Sheila Jackson Lee Suggests Martial Law to End Government Shutdown


Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), who has been rumored as being considered to replace Janet Napolitano to head the Department of Homeland Security, used some very strange language earlier this week to characterize a sentiment for a clean resolution to end the government shutdown. She labeled it a form of "martial law."

Yes, we have heard Ms. Lee say some whimsical and ridiculous things in her time in office, which I'm sure embarrass her fellow Texans, but this has to be one of the most ridiculous ones to date.

She pushed that the measure was bi-partisan, including Democrats and Republicans.

sheila-jackson-lee"It's something called a continuing resolution, but it's a bill that you put on the floor that has been passed already by Republicans and Democrats in the United States Senate....that we could vote on today," Lee said.

"We have martial law -- what that means -- and my colleagues know what it means -- is that you can put a bill on in just minutes," she added.

What in the world does martial law have to do with a government spending bill? Is this implying that Congress can just willy nilly pass a law to do whatever they like, in any manner they like, constitutional or unconstitutional? I think Ms. Jackson better check her 6 if that is the case. I see truckers and vets coming to town who would disagree with her.

Darla Dawald writes:

The term "martial law" in a legislative context is somewhat obscure but it has been used before to define lawmakers' ability to "fast track" bills without going through the usual congressional process.


However, Lee's insistence that a Senate-approved resolution to fund the federal government be fast-tracked via "martial law" appears to conflict with Article I, Section 7, Clause I of the Constitution, which states, "All Bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives."


This clause was included by the founders to ensure that decisions related to the power of the purse reside with the legislative body which is closest to the American people.


The last time martial law was mentioned by a member of Congress was back in 2008 when Rep. Brad Sherman revealed how lawmakers were threatened with "martial law in America" by then Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson if they rejected the TARP bailout package.

So I was right. As Darla points out, it is a means of dismissing the Constitutional process and the law in order to push whatever Congress wants, whether it is lawful or not. Sheila Jackson Lee is among the most lawless witches in Congress. She is among many socialists and communists on the House Oversight committee in the House of Representatives, and she is more than in favor of grabbing your guns and stealing your right to own them. Why should this surprise us that she would use such terminology? I'll let the reader decide, but I have my own theories.

Beware, Ms. Jackson may have given a signal about what the Communists and socialists in the House, along with their comrade in the White House has planned.

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  • sanchezmikea

    Just like abortion, black americans will be the first to feel the boot of fascism, its almost poetic justice. Fascism will eliminate the waste and welfare queens and other leaches on society, not because the want to, but fascists take the easy way to power, eliminate those you don't need first, as a lesson for the rest to fall in line.

  • worldwatchers

    There is a major problem in your request if you ever heard her speak you'll know her agenda and that agenda has no right in America.
    The liberals can say and do as they please and the foolish people are supposed to
    cower in fear. The black people in America are the biggest racists in the world because they were once slaves in their minds there is nothing they do that cannot be explained away. Maybe they should realize it was their own People that sold them as slaves!

  • worldwatchers

    That will be the plan for early next year and when the Americans that object to corruption that is rampant in this administration then and only then will America
    see why the government needed to buy billions of rounds of ammunition that is
    designed to kill so foolish America!

  • Carol Dickinson

    Hey folks please don't say anything derogatory about Sheila Jacksons race or clothing. That makes you out to sound like a racist. It saddens me to hear these comments. I am very against what she is trying to do. I know the liberal, socialist, marxist, communistic democratic party is hurting this country... but if you have a comment to make... then respectfully say it with some intelligence about her work agenda... and stop making racist remarks. It makes the conservative right sound like bumbling idiots whittling wood on the back porch.

  • Carol Dickinson

    Hey folks please don't say anything derogatory about Sheila Jacksons race or clothing. That makes you out to sound like a racist. It saddens me to hear these comments. I am very against what she is trying to do. I know the liberal, socialist, marxist, communistic democratic party is hurting this country... but if you have a comment to make... then respectfully say it with some intelligence about her work agenda... and stop making racist remarks. It makes the conservative right sound like bumbling idiots whittling wood on the back porch.

  • Richard Holmes

    shilla hag ho is no more than an idiot racist bamba butt kissing anti=American communist pig. She needs to get back in her rubber padded room.

  • rocket625

    this pile of crap needs to get out of washington asap. Obama's dream is to turn to a one party system then declare martial law. Ship anybody who doesn't vote for the Commies to Fema re-education camps. Still Voting for them?

  • Dick Rowland

    When I see postings and comments of this type, it quite often brings to mind a statement I heard many years ago from a man whom I considered to be very wise, "A little knowledge is a very dangerous thing." You can see that demonstrated here in both the original statement from the Representative, and see it again in many of the comments. Opinions are wonderful. They are wonderful and plentiful. As they say "Everyone has one" and sometimes many! However, when the opinions are stated as representing facts, everything gets mushy and foggy and trashy. You can see that here as well.
    And that, is my OPINION. (:->)

  • flameinhair = flamegonesilver

    That's what Obama wants....MARTIAL LAW so he can STAY IN POWER. GO POUND SALT & SAND!

  • Caligula

    So much for diversity,you want it? now you got it,this is what knowledged people knew was going to happen once you fools gave equal rights to those who HATE you,you deserve it all .