I’ve been looking for something like this

I’ve also been waiting and waiting and wait…. for one of these representatives to uphold this vow that was made by our representatives.  From Article 6 of the United States Constitution:

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.

I’ve found one and so did Bluedorns:

Via Trivium Pursuit:

Message from a True Statesman

update I talked to my representative Tim Johnson’s office at noon and was told that even though they haven’t received the official package yet, he was leaning against a yea vote.  I was thankful, just as I was that he was the lone Republican voting against the FISA act.  Not thankful that he was the lone House Republican, but that he had some constitutional gumption.

update 2 Representative Johnson has released a statement

Where were all these government watchdogs, the Treasury, Federal Reserve, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the White House, our Congressional leadership, while this crisis was brewing?

"Even under calmer times, I have consistently voted against similar government bailouts throughout my service in both the statehouse and Congress. I also have argued and voted for stronger regulation of these government-sponsored entities while others turned a blind eye on their favored status. Most recently, in July I opposed the Federal Housing Administration-led, $300 billion housing bailout. I also opposed the economic stimulus proposals in their original form. I do not intend to support this one either and mortgage my children and grandchildren’s future.

"The citizens of my district are solidly against this proposal, and we’ve heard from hundreds within the last week alone. They work hard, make sacrifices and pay their bills as most of us were taught to do. What are we teaching Wall Streeet?"

He’s not your typical Republican.  Senator Bunning and Representative Paul aren’t either in this case. They are in the extreme minority in our Congress.

update 3  Illinois Review posted the Illinois delegation vote yesterday.  Verrrrryyyy Interesting.


I’ve been looking for something like this — 2 Comments

  1. I read that the other day. I *heart* Ron Paul, and one of the things that gives me hope for this nation is that he did garner quite a bit of support even with the media blackout. Gah. What I wouldn’t give to have a Paul/Palin ticket on the ballot come November. I could get behind that.

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