Dr. Shirley Moore, National Chair Exploratory Committee 909 283 0327 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 909 283 0327 end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Donna Dymally, President Exploratory Committee
CITIZENS OF THE EXPLORATORY COMMITTEE OF THE PEOPLE REJECT THE DEVELOPMENT OF SUPER COMMITTEE AS UNCONSTITUTIONAL
San Marcos, CA - 5 August 2011
The newly developed Exploratory Committee of the People, a non-partisan national citizens group, denounces the recent formulation of a Super Committee as unconstitutional. Earlier this week congress and the President signed into law a budget plan that assigned a Super Committee and gave it rights to automatically cut defense spending, Medicare and other programs. The powers granted to this Super Committee reflect a delegation of authority in direct violation to the Constitution.
The president, for example, checks the power of Congress with his power to veto, or reject, laws passed by Congress. In turn, Congress checks the president's power with the power to override a presidential veto by a two-thirds vote in both the House of Representatives and the Senate. The judiciary, which refers to the Supreme Court and lower federal courts, checks the power of both Congress and the president with the power to review government action to make sure it does not violate the Constitution.
The development of the Super Committee circumvents this process giving a committee power to take actions without the oversights and safeguards guaranteed by the Constitution.
The Super Committee is not included in the charge “To make all Laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into Execution the foregoing Powers, and all other Powers vested by this Constitution in the Government of the United States, or in any Department or Officer thereof” which grants powers to the branches of government.
Members of the Senate and members of the House have the opportunity under the Constitution to debate items that are sent to them and to modify items that are sent to them. “To force them to vote just yes or no with no debate, not to follow the rules of the House, which permits amendments, not to follow the rules of the Senate, which permits a filibuster, is such a substantial removal of the authority the Constitution gave them that this legislation is treading in waters that might not be constitutional” states Shirley Moore, founder of the Exploratory Committee of the People.
There is an assault on the American family. The Exploratory Committee of the People seeks to raise public awareness and develop a unified voice demanding change in our national institutions.
“The war on the American family by corporations, discriminatory laws and policies that perpetuate staggering poverty cannot continue” states Walter Davis a TV Producer and columnist. “We are calling for the American people to march on Washington in protest of the continued support of the wealthy/lobbyists, violations of the constitution, aggressive attacks on the American family, the poor, the weak and under represented. We are not going to allow business as usual and we are going to hold our government accountable for its responsibility to protect American citizens from enemies foreign, AND DOMESTIC. This now includes the powers of the corporatetocracy who seek to undermine the Constitution, human rights, social justice and the right for American citizens to pursue happiness and security” Davis states strongly.
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