Back in June of last year, the Louisiana GOP held its annual convention in Shreveport. When the time came for the duly elected caucus delegates, a majority of whom were pledged to Ron Paul, to begin voting on the conventions business, chairman Roger Villere, ever the facto de Rex, ruled those delegates illegitimate and proceeded with his own appointed cronies instead1. You see, Paul delegates were not going to support Villere and his preferred candidate’s perversion of the Constitution so they had to be silenced, LA caucus voters be damned.
Now comes word that Villere has asked Senator Mary Landrieu to dis-invite Vice President Joe Biden2 from a planned LA visit because of his “crusade to violate the U.S. Constitution” by acting as “ ‘gun grabbin’ Joe Biden” which is “a slap in the face to every Louisiana citizen who believes in the U.S. Constitution.” That’s rich, coming from a man who doesn’t believe in the Louisiana OR U.S. Constitution. Recall that Villere was joyous in his embrace of Mitt Romney, a gun grabber of the highest order back in June apparently not knowing that Mitt was a big supporter of the original Brady ban on assault weapons3 which was, if you’re keeping score, an assault on the federal second amendment.
The Constitution Villere claims such devotion to also calls for the exclusive use of Gold & Silver as federal money4, yet Romney & McCain before him are ardent supporters of the counterfeit paper money system on course to bankrupt us all.
Then there is the issue of Louisiana & hospitality. Villere demanded the Vice President be informed that “he is not welcome in Louisiana” which I assume means that the 55% of Americans who think Biden is onto something with his gun task force should stay in Peoria as well. I wonder what Villere will do for an encore? Let’s hope he doesn’t find out that San Franciscans, famous liberals they, are en route for Super Bowl 47.
4. Article I, Section 8 grants Congress the following power “To coin Money, regulate the Value thereof, and of foreign Coin, and fix the Standard of Weights and Measures;” While in Article I Section X, spells out what 18th century language meant by “coin money”:
“No State shall enter into any Treaty, Alliance, or Confederation; grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal; coin Money; emit Bills of Credit; make any Thing but gold and silver Coin a Tender in Payment of Debts;”