Thursday, September 10, 2009

On the decline of Congressional independence

Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC) created quite a stir last night when he yelled ‘you lie’ to O during O’s speech to the joint session of Congress.

Everyone, including his Republican colleagues, chastised Rep. Wilson for his outburst.  Wilson himself felt compelled to call the W/H and apologize.

Well, I have news for Congress and the media:  Being elected to the Presidency does not confer royal prerogative on the President.  And, Congress is not the inferior House in our American republic.

While some may consider Rep. Wilson’s outburst rude it certainly does not rise to a breach of some high protocol.

Our Congress, probably since FDR, has for all practical purposes become the legislative arm of the Executive.  This has to stop.  And, if it takes more Congressmen like Rep. Wilson, so be it.

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