The TSA has detained as sitting senator a few hours ago in Nashville, while the Senate is in session. This is in direct violation of Article 1 Section 6 which reads in part “The Senators and Representatives… 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.” So far as I can tell he did not commit a Breach of the peace. He has not committed or was in the act of committing Treason. And, he was not committing a Felony. Therefore, these actions by a federal employee under the current administration are an impeachable offense and due to their severity can go at least as high Janet Napolitano if not to the president himself.
This is the sort of thing that eventually leads to the president simply having all of the Congressman and Senators who oppose him/her to be arrested before an important vote. We must treat it with extreme severity. If, we can not execute all individuals involved we must at least ban them from holding ANY federal job ever again and ban them from receiving ANY federal funds through any program. Maybe we could get a constitutional amendment making banishment a punishment for individuals who knowingly detain any sitting member of the U.S. congress in violation of article 1 section 6.
Some might think this overkill but, it is better to be safe than sorry.
The summary of this act is as follows: “Student Non-Discrimination Act of 2011 – Prohibits public school students from being excluded from participating in, or subject to discrimination under, any federally-assisted educational program on the basis of their actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity or that of their associates.
Considers harassment to be a form of discrimination.
Prohibits retaliation against anyone for opposing conduct they reasonably believe to be unlawful under this Act.
Authorizes federal departments and agencies to enforce these prohibitions by cutting off the educational assistance of recipients found to be violating them.
Allows an aggrieved individual to assert a violation of this Act in a judicial proceeding and recover reasonable attorney’s fees should they prevail.
Deems a state’s receipt of federal educational assistance for a program to constitute a waiver of sovereign immunity for conduct prohibited under this Act regarding such program.“
While this may sound innocent enough, maybe even good, what is neither innocent nor good but rather a symptom of our countries continued slide into hedonism and depravity is that fact the justification for this bill’s constitutionality is the infamous commerce clause. We should not be allowing our congressmen to get away with this nonsense.
If the constitution allows this, then the tenth amendment has no meaning (except that it was put in afterwards as an amendment and therefore trumps the commerce clause).
Please call or write your congressman/woman and ask them to call for the ejection of congressman Polis for this outrageous abuse of power.
I don’t think it’s too late to hope we can change their minds and get them to build it after all. The Canadians seem to want to remind us that they do have more than one option. In bad news this is not the first time they have signaled their willingness to send the oil to the asian market instead of our gulf refineries.
In order for us to get this still we need to get our bureaucrats to work on clearing the red tape for this to go forward. We need to call the obstructionist environmentalists what they are, traitors. They would rather see Americans starving and jobless while Chinese industries grow on the oil from Canada. This is by definition treason and treachery.
And no they do not just have mixed up priorities (ie. valuing the environment over people and jobs). The chinese are worse to their environment than we are to ours. (Three Gorges dam anyone?) We need to quit giving these people political clout and instead show them the door.