Monday, October 18, 2004

The SC Senate Race 

Our senate race got some national attention on "Meet the Press" last night. Here's a transcript.

Plenty of issues have been raised by both candidates, but so far I've seen no discussion of the one I feel the most strongly about: H.R. 3920. The purpose of this bill, sponsored by Congressman DeMint, is "to allow Congress to reverse the judgments of the United States Supreme Court."

As one of the main purposes of the Supreme Court is to serve as a check and balance on Congress and make sure they don't do anything crazy and unconstitutional, this bill troubles me. It runs contrary to everything America's founders had in mind when they set up our government with three branches.

I've been told that this bill was written as a sop to people who don't like the way the Supreme Court's ruling these days and who want Congress to be able to legislate morality more freely. Well, I don't know about you, but I hardly consider Congress a moral authority. My church, my parents, the Bible, yes. Politicians? No.


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