Ruling Class author urges Bill of Attainder against Speaker over health care: the Constitution.
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• “The Constitution and the 2010 Elections”
• “Why We Celebrate Constitution Day” (presented by George Will)
But congressional hearings on the Pelosi prosecution should be as wide-ranging as possible, with topics such as:
• The Constitution’s history: who wrote it, why they wrote it.
• Why and how has the Constitution been amended?
• What about Supreme Court and lower federal court
decisions in which the Constitution was manipulated to allow for
everything from slavery to segregation to the abolition of school
prayer to the creation of a right to abortion and gay
• What about that Pelosi insistence on mandating that every American must buy health insurance?
• The use of “international standards” in American law.
• Hate speech and violations of the First Amendment.
• The Ground Zero Mosque, burning the Koran and the history of religious liberty.
The list is long, actually, and the suggestions above, whether the actual agenda at Hillsdale or the handful of other obvious discussion points could go on and on, doubtless to be improved by many.
Think of the witnesses!
The very first witness should be Nancy Pelosi herself, called to discuss her view of the Constitution and just why she should not be prosecuted.
But don’t stop with her. There is a veritable cornucopia of witnesses who could put a spotlight on the Constitution, its proper use — and its abuse. Former Reagan Attorney General Edwin Meese, talk radio star Mark Levin, the head of the Landmark Legal Foundation and author of the bestsellers Men in Black: How the Supreme Court is Destroying America and Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto.
Bring on Justice Scalia, the indomitable former Judge Robert Bork. Summon the lawyers, the ex-judges, the journalists, the preachers and the teachers. And the liberals. Don’t forget them. Called on the carpet to illustrate why the Constitution is ignorable for health care but not in prosecuting Pelosi will be worth the price of the popcorn.
Let’s go back through critical Supreme Court decisions from Dred Scott (slavery) to Plessy v. Ferguson (segregation) to Schechter Poultry v. United States (FDR’s National Industrial Recovery Act) to Everson v. Board of Education (separation of church and state) and Roe v. Wade (abortion). Not to be forgotten, all those state attorneys general like Virginia’s Ken Cuccinelli and Florida’s Bill McCollum who are taking ObamaCare to court on constitutional grounds.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
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