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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