House to Sue the Prez…(We the People, Still Ignored)

Talking Points Memo Headline: 

House Votes To Sue President For The First Time In History

Here’s a purely rhetorical question, because it makes too much common sense for the government to actually acknowledge the hypocrisy and give us a direct, non-convoluted answer:

WE the people– the constituents– can’t sue the government:

“Sovereign immunity has carried over to modern times in the form of a general rule that you cannot sue the government — unless the government says you can.” (source)

In the United States, the federal government has sovereign immunity and may not be sued unless it has waived its immunity or consented to suit. See Gray v. Bell, 712 F.2d 490, 507 (D.C. Cir. 1983). The United States as a sovereign is immune from suit unless it unequivocally consents to being sued.  (Wikipedia)

Well, these douchebags would never consent to us suing the collective pants off of them, (I mean, these are the same guys who get to vote on their own paychecks)  but they can sue the President? Doesn’t he get “sovereign immunity?”  Well, Congress, especially the Republican party, has done their best to block his every move in regards to this healthcare debacle anyway.  But regardless of whether or not you support the healthcare bill, these jokers in Congress do not have best interests of the majority of their constituents in mind.  (Those interests were already bought and paid for by the lobbyists and 1%.)

I call bullshit.  I think the whole lot of them should be kicked out on their overpaid keisters.  Or maybe the President can counter-sue for Treason.  The whole congressional process is a is a fucking joke now anyhow.

*grumble grumble*  I’m going to go eat some damn ice cream now.

 

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13 responses to “House to Sue the Prez…(We the People, Still Ignored)

  1. I don’t understand–people sue the government all the time. You absolutely CAN sue the government. Countries do it, corporations do it, individuals do it.

    • One can sue for negligence under a specific torte law. Under said law “The FTCA provides a limited waiver of the federal government’s sovereign immunity when its employees are negligent within the scope of their employment…. “

  2. You look for combat where there isn’t any. That’s great if you’re just interested in being right. But if you’re interested in actually convincing someone, it’s not so hot.

    • You made a claim. I asked for sources. I ask for sources because I don’t claim to know everything about this, but I’m also not going to believe something just because you state it with certainty. Sorry if that bothers you. To show how little I “look for combat” about this, I think I’ll excuse myself from this conversation now, since there’s really no more to say on it anyhow without actual sources to discuss.

  3. No more icecream in the garden! (sorry! i lost it!! completely!!!) I’ll go in rehab! I promise!! really!!! Isn’t the president just a puppet on a string? Leave the poor man alone! Don’t sue him!! Shoe him!!!

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