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House Proceeding 06-15-09 on Jun 15th, 2009 :: 1:55:05 to 1:57:25
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John R. Carter

1:54:58 to 1:55:18( Edit History Discussion )

John R. Carter: man on sunday says it's going be beautiful all day long, and it rains, who do theylame? the poor weather man. now they can blame the climate czar. these folks up here on the majority side, they would like all the center of the universe to be washington, d.c., and there you go.

John R. Carter

1:55:05 to 1:57:25( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: John R. Carter

John R. Carter

1:55:19 to 1:55:39( Edit History Discussion )

John R. Carter: everybody in the country will be blaming the climate czar for bad weather. at least we've got centralized blame. you know, i'm sure there are some people sitting at home saying and in this body saying, why are you talking about this? i think there's something really critical that we all need to

John R. Carter

1:55:40 to 1:56:00( Edit History Discussion )

John R. Carter: interject in this and i said it briefly, but it takes us out of the realm -- into the realm of seriousness. the founding fathers of this country assigned the government with checks and balances. and this sir couple vents that

John R. Carter

1:56:01 to 1:56:21( Edit History Discussion )

John R. Carter: system. this puts absolute authority in these peoples' hands at this category and they have not gone through ansenate confirmation, which the executive branch -- those people are supposed to be -- secretaries and undersecretaries have to be confirmed by the senate.

John R. Carter

1:56:22 to 1:56:44( Edit History Discussion )

John R. Carter: we've got a good friend in this body that has been nominated for secretary of army. and i certainly hope he gets confirmed by the senate, and i'm sure he will. but he has to go through that. these people don't go through that. there's nobody overseeing this but the executive department, but the president of the united states.

John R. Carter

1:56:45 to 1:57:05( Edit History Discussion )

John R. Carter: so there's no congressional oversight. there's no judicial oversht, both of which were created by our founding fathers. no. the only real person they answer to is the president of the united states. and they work for the president of the united states. he hired them, he chose them and

John R. Carter

1:57:06 to 1:57:26( Edit History Discussion )

John R. Carter: put them in this position. he is paying them good money. and -- but they don't do what our founding fathers envisioned our country to be doing. so what does it create? it creates an executive department that is garnering power in every area.

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