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Justin Amash responds on Facebook to his removal from the House Committee on the Budget

From Justin Amash's Facebook:

Rumor has it that I’ve been removed from the House Committee on the Budget. Remarkably, I still have not received a single call, e-mail, or text from Republican leadership confirming this story. In fact, I wouldn’t even have learned about it if not for the news reports. I look forward to hearing from my party’s leadership about why my principled, conservative voting record offends them. That’s sure to be a lively and entertaining conversation.

In the meantime, I can only speculate as to what specifically would make Republican leadership punish several of its party’s most principled members. Rep. Tim Huelskamp, who was kicked off of both Budget and the Committee on Agriculture, voted with me against the 2013 House budget resolution because it does not sufficiently address the federal government’s debt crisis. That was one of only three times during this Congress that I voted against the Chairman’s recommendations in committee. In fact, I voted with the Republican Chairman more than 95% of the time, and I have voted with my party’s leadership more than three-quarters of the time on the House floor.

What message does leadership’s heavy-handedness send? It says that independent thinking won’t be tolerated, not even 5% of the time. It says that voting your conscience won’t be respected. It says that fulfilling your commitment to your constituents to work with both Republicans and Democrats to reduce our debt takes a back seat to the desires of corporate special interests. And, most troubling for our party, it says to the growing number of young believers in liberty that their views are not welcome here.

I’ll miss working with my colleagues on Budget. I don’t relish this situation, but if one thing is clear based on the response from the grassroots, it’s that leadership’s actions will backfire. If they think kicking me off of a committee will lead me to abandon my principles or stifle my bipartisan work toward a balanced budget, I have a message for them: You’re dead wrong.

http://amash.house.gov/

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People should be calling the

People should be calling the GOP National HQ about this until the lines burn through..

Good Move

It is the job of members of Congress to explain their votes to their constituents at home (per Ron Paul). Even his liberal constituents should be annoyed by this move. Over time, that makes him more secure in office, and more powerful.

The next move is to reach out to Boehner's constituents, perhaps by some of his prospective competitors and explain to them how he has declared war on representative government, and disenfranchised voters.

What do you think? http://consequeries.com/

Election night a media flack on CNN reported that Obama gave...

virtually NO help to Democrats running for the House; and why would he, when he can get everything he wants from traitors such as Boehner and Cantor?

The GOP

I think its funny how prior to the election real conservatives are needed but as soon as the election is over they lose their assignments. More evidence to me that, while we should support liberty candidates in the GOP, the GOP will never ever support us. This kind of stuff makes me want to leave the GOP which i only join so i could vote for RP. IDK JS

I think you stated that eloquently

and truthfully. It should open some eyes (I hope) to just how corrupt the GOP really is.

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Amash a good guy

but:
http://www.dailypaul.com/236561

"My aim is not to pass laws, but to repeal them".
Senator Barry Goldwater, Senator Rand Paul
and others.

“The God who gave us life, gave us liberty at the same time: the hand of force may destroy, but cannot disjoin them.”

– Thomas Jefferson

Interesting

Today, we proudly support one who says in his defence: "In fact, I voted with the Republican Chairman more than 95% of the time, and I have voted with my party’s leadership more than three-quarters of the time on the House floor."

Before, we used to be proud pointing out that RP was Dr. No.

Time has changed.

How long until "dead wrong" gets him on the No-Fly list?

...or maybe after Boehner gets through kissing Obama's ass, Obama will just put Amash on his Kill List as a favor to Mr. Golf'n'Tan!

Thanks to those who post facebook here

I refuse to play, and really appreciate having you bring it to "neutral ground."
Amash sounds like he's in there swinging at least, glad to see it.

This is the article that got my posting privileges revoked:
http://bklim.newsvine.com/_news/2013/05/12/18212165-dr-stan-...

Haaaa....I ,like you, do not

Haaaa....I ,like you, do not have Facebook and also refuse to play. Luckily, his Facebook posts are also posted on his house.gov website.

“How strangely will the Tools of a Tyrant pervert the plain Meaning of Words!” – Samuel Adams

Good for Amash

He'll win in the end because he's right!

Sons of Liberty

"And, most troubling for our party, it says to the growing number of young believers in liberty that their views are not welcome here." - Rep. Justin Amash

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sons_of_Liberty

"I, __________, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oath_of_enlistment

There is no duration defined in the Oath

Amash for Speaker!

Amash for Speaker!

Justin Amash - the son Ron Paul always wanted

I wish him well battling the beast.

Why is this getting so many negative votes?

Just curious. I mean, I can see a "meh" response, but I don't get what is so offensive about this post.

I like Rand (and Ronnie, for that matter). I don't think an "instead of.." was implied.

(That being said, if someone suggests Michael was the son Ronald Reagan always wanted...well, use your own judgment on how that might have been intended ;) )

It is interesting

I figured I'd be labeled a "Rand hater", as that is what you are called if you disagree with his backstabbing of his father, and support of the neocons. But I'm really not a "Rand hater", in fact I gave $ to his campaign, and had high hopes for him. But Amash seems to be a little more inline with Ron's philosophy than Rand to me.

Keep defending freedom! Keep up the good work

We are behind you! And we are many and growing daily!!!

like to know

does he go to the repub bldg near capitol,,across street to call begging for donations for hours a day that is a requiremnt of both gop and dem members,,,, and meet with lobbyists and hold gathering in their rooms

or does he buck that part of it too???

would love a video on what the avg day of a member is like

someone needs to to a hidden camera expose exposing what really goes on there

Debbie's picture

Go Justin!

With people like Justin Amash, our Founders' work was not in vain!

Debbie

Well Done Justin

Just stay out of trouble, straight home and no bars lol

donvino

Bump!

Justin Amash for future POTUS! ;)

“It is not our part to master all the tides of the world, but to do what is in us for the succour of those years wherein we are set, uprooting the evil in the fields that we know, so that those who live after may have clean earth to till." -J.R.R. Tolkien

My respect for this guy is

My respect for this guy is growing stronger. Maybe there is blowback from this sort of shenanigans by congressional leadership.

Since he has yet to have been notified of his dismissal....

he should show up and go about business as usual. Then maybe someone will have the class or cojones to let him know in person they ditched him. They showed their cowardice, that's for sure.

he certainly shouldn't miss any meetings if he hasn't been

notified.

Integrity means having to say things that people don't want to hear & especially to say things that the regime doesnt want to hear -RonPaul

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Excerpt from Justin's bio

Excerpt from Justin's bio :

"Justin was one of only twelve Representatives to have perfect attendance, not missing one of the 948 roll call votes, during the First Session of the 112th Congress. He has been a leading critic of the unconstitutional war in Libya, the indefinite detention provisions in the National Defense Authorization Act, and the Stop Online Piracy Act—SOPA.

When asked by a New York Times reporter to describe his voting methodology, Justin explained: “I follow a set of principles, I follow the Constitution. And that’s what I base my votes on. Limited government, economic freedom, and individual liberty.”"

Justin is one of the VERY few around who could become the new Ron Paul whenever they'd feel strong enough, if you ask me.

I suspect Justin is one of the EXTREMELY few who have ALREADY started working on it, before The People. By their record.

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

Lysiandad

Print and distribute, and give it a bump:

http://www.dailypaul.com/262926/justin-amash-a-flyer

2014 Liberty Candidate Thread: http://www.dailypaul.com/287246/2014-liberty-candidate-thread

2016 Potential Presidential Candidates: http://alturl.com/mt7tq

"What if the American people learn the truth" - Ron Paul

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I will

I will.

Thank you for this material.

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

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Politically dead, even.

"I have a message for them : you're dead wrong."

Thank you Justin. Keep standing.

They're even politically dead. Seriously : literally.

For they represent nobody but themselves. Them, idiots + thieves.

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

this was made into a twitter meme, I don't know how to embed

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Integrity means having to say things that people don't want to hear & especially to say things that the regime doesnt want to hear -RonPaul

Nice!

I'll add this into the original post.

“How strangely will the Tools of a Tyrant pervert the plain Meaning of Words!” – Samuel Adams