Representative Trey Gowdy’s Epic Speech on the Floor of Congress That May Be a Defining Moment for America. **Updated March 13, 2014 at 10:46 a.m.**

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March 13, 2014

Representative Trey Gowdy (R-SC) in support of H.R. 4138 the ENFORCE the Law Act.

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We’ve finally gotten to the point where Congress had to pass a law to make sure that the laws they pass are enforced. Basically, they passed a law to tell President Obama to do his job and quit screwing around with the Constitution. We’ve finally gotten to the point where Congress had to pass a law to make sure that the laws they pass are enforced. Basically, they passed a law to tell President Obama to do his job and quit screwing around with the Constitution.

In a speech that Representative Trey Gowdy really shouldn’t have had to make, he explains angrily to the Congress what its job is, and to Obama what his job is. Members were heard to applaud as he reached this crescendo:

“Mister Speaker, the House of Representatives does not exist to pass suggestions. We do not exist to pass ideas. We make law. And while you are free to stand and clap when any president comes into this hallowed chamber and promises to do it with or without you, I will never stand and clap – when any president, no matter whether he’s your party or mine, promises to make us a constitutional anomaly and afterthought. WE MAKE LAW.”

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****UPDATE*****

Breaking: “Enforce the Law Act” Passed by Congress

***The White House put out its Statement of Administrative Policy, saying that if the bill passes both chambers the president will likely veto it. You can read the entire statement here. **

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“The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government – lest it come to dominate our lives and interests.”

~~Patrick Henry

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It is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth, and listen to the song of that siren, till she transforms us into beasts. Is this the part of wise men, engaged in a great and arduous struggle for liberty? Are we disposed to be of the number of those who, having eyes, see not, and having ears, hear not, the things which so nearly concern their temporal salvation? For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it may cost, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst and provide for it.

~~Patrick Henry

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Wolves and wise

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  2. Love his speech. I am applauding in my seat for the speaker pretty much expressed the sentiments of majority of Americans. I hope positive change will happen and that our leaders will finally listen to the very people they promised to serve and protect. Thanks for sharing this.


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