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You guys are funny

Pelosi’s New House Un-American Activities Committee

When Nancy Pelosi convenes her new House Un-American Activities Committee to call forth ObamaCare protestors (see her “‘Un-American’ Attacks Can’t Derail Health Care Debate“), I hope she’ll find room on the docket for a few other, arguably more egregiously un-American activities—and bring their perpetrators to account:

I recommend reading this, but I’ll highlight a nice jab:

Immunity from Legislation
Isn’t the immunity Congress gives themselves from labor, healthcare and other laws (not to mention the aforementioned exemption from TSA checkpoints) decidedly un-American, where all are supposed to be equal before the law? There’s a great new truism making the rounds: The reason members of congress try so hard to get re-elected is that they would hate to have to make a living under the laws they’ve passed. I don’t remember seeing anything about Congress being exempt from the laws it passes in the Constitution or Bill of Rights. And if those aren’t the measure of “American,” I wonder what is?

Ms. Pelosi might thus do better to dial back her Nixonian paranoia: she might otherwise find her continued search for enemies of the republic turning the spotlight uncomfortably inward.

But that’s the beauty of the society we’ve built, now isn’t it?

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