Providing for Consideration of H.R. 37, Promoting Job Creation and Reducing Small Business Burdens Actby Representative Barry Loudermilk
Posted on 2015-01-13
LOUDERMILK. Thank you, Mr. Chairman, for the time.
Mr. Speaker, John Adams, as President of these United States, stated: Our Constitution is for religious and moral people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.
What John Adams was referencing is that our Constitution is only as solid--it is only as resolute--as the willingness of the people to uphold the limits of its power.
What has sustained the United States of America as the longest continual constitutional republic in the history of the world is our commitment to recognizing and our respecting the limits of power inscribed in this Constitution. A clear and distinct division of those [[Page H244]] powers among the three separate branches of government is what we have all sworn to uphold.
The President through his recent executive orders has seized the constitutional authority of the United States Congress.
Mr. Speaker, while this bill does not bring an immediate end to the President's pattern of executive overreach, it does, within the rule of law, begin to restore the constitutional authority of this governing body.