Statement from the Candidate

In 2010 I ran an unsuccessful campaign for the United States Congress, but I'm still posting blogs that I believe express an opinion that most other people miss, and that I also believe can make America great again and cast off the yoke of liberal/progressive control that is currently in place.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Does Congress Legislate, or Merely Enable Liberal Lawyers?

During the recent flurry of congressional legislation a question has occurred to any thinking person: do legislators know what’s in their legislation before they vote on it? And to make matters more worrisome was the idiotic statement a few months ago by Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich) when he stated that he felt it was ridiculous to expect legislators to actually know what’s in a bill they are voting on. He stated that to know the contents of a bill would require two weeks and the assistance of two lawyers, meaning, it would appear, that the wording of his own legislation was too difficult for him to understand. Does this sound like an idiotic statement to anyone other than me? How can anyone, in good conscience, vote on something that impacts the entire nation, and not know exactly what they’re voting on? Are all liberals fools, or only the ones in congress?

There was a time when legislators actually legislated, and didn’t just vote on bills placed before them by a staff of lawyers. It seems that our pampered, overpaid legislators are becoming too lazy and self-important for the nation’s own good.

Since congress admittedly doesn’t read the bills they vote on, how can they be certain that one of the actual writers didn’t undermine the bill itself and include wording that would indeed hurt the nation and the reputations of the legislators voting for the bill? If a private business were run with this total dependence on staff, and indifference to oversight, quality control and outcome, congress would be calling hearings, and Obama would fire the CEO, nationalize the company and give all of its stock to a union that donated to his presidential campaign.

If congress actually had to write legislation maybe they would thereby productively occupy themselves and produce less junk legislation that is invasive to our freedoms, and perhaps they would produce legislation that would actually benefit the nation, not destroy it as currently proposed bills would do. And think of the money congress would save if the staff lawyers were all fired. This move would indeed benefit the nation.

The liberal fools who currently occupy the Senate and the House of Representatives must be relieved of their positions in 2010 and be replaced by thoughtful people who will take legislation seriously and not think of themselves as making history by taking over a large portion of the U.S. economy. It’s not the roll of congress to make history. It’s, rather, their role to protect the nation and further the freedoms and Constitutional rights of the nation’s citizens, which is exactly the opposite of what they’ve been doing lately.
By Dave King