Monday, May 22, 2006

More hypocrisy on the hill

Representative William Jefferson, a Democrat from Louisiana, whined that the FBI raid on his house which found a large bribe in the freezer was a "separation of powers". That prompted me to see what bills Jefferson had voted for that constituted a violation of the doctrine of separation of powers, both with regard to federalism and the branches of government.

A quick search revealed these bills which Jefferson co-sponsored or sponsored - I'm sure there are many more:
  • H.CON.RES.3, which requested that schools teach about the contributions of people from the insular territories of the United States - even though the states have control over education.
  • H.CON.RES.24, "Expressing the sense of Congress that the President should grant a posthumous pardon to John Arthur "Jack" Johnson for the 1913 racially motivated conviction of Johnson, which diminished his athletic, cultural, and historic significance, and tarnished his reputation." - I think this is obvious.


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