You don’t like it? Well, lump it! This nation was founded on one of the most unique and brilliant documents ever created by man. It was inspired by the blood and sacrifice of uncountable battles for freedom and it has led to the greatest country known to man, this shining city upon a hill…America.
Now that GOP is back in power they will be enforcing a new rule that is rubbing Democrats raw.
In the next Congress, Republicans will require every bill to cite its specific constitutional authority, a reminder to color inside the lines drawn long ago by the Founding Fathers.
The rule is a mostly symbolic overture to the Tea Party, for which an animating cause was that much of the congressional agenda over the last two years, including the president’s health care law and the bailouts for Wall Street, has been unconstitutional.
But some House Democrats are steamed at the charge their agenda has gone beyond Congress’s constitutional authorities.
“It’s an air kiss they’re blowing to the Tea Party,” said Massachusetts Democrat Rep. Barney Frank about the rule. “Anything we’re doing that’s unconstitutional will be thrown out in court. Some of them interpret the constitution very differently, but no, that will not be a problem.”
One House Democratic aide went further, accusing the GOP of using the Constitution as a partisan weapon.
“Both parties are operating under the same set of rules. When Republicans lose, though, they call Democrats unpatriotic and unconstitutional. It’s like the Republicans think that the Constitution will somehow save them from gay people, the poor, minorities and everything else that makes them uncomfortable,” the aide said.
The Constitution was implemented to protect the People from their government…to restrict the governmental powers that seek to dictate and become an overreaching power that infringes on the rights of the People. Of course the progressives don’t like that…but elections have consequences.