Posted from CNSNews... The truth is that some of these clowns in Washington do not know - nor do they care to know - what it is they are voting on! Constituents and spending/budget be damned!
Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Democratic Congressman John Conyers (D-Mich.) ought to be ashamed of himself! He was elected and sent to Washington, DC, to read the bills and understand what the heck he is voting on! What a disgrace!
If a thousand pages is too overwhelming then they ought to get a clue from that as well. But in reality, if the bill is too big and too complicated to understand properly for a legislator or a layman, then you must really must vote 'NO'! One cannot say that reading it makes no difference; it is after all the legislation before you! It's passage will make a difference - good or bad - in millions of people's lives!
"The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws." -- Tacitus, Roman senator and historian (A.D. c.56-c.115)
Hmmm.... perhaps Deborah Stevenson had it right when she wrote this article... "Shall we eliminate the lawyers?"
We may elect people as Congressmen and Senators whose job it is to make our laws, but, in truth, they no longer are the one who make our laws. It doesn’t matter what party is in power. It is the lawyers who staff their offices who, in reality, make the laws. The Congressmen and Senators merely accept the word of the lawyers that the law is written as it should be, and sally forth on the floor of the Congress,and in front of television cameras, to call for its adoption. This didn’t just start yesterday. It’s been going on for years, in administration after administration.
After all, our founding fathers never envisioned Congress to write devastatingly long, complex laws that only seasoned Washingtonian lawyers could comprehend, let alone apply. They did not need a thousand pages to write the Constitution, a document that establishes our entire form of government. They envisioned citizen representatives adopting well reasoned laws, simple and easily understandable by all, that could be applied in a simple and straightforward manner.
We don’t need complex laws that nine people in black robes sitting on the Supreme Court can spend their time “interpreting”. We don’t need grandiose proclamations on what our laws mean from some even more powerful and unelected lawyers whom we now call Supreme Court Justices. We just need Congressmen and Senators who understand the meaning of the Constitution, who have read the Constitution, who take their oath to the Constitution seriously, who uphold the Constitution, who vote for only those laws that are Constitutional, and who vote to repeal any and all laws that are not Constitutional. We need to keep things simple. We need to simply uphold the Constitution.