Tonight's full moon will be the largest one exhibited this year due to its orbit, which is at the closest distance to Earth. Unfortunately, many scientists feel the frequency of bizarre behavior will probably not be statistically substantiated. Well, there goes President Bush's alibi for attempting to override the Senate (which is representing the wishes of the people). This is yet another bipartisan example of shooting from the hip. Washington clings to the Constitution when it suits them. WE THE PEOPLE had better get a copy of it, read it, and promote it...while we still have it.
According to Judge Andrew Napolitano: Bailouts violate the Equal Protection doctrine because the Congress can’t fairly pick and choose who to bail out and who to let expire; they violate the General Welfare Clause because they benefit only a small group and not the general public; they violate the Due Process Clause because they interfere with contracts already entered into; and they turn the public treasury into a public trough. Worse still, Congress lacks the power to let someone else decide how to spend the peoples’ money...This delegation of power to the secretary directly violates a basic principle of constitutional law: Delegated powers cannot be delegated away. The Constitution delegates to the Congress the power to write all federal laws specifically related to spending, to the president the power to enforce those laws (and he must spend as the Congress ordains), and to the courts the power to interpret the laws (and they usually stay away from issues of spending). The Congress can no more delegate to the Secretary of the Treasury the power to decide how to spend billions than the president could delegate to the Congress his power to appoint the Secretary.
Thank you Judge for articulating the crux of the matter. When we play games, we have rules. If we violate the rules, we are kicked out. When we play politics, we have laws. If we violate the laws...we are kicked out...at election time. Unfortunately, that may be too late. Is there any legal eagle out there willing to take on the case of Congress vs.The Nation? Your contingency fee would be in the billions! Your evidence of wrong doing would be substantiated in the United States Constitution. Any takers?
Note: If our pillars of society crumble then we are left without sound leadership; everyone speaks, nobody listens, and anarchy prevails.
May God bless America...and may America deserve it!
Zanne Booker 12-12-08