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Consent of the Governed, Right to Know

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In a Washington Times editorial, Constitutional lawyer Bruce Fein documents how Congress is endangering the separation of powers between the three branches of government (executive, legislative, and judicial). He concludes with this chilling observation:

…if government by the consent of the governed means anything, it means the right of the people to know what their government is doing to evaluate its wisdom and to adjust their political loyalties or activism accordingly.

Congress has turned invertebrate for twofold reasons: Members are too ignorant of the Constitution to appreciate the magnitude of their derelictions or to fight for their prerogatives; and their loyalties to party dwarf their attachment to the Constitution. If there are any ways to correct these conspicuous member shortcomings, they do not readily come to mind.

Read the whole thing: Moribund Congress

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I’m back. My Jeep was gone upon my return. I thought it was towed. Then, at the city impound, I saw that it had been towed from… Where? I don’t even know where that is! The missing spare tire, mutilated steering column and non-functioning ignition switch clinched it. Now I’m waiting on the insurance company to do it’s thing. I’m sure that I will post the entire story — long and sad — either here, on the mailing list or both.

I am on leave right now, but the transportation and — most importantly — money situation really did not support travelling. (A bus ticket to Lexington costs $200 round trip!) Curses.

I updated the St. Athanasius blogroll to include some of our newest members. I kept Rich Bowen’s name as Dr. Bacchus because — well, he’s Dr. Bacchus. It just seemed right.

There is also a new addition to Pilgrims: Ani Ruhama, alias Laura.


I shaved my head.

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