Received the following email earlier today from Publius Huldah.
Learn why the so-called ‘balanced budget amendment’ guts our Constitution and does NOTHING to reduce spending.
This is a very hot issue – especially in Tennessee where some of our State legislators have been duped into supporting this.
Two salesmen from Florida were in Knoxville, Tennessee last weekend to sell this poison. One of them asked the local TP person to get an audience there. He said he would, but there would be a speaker in opposition to the BBA. The Florida salesman agreed to a speaker in opposition.
HOWEVER, when I got there, the salesmen and their supporters in TN refused to allow me to speak. They shouted me down, and Tennessee State Representative Dennis Powers threatened to have me removed from the premises if I didn’t shut up.
Folks! This is un-American. They will not tolerate dissent. They use us to get an audience; but they will not permit any dissent. NONE.
[And some of you think a ‘convention of states’ will allow free & open debate?]
Recognize a pattern? The same voices pushing for a convention of states, BBA and scheming to silence voices of dissent are the same voices that attempted to silence anyone opposed to the Affordable Care Act, Barack Obama’s executive orders, overreach and war on the Constitution, etc. They are one and the same.
The “balanced budget amendment” is not what the Progressive establishment on both the left and the right claims it to be.
The objective of those calling for the BBA and convention of states is the complete once and for all the dismantling of the U. S. Constitution. The Constitution must remain intact and that which has been dismantled to date, restored.
Consider the following post a nationwide red alert. Read it. Share it. If you have any questions, please direct your questions to Publish Huldah who would gladly answer any inquiries that you might have.
By Publius Huldah
Q: Doesn’t our Constitution already provide for controlling federal spending?
A: Yes. It lists the purposes for which Congress may spend money. Spending is limited by the “enumerated powers” listed in the Constitution:
• If it’s on the list of powers delegated to Congress or the President, Congress may lawfully appropriate funds for it. Read the Constitution and highlight the delegated powers – then you will know what Congress may lawfully spend money on.
• If it’s not listed, Congress may not lawfully spend money on it.
Q: What is the connection between the Oath of office (Art. VI, cl. 3) and federal spending?
A: All federal and State officials take an Oath to support the federal Constitution. The Constitution lists what Congress may lawfully spend money on. When people in Congress spend money on objects not listed in the Constitution; and when State officials accept federal funds for objects not listed (race to the top, common core, etc.) they violate their Oath to support the Constitution.
Q: Are the federal departments of Education, Agriculture, Labor, Energy, Housing & Urban Development, Health & Human Services, DHS, etc., etc., constitutional?
• Power over education, agriculture, labor relations, energy, etc., etc., was NOWHERE in the Constitution delegated to the federal government. Those powers were reserved by the States or the People.
• DHS – a national police force under the President’s control – is becoming our version of the East German STASI. Yet the States colluded with the feds in nationalizing law enforcement because they wanted the federal funds and military equipment….
Continue Reading – BALANCED BUDGET AMENDMENTS (BBA) GUT OUR CONSTITUTION AND DON’T REDUCE SPENDING
Please consider this post a nationwide red alert, read it and share it.