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.

In every stage of these oppressions we have petitioned for redress in the most humble terms: our repeated petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.

Nor have we been wanting in attention to our British brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which, would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, enemies in war, in peace friends.

We, therefore, the representatives of the United States of America, in General Congress, assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the name, and by the authority of the good people of these colonies, solemnly publish and declare, that these united colonies are, and of right ought to be free and independent states; that they are absolved from all allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the state of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as free and independent states, they have full power to levy war, conclude peace, contract alliances, establish commerce, and to do all other acts and things which independent states may of right do. And for the support of this declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.

Some of the signers of the Declaration lost all of their worldly possessions.  Some lost their families and their lives.  But they gained freedom for future generations.

What is freedom worth to Americans today?  What are they afraid of?