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  •  HR368, the Hastert Rule is unconstitutional (7+ / 0-)

    and should be found as such.. It negates the opportunity for entire state Congressional delegations to be heard or introduce legislation. It violates free Congressional debate. It negates my right to an elected Representative to speak and introduce legislation on my behalf or on the States behalf. In effect, it grants Wyoming with its single Representative the right to control all legislation in the House, except in the instant case it is Virginia with the gavel.

    All of New England has no voice in the House with this rule in place!!

    States Attorney Generals, The President, and all who want an actual voice in the House should immediately on an emergency basis take this before the Supreme Court for hearing. While the House may set rules of operation they may not set rules which override other aspects of the U.S. Constitution and nullify my rights as a citizen for redress. It clearly violates my rights as a citizen of Colorado to be treated so unequally under a fiat rule while granting others their full rights to representation. This has nothing to do with politics. It affects the clear and implied meanings of the Constitution in various sections.

    I don't have standing but the affected States certainly do, as do each of the Representatives and the President.

    •  Not unconstitutional. (2+ / 0-)
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      myboo, freakofsociety

      No one makes you obey the "rule". The government didn't write it.  It's an informal rule. Boehner could ignore it today if he wanted to.

      If you hate government, don't run for office in that government.

      by Bensdad on Tue Oct 15, 2013 at 11:59:37 AM PDT

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