Friday, October 3, 2008

Roll Call

Here is the link to the Roll Call Vote by the House.

I am sad to announce that Congressman Peter Hoekstra, Second District of Michigan has committed High Treason and should be put not only out of office, but sent back to the Netherlands where he can more FAITHFULLY SERVE HIS QUEEN.

PETE HOEKSTRA was born on Oct. 30, 1953, in Groningen, the Netherlands, and immigrated to Michigan with his family at the age of 3, making him one of the few members of Congress who was not born in the United States.

The Netherlands Honors Hoekstra
Hoekstra the Congressional Caucus on the Netherlands Chairman, was appointed as an
Officer in the Order of Orange-Nassau during a ceremony in Washington, D.C. by Dutch
Ambassador Chirstiaan Kröner.

The Order of Orange-Nassau was created in 1892 as a royal honor by the Dutch monarchy torecognize extraordinary service to society. Her Majesty the Queen is Grand Master of theOrder. All nominations for the Order of the Orange-Nassau are elevated on a national basisby the Civil Honors Advisory Commission of the Netherlands.

Hoekstra emigrated from the Netherlands with his parents in 1956 and became a naturalized U.S. citizen at 9 years old, making him the only Dutch immigrant serving in Congress.

The Original Thirteenth Article of Amendment
To The Constitution For The United States

"If any citizen of the United States shall accept, claim, receive, or retain any title of nobility or honour, or shall without the consent of Congress, accept and retain any present, pension, office, or emolument of any kind whatever, from any emperor, king, prince, or foreign power, such person shall cease to be a citizen of the United States, and shall be incapable of holding any office of trust or profit under them, or either of them."

Order of Orange-Nassau
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Order of Orange-Nassau (Dutch: Orde van Oranje-Nassau) is a military and civil order of the Netherlands which was first created on 4 April 1892 by the Queen regent Emma of the Netherlands, acting on behalf of her under-age daughter Queen Wilhelmina.

In 1841 William II of the Netherlands, as Grand Duke of Luxembourg, created the Order of the Oak Crown. Although this was officially not a Dutch order, honours were regularly conferred on Dutch people. After the death of William III, Luxembourg became an independent state. There was a need for a third Dutch order, beside the military Order of William and Order of the Netherlands Lion, so that royal honours could be conferred upon foreign diplomats and people from lower ranks and classes.

The Order of Orange-Nassau has two divisions, civil and military, the former denoted by a wreath of laurel on the badges, and the latter by crossed swords on both the badges and the stars. The Order of Orange-Nassau can therefore be considered the Dutch equivalent of the Order of the British Empire.

During World War II, the Order of Orange-Nassau was bestowed upon both members of the Netherlands military and members of foreign services who had helped liberate the Netherlands from Nazi Germany occupation. In the modern age, the Orange-Nassau is still the most active military and civil decoration of the Netherlands, and ranks after the Order of the Netherlands Lion. The Order is typically awarded each year on the Queen's official birthday (April 30th) with thousands of appointments to the Order made public. The Order is also used to honour foreign princes, ministers, dignitaries and diplomats.

In 1994, the Dutch honours system was extensively revised. This revision intended to create a more democratic system, disconnecting the level of the honours from rank and social status. Until this revision the Order consisted of five grades. In addition Honorary Medals were issued in the grades of gold, silver and bronze. The bearers of the Honorary medal were not formally included in the Order. The Honorary medals were replaced by the Member Class of the Order of Orange Nassau which is reserved only for Dutch citizens.

The King or Queen Regnant of the Netherlands is the Grand Master of the Order of Orange-Nassau. In addition to this special grade, the Order of Orange-Nassau is issued in six classes.

The following grades exist for the Order of Orange-Nassau
Knight 1st grade, named Knight Grand Cross
Knight 2nd grade, named Grand Officer
Knight 3rd grade, named Commander

Knight 4th grade, named Officer

Knight 5th grade, named Knight
Knight 6th grade, named Member

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