Thursday, November 15, 2007

Senate Wants to Clean Up Government Too: Sure They Do!

Matt at Weapons of Mass Discussion is reporting that Sens. John Cornyn (R-TX) and Pat Leahy (D-VT) are putting forward a new measure to clean up the Senate.

It would broaden the definition of "official act" to include virtually any action a member of Congress takes while serving. The definition is critical. Bribery occurs only when a member takes something of value in return for performing an "official act."

The legislation unanimously passed the Senate Judiciary Committee on Nov. 1 and awaits floor action.

Comment: OK and McCain-Feingold ended campaign finance abuse. Let’s face it any time one sees Pat Leahy’s name attached to a bill or measure to clean up Congress, you have to laugh. He is of course MR. SOCIALIST, who seeks nothing but the continued expansion of the federal government and removal of all individual liberty. Sure, wait pigs are flying folks.

The only way to clean up the Senate is to repeal the 17th Amendment. At least then the States will have fair degree of influence to reduce the abuses committed by U.S. Senators.

1 comment:

The Real Sporer said...

I agree. Direct election of Senators set the consitutional imbalance in motion.

People think this is crazy but the framers got most things right and maybe we'd have fewer domestic problems if our original balance of federal power was more even.