"...for the great problems, granting that they let themselves be grasped at all, do not let themselves be held by toads and weaklings..."

- Friedrich Nietzsche

Do Not Forget

Congress is there to make the rules by which you live. Remember the rules by which you live.

Reversing course, Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid's office acknowledged Wednesday night he misstated the ethics rules governing his acceptance of free boxing tickets and has decided to avoid taking such gifts in the future. [Read]

Harry Reid knew he was doing something wrong, so he lied about it, then, when he was caught, said he would no longer do it in the future. Guess that means he will have to do something else.

Who are you to judge him, he is a Senator, damn it!

Which reminds:

The battle between the FBI and Congress over documents seized in a raid on the office of Congressman William Jefferson, a Democrat from New Orleans, turned Washington upside down last week. … when federal agents, who had been trying to get documents from Jefferson for nine months, obtained a warrant and searched his Capitol Hill office, they found an unlikely adversary: House Speaker Dennis Hastert. The Illinois Republican argued that the search violated the separation of powers between the Legislative and Executive branches and demanded that the FBI return the seized documents. [Read]

Does anyone think Congress is above the law, that the offices of our representatives can be used for nefarious activities without fear usual criminal punishment? Does anyone believe congressional offices are “law free” zones, exempt from the laws that rule everyday criminals? All right, anyone besides congressmen?

People need to understand the two party system of government as currently practiced in the United States. It is not (R)epublicans vs. (D)emocrats, but (U)s, everyday citizens, versus (T)hem, politicians who feel the entitlement of their privilege to serve.

Us vs. Them


posted at 08:54:21 on 06/01/06 by clearpolitics - Category: Best of - [Permalink]

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