I love bad ideas
23.40.43 - Mark
Congress is trying to destroy checks and balances Specifically those of the judicial branch. Apparently Democrats rallied against it, but republicans succeeded. As long as it dies in the senate we're fine but this has serious social implications. For one it would remove judicial review, and will basically merge them into the executive branch (bad idea, the judicial branch was created with few restrictions so it could adapt to the power of the other two branches). Secondly it would help Congress in avoiding new issues rather than tackling them. The article quotes a Missourian representative as saying "The simple question is whether school kids are going to be able to say the pledge the way we have done it for the past 50 years."
Excuse me? Times change, the government is supposed to change as well. 50 years ago religions were growing faster than they had been in centuries. Now religious participation is dropping faster than ever. So why should we keep holding onto a dead dog? If they can explain why we shouldn't change the pledge to represent new trends, that I won't have a problem with keeping it as is, but removing a branch of the government to fix a specific problem is like using a pound of thermite to kill an ant.