Thursday, September 10, 2009

It doesn't get more stupid than this:

Betsy McCaughey writing in the New York Post:
When President Obama addresses Congress and the nation tonight, he should pledge to do three things.

First, he should announce that he will discard the 1,018-page health bill drafted in the House of Representatives and replace it with a 20-page bill in plain English. Twenty pages should be sufficient. The framers of the US Constitution established an entire federal government in 18 pages.
The US Constitution specifically sets out procedures and areas of operation, not statutes. The statutes and their enforcement are the government. How do they come about? Through the mechanisms found in the Constitution. (The Constitution also deals with other topics, such as the electoral process, representation, and the addition of states.)

For example, the Constitution does not say what the rules of the Senate should be, only that the Senate is free to make rules. It does not say what the Post Office should charge for delivering a letter, only that such an agency should exist. Etc.

Kevin Drum said that McCaughey is "poison", and it's hard to disagree with that.


Remember the song "I'm just bats about Betsy ...."? Betsy's just plain bats - with or without a belfry.

By Blogger Shag from Brookline, at 9/10/2009 2:51 AM  

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