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Fwd: Elect, never appoint. Yes on H.R. 841.

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  • Scott Darby
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    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 1, 2005
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      --- The Liberty Committee
      <thelibertycommittee@...-publisher.com>
      wrote:

      > February 28, 2005
      >
      >
      > We agree with our country's founders that members of
      > the U.S. House of Representatives -- the Peoples'
      > House they called it -- should always be elected,
      > never appointed. That's why we fought against the
      > political elite's attempt to amend the U.S.
      > Constitution to allow for "appointed" members of the
      > U.S. House of Representatives. Their grand scheme,
      > made public in 2003, was finally defeated on June 2,
      > 2004 when the U.S. House rejected their proposed
      > constitutional amendment (H.J. Res. 83).
      >
      > A constitutional amendment allowing for appointed
      > House members is unnecessary, dangerous, and truly
      > un-American. However, Congress does have the
      > constitutional authority to set the "time, place,
      > and manner" of federal elections, and after 9/11,
      > that process should be updated. That's just what
      > H.R. 841 does. H.R. 841, the Continuity in
      > Representation Act of 2005, provides for the
      > expedited special elections (not appointments) of
      > new House members should "extraordinary
      > circumstances" occur.
      >
      > So, should a terrorist attack or other circumstance
      > leave large vacancies in the U.S. House, H.R. 841
      > provides that special elections (not appointments)
      > be conducted within 45 days. Congressmen Ron Paul
      > and Roscoe Bartlett are original cosponsors of H.R.
      > 841 and urge their House colleagues to vote "yes"
      > this Thursday afternoon.
      >
      > Congressman Paul writes, "H.R. 841 preserves the
      > unique role of the House of Representatives as the
      > part of the federal government closest to, and thus
      > most accountable to, the people. Furthermore,
      > representatives chosen by, and accountable to, the
      > people, are better guardians of the peoples' liberty
      > than are people hand-picked by the executive of
      > their state or by other members of the political
      > elite."
      >
      > The U.S. House will vote on H.R. 841 this Thursday
      > afternoon. Urge your representative to vote "yes."
      > Go to
      >
      http://capwiz.com/liberty/issues/alert/?alertid=7118431&type=CO
      >
      > Kent Snyder
      > The Liberty Committee
      > http://www.thelibertycommittee.org
      >
      >
      >


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      Scott Darby
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