But the Conquered, or their Children, have no Court, no Arbitrator on Earth to appeal to. Then they may appeal, as Jephtha did, to Heaven, and repeat their Appeal, till they have recovered the native Right of their Ancestors, which was to have such a Legislative over them, as the Majority should approve, and freely acquiesce in.
-John Locke

Friday, July 15, 2011

Senate Budget Watch, Part 2

Yesterday Sen Jeff Sessions (R. Alabama) protested a vote on the VA Appropriations bill that was on the Senate floor.  Sessions had argued that the Senate cannot take up a spending bill when there is not a budget.  As everyone knows, the Democrat-controlled Senate has not fulfilled it's Constitutional obligation to produce a budget in over 2 years.

All 56 Democrat senators voted against his protest (all 40 present Republican Senators supported Sessions), and so the Democrats in the senate moved forward a spending bill without first passing a budget.

The obvious conclusion to draw here is that the Dem's continue to view the constitution as an irritant and as a set of rules that they do not need to heed.  Allowing the Dem's to erode the Constitution starts our country off on a dangerous path - we now have lawmakers who view themselves as above the law.

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