A few days ago, Judge Andrew P. Napolitano, host of Fox News’ “FreedomWatch,” delivered a heartfelt plea to John Boehner, the Republican from Ohio who currently serves as Speaker of the House of Representatives.
In an open letter to Mr. Boehner read by the Judge on his program, he began by saying:
“Dear Mr. Speaker,
When the Founder’s of the Constitutional Convention in 1787 created the House of Representatives, it was fashioned to act as the voice of the people within the institutional checks and balances of the federal government. That’s why the entire House faces re-election every two years. That’s why constitutionally; you don’t even have to be a member of Congress to serve as Speaker. And that’s why the Constitution allows for thousands of members of the House for our current population. It is the people’s House and the people spoke last November; they cried out against a government completely out of control.”
“After President George W. Bush grew the US debt by seven trillion dollars in eight years in office and President Obama added four trillion in just two years in office, the people cried out against Big-Government policies that are sabatoging the economy and taking over our lives. And because they cried out, you are no longer just John Boehner from Ohio, you are now the second in line to succeed to the presidency. You are the Speaker for the House of Representatives. Mr. Speaker … Americans do not want to see the debt ceiling raised. They are sick and tired of paying interest on borrowed money, money borrowed in their name.”
And the good Judge is just getting started …