See the article and video of my visit to Boehner's office yesterday here:
NC Mom Travels to Boehner’s Office to Deliver Message | Pundit House
I was extremely tired yesterday. Thought of a million other things I could have said to Boehner's staffer. When people tell you, "you don't understand the power of the purse" or its intent, there are SO many things you could bring up. First and foremost, the Constitution gives the House of Representatives the power of the purse. All appropriations must originate in the House=> Article I, section 7- the Origination Clause and Article I, section 9, clause 7,the appropriations clause, is the base of the "power of the purse".
Our founders were clear. The Federalists thought that the American people would use these checks and stop any overreach and the anti-Federalist...not so much. The House has the Constitutional obligation NOT to fund any unconstitutional laws, acts or government function. It has the Constitutional obligation to redress our (we the people) grievances using the power of the purse. Especially when we have a president and many elected officials ignoring all of us who are exercising our first amendment rights to redress grievances!
In Federalist 58, James Madison wrote: "The House of Representatives cannot only refuse, but they alone can propose the supplies requisite for the support of government. They, in a word, hold the purse--that powerful instrument by which we behold, in the history of the British Constitution, an infant and humble representation of the people gradually enlarging the sphere of its activity and importance, and finally reducing, as far as it seems to have wished, all the overgrown prerogatives of other branches of the government. This power over purse may, in fact, be regarded as the most complete and effectual weapon with which any constitution can arm the immediate representatives of the people, for obtaining a redress of every grievance, and for carrying into effect every just and salutary measure."
Now, go call your representative and Mr. Speaker and tell him to use the power of the purse to STOP King Obama. #NoAmnesty #DefundObamasAmnesty #StopObamasAmnesty #PowerOfThePurse