At the start of each new Congress, the entire House of Representatives and one-third of the Senate are sworn into office. The current oath was fashioned in the 1860s, by Civil War-era members of Congress.
CNSNews.com: “Madam Speaker, where specifically does the Constitution grant Congress the authority to enact an individual health insurance mandate?”
Pelosi: “Are you serious? Are you serious?”
CNSNews.com: “Yes, yes I am.”
Pelosi then shook her head before taking a question from another reporter. Her press spokesman, Nadeam Elshami, then told CNSNews.com that asking the speaker of the House where the Constitution authorized Congress to mandated that individual Americans buy health insurance as not a “serious question.”take our poll - story continues below
“You can put this on the record,” said Elshami. “That is not a serious question. That is not a serious question.”
NOT SERIOUS? Every bit of authority that Nancy Pelosi, President Obama and the rest of the Democrats trying to shove government control of Heathcare down of our throats comes from that one document.
What Ms. Pelosi doesn’t understand that there are still people in America that believe in that one little document. In fact, we think that document is what made this country great, and come 2010 we will do our best to make sure that you are retired from the speaker position so you can take a remedial constitution class.