Friday, February 27, 2009

Weird

There are some strange things going on in the Senate these days.

I'm glad to see an amendment to prevent the resurrection of the Fairness Doctrine. But what the heck does the DeMint amendment accomplish if it's followed immediately by the Durbin amendment (which seems to me to be nonsense)?

And why are we talking about giving D.C. a seat in the House? As a D.C. resident, I'm no fan of "taxation without representation," but on this issue the Constitution is clear:
"The House of Representatives shall be composed of Members chosen every second Year by the People of the several States..." U.S. Const. art. I, § 1, cl. 1.
The District of Columbia is not a state. If you accept the premise that D.C. should have a voice in the House, then the Constitution must be amended.

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