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Monday, August 15, 2005

Enumerated Powers

For those of you living in Arizona District 3, vote for this man. He's introduced a bill in the House of Representatives requiring a constitutional justification included with any bill introduced in congress. Full bill here.

The Enumerated Powers Act, H.R. 2458, requires that all bills introduced in the U.S. Congress include a statement setting forth the specific constitutional authority under which the law is being enacted. This measure will force a continual re-examination of the role of the national government, and will fundamentally alter the ever-expanding reach of the federal government.

Lee doesn't think this will get passed just because it limits congress' power and adds accountability for the members of congress and so, wouldn't like it. I imagine if this were to gain more popular exposure in the country, the public's pressure could easily force an acceptance of the bill. But he's probably right. MSM certainly wouldn't cover this (without having their hand forced... again... by the blogosphere)- since they're all liberals anyway and know making this a well-known bill would ensure its passing.

Check to see if your representative is on the Committee on the Judiciary and tell them to vote for this to get it through to a floor vote. Even if you don't have a representative on the committee, shoot an e-mail off to your rep. and tell them to get behind it anyway. I realize my blog has little (if any) pull in the blogosphere, but just remember the little engine that could!