Federal Reserve Bank bunk, no credit to Obama for killing pirates

Boise Democratic Rep. Grant Burgoyne is complaining that House GOP leaders are disrespecting President Obama and playing partisan politics with non-binding measures passed to send a message on a wide variety of topics.

Burgoyne and the three House Democratic leaders asked the Republican majority to print a resolution commending all involved in the rescue of the Maersk-Alabama, including Capt. Richard Phillips and his crew, the Navy SEALs who killed three pirates, and Obama, who authorized the use of lethal force.

GOP leaders declined to print the measure, which included the following: "...we commend Captain Richard Phillips and his crew for their brave conduct, we honor the men and women of the United States Navy and the Navy SEALs involved in the heroic rescue in thwarting this brazen act of piracy, and we commend President Barack Obama's firm and vigorous resolve and leadership in this matter, and further commend his vow to halt the rise of piracy and to prevent future attacks."

The 2009 Legislature has approved a number of non-binding measures including House joint memorials urging Congress to quit threatening gun rights; supporting removal of wolves from the Endangered Species List; opposing the Clean Water Restoration Act; celebrating the Idaho National Laboratory's 60th birthday; and asking Congress for money to fund an Idaho medical school.

Burgoyne singled out House Joint Memorial 4, which affirms states' rights and says Congress has failed in its constitutional duty to ensure a reliable currency. The memorial, which passed 51-17 in the House and on a voice vote in the Senate, says: "Congress has inappropriately delegated its monetary authority to the private federal reserve bank, thus failing to protect and provide a sound monetary system as defined
and mandated by the Constitution of the United States, forcing an unstable currency on us resulting in the past, and the current, economic perils."

"It's ironic that a Republican leadership that feels it's important to denigrate the currency of the United States will not support their Commander in Chief," Burgoyne said.

House Majority Leader Mike Moyle said Republicans, who hold 76 percent of the seats in the Legislature, are simply using their power to send messages as they see fit. "When the day comes that they're in charge, they can run that stuff," Moyle said.

Obama didn't kill the pirates. Navy SEALS did.

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Beethoven was deaf when he wrote his Ninth Symphony. Rush Limbaugh is profoundly hard of hearing.

Millions of people like Beethoven.

When they resolve to stop being d***-heads, I'll listen.

Non-binding = waste of time = waste of money = MASSIVE FAILURE.

please explain your comment.

2 years ago my wife and I were on the beach at Tybee Island Ga. and I swear the Mearsk Alabama steamed by on its way to Savanna.

We should be glad to have captains and pilots of this caliber.

The military style of thinking we knocked so many times in the 60s and 70s etc has been quietly saving us because they were taught to and already believed in it.

Even without the military these people would save you but the discipline certainly helps. I think it's called caring.

Maersk Sealand containers travel through here all the time
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Beethoven was deaf when he wrote his Ninth Symphony. Rush Limbaugh is profoundly hard of hearing.

Millions of people like Beethoven.

Legislators should legislate instead of pontificate.

This has nothing to do with the pirate story, and everything to do with wasting session time on their opinions.
If they really want to secede, then ring Mountain Home AFB with cannon and open fire.

Interstates are really for the military...you know that as do I.

All these stupid civilians are wrecking WW III.

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Beethoven was deaf when he wrote his Ninth Symphony. Rush Limbaugh is profoundly hard of hearing.

Millions of people like Beethoven.

By the way, does the Pope approve of us pontificating?

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Beethoven was deaf when he wrote his Ninth Symphony. Rush Limbaugh is profoundly hard of hearing.

Millions of people like Beethoven.