Tuesday, February 01, 2005

By the People, For the People

For all the civics minded out there in blogland, I encourage you to look over the proposed bill named H.R.3799 in the House of Representatives and S. 2082 in the Senate that was entered into the house last year. Afterwards, look at this Statement of Arthur D. Hellman, a professor at University of Pittsburgh into his interpretation of the statute.
Essentially, the sponsors of the bill, under the auspices of keeping the judiciary from removing bibles from courthouses and "under God" from the Pledge of Allegiance, want to limit the power of the Judiciary branch and make them less powerful to act as oversight into the acts of the Executive and Legislative branches of government.
I don't care what your opinion is on prayer in school, or bibles in court, or whatever is. This is exactly the type of proposition that the judiciary is here to protect us against, keeping any one branch from becoming more powerful than any other, and I encourage you (if you interpret this the way I do) then do more than just complain, actually write your representative and demand they do their job and represent your wishes. If you don't agree with my interpretation, then, please, write them and tell them how much you support the proposed bill.

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