Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Renaming The Senate

From NewsMax comes an article on the "Lou Dobbs Tonight" appearance of Representative Peter King, Republican from NY. He is the chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee and he told Dobbs, that he couldn’t imagine how the Senate bill "could ever be considered in the House of Representatives [when] the overwhelming majority of Republicans are against it.” This, he said "is amnesty. The more the senators deny it, Democrat and Republican, the more they deny it, the more the president denies it, it's amnesty. And the American people don't want it. I've never seen a disconnect between the will of the people and the actions of elected officials as we've seen in the Senate.

But, my favorite part was when he commented on Dobbs' remark that Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn., had described the Senate bill as the will of the Senate, King snapped: "The will of the Senate was not the will of the people."

Well said, Mr. King, perhaps the Senate should consider renaming itself The House of Lords. They act like some pompous aristocracy so maybe we should name them accordingly.

Read the rest of the NewsMax piece, it's good to hear someone in Washington that understands that this is still a government of the people.

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