I recently signed up for email updates from the Patriot Post . Today I was browsing through the reader comments on various articles available on the site. I thought I’d put up a few ideas some of them had for discussion here.
Subject: Congressional Pork
Comment: Maybe Atty Gen’l Gonzalez should borrow Bush’s war strategy and go on the offensive against Congress. He could appoint special prosecutors to explore the criminal aspects of Murtha’s non existent company, Diane Feinsteins funneling contracts to her husband’s companies and Senator Reid’s land deals. I’m sure there are a host of other members of congress who might also be vulnerable to close scrutiny.
League City, Texas
Subject: racial profiling
Comment: I am a fat, frumpy, middle-aged white woman with red hair and freckles. If a someone matching my description committed a crime, I would be unhappy but not surprised to find myself a suspect. If a million fat, frumpy, middle-aged white women were sneaking across the border, would it be racial profiling for the authorities to take a closer look at me?
San Leon, Texas
Comment: In Hazelton, they cannot pass a law that forbids businesses from hiring illegal aliens because they don’t have jurisdiction on federal issues and laws, but in New Haven, they can pass an ordinance to help the illegal alien get access to opening bank accounts etc. Why is it that New Haven can interfere with federal law, but Hazelton cannot help enforce federal law/
Subject: Contempt of Congress
Comment: Contempt of Congress is a “crime”? And all this time I thought it was indicative of good judgment and patriotism. I guess most of us are going to jail! –Mount Sinai, New York
Subject: Agriculture Dept. Constitutional?
Comment: The Agriculture Dept. has been giving money to dead farmers. Over $1 billion from 1999 to 2005. How about eliminating the dept? Does anyone know which section of the Constitution authorizes an agriculture dept? –Cheyenne, Wyoming
Subject: Ultimate spin
Comment: If the term “spin” means an attempt to point the finger of guilt in any direction but at yourself, Reid’s ridiculous statement that Congress’s well deserved low approval rating is all President Bush’s fault is both the ultimate absurdity and the classic “spin” of all time. –Lakeside, Arizona
Subject: Mandates for Government
Comment: “Today’s federal government is too big, too powerful, and too expensive because it is doing things beyond the scope of the Constitution. This is foolish and it is dangerous.” –newly elected Georgia Rep. Paul Broun
He has it exactly right. I’m glad to hear that someone headed to DC say so. If only a majority there believed it and did the right thing about it. –North Webster, Indiana