Dear John: We don’t want you anymore!

At least that is what nine representatives said to Speaker of the House John Boehner today as he was re-elected to his second term.  Fox News reported that the number of dissenters was rumored to be in the twenties, but at the end of the day only nine representatives were honorable enough to stand their ground.  Boehner has done very little to help unite the GOP that is quickly coming apart at the seams.

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Boehner has consistently caught the ire of freedom loving conservatives in the house, and he certainly did not do himself any favors by overseeing the removal of Justin Amash (R-Mich.) from the Budget Committee last month.  Amash, seen by many defenders of liberty as a young Ron Paul, was guilty of nothing but speaking out against the ridiculous spending habits of elected officials in Washington.  Amash also voted against Paul Ryan’s budget plan earlier in 2012.  Apparently Amash was not pleased with the lack of spending cuts in the proposed budget plan.

Call a spade a spade, refuse to toe the party line when they are out of line (which is most of the time), and fight for the liberties of the American people.  That does sound vaguely familiar to a former representative from Texas, doesn’t it?  Well, Mr. Amash is young and he will eventually learn the meaning of compromise, right?  Ron Paul never did, and we can only hope men like Amash will refuse to compromise as well, even when it gets them booted off of committees.  Hopefully, the American people will educate themselves enough to continue to stand behind men like Justin Amash and Thomas Massie, for it is men like this that give America the faint glimmer of hope that she has to recover from this mess that we have in Washington.

As for the rumored twenty-something that were ready to stand against Boehner today, well it certainly isn’t surprising that when it came time to walk the talk that number dwindled down to nine.  Here are the nine that should be applauded and that the American people should learn more about:

Amash – MI

Bridenstine – OK

Broun – GA

Gohmert – TX

Huelskamp – KS

Jones – NC

Massie – KY

Pearce – NM

Yoho – FL

References:

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2013/01/03/Liberal-Boston-Globe-endorses-Boehner-for-Speaker-so-he-can-continue-purge-of-Tea-Party-extremists-from-key-committees

http://dailycaller.com/2013/01/03/republican-who-voted-against-boehner-for-speaker-it-was-important-to-make-a-statement/

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/01/03/boehner-elected-second-term/

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/04/john-boehner-committees_n_2238062.html

http://reason.com/blog/2012/12/12/justin-amash-to-boehner-you-are-not-doin

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