By Liberty Report Staff
What's in the bills that Congress votes on?
American citizens surely don't read them. Why should they, when their distinguished "representatives" are minding the fort?
Truth is, those "representatives" often don't read them either.
The Patriot Act? .... Members of the House never read it.
Judge Andrew Napolitano said The Patriot Act:
"was posted on the House Intranet for 15 min [before the vote] and it’s 315 pages long. I read it twice, and it took me 20 hours each time."
Nancy Pelosi said: "We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it."
Now we're being told that Trumpcare is "secretive," and is being "rammed through" Congress.
Yeah, that sounds about right.
We're supposed to be surprised at this type of behavior, but it's really just par for the course.
It's important to remember what goes on in Washington. It's not a place where people abide by the U.S. Constitution, even though everyone "swears" to when they take office.
Washington is a place to grab what you can for yourself and your closest crony friends.
DC is not like the marketplace, where the rest of us are able to survive. In the market, one person voluntarily trades an item (or currency) for someone else's item or service. If you attempt to use force against another, there are serious consequences.
But in Washington, you go to grab, take, and plunder.
It's all force.
If you don't take that taxpayer money, or capitalize on the taxpayers, someone else will.
Ruthlessness is a virtue in DC.
Of course, it wasn't supposed to be this way, but that's what it has become. And it didn't become this way over the last year, or even the last decade. We're looking at a solid century of persistent decay.
Let's go back to 1933, when FDR was destroying the U.S. monetary system.
One of the destructive Acts was called the "Emergency Banking Act."
Here's a DC tip: Whenever you see the word "Emergency," you know a great big crime is about to take place.
Congress, of course, didn't read it.
House Minority Leader Bertrand H. Snell (R-NY) acknowledged that it was out of the ordinary to pass legislation that "is not even in print at the time it is offered."
But, Snell said it should be passed nevertheless because:
"The house is burning down, and the President of the United States says this is the way to put out the fire. [Applause.] And to me at this time there is only one answer to this question, and that is to give the President what he demands and says is necessary to meet the situation."
84 years later, Congress and The President are still robbing us blind.
Astonishingly, Americans are still "surprised" at how dishonest and "secretive" these bandits can really be.