While the FBI was searching Congressional offices, they should have seen if they could find any common sense.

May 24th, 2006

Members of the U.S. House of Representatives are all pissed because the F.B.I. got a warrant and searched a Congressman’s office for additional evidence in a bribery case.

The contention that a valid search warrant is not sufficient authorization to search a congressman’s office is ridiculous.

No matter how much they may believe otherwise, viagra healing Congress people are NOT above the law.

The attempt to morph the incident into a separation of powers issue is just ludicrous.

And if the House thinks the Supreme Court will side with them and limit the power of the judicial system to issue warrants, they are more delusional than I normally consider Congress people to be.

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8 Comments Add your own

  • 1. steveegg  |  May 24th, 2006 at 10:42 am

    No matter how much they may believe otherwise, Congress people are NOT above the law.

    You, the DC District Court, the FBI and I sure could’ve fooled Congress. After all, they do write themselves above just about every law they pass nowadays. They just assume that they wrote themselves above the bribery and corruption laws as well.

  • 2. Nick  |  May 24th, 2006 at 4:19 pm

    And if the House thinks the Supreme Court will side with them and limit the power of the judicial system to issue warrants, they are more delusional than I normally consider Congress people to be.

    And if you have that much faith in the Supreme Court making the right decision, then you’re as delusional as members of Congress. ;)

  • 3. Administrator  |  May 24th, 2006 at 5:31 pm

    lol

    I don’t have any faith in them making the “right” decision…I have faith in them making the deicsion that keeps THEM powerful. ;)

  • 4. James  |  May 24th, 2006 at 5:42 pm

    I laugh at all this talk of “separation of powers” talk. The FBI (executive branch) went to a federal judge (judicial branch) to obtain the search warrant. Now maybe I’m wrong, but this seems like a check and balance thing here. The judical was the check and balance for the executive branch as they check the legislative on known wrongdoing.

  • 5. Melinda Omdahl  |  May 26th, 2006 at 9:43 am

    Ummm- Aren’t congress members paid and elected by me? Don’t the serve at the whim of their taxpaying consitituents? Don’t we pay their salaries? Didn’t we pay for their office, their staff, and the paper they write on? Don’t we, the people, really own everything in that office? So- if we don’t have a problem with it, what’s the problems?

    Boy- this “goverment by the people for the people” has really gotten out of hand.

    Instead- we have a bunch of little Kings and Queens walking around DC.

    Our forefathers would be ashamed.

  • 6. Brian  |  May 27th, 2006 at 11:51 am

    Our forefathers would be appalled. Not at the legislative branch having members on the take (dishonest congressmen? I never heard the like) but from the executive branch interfering bodily with the legislative.

    The legislative branch is us – they’re our representatives. We don’t like them we vote them out of office. They’re office should be set aside and immune from the forces of the Crown (ur White House) marching in and seizing papers.

    Point – the House has a method for dealing with dishonest members. it works.

    Point – this has happened before. Charles I lost his head for doing this to his Parliment. There was a Civil War. Much bloodshed ensued. Our forefathers knew this well when they established this country, which is why the legislative has supra powers not granted to you and I. It’s our hedge against the Executive running rampant.

    It’s a damn shame the congress creatures exhibit such low morals that people forget their history and civic lessons.

  • 7. Administrator  |  May 30th, 2006 at 9:46 am

    I’m sorry, Brian. You’ll have to show me how “separation of powers” or the concept of checks and balances protect members of Congress from being investigated for crimes.

  • 8. Brian  |  May 30th, 2006 at 3:24 pm

    I didn’t – and don’t – believe that members of Congress should not be investigated crimes. I object to the Executive branch entering the member’s office.

    The President means well, I’m sure. But this is precedent. The Executive has demonstrated – for the first time in over 200 years – that he has the right, the power to enter the Legislature and remove what he wants.

    It is not so much that Jefferson should be protected but that we’ve handed the power to the Executive branch that they should not have – the power to interfere with another branch, at will. It may not be abused by this Administration but can you look at some of the scoundrals we’ve elected to the White House and honestly say they would not delight in the abilty to suborn the Legislative branch at whim?

    I might be making a mountain out of a molehill. But I don’t think so. You can’t just hand power over to a branch of the government because you’re on his side and the opposition is a rascal. Sooner or later the tables will turn and you’ll find yourself at the short end of the stick.

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