Friday, August 1, 2008

An Extraordinary Occasion

After Democrats abandoned the Congressional ship at the Capitol today in Washington, D.C., Texas Congressman Mike Conaway, representing not only the 11th Congressional District of Texas but all American's who want lower gas and energy prices as soon as possible (a very high percentage), wrote President Bush asking him to call a special session of Congress to continue the people's business they were elected to conduct.

Invoking Article II, Section 3 of the US Constitution, Conaway wrote, "I urge you to immediately bring Congress back into session to do it's job and give the bipartisan, pro-drilling majority a vote."

Amen to that!

Click below to read the letter.
So what is the Constitutional basis of Congressman Conaway's appeal to President Bush?
U.S. Constitution: Article II

Section 3.

[The President] shall from time to time give to the Congress Information on the State of the Union, and recommend to their Consideration such Measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient; he may, on extraordinary Occasions, convene both Houses, or either of them, and in Case of Disagreement between them, with Respect to the Time of Adjournment, he may adjourn them to such Time as he shall think proper...

I'd say the Congressman has a strong case but I'm afraid that these days President Bush has his sights set on gold, Chinese Olympic gold that is, not "black gold", not "Texas tea". Would not want to mess up his plans to hobnob in Beijing with the Chinese Communists who bankroll so much of our National Debt. That "wouldn't be prudent", now would it?

Then again, maybe it would be prudent to "do whatever it takes" to defend rank and file Americans against the do nothing, loony socialist, 5th column leftists in this country who would rather loose wars than win them, be dependent rather than independent, and pay more for gas and tax "big oil" than drill responsibly for the oil God blessed us with.

Nancy Pelosi and company, you disgust me! Go to Beijing and learn how to really get rid of reporters when it suits your agenda. The Chinese have had decades of practice!

1 comment:

Randy A. Samuelson said...

Part of me wishes the President had the Constitutional power to call a Special Session of Congress and define what the Session will focus on, like the Texas Governor. But, I fear this power could be abused by future administrations.

The best way thing is to have an educated electorate and enough Congressmen who continue to fight for the values and freedoms of the American people instead of special interests.