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ROBERT'S RULE OF ORDER
Back in 1863 Maj. Henry Martyn Robert was selected to preside over a church meeting. He felt he did not have the necessary skills to conduct the meeting with proper decorum. This event was the beginning of his authorship of a set of rules for conducting public meetings. Thus today we have “Robert’s Rules of Orders”. This is a guide for conducting public meetings with proper decorum. These rules are accepted anyplace where civilized people gather.
APPLICATION OF ROBERT'S RULES OF ORDER
Robert’s Rules of Order are applied where in the United States of America civilized people meet and gather for the purpose of proper behavior. These rules apply to meetings of the US Congress and many other governmental entities. This could be a Rotary Club meeting, or Kiwanas Club meeting. These rules are in full power during joint sessions of Congress such as The State of The Union speech.
VIOLATION OF ROBERT'S RULES OF ORDER
During The State of The Union speech delivered by Barrack Obama calling out the Supreme Court, a coequal branch of government, violated these rules. It was clearly a severe breach of protocol for President Obama to use such an occasion in such a political manner. The fact that the reason stated by the POTUS was in error made it worse. The Democrats all rose and cheered the lie POTUS told. Associate Justice Alito could be seen mouthing the words” Not true!” This action caused a big bru-ha-ha in all the chatting classes. The members of SCOTUS sat in place as protocol calls for them to do. The only misbehavior was on the part of Barrack Obama by making reference to a SCOTUS on this occasion.
I have heard many Justices speak on CSPAN and regardless of political persuasion they have a deep abiding respect and love for one another. This breech of protocol by POTUS whose legislation is constitutionally questionable was sheer idiocy. These folks stick together through thick and thin. OCD Obama may find his health care bill ruled unconstitutional even if it does pass.
ROBERTS HAS SPOKEN
Quoting the AP “U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts said Tuesday the scene at President Obama’s State of the Union address was “very troubling” and the annual speech has “degenerated to a political pep rally.”
All three branches of our federal government present and Obama makes a fool out of himself!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!