Thoughts on how an ordinary citizen can make a difference by strengthening faith in God, family, and country.
Declaration of Independence
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. - That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.
Sunday, May 2, 2010
Choose Own Leaders
Our study of the Constitution continues on this Constitution Monday. The United States Constitution provides that the "House of Representatives shall choose its own clerks, sergeant at arms, and all other officers needed to function efficiently" (Article I.2.5). this provision is much like the one from last week in that it says that the House of Representatives has the Right to organize itself. The majority party carries this right.
The officers in the House of Representatives include committee chairmen, party whips, the House clerk, floor leaders, the sergeant at arms, doorkeeper, parliamentarian, chaplain, postmaster, and pages.
I am a grandmother who is concerned about the direction our country and world are headed and what my grandchildren will inherit. I want to do my part to bring peace on earth and sanity to our insane world.
WE THE PEOPLE of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.