Monday, October 02, 2006

Something Is Wrong

When Congressmen openly admit that a bill is unconstitutional and vote for it anway.

Judiciary Committee Chairman Arlen Specter (R-Pa.) voted for the bill after telling reporters earlier that he would oppose it because it is “patently unconstitutional on its face.” He cited its denial of the habeas corpus right to military detainees. In an interview last night, Specter said he decided to back the bill because it has several good items, “and the court will clean it up” by striking the habeas corpus provisions.

Does the oath that they take to uphold the Constitution mean nothing? There must be a way to force Congress to start unbundling these bills that contain hundreds of regulations. I'm convinced that this step alone, would decrease the amount of regulation 10 fold.

HatTip: Cato@Liberty
More thoughts at A Stitch in Haste.

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