Tuesday, March 16, 2010

If this is allowed to happen, what is coming next?

Slaughter House Rules - WSJ.com
This two-votes-in-one gambit is a brazen affront to the plain language of the Constitution, which is intended to require democratic accountability. Article 1, Section 7 of the Constitution says that in order for a "Bill" to "become a Law," it "shall have passed the House of Representatives and the Senate." This is why the House and Senate typically have a conference committee to work out differences in what each body passes. While sometimes one house cedes entirely to another, the expectation is that its Members must re-vote on the exact language of the other body's bill.

Comment by Bill
Well written article that describes what is about to be attempted in the House. The big question is, will our representatives allow this to happen. If someone doesn't challenge the constitutionality of this then I have to say that it is indeed time to throw every single person out of both sides of congress and start over.

I can't see how a member of the Democratic party can stand by and watch the constitution be abused this way without standing up and shouting NO at the top of his/her voice.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Feel free to leave a comment. If you make a rude or vulgar comment (determined by me) the comment will be deleted.