Boehner Out, Ryan In; Where Is Liberty?

Many of you know by now that Rep. John Boehner passed the speaker’s gavel to Rep. Paul Ryan this past Thursday and resigned his post in Congress.

In a Fox News exit interview, Mr. Boehner was asked if he had to choose between passing comprehensive immigration reform, repealing Obamacare, or achieving the “Grand Bargain” (Obama’s promise to compromise on entitlement reform); Boehner answered without hesitation.

“The ‘Grand Bargain’ by far,” he said. “It would have really meant a lot for our economy. It would have put our entitlement programs on a stronger foundation — no question.”

I wonder what “foundation” the former speaker was referring to. It certainly couldn’t be the “foundation” of the United States Constitution, since Article 1, Section 8, clearly lays out the lawful authority delegated to Congress.

“Specific” welfare (as opposed to general welfare), or “entitlement programs” as the speaker calls them, are NOT found there.

“I played a role in a fight that’s been going on for over 200 years — over the appropriate size, scope and cost of government, he said. “But I began to realize over the years that there’s no winning this fight.”

How can you win a boxing match at Caesars Palace when you show up at Wimbledon with your tennis racket? It’s the wrong venue and the wrong purpose! Wimbledon is not for boxing, and tennis is not fighting, and being complicit in Lawlessness is not what his oath demanded of him!

In his book titled “What I Saw in America,” G.K. Chesterton wrote the following:

We are perpetually being told in the papers that what is wanted is a great man who will do things.  What is wanted is a great man who will undo things; and that will be a real test of greatness.

You see, the Declaration of Independence personifies American character; and in that document, Americans declared acts of King George to be null and void. These acts were referred to by our founders as “pretended legislation.” In other words, the acts of King George were not law because they were not lawful. That is to say, there was no foundation on which they could stand since they violated the Laws of Nature and Nature’s God. 

In light of this, I believe a more fitting line of questions for former speaker Boenher would be: What pretended legislation did you repeal? What lawless officials did you impeach? What burdensome and oppressive regulations did you erase?

A review of Boenher’s disappointing record would reveal multiple examples of his failure to uphold the standards required by his oath. Specifically, that oath requires him to acknowledge and obey the Laws of Nature’s God and the limits of the Constitution. 

And we need look no further than his recent complicity in increasing the national debt to TWENTY TRILLION DOLLARS in order to ascertain his total and systematic abandonment of both.

Boehner’s resignation is not the disappointment. The disappointment is that the spirited contest of preserving American liberty has not and is not being fought.


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Breaking: Speaker Of The House Nominee Was Just Officially Decided. Some Will Be Thrilled And Some Furious.

The reluctant Rep. Paul Ryan has reportedly been named the Republican Party’s nominee to replace John Boehner as speaker of the House. Sources indicate the party voted via secret ballot Wednesday, presenting the Wisconsin congressman with a clear victory.

With 200 votes, Ryan received more than four times as many votes as his nearest competitor. The fact that the conservative House Freedom Caucus led a charge that garnered 43 votes for Florida Rep. Daniel Webster, however, shows Ryan has an uphill battle toward becoming the uniting force he insisted the party needs.

South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy warned conservatives against believing everything they read about Ryan.

“Maybe we should be the ones to define conservatism,” he reportedly said during Ryan’s nomination speech, “instead of some blogger who’s never held office.”

Assuming he receives similar support in Thursday’s general election, Paul will become the nation’s 62nd House speaker.

Wow: Republicans Are About To Give Obama Exactly What He Wants In His ‘Most Dangerous Year’

In one of his final – and most impactful – acts as House speaker, Ohio Rep. John Boehner paved the way for a two-year budget many critics say plays into Barack Obama’s hands. A number of conservative writers, including Conservative Review’s Daniel Horowitz, believes that the way the last-minute budget deal was advanced is in stark contrast to the system envisioned by America’s founders.

According to Horowitz, Boehner and the rest of the party’s leadership in the House “are essentially nullifying James Madison’s plan to give Congress the power of the purse” by capitulating to the White House.

The budget deal gives Obama access to about $40 billion in new domestic spending, “plus an unfettered ability to attack undefended conservative causes via his regulations and management directives,” Breitbart’s Neil Munro wrote.

In addition to practically putting Obama in direct control of America’s spending, Munro noted that the 144-page document is also crafted in a way to make establishment politicians look more favorable to voters.

The budget would “hide one hugely unpopular increase of roughly $1.5 trillion to the federal government’s credit limit,” he wrote, as well as “eliminate most budget debates before the next presidential election, saving incumbents from casting election-year budget votes that would annoy donors, party loyalists or swing voters.”

Among the pressing issues not addressed, however, are the unpopular Iranian nuclear deal, federal funding of Planned Parenthood, and the nation’s impending migrant invasion.

Do you support the GOP budget deal? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

Boehner Just Grew A Spine And Took Big Action Against Planned Parenthood In One Of His Last Acts As Speaker

House Speaker John Boehner has drawn repeated criticism from many conservatives for not being conservative enough.

Now, however, Boehner has named eight Republicans to a special House panel investigating the abortion business as one of his last acts in office.

Representative Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., who is chairing the select panel, said in a statement:

No issue is more deserving of our undivided attention than protecting the dignity of human life. This will be a broad-based — information gathering — fact-finding mission to answer questions about how we treat and protect life in this country. This is a discussion that this country must have. This is a discussion that we should not shy away from.

The other Republicans on the committee with Blackburn are:

● Rep. Joe Pitts of Pennsylvania
● Rep. Diane Black of Tennessee
● Rep. Larry Bucshon of Indiana
● Rep. Sean Duffy of Wisconsin
● Rep. Andy Harris of Maryland
● Rep. Vicki Hartzler of Missouri
● Rep. Mia Love of Utah

The panel is part of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

The Democrats have criticized the committee as being purely political and have stated they may not participate.

Boehner said in a statement:

Recent videos exposing the abortion-for-baby parts business have shocked the nation, and demanded action. At my request, three House committees have been investigating the abortion business, but we still don’t have the full truth. Chairman Blackburn and our members will have the resources and the subpoena power to get to the bottom of these horrific practices, and build on our work to protect the sanctity of all human life.

What do you think of Boehner’s decision to start a select panel to investigate the abortion business, including Planned Parenthood?

Boom: A Federal Judge Just Handed The Obama Admin A Loss And The GOP A Win

The congressional Republican push to dismantle Obamacare scored a judicial victory this week when a federal judge determined that the U.S. House of Representatives has legal standing on which to pursue a constitutional challenge to the Obama administration.

According to CNN, the issue before U.S. District Court Judge Rosemary Collyer related to Obama’s implementation of a federal reimbursement program that would repay insurers forced to reduce costs for low-income enrollees. According to House Speaker John Boehner, the White House failed to obtain the legislative approval needed to enforce such a provision.

Boehner reacted to the ruling, stating that he is “pleased” that the judge upheld previous rulings that the House “does, in fact, have standing to challenge one of the president’s unilateral actions with regard to Obamacare.”

He went on to express his belief that it represents “another step toward holding the president accountable for his unconstitutional actions.”

While attorneys representing the Obama administration have already criticized the ruling and have announced their intention to appeal it, Collyer stood by her decision.

“Suffice it to say,” she asserted, “the Court is not convinced it erred. Defendants will have a chance to make their arguments to the Court of Appeals; the only question is whether they may do so now.”

Do you believe Obamacare is unconstitutional? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.