I'm not sure who is less credible, or less loyal to their oath of office, President Obama, or Homeland Security Committee Chairman Peter King. Both of these men, (one a Republican, one a Democrat), took an oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States, and yet, by their actions, I'm not sure either one has ever read it.
In 2006, Rep. Peter King sponsored H.R. 6061, "The Secure Fence Act of 2006," which would require 700 miles of double-layered fence be built along our southern border. The U.S. House and Senate passed this "authorization bill," and President Bush signed it into law.
Those wanting to put an end to the largest invasion in world history saw this as a step in the right direction. Many Americans went back to their pursuits of happiness with the belief that this fence would actually be built, but while visions of sugar plums were dancing through our heads in December, 2007, Republican Senator Kay Bailey-Huchinson attached an amendment to the Omnibus Appropriations Bill that gutted the funding from the "Secure Fence Act of 2006."
Guess who voted to "gut the funding" to build the fence? Rep. Peter King, it's prime sponsor.
President Obama gave a speech this week in El Paso, Texas, in which he claimed the fence was complete, and joked about moats and alligators. He doesn't take his oath seriously at all, and spits in the faces of the tens of thousands of Americans who have died at the hands of illegal aliens because his Administration, like the previous one, has refused to secure our borders and ports of entry. Instead, he's posted signs in the desert of Arizona warning American citizens that its not safe to be there because it is a corridor for human and drug smuggling insurgents.
Rep. Peter King, now Chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, has been holding hearings on the "radicalization" of Muslims in America. Gee, that sounds like a winner, but what is he promoting out of the other side of his mouth? The demonization of patriotic Americans.
Peter King has introduced H.R. 495, the "See Something, Say Something Act of 2011," which would give immunity to the very left-wing and anti-American Southern Poverty Law Center and un-indicted co-conspirators of the Muslim Brotherhood who sit on the Homeland Security Advisory Council that came up with the "police state" policy put forth by Janet Napolitano's "Countering Violent Extremism" working group.
Read the report yourself: http://rejoinordie.com/docs/DHSPLC.pdf
Listen to Rep. Peter King in his own words, April 24, 2011: http://patriotwatchdog.com/PeterKing-CAIR.mp3
Rep. Peter King is either ill-advised, or doesn't know what he is doing. Codifying into law a policy that demonizes and villifies patriotic Americans under the pretense of protecting us is outrageous, and threatens our 1st Amendment Right to peaceably assemble to even discuss un-Constitutional behavior by our rogue federal government.
Treason, sedition, and incompetence are not unique to the Republican or Democrat Party leadership. House Republicans amended the House Rules to require a "Constitution Authorizing Statement" to accompany the lip-service they gave to their oaths when they read the Constitution on the Floor of the House in January, 2011, yet rejected requiring staffers who advise Members of Congress to take even ONE HOUR of annual training on the U.S. Constitution. (More on this later.)
Dec. 17, 2010:
Congressional Constitutional Caucus Chairman Brad Garrett introduces House. Res. 1476 to amend the House Rules by requiring Constitutional authority citations for each new bill introduced in the 112th Congress.
From Rep. Garrett’s web site:
“Central to Congressman Garrett’s Constitution citation rule is its overarching mission of bringing real “teeth” to enforcement. As the Washington Times writes, “The Garrett rule wouldn’t allow a bill to dodge the responsibility by citing the ambiguous ‘general welfare clause’ or the ‘necessary and proper clause’ of the Constitution. … Mr. Garrett’s proposal thus would require a citation of the original, specific provisions, not the vague, formless clauses favored by those who work to circumvent the Constitution’s limits.”
Jan. 5, 2011:
Rules of the House of Representatives for 112th Congress
Rule XII, Part 7. (c)
(1). A bill or joint resolution may not be introduced unless the sponsor submits for printing in the Congressional Record a statement citing as specifically as practicable the power or powers granted to Congress in the Constitution to enact the bill or joint resolution.
(2) Before consideration of a Senate bill or joint resolution, the chair of a committee of jurisdiction may submit the statement required under subparagraph (1) as though the chair were the sponsor of the Senate bill or joint resolution.
Jan. 26, 2011:
From the Congressional Record- House: (H516 January 26, 2011)
By Mr. KING of New York:
H.R.495. “See Something, Say Something Act of 2011”
Constitutional Authorization Statement (as required by House Rule XII, Section 7(c)1.):
“Congress has the power to enact this legislation pursuant to the following:
Article I, Section 8, Clause 1: ‘‘The Congress shall have Power to lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States.’’
Article I, Section 8, Clause 18: ‘‘The Congress shall have Power to make all Laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into Execution the forgoing Powers, and all other Powers vested by this Constitution in the Government of the United States or in any Department or Officer thereof.’’
Gee, that looks exactly like the very two "vague, formless clauses" that Constitution Caucus founder and chairman Rep. Garrett suggested are "favored by those who work to circumvent the Constitution's limits."
I expect and demand better from my President and from those men and women who take the oath to uphold and defend the Constitution. Only then will they deserve the title "Honorable" in front of their names. Read more about this at the FIRE Coalition Blog below.
"Congress MUST Investigate DHS and Its Ties to the SPLC. Enough is ENOUGH!"
Jeff Lewis, FIRE Blog, March 25, 2011 (Click below for article and links)