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Tag: Vice President
By Kevin Rex Heine, Section News
Charley Reese is a retired syndicated columnist (via King Features) who worked for the Orlando Sentinel from 1971 to 2001. On March 7, 1985, he wrote a column entitled, "Looking For Someone To Blame? Congress Is A Good Place To Start." This was a slightly updated version of his "Just 546 people to blame for U.S. errors," which was published on July 17, 1983, in the Elyria, Ohio, Chronicle-Telegram. The column has been republished multiple times since then (notably in 1995 and in 2008), always with minor updating, and usually under the title "The 545 People Responsible for America's Woes," but with no change to the core point.
What follows is my best effort to effectively blend the most widely circulated versions of the original article; I only hope that I do justice to the original work.
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I lived around D.C. pretty much from birth until I was 31 either in MD or VA. I worked in on around D.C. for over 18 years. So I am well aware of the issues in play here. "We The People" should be demanding an amendment to the Constitution giving D.C. two Senators and two Congressman, Point and Blank! However, what the Liberal Senate is currently doing is taking what has been a smaller national issue, moving it to the front so they can secure a sure "Left" vote.
With the Left Senate so close to being filibuster proof this will secure it for them. But what is really going on, that no one is catching, is that they will be making the tie breaking Vice President vote meaningless. The Founding Fathers set up the Senate so it would always have an even number of votes so the "President of The Senate" would always have a role. With all our Vice Presidents lately giving up their Constitutional responsibilities as President of the Senate, there was only one remaining role the Vice President still had, their tie breaking vote. With that vote gone why do we need a Vice President.
Although the current Vice President is "Left", the liberal Senate could not guaranty this always to be true. Now they have secured that the tie vote will always be "Left".
As Always Thanks for being involved, Many Blessings, Shane
"Standing Strong" & "Closing Ranks"
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