Thursday, January 8, 2009

Something Strange in Congress

Well here goes, my first official post about what I believe.

There is currently a bill in Congress known as "The Enumerated Powers Act". I would almost guarantee that very few if any of you have ever heard about it. The strange thing about this bill is that all it does is demand of Congress that for every bill voted on that it "contain a concise and definite statement of the constitutional authority" of said bill. In other words, Congress would have to point to the specific part of the United States Constitution that authorized this bill in the first place. Otherwise this bill could be held up on technicalities(I think it should be banned forever, shredded, spit on, set on fire, and its ashes scattered to the four corners of the earth).

I see no problem why this bill should not pass. In fact if it does not pass it is an affront to the Constitution itself because every member of the legislative, judicial, and executive branch must swear an oath to "defend the Constitution". If one of our public servants does anything to go against the Constitution that is referred to as treason, and after a fair trial, if convicted, they should swing from the nearest tree.

In fact this particular bill by Representative John Shadegg (R–AZ), has been proposed ever since 1995. Contact your representative in Congress and find out if they did or did not support this bill. If they didn't start looking for a tall oak tree...