I took an oath to protect and defend the Constitution when I enlisted in the Army and again when I was sworn into Congress. It is an oath that I take seriously. Recently, we have seen infringements on the Constitution, especially the First, Second, and Fourth Amendments. Yet, the Constitution is more than just the Bill of Rights—it also lays out the enumerated powers of the federal government, and particularly Article I, Section 8, which lays out the powers of Congress. Too often, Congress either passes laws that go well beyond the authorities listed in the Constitution, or Congress unconstitutionally delegates its powers to the executive branch through the administrative state. Further, it is time to reign in the practice of the President governing by pen through Executive Orders and unilateral executive actions. That must end.
America is exceptional in that it is the only nation founded on principles, not a territorial or ethnic identity. So long as we stand by the principles enshrined in our Constitution, we will continue to thrive as a nation.
I will not vote for any law that is not constitutionally justified. Protecting the Constitution is not something that can be just left to the Supreme Court to decide. Every branch of government has an equal responsibility to uphold the Constitution. When the Supreme Court or President veer off course, it is the job of Congress to counterbalance them.
Rep. Davidson's Legislation
More Protecting the Constitution
|5/11/17||Congress Needs to Stand Up and Reclaim Its Authorities on Making War|
|5/3/17||Davidson Votes "No" on FY17 Omnibus|
|2/8/17||Davidson Cosponsors Two Constitutional Amendments for Term Limits|
|2/2/17||Davidson, Budd Introduce Drain the Swamp Act of 2017|