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The Dream Act is NOT Dead (Hidden in Other Bill)
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Posted on 12/18/2010 12:47:36 PM PST by Grandma Conservative

H.R.5281 Latest Title: Removal Clarification Act of 2010 Sponsor: Rep Johnson, Henry C. "Hank," Jr. [GA-4] (introduced 5/12/2010) Cosponsors (3) Related Bills: H.RES.1756 Latest Major Action: 12/8/2010 Resolving differences -- House actions. Status: On motion to to agree to the Senate amendments numbered 1 and 2, and that the House agree to the Senate amendment numbered 3 with an amendment Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 216 - 198 (Roll no. 625). Latest Action: 12/16/2010 Motion by Senator Reid to refer to Senate Committee on the Judiciary the House message to accompany the bill (HR 5281) with instructions to report back forthwith with amendment SA 4824 made in Senate.SUMMARY AS OF: 12/8/2010--House agreed to Senate amendment with amendment. (There are 3 other summaries)

Removal Clarification Act of 2010 - Revises the federal judicial code to provide that a civil action or criminal prosecution that is commenced in a state court and that is against or directed to the United States or a federal agency or officer, or specified others, may be removed to an appropriate U.S. district court.

Declares that civil actions and criminal prosecutions include any proceeding (whether or not ancillary to another proceeding) to the extent that in such proceeding a judicial order, including a subpoena for testimony or documents, is sought or issued. Limits removal of such a proceeding, if there is no other basis for removal, to only that specific proceeding, with the remainder of the civil action or criminal proceeding to remain in state court.

Declares that the 30-day notice of removal requirement shall be satisfied in any such civil or criminal proceeding in which such a judicial order is sought, or issued, or sought to be enforced, if the person or entity desiring to remove the proceeding files notice of removal not later than 30 days after receiving, through service, notice of the proceeding.

Provides that the budgetary effects of this Act, for the purpose of complying with the Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2010, shall be determined by reference to the latest statement titled "Budgetary Effects of PAYGO Legislation" for this Act, provided that such statement has been submitted prior to the vote on passage.

Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act of 2010 or DREAM Act of 2010 - (Sec. 6) Authorizes the Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS) to cancel the removal of, and adjust to conditional nonimmigrant status, an alien who: (1) entered the United States before his or her 16th birthday and has been present in the United States for at least five years immediately preceding enactment of this Act; (2) has been a person of good moral character since entering the United States; (3) is not inadmissible for reasons of health, criminality, security, public charge, smuggling, student visa abuse, citizenship ineligibility, polygamy, international child abduction, or unlawful voting; (4) is not deportable for reasons of smuggling, marriage fraud, criminality, security, public charge, or unlawful voting; (5) has not participated in the persecution of any person on account of race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion; (6) has not been convicted of certain offenses under federal or state law; (7) has been admitted to an institution of higher education (IHE) or has earned a high school diploma or general education development certificate in the United States; (8) has never been under a final order of exclusion, deportation, or removal unless the alien has remained in the United States under color of law after such order's issuance, or received the order before attaining the age of 16; and (9) was under age 30 on the date of enactment of this Act.

Authorizes the Secretary to waive specified grounds of inadmissibility or deportability for humanitarian, family unity, or public interest purposes.

Provides for a $525 application surcharge (in addition to other applicable application fees).

Requires an alien to apply for cancellation of removal and conditional nonimmigrant status within one year after the later of: (1) earning a high school diploma or general education development certificate in the United States; or (2) the effective date of related interim regulations required under this Act.

Requires, prior to cancellation of removal or granting of conditional nonimmigrant status: (1) an alien to submit biometric and biographic data (with an alternative procedure for reasons of physical impairment); and (2) completion of security and law enforcement background checks.

Requires an alien applying for relief to: (1) register under the Military Selective Service Act if so required; and (2) undergo a medical examination. Treats, with an exception for exceptional circumstances, a departure from the United States for more than 90 days or for any periods in the aggregate exceeding 180 days as a failure to maintain continuous U.S. presence.

Directs the Secretary to issue initial, interim, and final regulations.

Prohibits the Secretary from removing an alien with a pending application who establishes prima facie eligibility for cancellation of removal and conditional nonimmigrant status.

(Sec. 7) Establishes an initial five-year period of conditional nonimmigrant status which shall provide for employment and specified travel authorization.

Terminates such status if the alien: (1) becomes a public charge; (2) receives a dishonorable or other than honorable military discharge; or (3) ceases to be a person of good moral character, becomes inadmissible or deportable under the terms of this Act, has participated in racial, religious, social, or political persecution, or has been convicted of certain federal or state offenses. (Returns an alien to his or her previous immigration status upon such termination.)

Extends such conditional status for an additional five-year period if the alien: (1) has demonstrated good moral character during the entire period of conditional status; (2) is not inadmissible or deportable under the terms of this Act, has not participated in racial, religious, social, or political persecution, and has not been convicted of certain federal or state offenses; (3) has not abandoned U.S. residency; (4) has earned an IHE degree (or has completed at least two years in a bachelor's or higher degree program) in the United States, or has served in the Armed Forces for at least two years (or if discharged, was honorably discharged); and (5) has provided a list of each elementary school attended in the United States.

Authorizes, and sets forth the criteria for, a hardship exception to such extension requirements.

Provides for a $2,000 extension application surcharge (in addition to other applicable application fees).

(Sec. 8) Authorizes a conditional nonimmigrant to file an application to adjust his or her status to that of an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence. Requires such application to be filed during the period beginning 1 year before and ending on either the date that is 10 years after the date of the granting of initial conditional nonimmigrant status or any other expiration date as extended by the Secretary.

Requires such application to show that the alien: (1) has demonstrated good moral character during the entire period of conditional nonimmigrant status; (2) is not inadmissible or deportable under the terms of this Act, has not participated in racial, religious, social, or political persecution, and has not been convicted of certain federal or state offenses; (3) has not abandoned U.S. residency; and (4) if granted a hardship exception with respect to extension of conditional status, has subsequently complied with the appropriate requirements.

Requires an alien, prior to adjusting from conditional to permanent resident status, to: (1) satisfy citizenship (with an exception for physical or mental impairment) and federal tax requirements; (2) submit biometric and biographic data (with an exception for physical impairment); and (3) have had security and law enforcement background checks completed.

Authorizes an alien who adjusts to permanent resident status (and meets other specified requirements) to apply after three years in such status for naturalization.

(Sec. 9) Authorizes: (1) the Secretary to cancel removal and grant conditional nonimmigrant status to an alien who has satisfied the conditional status requirements prior to enactment of this Act; and (2) an alien who has met the appropriate requirements during the entire period of conditional nonimmigrant status to apply for permanent resident status.

(Sec. 10) Sets forth areas of jurisdiction under this Act for the Secretary and the Attorney General.

Directs the Attorney General to: (1) stay the removal of certain aliens who are at least 12 years old and who are full-time elementary or secondary students; and (2) lift such stay if an alien is no longer enrolled in a primary or secondary school or ceases to meet the appropriate requirements.

(Sec. 11) Provides fine and/or imprisonment penalties for false application statements.

(Sec. 12) Sets forth: (1) the prohibited uses of information furnished pursuant to an application under this Act; (2) the required disclosure of certain coroner, law enforcement, or security information furnished under this Act or derived from such information; and (3) related penalties for violations of such provisions.

(Sec. 13) Makes an alien who is granted conditional nonimmigrant status or lawful permanent resident status under this Act eligible only for the following assistance under title IV of the Higher Education Assistance Act of 1965: (1) student loans; (2) federal work-study programs; and (3) student services.

(Sec. 14) Considers an individual granted conditional nonimmigrant status under this Act lawfully present for all purposes, except: (1) premium tax credits under the Internal Revenue Code; and (2) health plan reduced cost sharing under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Considers an individual who has met the requirements under this Act for adjustment from conditional nonimmigrant status to lawful permanent resident status to have completed the five-year period required for certain public assistance eligibility pursuant to the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996.

(Sec. 15) Includes conditional nonimmigrants among those persons who may be enlisted in the Armed Forces.

(Sec. 16) Directs the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to report to Congress respecting the number of aliens adjusted under this Act.


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KEYWORDS: 111th; aliens; congress; corruption; democrats; dream; dreamact; illegalaliens; lameduck; obama; palin
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It's not over, folks.
1 posted on 12/18/2010 12:47:41 PM PST by Grandma Conservative
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To: Grandma Conservative

What’s the status of this bill?


2 posted on 12/18/2010 12:49:02 PM PST by ConjunctionJunction
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To: berdie

later


3 posted on 12/18/2010 12:50:10 PM PST by berdie (qill)
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To: ConjunctionJunction

Status: On motion to to agree to the Senate amendments numbered 1 and 2, and that the House agree to the Senate amendment numbered 3 with an amendment Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 216 - 198 (Roll no. 625).


4 posted on 12/18/2010 12:50:35 PM PST by Grandma Conservative
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To: ConjunctionJunction

The anger that I feel toward Reid and Pelosi for what their ilk is doing to this country is beyond words. May soneday they rot in HELL!


5 posted on 12/18/2010 12:51:33 PM PST by WellyP
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To: WellyP

I would substitute some day as today, the sooner the better


6 posted on 12/18/2010 12:53:07 PM PST by Mouton
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To: All

this may rise to the level of treason...


7 posted on 12/18/2010 12:53:22 PM PST by Maverick68
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To: Grandma Conservative

The bastards. They wonder why we hate our government, then do underhanded things like this, over and over.


8 posted on 12/18/2010 12:53:31 PM PST by ducdriver (judica me, Deus, et discerne causam meam de gente non sancta. (Ps. 42))
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To: ducdriver

“the government” is a tad too broad, I hate every member of the elected democrat party for sure and some RINOs but not the entire government. My postperson for instance is a nice person.


9 posted on 12/18/2010 12:55:14 PM PST by Mouton
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To: ducdriver

It is obvious they are not afraid for their lives. They don’t give a sh!+ about emails, phone calls, or angry protest. It’s a war and we are shooting bean bags and rubber bullets. They laugh in our faces and destroy the country. WHY NOT???


10 posted on 12/18/2010 12:59:24 PM PST by Gadsden1st
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To: Grandma Conservative

I am not sure, but it sounds like Reid has slipped it into the CR.


11 posted on 12/18/2010 12:59:52 PM PST by La Lydia
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To: Grandma Conservative

bttt


12 posted on 12/18/2010 1:01:13 PM PST by Matchett-PI (Trent Lott on Tea Party candidates: "As soon as they get here, we need to co-opt them" 7/19/10)
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To: ducdriver

Corruption and treason thy name is DemocRAT.


13 posted on 12/18/2010 1:01:32 PM PST by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Mouton

our government: the ones who “govern” (or is it now “rule”?). Nobody but you probably thinks I meant your letter-deliverer.


14 posted on 12/18/2010 1:02:02 PM PST by ducdriver (judica me, Deus, et discerne causam meam de gente non sancta. (Ps. 42))
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To: Grandma Conservative

Those sons of bitches are bound to do as much damage as they can as they are being thrown out on their asses.


15 posted on 12/18/2010 1:02:25 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: Grandma Conservative

Anyone else point this out to their senator?


16 posted on 12/18/2010 1:03:08 PM PST by Loyal Sedition (Loyal Sedition, often described as "To the right of Attila The Hun"!)
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To: Grandma Conservative

DREAM = Dopers Resisting Everything AMerican!


17 posted on 12/18/2010 1:03:42 PM PST by 2harddrive
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To: Blood of Tyrants

I’ve been thinking that this might not be dead. The initial act did not get cloture, it was not voted down.


18 posted on 12/18/2010 1:03:49 PM PST by Little Pharma
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To: Gadsden1st

19 posted on 12/18/2010 1:06:13 PM PST by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: Grandma Conservative
According to this page from Congress there are NINE bills listed as the DREAM Act. Does anyone know how to read Congressese and tell us what the disposition of these bills is?
20 posted on 12/18/2010 1:06:59 PM PST by raybbr (Someone who invades another country is NOT an immigrant - illegal or otherwise.)
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To: Loyal Sedition

That’s what I want to know. Are the Redumbs even aware of this?


21 posted on 12/18/2010 1:07:44 PM PST by ratsreek
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To: Little Pharma
I believe this language was to FUND the DREAM Act, but the DREAM Act was tabled; thus, not passed and funding won't be there for something that does not exist.

That's not to say that it will go away; there's too many criminal invaders and foreign supporters and too many $$$ being funneled to politicians to keep these assholes pouring across our borders.

My personal feeling is that anyone along the border who is a property owner should shoot trespassers on sight. Make them take the routes that are protected for them by the Federal Government, which ignores our Laws and won't do a thing about it.

22 posted on 12/18/2010 1:09:08 PM PST by traditional1 ("Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: raybbr

Somebody should let the tea party know of this in case they are not aware.


23 posted on 12/18/2010 1:09:19 PM PST by Beowulf9
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To: Grandma Conservative

We HAVE to keep knawing and sawing away these idiots in power until we have a fresh bunch of INTELLIGENT, HONEST, FORTHWRIGHT representatives that DO NOT sneak and hide and manipulate and con and steal and RUIN THIS COUNTRY!! These corrupt and incompentent bastards and bastardettes need to GO HOME and destroy their own families and leave ours alone!! I am so ticked off I could just scream!! It’s like being knawed to death by a bunch of ducks.


24 posted on 12/18/2010 1:09:35 PM PST by imfrmdixie
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To: Grandma Conservative

Let’s get one thing straight. These scum in D.C. are corrupt bastards. They care NOTHING for the little guy. who’s working his a$$ off to pay his taxes - direct or indirect. They will continue to ruin an already ruined nation because these “little people” allow it I doubt that they would do anything about it even if they saw their children starving to death. Do any of you see a change in Xmas this yr? Seems like many less parties, decorations or enthusiasm. It seems the fall of Rome.


25 posted on 12/18/2010 1:10:12 PM PST by newfrpr04 (Don)
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To: kristinn; holdonnow; Jim Robinson

*PING* in case it is as bad as it seems at first glance...?


26 posted on 12/18/2010 1:11:05 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: traditional1

I live in AZ...the recent shooting of the Border Patrol Officer followed the firing of weapons by the Border Patrol of BEAN BAGS....friggin’ BEAN BAGS....of course the return fire from the immigrant criminals was from AK-47s....killing our officer. Our government has lost it’s ever loving mind!!


27 posted on 12/18/2010 1:11:31 PM PST by imfrmdixie
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To: Little Pharma

NumbersUSA would be all over this bill if Reid has put this provision in another bill. I remain skeptical about the assertion that the DREAM Act is not dead. If the DREAM Act is not dead, NumbersUSA has been caught off guard. Statements from the pro amnesty groups also is not consistent with the DREAM Act still having a chance. Perhaps the pro illegal lobby is part of the deception.


28 posted on 12/18/2010 1:12:19 PM PST by businessprofessor
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To: traditional1

I think that the most effective way to reach the end we want, drastic reduction of illegals in this country, the best way is to put pressure on employrers to make sure illegals are not hired and landlords to make sure that illegals are not housed. This can be done with state and local laws.


29 posted on 12/18/2010 1:12:58 PM PST by Little Pharma
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To: ducdriver

Lighten up a tad. I do not believe you meant Mike Pence or Jim Demint or Paul Ryan amongst others.


30 posted on 12/18/2010 1:13:16 PM PST by Mouton
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To: La Lydia

What’s the CR?


31 posted on 12/18/2010 1:15:57 PM PST by ElayneJ
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To: Grandma Conservative

I don’t understand what you’re getting at here. H.R.5281 was the bill that was voted on in the Senate today. The text you show in your post is from that bill and it’s dead.


32 posted on 12/18/2010 1:15:58 PM PST by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: Grandma Conservative

Here we go again... DREAM act round III-— And it looks like it will pass.


33 posted on 12/18/2010 1:17:44 PM PST by Thunder90 (Fighting for truth and the American way... http://citizensfortruthandtheamericanway.blogspot.com/)
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To: Grandma Conservative

I think this is the version of the Nightmare Act they voted on today: http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=111&session=2&vote=00278

The bill numbers are both HR 5281.


34 posted on 12/18/2010 1:18:31 PM PST by Jeff400000
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To: Grandma Conservative

I am no expert, but I think this may be correct:

“The Senate has dealt what almost certainly is a fatal blow to the DREAM Act for the 111th Congress.

Senate action in relation to the DREAM Act occurred on Saturday morning, December 18, 2010, when it failed to invoke cloture (thus, shutdown the debate) on a motion by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) that the Senate concur in a House amendment to the Senate amendments to H.R. 5281, a measure that now constitutes the text of the House-passed version of the DREAM Act. The affirmative votes of 60 of the Senate’s 100 members were needed in order to invoke cloture on the measure. The Senate failed to do so by a vote of 55-41. Four senators did not vote, all of whom would have voted against invoking cloture had they been present. Unless a dramatic turnaround in the minds of a number of senators occurs in the next several days, the DREAM Act will die at the end of the 111th Congress”

http://www.micevhill.com/

If you read through the earlier posts on this site you will see they were 3 or 4 bills floating around at one time, but I think the only one that made it to the senate was the one referred to above.


35 posted on 12/18/2010 1:19:56 PM PST by epithermal
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To: ElayneJ

The continuing resolution, which allows the government to continue operating and spending money. Remember last week they pulled the Omnibus spending bill? That was the appropriations bill for 2011 (which actually started in October). Without an appropriations bill, or a CR, the government isn’t funded. The CR just authorizes spending at last year’s level. They will have to pass another CR (they are working under a brief one right now) to get the government through to the third week in January, when the new Congress convenes. If he slipped it into a CR, that is where it will be.


36 posted on 12/18/2010 1:20:43 PM PST by La Lydia
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To: Gadsden1st
The only things that will save our nation are the very things we hesitate to discuss for fear of persecution/prosecution.

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

37 posted on 12/18/2010 1:25:10 PM PST by wku man (Still holding my breath, but exhaling a bit after Nov. 2...)
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To: Grandma Conservative

oh, man.


38 posted on 12/18/2010 1:28:16 PM PST by sauropod (The truth shall make you free but first it will make you miserable.)
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To: epithermal

Thanks for explaining this to us. I cannot take anymore “Dream Act” votes.

So, in a nutshell, any reference to a Dream Act in the CR is irrelevant since nothing has passed the Senate? Is that correct?


39 posted on 12/18/2010 1:32:05 PM PST by Comparative Advantage
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To: epithermal

Thanks. I hope you’re right.


40 posted on 12/18/2010 1:38:17 PM PST by Grandma Conservative
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To: Grandma Conservative

I guess not—the hidden government - the behemoth of a bureaucracy that really runs our country will not give up the bidding of its masters.

Whole departments of the goverment need to be carved out and discarded into the dustbin of history ...soon before it’s too late.


41 posted on 12/18/2010 1:38:31 PM PST by eleni121 (Prepare the table, watch in the watchtower, eat, drink: arise ye princes, and prepare the shield)
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To: Comparative Advantage

I am not sure of what the listing of bills in the CR implies, so keep your guard up. But, I think the bill they voted on today was an older one the House passed and Reid was just trying to slip it through without having to vote on one of the Senate versions, of which there were 3 or 4.

The web site that I gave in my first post seems to be believable, though I think he is pro amnesty he seems to be watching it very closely and his earlier posts give a sense of the recent history.

But, keep your eyes wide open until we seat the next congress in January.


42 posted on 12/18/2010 1:40:31 PM PST by epithermal
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To: epithermal

I hope Numbers USA will comment on this matter.


43 posted on 12/18/2010 1:44:49 PM PST by Comparative Advantage
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To: Grandma Conservative

They want to divide the country, they want a shooting war, pay attention to the language that the kenyan and others have been using to describe anyone that does not agree with their agenda.


44 posted on 12/18/2010 1:45:05 PM PST by muddler (Diligentia, Vis and Celeritas)
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To: Maverick68

The federal debt is high treason.


45 posted on 12/18/2010 1:47:13 PM PST by Psycho_Bunny (Hail To The Fail-In-Chief)
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To: imfrmdixie

Bullshit as to your post. We gnaw away while they tear. As one previous poster said, they ignore the will of the people and laugh at us ( picture Lindsey Graham) Until we instill FEAR in them, their actions will continue.


46 posted on 12/18/2010 1:48:34 PM PST by gunner03
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To: Comparative Advantage

If GovTrack is correct (http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=h111-5281) it will go to Conference Committee.

- - The bill may now proceed to a conference committee of senators and representatives to work out differences in the versions of the bill each chamber approved. The bill then goes to the President before becoming law. [Last Updated: Dec 17, 2010 6:21AM]

However, it is confusing in that it says it will go to the President when the differences are worked out ... it does not say it goes back to each chamber to be voted on again.


47 posted on 12/18/2010 1:50:13 PM PST by K-oneTexas (I'm not a judge and there ain't enough of me to be a jury. (Zell Miller, A National Party No More))
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To: K-oneTexas

Any changes in Conference Committee should require a floor vote in both houses of Congress.


48 posted on 12/18/2010 1:52:22 PM PST by Comparative Advantage
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To: Grandma Conservative

It’s over for Congress and this administration.


49 posted on 12/18/2010 1:52:31 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Gadsden1st; ducdriver

Sir, as you have said twice in this thread, out of fear for retribution we dare not speak of what should happen. I fear no real change will come until these bastards fear the consequences of their uncharged crimes.

Charges by the regime only apply to those who oppose the regime. Somehow their election gives them authority that can only be ultimately taken away by force.

I can’t locate the text but to paraphrase Jefferson: We have made in the Constitution the best form of government we can. No form of government though can ever succeed unless the people of the government uphold moral and religious virtues.

These politicians we have now do not care what others think or see and I doubt that they believe even God is watching.


50 posted on 12/18/2010 1:53:35 PM PST by Sequoyah101 (Half of the population is below average)
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