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October 14, 2013 - 9:23 am

Our Texas national treasure, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, stepped up the House mic on October 7 and revealed that the United States is under martial law. The congresswoman who was judged the worst boss in all of Washington said “It is not the truth to suggest that there are not enough voters, members of Congress, that would vote right now today to open this government. It’s something called a continuing resolution, but it’s a bill that you put on the floor that has been passed already by Republicans and Democrats in the United States Senate. This is not an idea of anyone over another person. Republican and Democratic Senators have already voted for this clean bill that we can vote on today. We have martial law. What that means and my colleagues know what it means. It’s that you can put a bill on in just minutes.”

Update: Doug Mataconis’ big take-down of this post, admits that Lee wants a shutdown bill moved through the House without any deliberation. That’s what she means by “martial law.”

Fine, though it’s hardly ever a given that Lee knows what she is talking about.

But let’s take Mataconis’ take to be correct — Lee wants to move a bill through without any deliberation. This is a good thing? This is something a libertarian who spends a massive amount of his time slamming those of us on his right should cheer? Wouldn’t moving a bill in such a way violate Obama’s promise for transparency?

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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Rep Jackson-Lee remains a disgrace to her office and an example of Liberalism/Progessivism's ultimate quality. Apparently, along with her inability to understand what martial law is, she missed the Constitutional requirement that tax and appropriations bills must originate in the House.
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Nor is there an obligation to obey the martial law or those imposing it. It seems that the Left has tipped its hand.

Subotai Bahadur
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Where there is martial law, there is no need to introduce bills.
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Omg what nasty expired open moldy packed in oil brand of tuna would that be?
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Paul question to you.
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I know she's saying words, but God alone knows what she really means -- and I suspect even He's confused.
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What everyone seems to be forgetting about the government shutdown is that it would not have happened if the senate had lived up to its constitutional responsibility to pass a budget. Blame for the shutdown should be placed squarely on the senate leadership for failing to submit a budget.
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Huh?
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She's been spending too much time eating the tuna.
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