Constitution: All bills for raising revenue SHALL originate in the House


Article I.

Section. 7.

All Bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives; but the Senate may propose or concur with Amendments as on other Bills.

Every Bill which shall have passed the House of Representatives and the Senate, shall, before it become a Law, be presented to the President of the United States: If he approve he shall sign it, but if not he shall return it, with his Objections to that House in which it shall have originated, who shall enter the Objections at large on their Journal, and proceed to reconsider it. If after such Reconsideration two thirds of that House shall agree to pass the Bill, it shall be sent, together with the Objections, to the other House, by which it shall likewise be reconsidered, and if approved by two thirds of that House, it shall become a Law. But in all such Cases the Votes of both Houses shall be determined by yeas and Nays, and the Names of the Persons voting for and against the Bill shall be entered on the Journal of each House respectively. If any Bill shall not be returned by the President within ten Days (Sundays excepted) after it shall have been presented to him, the Same shall be a Law, in like Manner as if he had signed it, unless the Congress by their Adjournment prevent its Return, in which Case it shall not be a Law.

Every Order, Resolution, or Vote to which the Concurrence of the Senate and House of Representatives may be necessary (except on a question of Adjournment) shall be presented to the President of the United States; and before the Same shall take Effect, shall be approved by him, or being disapproved by him, shall be repassed by two thirds of the Senate and House of Representatives, according to the Rules and Limitations prescribed in the Case of a Bill.

Dear Reader:  (click title above, or  U.S. Constitution for transcript hosted by the national archives)

The House of Representatives should do its job as stated in the Constitution.  Every day.  And debate on the floor, Every Day the merits of performing their duty.  Repeat TRUTH every day.  TRUTH.  EVERY DAY.

TAKE up NO OTHER BUSINESS, except a balanced budget and supplies for our military.  EVERY DAY.

Make the Senate, controlled by the Democrats, AND the President, GO ON THE RECORD with their OBJECTIONS.

17 thoughts on “Constitution: All bills for raising revenue SHALL originate in the House

  1. “All Bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives”

    ANY bill for revenue, which ORIGINATES in the Senate, is UN-constitutional, and therefor ILLEGAL.

      • I seem to remember the “obamacare” bill ORIGINATED in the Senate.

        Wasn’t a problem UNTIL the Supreme Court decided the “mandate” was a TAX.

        Constitution? What’s that?


        Passed by Congress June 13, 1866. Ratified July 9, 1868.

        Note: Article I, section 2, of the Constitution was modified by section 2 of the 14th amendment.

        Section 1.
        All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.

        Section 2.
        Representatives shall be apportioned among the several States according to their respective numbers, counting the whole number of persons in each State, excluding Indians not taxed. But when the right to vote at any election for the choice of electors for President and Vice-President of the United States, Representatives in Congress, the Executive and Judicial officers of a State, or the members of the Legislature thereof, is denied to any of the male inhabitants of such State, being twenty-one years of age,* and citizens of the United States, or in any way abridged, except for participation in rebellion, or other crime, the basis of representation therein shall be reduced in the proportion which the number of such male citizens shall bear to the whole number of male citizens twenty-one years of age in such State.

        Section 3.
        No person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of President and Vice-President, or hold any office, civil or military, under the United States, or under any State, who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress, or as an officer of the United States, or as a member of any State legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any State, to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof. But Congress may by a vote of two-thirds of each House, remove such disability.

        Section 4.
        The validity of the public debt of the United States, authorized by law, including debts incurred for payment of pensions and bounties for services in suppressing insurrection or rebellion, shall not be questioned. But neither the United States nor any State shall assume or pay any debt or obligation incurred in aid of insurrection or rebellion against the United States, or any claim for the loss or emancipation of any slave; but all such debts, obligations and claims shall be held illegal and void.

        Section 5.
        The Congress shall have the power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article.

        *Changed by section 1 of the 26th amendment.

        • Texas,

          You must remember that the liberal legal teams parse the U.S. Constitution, and pick out just the parts that they feel they can gain leverage on. Specifically to my assertion, the liberals tend to truncate nearly the entirety of the 14th Amendment leaving only the following intact:

          “the validity of the US public debt shall not be questioned”

          These intellectual peanuts who call themselves “legal scholars” believe the Fourteenth Amendment requires Congress to fund the debt that results from its appropriations, and therefore empowers the president to raise the debt ceiling.

          Rational legal scholars disagree.

          Remember this? Bill Clinton: I Would Use 14th Amendment To Raise The Debt Ceiling

          Don’t think that Obama and the Free Sh*t Army would be unwilling to test that theory of ole Bill’s.

          • yes yes,
            The Constitution is a “living, breathing, document” and means what “I” say it means . . .



            • Well I am not sure I willing to cede that the Constitution isn’t worth the paper it is written upon, but it is true that our liberal friends who frequently drop by to leave their flippant smelly poo on our site would gleefully point out that the U.S. Constitution is not to be taken as written, but rather as how they interpret it to their intentions. And those goes back full circle to Joe, and his topics concerning the liberal re-write of the language, now doesn’t it?

                • “thanks for being a kindred spirit”

                  One never has to thank another for being correct, however your gratuity is genuinely appreciated. Thank you for standing up for what is right in this world. Honesty goes a long way …. at least to the 50% of us left in this country, including me.

          • Oh yes,
            at best,
            (as my Constitutional Law Professor described Clinton) Bill Clinton is NOT a Democrat, he is a “socialist”.

            • Well, ole CCF might get that “Star Trek Utopia” he’s always longed for … that poor misguided geek.

              It should be all fun and games until he runs out of other people’s money at least, right? 🙂

              • They have already run out of money,
                no one is admitting it yet.

                funny thing, those of us who ARE AMERICANS, believe in America, and pay the bills;

                are now awakening to the fact AMERICA is now being held hostage.

                The hostage takers are writing the laws and regulations, UN-CONSTITUTIONALLY for the first time in our KNOWN HISTORY.

                IT is ALL American’s DUTY to ignore UN-Constitutional laws.

                We will now see Americans resort to what PEOPLES from all over the world have been doing for eternity.
                NO RESPECT FOR THEIR GOVERNMENT or its “LAWS”.

                WHY? Because the illegitmate laws VIOLATE “natural law” !

        • I don’ think they can (Clinton first researched the would-be exploit, and decided against it)…but the Free Sh*t Army is much more hopeful, and powerful.

  2. Progressives: the only life form that thinks it is “rational” to assert that you can have a contradiction between constitutional amendments.

    In reality, if one “thinks” he/she has found a contradiction between Amendments, what one has found is a desire to do something that IS NOT CONSTITUTIONAL!

    But then, reason never stopped a Progressive in the past, so why would we expect it to happen now?

    • “But then, reason never stopped a Progressive in the past, so why would we expect it to happen now?”

      Who ever said we did? 🙂

      We don’t.

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