Petition to Limit Congressional Action to that Authorized by the Constitution of the United States of America
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Petition summary and background:
Whereas, the majority of the Members of both houses of the Congress of the United States having neglected, whether willfully or unknowingly, Article I, Section 7 of the United States Constitution, which states, “All bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives; but the Senate may propose or concur with Amendments as on other Bills”, though the Senate succeeded in authoring just such legislation (the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act); and Article I, Section 8, in which the Congress is granted the power “To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes”, though it in no way authorizes Congress to participate in Commerce;
Action petitioned for:
We, the undersigned, are concerned citizens who urge our leaders to act now to immediately refrain from obfuscating their responsibilities as prescribed in the Constitution of the United States, and to re-swear or affirm their oath office, which states, “I, [Name], do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.” By this action, let all members of Congress act now to repeal said ACT; and in the future, only according to those powers granted them through the Constitution; and, if they deem themselves unable to do so, that they would voluntarily resign their post in favor of those who would so act.