Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Schumer's Double Speak S.679

S.679 - Presidential Appointment Efficiency and Streamlining Act of 2011; Senator Charles Schumer D-NY

A bill to reduce the number of executive positions subject to Senate confirmation.

: This bill further erodes the constitutional power prescribed to Congress in Article II, Section 2 of the US Constitution; expands the power of the Executive Branch, reduces the place of the "people" through their elected representatives in Congress within the Federal Government and potentially expands the number of "czars" and the National and Federal Government, and clearly lays another brick in the road paving the way for a dictator. This bill should be strongly OPPOSED!

Think about this; if there is so much overwhelming work for Congress to do that they don't have time to confirm executive positions and they must pass off their constitutional responsibility to the Executive Branch, then doesn't that really say that Congress is doing more work than they should be? YES! If we return to the constitutional scope set forth by the founders then it would be logical to reduce the size and scope of the National and Federal Governments and have Congress act according to the 9th and 10th Amendments.

That logic will only prevail when the states return to their rightful place in the Federal Government and demand the exercise of the 10th Amendment, which will only come when the 17th Amendment is repealed.

1 comment:

Brian said...

I should have listed the rest of the statist cohorts that are co-sponsors:

Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-N.M.), Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.), Sen. Thomas Carper (D-Del.), Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), Sen. Richard Durbin (D-Ill.), Sen. Mike Johanns (R-Neb.), Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.), Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.), Sen. Richard Lugar (R-Ind.), Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), Sen. John Reed (D-R.I.), Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.), and Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.).

It shouldn't be a surprise to anyone that these names would be attached, I was surprised not to see Grahams though.

IN voters should take note Lugar has joined on and to GOP voters, there's ole McConnell: so much for your protector of republican "values."

Any congressman that gives up constitutional congressional power to the executive branch in my humble opinion is a scumbag, no matter the party.