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Response to AncientGeezer (Reply #28)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 02:43 PM

31. What does the 9th say?

The people of the United States have an absolute right to have their government kept running smoothly.
While each house may determine the rules of its proceeding, the Senate can certainly have a rule not to pass a bill to vote when it may lack the support for passage.
However, if that rule denies or disparages the people's absolute right to a smooth operation of their government by not passing a stop-gap bill the rule becomes inoperative because of the dictates of the ninth amendment., I believe a shutdown is a direct attack against the people of the United States, no different than a hostile nation taking over and imposing a military rule on our nation. It serves no purpose other than to destroy, cause havoc and allow our great nation to be ridiculed by the western world and laughed at by nations hostile to us. I have no compassion for such shenanigans within our government.

I appreciated your comments and participation in this discussion.

Having been told there is a tentative agreement on a budget I am hoping there will not be another shutdown, not now and not ever again.

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