When are the American people going to force Congress to obey their oaths of office?
The question hits hard but misses the mark. officials in Congress, the Executive branch and the Judicial branch are sworn to the oath of protecting and honoring what is written in the US Constitution. Elected officials or high level appointees must meet the publics view that they are keeping true to their oath to honor the US Constitution. The recourse for failing or twisting the Constitution can mean being not re-elected or impeachment. Often times there is disagreement on these important matters. For example, many Constitutional experts, including the president himself have stated that not deporting millions of illegal immigrants violates the US Constitution in so far as the president must execute the laws passed by Congress. Currently a Federal court in Texas has stayed what that Court has determined is an unconstitutional act by the US President regarding immigration laws. That matter is yet to be finalized and it will take years to do so. In summary, these matters are often complex. Citizens need to stay alert as to what their officials are doing. The government must serve the people not the reverse. Serving the people is following the US Constitution.
The holdings of Americana in the Library of Congress owe much of their strength to the collecting zeal of Peter Force (1790-1868). In the course of preparing his "Documentary History of the American Revolution," a compilation better known today as American Archives, this Washington publisher and politician assembled what was probably the largest private collection of printed and manuscript sources on American history in the United States. The Peter Force Library was purchased by act…
The US Constitution does not provide for referendums on national issues. I think if you want Congress to do something different, you must work to elect representatives and Senators who agree . But keep in mind many people will not agree with you; you can't force Congress to do just what YOU (or even you and 10,000 others) want.
Augustus Caesar gained office by force and was entitled to hold office until his death or forcible ouster. He had near-absolute power. Barack Obama was elected by a majority of voters and must run for reelection or resign after four years in office. His power is limited by the Constitution and other laws, and by the will of Congress.
What is the name of the airplane that the pentagon does not want and Congress keeps putting into the budget?
The Air Force hasn't asked for more money to buy C-17s since 2007. That year the Air Force wanted 12, and Congress bought it 22. In 2008, the Air Force wanted none, but Congress bought 15. In 2009, the request was also zero, and Congress bought eight. In 2010, the Air Force once again asked for no C-17s, and lawmakers bought 10.