Saturday, December 09, 2006

It's About Time

Congress passed legislation on Saturday morning that created an exemption for the United Way to give about $1 million to the families of 5 firefighters that died in the Esperanza fire here in SoCal in October. Tax exempt organizations are normally not permitted to accept donations for individuals.

This is important for the simple reason that it proves that Congress has power to enact legislation that makes sense for the people. Not only can Congress override the IRS, they can also override the Supreme Court! Why they haven't been doing that already, I don't know.

There is a trail of bad SCROTUM SCOTUS decisions that should be over turned by Congress. Roe vs. Wade is chief among them. The Kelo decision should be next. Then Congress should scale back the Interstate Commerce Clause which has been used to abuse our liberties for years.

Next time you hear politicians say, "Hey, there is nothing I can do, I'm just going by the rules," remind him that Congress does have power. There are 3 branches of government and they each serve a different purposes. As things stand now, the Supreme Court has claimed ultimate authority over all law and frequently makes law rather than interprets it.