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    Re: “I Move To Strike the Last Word”

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    That's exactly what this is all about. They want a parliamentary government rather than a Constitutional Republic. They can't get a social justice system in without making that change.
    You do realize how ridiculously paranoid such an idiotic attribution of motive sounds, don't you?

    It amazes me how ignorant of the constitution so many supposed american patriots are. Nonsense designed to demonize, alienate and reinforce - dems bad.

    Worse they are oblivious to the fact that when ignorance is coupled with smearing attacks and accusations against the institutions of american greatness; the dedicated people who serve their nation; and fellow citizens who don't think, look or act like them (take you pick of any or all), they are a true threat to the republic and its constitution.
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    Re: “I Move To Strike the Last Word”

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    That's exactly what this is all about. They want a parliamentary government rather than a Constitutional Republic. They can't get a social justice system in without making that change.
    Why can't a parliamentary form of government be Constitutional ?

    Why can't a Republic have a parliamentary system ?

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    Re: “I Move To Strike the Last Word”

    Quote Originally Posted by vesper View Post
    They sure do like to talk a lot. The last Democrat to talk is a new member of Congress and I thought she was going to break out singing "I'm a Yankee Doodle Dandy" after spending 4 minutes trashing Trump. You know what scares me about all of this? The Democrats seem to be on a mission to weaken or destroy Executive presidential privilege.
    That's an interesting point... are the Democrats on a mission to weaken/destroy Executive privilege? I don't think so. If anything, I think the President has been abusing it. The "absolute privilege" the President claims simply doesn't exist under law. All of the subpoenaed witnesses should have been compelled to appear before Congress and if specific questions strayed into areas covered by Executive privilege, then could have refused to answer the question by claiming the privilege.

    I find the contrast between the Reagan Administration during Iran-Contra hearings and the Trump Administration today to be particularly stark. Back then, all of the Congressional subpoenas were answered - you had members of cabinet, former National Security Advisors, and White House staff (including the Chief of Staff) all testifying. Hell, the President even opened up portions of his personal diary! President Reagan didn't make any sweeping assertions of "absolute privilege" because he didn't feel he had anything to hide.... he knew it was probably going to be politically embarrassing, but he accepted responsibility for what happened and he was willing to put the good of the country above his own interests.
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    Re: “I Move To Strike the Last Word”

    "House rules say that each amendment can only be debated for 10 minutes – five minutes for those in support, and five minutes for those opposed. But, members of Congress love to hear themselves speak sometimes.

    That’s why they use a little trick. That trick is called offering a pro forma amendment. Pro Forma, in Latin, means "for the sake of form," or, a formality.

    That’s exactly what a pro forma amendment is. As a formality, a member can simply say they’re offering an amendment to the amendment under debate, and get their own five minutes to speak. They never even have to submit a real amendment. Just verbally saying they’re offering one, as a formality, gives them five minutes.

    When a member says they "move to strike the last word" it, too, is part of that formality. They’re asking to strike, or delete, the very last word of the amendment under debate, indicating that they’re offering a pro forma amendment to replace that last word...
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    Markup Marathon: What Does "Strike the Last Word" Mean? - Countable

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