Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Shook's Still Got the Fire...

Linda Shook has guts.  And she brought a much needed fire and ambition to politics in Lee County.  When she left, it's like the bottom fell out.  I miss her. I miss having a strong conservative WOMAN in leadership.  She should have been replaced with one.  But oh well...that's just spilled milk now.

Our loss is Nevada's gain.  Linda may have left us...but her passion for her country and strong conservatism is driving the liberals nuts in LA.  Yeah...in Harry Reid's territory.

Grab some brew and sit for a spell.  Take a trip down memory lane.  Cheers, Linda!

Here's her latest letter to the editor of the Las Vegas Review Journal:


LETTERS: ObamaCare worthy of defunding

To the editor:
I urge my fellow Nevadans to call Sens. Harry Reid and Dean Heller, and tell them to support a continuing resolution that funds government, but doesn’t fund ObamaCare. Poll after poll shows a strong majority of Americans don’t want ObamaCare. Yet President Obama, Sen. Reid and his Democratic colleagues are hell-bent on forcing this monstrosity upon us.
Knowing how ObamaCare came into law is essential in understanding why it needs to be defunded. First, there is the question of constitutionality. The Constitution provides that all bills for raising revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives. Harry Reid and his liberal colleagues in the Senate used shady political maneuvers to take House Bill 3590, entitled “Service Members Home Ownership Act of 2009,” and turn it into the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Sen. Reid submitted an amendment which struck out everything in the bill (which had nothing to do with health care or raising revenue) and replaced it with what became the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts ruled that the individual mandate in the bill was indeed a tax. The Pacific Legal Foundation is fighting the constitutionality of ObamaCare in federal courts based on the origination clause.
Second, the 60th vote needed to pass ObamaCare in the Senate came only after Al Franken was seated as the senator from Minnesota on July 7, 2009 (seven months after a contested election). Political observers will recall Mr. Franken narrowly defeated Republican Norm Coleman by 312 votes. After Mr. Franken was declared the victor, it was discovered a number of convicted felons voted in Minnesota’s two largest counties — these votes exceeded Mr. Franken’s margin of victory.
Third, Sen. Reid’s Senate passed this legislation on Christmas Eve 2009, with no bipartisan support and no debate. Not one member of Congress who voted for the 2,000-plus-page bill read it before voting on it. That is dereliction of duty.
President Obama, Sen. Reid and their media lapdogs are trying to place the blame on Republicans for a government shutdown if ObamaCare is not funded in the continuing resolution. In reality, the blame for a government shutdown will fall squarely on the shoulders of Sen. Reid, the Senate Democrats and President Obama. Sen. Reid should allow a vote in the Senate on the House resolution and let the chips fall where they may.

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