Fwd: Elect, never appoint. Yes on H.R. 841.
- --- The Liberty Committee
> February 28, 2005http://capwiz.com/liberty/issues/alert/?alertid=7118431&type=CO
> 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
> The U.S. House will vote on H.R. 841 this Thursday
> afternoon. Urge your representative to vote "yes."
> Go to
> Kent Snyder
> The Liberty Committee
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