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House Speaker Boehner Admits: “Nobody Reads the Republican Platform.”

Written by Gary North on September 3, 2012

At a breakfast sponsored by the Christian Science Monitor, Speaker of the House John Boehner was asked if he thought the Republican platform’s call to audit the Federal Reserve is a good idea.

The Speaker is no fool. When he is tossed a hand grenade, he flips it out the window.

He refused to answer. He said this year’s platform is no different from earlier ones.

Then he said that he has never read the platform. No one reads the platforms.

Let’s see. He knows this one is the same as earlier ones, because he has never read one. It makes sense to me!

He says there should be a one-page platform that people might possibly read. Maybe.

Party platforms function as sops thrown to fringe groups in the Party to let them pretend that they have clout. The have no clout.

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16 thoughts on “House Speaker Boehner Admits: “Nobody Reads the Republican Platform.”

  1. Sorry all, i actually read all 50 pages of the Platform. Being a member of the Federalist Society, I was quite interested in the platform and was delighted to see how much it resembled the Federalist Papers. This is exactly what this country needs right now if we want to keep what the framers had in mind.

    • "how much it resembled the Federalist Papers." Great reason then to be opposed to it! You can bet Patrick Henry (who refused to attend the Constitutional Convention, declaring "He smelt a rat!") would be opposed to it:

      "Convinced the Constitution would fail to secure and protect liberty, Patrick Henry voiced his concerns to the Virginia Ratifying Convention in 1788:

      '…I say our privileges and rights are in danger. …the new form of Government … will … effectually … oppress and ruin the people…. In some parts of the plan before you, the great rights of freemen are endangered, in other parts, absolutely taken away…. There will be no checks, no real balances, in this Government: What can avail your specious imaginary balances, your rope-dancing, chain-rattling, ridiculous ideal checks and contrivances? …And yet who knows the dangers that this new system may produce: they are out of the sight of the common people: They cannot foresee latent consequences…. I see great jeopardy in this new Government.6' (Patrick Henry, Ralph Ketcham, ed., “Speeches of Patrick Henry (June 5 and 7, 1788),” The Anti-Federalist Papers and the Constitutional Convention Debates (New York, NY: Penguin Books, 2003, 2nd ed.) pp. 200-08.)

      "In contrast to the federalists’ failed predictions, this and nearly everything the anti-federalists forecast about the Constitution has come true."

      Excerpted from Chapter 3 "The Preamble: WE THE PEOPLE vs. YAHWEH" of "Bible Law vs. the United States Constitution: The Christian Perspective" at http://www.missiontoisrael.org/biblelaw-constitut…. Also don't miss our Constitution Survey in the right-hand column by which you can receive a free 85-page "Primer" of the book just mentioned.

      • In my many years I have come to the conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm and three or more is a congress. – John Adams

        Government is not reason, it is not eloquence—it is force! Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master. – George Washington

        Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote. – Benjamin Franklin

        Well, GW, I suppose you should know. Did you say this before or after you killed your fellow countryman because he wanted the liberty to brew his own spirits without interference from government? What was wrong with the Articles of Confederation? Not repressive enough?

  2. Boehner is worthless. The only thing we can count on from him is to get drunk and start crying.
    I am wondering what he is getting paid to do, maybe it is to play golf with obumscum. That is the most notable thing he has actually done…

  3. They better hopen o one reads it. It is a very religious radical platform in that they wish to stop all women's reproductive choice immediately and completely, and hate,disparage, and discriminate against gays. It seems that a religious phony like Santorum wrote the damn thing just to see how many reasonable people he could aggravate. The emphasis on religious restrictions will drive many reasonable people away from such an extreme stance. Where are true conservatives like Goldwater in our party?

    • Caroline Corman says:

      Dodie, good question. They are in the Libertarian Party, and don't be surprised to see Gary Johnson get a good percentage of Ron Paul's supporters. My sons friends are going to vote Johnson. The government should stay out of people's bedrooms.

  4. If nobody reads it, then certainly nobody follows it. Kind of like how the dems and RINOs view the Constitution.

  5. If you voted for Obama because he is black, you are a racist. If you didn't vote for Obama because he is black, you are a racist. I did not vote for Obama because his campaign was all talk and no substance. He did not say what "Change" was and now we know and I'm glad I didn't vote for him. independent voter

  6. I am frustrated by hie outright arrogance!

  7. Bonehead needs to go he is a a_ _ kisser to the Demacraps and Ovmit they pay him well We need a new speaker and get rid of this lier and back stabber everytime he speaks he looks like he had to much to drink If he is a drunk how can he do anything right for are country

  8. Why should anyone read the platform ? Does your congress read the bills they vote on ? The system is rigged and has been for a long time. They vote the way those in control of them tell them to.

    Voting out " the bad ones" (almost all currently in office) hasn't worked for decades. What makes anyone think it will work now? Besides, look around at the people who are voting. Not only are the majority completely clueless as to what type of laws the various state and federal constitutions allow the legislatures to enact, they live in "Prozacstan", "Vicadinstan", "Flouridestan" and other similar "stans", not to mention (and more importantly) current morality levels and products of the public fool system. These are going to vote the "good" ones in?

    There's are solutions. Here's the place to start: 2 Chronicles 7: 13 – 14. Pay special attention to the "… turn from …" part. Learn the truth about redemption, salvation, full immersion for the remission of sins and His will on earth, as it is in heaven. The rest of the solutions will follow; sooner than you think. I've been to commenter Ted Weiland's website listed there. I have found it to be an excellent source for information on these truths.

    I posted this comment on another article advocating the promotion of "voting" for the "good guys. It appears from many of the comments posted herein, that it bears repeating here:

    For those of you who think that somehow by you "voting" in the "good" guys things will change for the better, here's just one example (from the recent RNC) of how the game is rigged (and has been for a long time):
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77W5OKStO5s&fe

    Because you do not have a love of the truth, God Himself promised that He will send you a strong delusion so that you will believe a lie. 2 Thessalonians 2: 3 – 12. Emphasis on 10 – 12.

    You believe the lie that your constitution and voting is the answer, while those who have mastery over you play you like a fiddle.

    Stop worshiping the idol of "We The People" and that constitution that puts man in the place of God by providing for a legislature to make laws, the power that belongs solely to God Himself. Turn back to The Great I Am that became flesh and dwelt among us and seek His Kingdom, which is to be here on Earth (Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done … " — Where ?) – before it's too late.

    Look around you. "Before it's too late" appears to be right around the corner. Open your eyes and learn to see what you're looking at.

    You don't think those in control of those "Republicans" you advocate voting for knew about the rigging of the rule change in Mitt's favor? You don't think Mitt knew ?

    The Scriptures mandate that those in governing and justice administering type positions be not only of high integrity and character, but members of the Body of Christ, i.e., the Civil Body Politic or ecclesia. True Christians.

    Moreover, they are not to be there to "legislate" and make laws. That's a prerogative that belongs to The Great I Am, who became flesh and dwelt among us; to Him alone. Voting for someone to make laws makes one a participant in that crime (or sin, which is defined as transgression of His Law. See the epistles of John) against God Himself. It also mandates those men be appointed, not voted in.

    • Caroline Corman says:

      Give to Ceasar , what is Ceasar's', and to God, what is God's.

      • "In Mark 12:17, we find Jesus’ oft-misused statement 'Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.' Many people interpret this to mean Yahweh and Caesar have separate jurisdictions, powers, and possessions. Is this true?

        "The term 'Caesar' is used today to represent government in general. However, at the time Jesus made this statement, Caesar was a flesh and blood Roman dictator. What was it that Jesus was saying should be rendered to the Roman Emperor? Did the bodies, souls, and spirits of man belong to Caesar? Did reverence and obedience belong to Caesar? Did the people’s land and other possessions belong to Caesar? What about taxes? Romans 13:7 tells us to 'render therefore to all their dues: tribute [tax, NASB] to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour.' In Verse 6, Paul indicated all these things are due to God’s ministers or servants. Did Caesar qualify as one of the ministers of God described by Paul in Verses 3 and 4?….

        "What belongs to Yahweh? And what belongs to Caesar? The answer to the first question answers the second question. Yahweh reigns over and owns everything:

        'The earth is YHWH’s, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.' (Psalm 24:1)

        "What does this leave for Caesar? Even Caesar didn’t belong to Caesar.

        "Jesus’ answer was merely another example of His trapping the Pharisees with their own words – in this instance, forcing them to choose their god, Yahweh or Caesar."

        For more, see Chapter 19 "Amendment 10: Counterfeit Powers" of "Bible Law vs. the United States Constitution: The Christian Perspective" at http://www.missiontoisrael.org/biblelaw-constitut….

  9. I have a disquieting feeling that everything in this year's platform will be proposed and passed by the mainstream GOP and Mr. Romney almost exactly opposite as stated in the Platform. Especially the "gun control" parts.

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