Leight Hearted Babble

Did he just say that?!
March 20, 2010, 1:50 pm
Filed under: politics

Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-FL)

“There ain’t no rules here, we’re trying to accomplish something…When the deal goes down, all this talk about rules… we make ’em up as we go along.”

– Rep. Alcee Hastings (D- FL)

The above statement was made today in a meeting of the Rules Committee of the House of Representatives.

The Rules Committee is charged with setting the rules for debate on the House floor. These are the people who determine how debate will go down and for how long. They also decide the voting procedures. They are meeting today to set the rules for debate preceding tomorrows Health Care vote.

Representative Hastings words reveal the attitude of the Democrats concerning this legislation. They are willing to shred the constitution in their efforts to get this disaster of a bill passed.

UPDATE: Yep, He said it!


There’s a first time for everything.
March 19, 2010, 2:14 pm
Filed under: politics

Until just a few moments ago I had never called a Congressman.

I guess I never really felt the need. But, the closer President Obama’s HealthCare Reform comes to being law, the more I feel the need to at least voice my opposition.

I’m an optimist and can usually find some positive in whatever comes my way. So, even though I’m strongly opposed to this reform, I don’t think it’ll be the death of America if it passes. However, if you respect the rule of law and the Constitution you have to be a little concerned about how it’s coming about.

I am.

That’s why I just called Ohio Congressman Charlie Wilson’s office. I don’t live in Ohio, but, all of Alabama’s Representatives have pledged to vote No and Rep. Wilson is one of the remaining undecided votes. His decision will affect me so I wanted to let him know how I felt.

You should too.

(I was tempted to give out names and phone numbers but, if you don’t care enough to look them up, you shouldn’t be calling anyway.)