April 29, 2013
Lying about the law? How can you tell?
When the U.S. Senate failed to pass the Manchin/Toomey background check amendment in April of this year, President Obama complained that opponents were lying about the gun control bill. The bill and the amendment were written in what amounts to a legal foreign language, making it impossible for citizens to know who was lying or telling the truth. Instead of accusing one side or the other of lying, maybe it's time for our legislators to trust the judgment of citizens. Write readable bills, about which they can form their own opinion. The Senate was acting on S. 649, which in turn was amending The National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NCIS) Improvement Amendments Act of 2007. For example, S. 649 provided that "the NCIS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007 is amended in paragraph (1) ( c ), by striking clause (ii) and (iii) and..." The conversation in homes across America went something like this: "Darling, have you seen our copy of the NCIS...(Read Full Article)