It only takes about twenty minutes (maybe an hour if you’ve never read a constitution before) to read the whole USA Constitution, archaic syntax and all. It’s pretty short. The Indiana Constitution is much longer. With my (not so brief) comments, a Table of Contents and an Index, it comes out to 42 pages. It’s not like reading a novel, but it’s still readable in a single sitting.
HR 3221, or the deceitfully named “the American Housing Rescue and Foreclosure Prevention Act of 2008,” which passed through the House of Traitors yesterday, and is on the way to the Traitors’ Senate for a vote tomorrow, is about 600 pages long.
In six hundred pages, you could easily fit the USA Constitution, the Indiana Constitution, the Declaration of Independence and my favorite Robert Heinlein novel.
What’s in all those pages that will be signed into law?
Well, a lot; and none of it is good.
For instance, all credit card transactions will thenceforth be reported to the IRS. Why? Because nobody will stop this.
The national debt ceiling will be increased up to 10.6 trillion dollars. Why? Because nobody will stop this.
Those quasi-government-agency/bad-ideas-badly-executed-by-corrupt-millionaires, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac get bailout provisions, of course; but the bill contains no help at all for the millions of Americans actually harmed by all this crazy spending, debt and bureaucratic tomfoolery. Why? Because nobody will stop this, and nobody but liberty zealots like me will even read it.
What really cuts to the quick is that, chances are good, after all this madness slams home, most voters will still trudge (their cars will be out of gas) in tattered clothes, unemployed but still loyal to the party machines, into voting booths in November and do what they have always done. Why?
I haven’t the foggiest idea.