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Super Congress is unconstitutional
The Huffington Post recently printed an article called “Super Congress’: Debt Ceiling Negotiators Aim To Create New Legislative Body.” This new division of lawmakers includes six members of both chambers/parties that, in order to get legislation passed quickly, are exempt from the usual checks and balances of the House, Senate and Supreme Court. Ryan Grim, reporter for The Huffington Post, writes, “A Super Congress would be less accountable than the system that exists today, and would find it easier to strip the public of popular benefits.”
The Super Congress is completely unconstitutional. The national debt is a serious issue that needs immediate attention; it does not warrant a group of un-elected lawmakers with unprecedented and unchecked power. Caesar implemented complete martial control to protect Rome, and democracy was never seen again.
This country’s forefathers feared this very problem. They drafted into the Declaration of Independence the immortal words, “That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it.” Protest is patriotism. If legislators get away with creating a new “Super Congress,” it may be the end of the United States as we know it.