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VOICE OF TEXAS, JAMES: MR. PRESIDENT, FOLLOW THE CONSTITUTION
(House of Representatives - June 26, 2012)

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     VOICE OF TEXAS, JAMES: MR. PRESIDENT, FOLLOW THE CONSTITUTION

  (Mr. POE of Texas asked and was given permission to address the House 
for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)
  Mr. POE of Texas. Mr. Speaker, like many Americans, my neighbors are 
concerned with the President's refusal to follow the Constitution.
  James from Kingwood, Texas, wrote me this:

       When, as an officer on activity duty, I took an oath to 
     support and defend the Constitution. I honored and still 
     honor that oath because I believe in this country and in the 
     constitutional form of government.
       As near as I can see, the President is not enforcing the 
     laws he is required to do. If a military officer were found 
     selectively performing his duty, he would be court-martialed, 
     discharged, and dismissed from the service, as he should be.
       Sir, how long does the President get to thumb his nose at 
     the Constitution and at Congress? The Congress must take 
     action now to support the Constitution, or we won't have a 
     Constitution.

  Mr. Speaker, James is correct. The President is not supposed to make 
law by Executive edict from the palace of the White House, nor is the 
President to willfully refuse to enforce laws. Both actions are a 
violation the supreme law of the land, the Constitution.
  And that's just the way it is.

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