Thursday, February 12, 2009

Thoughtful Consideration

It wasn't that long ago that the Supreme Court explained how the Framers' believed that every piece of legislation be carefully considered.

"By providing that no law could take effect without the concurrence of the prescribed majority of the Members of both Houses, the Framers reemphasized their belief, already remarked upon in connection with the Presentment Clause, that legislation should not be enacted unless it has been carefully and fully considered by the Nation's elected officials." Immigration and Naturalization Service v. Chadha. 462 U.S. 919 (1983).

And what is the purpose of the President? He's the one who is supposed to push legislation through Congress, forcing his rule over the citizens of the United States, right?

"The President's role in the lawmaking process also reflects the Framers' careful efforts to check whatever propensity a particular Congress might have to enact oppressive, improvident, or ill-considered measures." Id.

Too bad, Obama doesn't care to consult the Constitution and consider the Framers' intent.

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