In the 2014 election, Republican voters sent a loud and clear message to politicians that they weren’t supportive of the Obama administration and that they wanted his unconstitutional actions (executive orders) stopped. The Constitution set up three EQUAL branches: Executive (President), Legislative (Congress) and Judicial (Supreme Court). The President does not have power to “make law”. His power is to execute the laws that Congress makes.
A Federal Judge has put a stay on Obama’s illegal executive order to grant amnesty to illegal aliens plus, give them drivers’ licenses and Social Security numbers. With the SS# they can also file taxes and receive earned income credits. There is also the likelihood that they would vote, even though they’re not citizens.
Obama’s Amnesty Executive Order falls under the authority of the Dept of Homeland Security (DHS) to implement. The issue became a hot topic when Congress was deciding on their vote for funding the DHS. The House of Representatives passed a bill to fund all of DHS except the Amnesty portion. The Senate was unable to come to agreement, so Majority Leader Mitch McConnell surrendered and took the amnesty exception out of the bill. It then went back to the House for another vote where yesterday Representatives voted to fund an Un-Constitutional Executive Order.
Conservatives, who believe the Constitution should be upheld and who believe elected officials should abide by their oaths, were outraged!
It’s fairly easy to see if your representative voted for or against the Constitution.
- Find your State’s Representatives at the House website
- Find your State’s Senators at the Senate website
- Find how your House Representative voted on the DHS funding at Heritage Action
I checked to see how the Representatives from Ohio voted. I wanted to know if they upheld their oath to ‘protect and uphold the Constitution’. A ‘Yes‘ vote means they voted to fund the un-Constitutional Amnesty. A ‘No‘ vote meant they upheld the Constitution. The ‘Cons %’ is a grade that Heritage Action gives to Congress for upholding Conservative Values. The higher the %, the more they support Conservative/Constitutional Values.
These Reps caved & voted to fund an un-Constitutional law …
|Speaker John Boehner||R||–|
These Reps stood strong & voted to NOT fund an un-Constitutional law …
If you don’t like how your Representative votes, write or call them. Too often they forget that they work for US!!!
By the way, on the Senate side, Sen Rob Portman has a score of 63% but Sen Sherrod Brown has a score of only 4%.