Theodore's World: Mark Levin On Neil Cavuto Show ~Obamacare "100 Times Worse Than Watergate"

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March 16, 2010

Mark Levin On Neil Cavuto Show ~Obamacare "100 Times Worse Than Watergate"

Mark Levin

"This is the most brazen assault on a fundamental aspect of our Republic ever, and if it occurs it is clearly a Constitutional crisis. They who control the majority still have to follow the Constitution...The Slaughter rule is nothing more than a brazen authoritarian attempt to get something they can get legitimately. They wanted an up and down majority vote on the bill, so do it. They won't do it because they'll lose..It is 100x worse than Watergate if they pull this"

He concedes it may be a futile gesture, but I think there is merit in this. It will make it harder for those who vote for this wrap around cramdown bill to consider a fig leaf behind which they can pretend they didn't vote for the odious Senate bill.

Levin also brilliantly expounds on the constitutional issue. First, the relevant portion from Article I, Section VII, Clause II of our founding document:

"...But in all such Cases the Votes of both Houses shall be determined by Yeas and Nays, and the Names of the Persons voting for and against the Bill shall be entered on the Journal of each House respectively."

And do you want to know why? Because this clause goes to the heart of this Republic.
This clause goes to the heart of how our representative body, that is Congress, makes laws. And so I want you to [observe] how particular the Framers were... They have to pass a Bill to present it to the President...

This is one of the most exacting clauses in the Constitution.

And, to the best of my knowledge, which extends over three decades, no Congress has previously tried to institute policies without actual statutes.

Here we have the President of the United States and Congressional leaders actually talking about the possibility of a brazen and open violation of one of the most fundamental aspects of our Constitution and Republic! How we actually make laws!Let me be as clear as I know how. If this is done, this will create the greatest Constitutional crisis since the Civil War. It would be 100 times worse than Watergate.

...It would be government by fiat... meaning there would be no law... the mere discussion by officials in this government is such a grotesque violation of the actual legislative function of Congress [that it] puts us... at the brink. At the brink.

This is why we conservatives revere the Constitution. This is why we stress the Constitution's words have meaning and historical context and must be complied with. Because otherwise we have anarchy, which leads to tyranny.

This is a crucial lesson for those of you who... aren't sure what your beliefs are, or if you have any beliefs. Or aren't sure if you even care. We have an effort underway by the one of the most powerful chairmen in Congress, the woman who heads the Rules Committee, ...openly discussing gutting Congress. Gutting Congress.

And if this is done, this is about as close to martial law as you'll ever get... So Louise Slaughter, a Representative from New York, is discussing, in essence, martial law. Now I can tell you, if they pursue this process, and try to impose this kind of a law, without actually passing a statute, that I will be in a race -- with scores of others -- to the courthouse to stop this.

I can't think of a more blatant violation of the U.S. Constitution than this. And the liberal media has essentially ignored it!

...It's not only absurd on its face -- that these power-hungry ideologues, party-first-country-second types, would make the claim that the House voted on something it never voted on... that's not only absurd on its face, it's blatantly unconstitutional!


Wild Thing's comment.......

This is so sickening! We live in America, we are Americans and we have to see this THING called Obama happening TO our beloved country.

Posted by Wild Thing at March 16, 2010 06:45 AM


I can't think of anything more blatant than the press ignoring what is going on. This marxist crap has permeated the Universities to the point that a conservative, one believing in the original concept of the constitution is an anomaly.

What is also amazing, is the blatant stupidity of the press. Once graduated and away from their fawning porfessors they still can't think for them selves, nor even get a clue, that what they were taught was pure propaganda, courtesey of the Marxist agenda. Look at the Sunday Shows, they repeat almost verbatum what the other networks are saying, they can't think outside the box but are led around on a leash and told what to report not what the news is.

Posted by: Mark at March 16, 2010 10:40 AM

I agree with you 100% Mark. The press is little more than a biased ministry of disinformation for the Progressives(socialists/Marxsts). We know what the press is. What I don't understand is the why.

Posted by: TomR at March 16, 2010 11:35 AM

Mark, I agree, ditto all you said.

Posted by: Wild Thing at March 16, 2010 08:58 PM