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A duplicitous Congress

Posted Jan. 09, 2012, at 6:11 p.m.

The distance between life in Congress and life in America is staggering, Congress being tethered to nothing resembling the good sense that abounds out on the fruited plain.

While senators and representatives dawdle and dither with foolishness and politics, Americans who do honest work can only wonder what has gone so terribly wrong amid the very real and positive intentions of more than 300 million people.

The point is made clearly by the fact that Congress has spent any time at all on what amounts to establishing a two-month economic policy. That members use up good oxygen only adds insult.

This is beyond the pale, and would be so even if the nation wasn’t in the most precarious of economic positions. This is potentially treasonous, as defined in Article 3, Section 110 of the Constitution:

“Treason against the United States shall consist only in levying war against them, or in adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort. No person shall be convicted of treason unless on the testimony of two witnesses to the same overt act, or on confession in open Court. The Congress shall have power to declare the punishment of treason.”

No one inside the Beltway has aimed a cannon at Main Street America, as far as we know. But there is no doubt that, day after day, these fools on Capitol Hill adhere to the States’ enemies, “giving them aid and comfort” by way of their duplicitous deeds.

The Town Talk, Alexandria, La. (Jan. 5)

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