There are many in the pro life that do not understand the legislative process, and believe that the House passed a bill defunding planned parenthood, that their hands are tied. This is not the case, and it is time to hold our elected officials accountable to their promises to follow through with defunding planned parenthood. This can be done in the conference committee, and is a simple matter of conviction from Boehner.
So, it is in this manner that the Insurrecta Nex team is doing a sit in later today in which they will challenge Speaker Boehner in keeping to his promise that ending legalized child killing is the premier task of this congress. Since most of the pro life movement is too busy celebrating, and not demanding planned parenthood be defunded in committee, it has fallen upon this brave band of warriors to draw attention to the point of battle that is most winnable.
It is interesting that in light of the Lila Rose video’s and the grisly discoveries at Gosnell’s killing fields, it is fresh on most people’s minds that planned parenthood supports pimps, prostitution, underage child killing services, contraception and many other illegal endeavors. If Boehner and company fail to defund planned parenthood because they don’t want the ‘embarrassment’ of it all, maybe Boehner and company need to keep in mind that their discomfort is in exchange for supporting pimps, prostitution, underage child killing and the such. If Boehner and company go this route, it will demonstrate how little their words mean, and it is going to be business as usual. This cannot stand, and will not be tolerated.
"The Constitution grants the House several exclusive powers: the power to initiate revenue bills, to impeach officials, and to elect the President in case of an Electoral College deadlock." The key words here are "exclusive" and "initiate".
The power to initiate revenue bills is set out in U.S. Constitution Article I, section 7, which reads in part:
"All bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives; but the Senate may propose or concur with Amendments as on other Bills."
"Article I, Section 9, Clause 7 imposes accountability on Congressional spending:
“No money shall be drawn from the Treasury, but in Consequence of Appropriations made by Law; and a regular Statement and Account of the Receipts and Expenditures of all public Money shall be published from time to time.”
The first half of this clause indicates that Congress must have appropriated by law the funds to be spent before the funds can be released from the Treasury. It serves as a powerful check of the legislature on the executive branch, as it further secures Congress's power of the purse. This provision, when also combined with the bicameral nature of Congress and the quorum requirements of both the Senate and the House of Representatives; serves as a constitutional check and balance on the legislature itself, prohibiting any spending that does not have broad support."
Because the House of Representatives must originate all federal spending by appropriating money, the newly elected GOP majority now has this exclusive power.
That includes defunding Obama Care, and defunding all other federal programs inconsistent with GOP objectives. This can occur immediately. Without money appropriated by the U.S. House of Representatives for federal programs under the Constitution, they must cease.
If the GOP leadership fails to exercise their spending power immediately by refusing to fund all federal programs that are contrary to GOP objectives, they are lying to their base. As of January 1, 2011, hold your elected GOP representatives accountable for their spending! Call the Capitol and tell Speaker Boehner to defund planned parenthood in the conference committee.