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>Congratulations Tea Party "Constitutionalists"

>Does anyone today remember taking Civics, Social Studies or History classes while going to school? Evidently not.

If they had, they would know that the only way a law is enacted in this country is that it needs to receive approval from both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate before moving on to be signed by the President of the United States.
Somehow however, there are some in the House of Representatives that have forgotten this process and I am embarrassed to admit, that some of those that have forgotten their civics lessons are from New Jersey.
You and I learned that a bill becomes a law only after it passes the House of Representatives and the Senate. Frank LoBiondo, Jon Runyan, Scott Garrett, Chris Smith, and Leonard Lance have invented a new theory of government:

If the House has not received a message from the Senate before April 6, 2011, stating that it has passed a measure providing for the appropriations for the departments and agencies of the Government for the remainder of fiscal year 2011, the provisions of H.R. 1, as passed by the House on February 19, 2011, are hereby enacted into law.

Yes, if the Senate fails to vote for a bill that means it becomes law! Congratulations Tea Party “Constitutionalists,” you have hit the jackpot with your Representatives.

Hat tip goes to Hopeful over at Blue Jersey on this one!

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4th Congressional Candidate Zeitz, adresses attendees at Chairman’s Ball

Democratic Candidate for NJ’s 4th Congressional district, Josh Zeitz, was a guest at the 19th Annual Monmouth County Chairman’s ball Friday night at the Buttonwood Manor in Matawan.

Zeitz has been added to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s “races to watch” list.

The placement could put Zeitz, who’s challenging long-term incumbent U.S. Rep. Chris Smith (R-Hamilton), on deck to receive fundraising help from the DCCC over the next two months.

Josh was very excited about his prospects to unseat Chris Smith in the 4th district and the crowd picked up on his enthusiasm.  
Watch the video and see for yourself!

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4th Congressional Candidate Zeitz, adresses attendees at Chairman’s Ball

Democratic Candidate for NJ’s 4th Congressional district, Josh Zeitz, was a guest at the 19th Annual Monmouth County Chairman’s ball Friday night at the Buttonwood Manor in Matawan.

Zeitz has been added to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s “races to watch” list.

The placement could put Zeitz, who’s challenging long-term incumbent U.S. Rep. Chris Smith (R-Hamilton), on deck to receive fundraising help from the DCCC over the next two months.

Josh was very excited about his prospects to unseat Chris Smith in the 4th district and the crowd picked up on his enthusiasm.  
Watch the video and see for yourself!

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>RADICAL RIGHT — REP.CHRIS SMITH: ‘OUR STUDENTS MUST FIND THE GOD OF THE BIBLE AND BIBLICAL VALUES IN THE CLASSROOM’

>Think Progress-The Progress Report

At a reception in St. Paul, MN on Wednesday for Catholic Republicans, Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) — a fierce opponent of abortion — said that he is “very concerned that many of our schools and universities have lost their way.” They have become “bastions of moral relativism and moral compromise with the culture of death.” As a solution, Smith suggested that “students must find the God of the Bible and Biblical values in the classroom.” “Our schools need to become oases of goodness,” said Smith. Smith’s call for “Biblical values in the classroom” could easily be interpreted as a call for the promotion of Christianity in American schools. But, as the First Amendment Center has pointed out, “the courts have been clear that public school teachers cannot teach religion to their students or read the Bible to the class as a way of promoting their faith.” Smith’s comments appear to be even more radical than Rep. Steve King’s (R-IA) claim last year that “every child” in American schools needs to learn “the tenets of the Christian faith.” While King conceded that if “the tenets of Christianity” are to be taught in school, “other faiths” should be taught as well, Smith said no such thing.

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RADICAL RIGHT — REP.CHRIS SMITH: ‘OUR STUDENTS MUST FIND THE GOD OF THE BIBLE AND BIBLICAL VALUES IN THE CLASSROOM’

Think Progress-The Progress Report

At a reception in St. Paul, MN on Wednesday for Catholic Republicans, Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) — a fierce opponent of abortion — said that he is “very concerned that many of our schools and universities have lost their way.” They have become “bastions of moral relativism and moral compromise with the culture of death.” As a solution, Smith suggested that “students must find the God of the Bible and Biblical values in the classroom.” “Our schools need to become oases of goodness,” said Smith. Smith’s call for “Biblical values in the classroom” could easily be interpreted as a call for the promotion of Christianity in American schools. But, as the First Amendment Center has pointed out, “the courts have been clear that public school teachers cannot teach religion to their students or read the Bible to the class as a way of promoting their faith.” Smith’s comments appear to be even more radical than Rep. Steve King’s (R-IA) claim last year that “every child” in American schools needs to learn “the tenets of the Christian faith.” While King conceded that if “the tenets of Christianity” are to be taught in school, “other faiths” should be taught as well, Smith said no such thing.

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