Fellow Patriots, Congress says NO to the Truth Act
Note from Nye: Some years ago I outlined a thirteen step platform for a candidate for congress who wanted my support and guidance in his campaign. This platform was little more than adhering to proper procedures already in place in congress. I did, however, emphasize the importance of requiring congress to comply with all standard procedures to introduce any new law and the same in debating and voting. I also added a plan for real campaign finance which to those members of congress is a no-no. The gentleman who was a candidate presented my platform to a committee in the Republican party and they turned every one of the items down with the standard ” Too many rabbit holes”. Our elected representatives do not want to work in a restrictive fashion by procedures that were designed to promote honesty in government. We have seen that over time this attitude has produced a corrupt government managed by elected representatives and their cartel that not only ignores the wishes of the people but continues to steal the resources of our once great republic. Many of you may remember that the so-called affordable care act, Obama care, was designed behind closed doors with only members of one party present and the debate on both congress and the senate was a joke. Today we have a health care disaster both in our medical profession and health insurance industry and there should be no doubt about why. Below I enclosed a post I made on Facebook four years ago and what it means today.
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The Truth Act
There are many things that threaten America today. Debt. Terrorism. Entitlement mentality. Constitutional ignorance. Civic laziness. Corruption. There is no greater threat to America, however than the dubious work of many Representatives and Senators in the Legislative Branch of the United States government.
Last week’s Supreme Court oral arguments in NFIB v. Sebelius demonstrated that the legislative branch is not doing its job, which is to craft bills that are coherent, confined and understood.
The 2,700-page Obama care law is not only a violation of common sense, it risks the implosion of America because few in Congress read or understood the bill before voting for it. The audacity to govern in such a way is beyond reproach. It puts the future of American’s health, livelihood and republican form of government at risk.
The Supreme Court buckled under the Affordable Care Act’s size and ambiguity. Justices insinuated that the bill was too cumbersome – even for them.
Justice Breyer said, “And when I look through the rest of it, I have all kinds of stuff in there… And I haven’t read every word of that, I promise.”
How can there be a check on a law of the land if no one comprehends it? James Madison puts it best in The Federalist No. 62: “It will be of little avail to the people, that the laws are made by men of their own choice if the laws are so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood … The law is defined to be a rule of action; but how can that be a rule, which is little known, and less fixed?”
Stunningly, two years after the bill was signed into law, Obama care still cannot be properly interpreted by any branch of government.
Justice Scalia joked that the enormity of the bill was cruel and unusual punishment. “[What happened to the Eighth Amendment?” he asked the government’s counsel. “You really want us to go through these 2,700 pages? And do you really expect the Court to do that? Or do you expect us to — to give this function to our law clerks? Is this not totally unrealistic?”
“Unrealistic,” is the understatement of the century. The obscurity of the bill is deplorable. The most brilliant minds in the land consider the bill to be too voluminous and incoherent.
The perplexed state of the Supreme Court justices is America’s rallying cry. If no branch of government can figure it out, then it is a call to action for the people.
It is time for the TRUTH – thus, I propose, the TRUTH Act. I will be seeking collaboration with Senators, Representatives, and fellow Americans to perfect the Act. It would demand specific requirements of comprehension by all members of the legislative branch and a clear, concise way for new bills to be read and heard by the people before becoming law.
- My initial thoughts are that the TRUTH Act should stipulate that all bills must be:
- Three hundred pages, largest, in length
- Read by all members of the legislative branch
- Understood by all members of the legislative branch
- Tested – legislators must be publicly tested, verified by oath, regarding comprehension
- Heard – read by each Senator and Representative for his/her constituents on YouTube or USTREAM
Accountability. Imagine if all legislators had been obliged to read the 2,700 page Obama care bill on YouTube. Clarity and reason would have prevailed on many levels.
Perhaps innocuousness is the goal of the government. It is deceitful. It is duplicitous. It is the downfall of America. We must take action. We must seek the TRUTH. In the words of Benjamin Franklin, when asked what kind of government they had created, he said, “A republic, ma’am, if you can keep it.”
We the people are America’s keepers. We must seek the truth, give us the Truth Act.