Chronicles of Madness – Episode 51
In our 51st episode of Madness Chronicles, we will see the insanity of the Congressional spending process. Remember, insanity is a state of mental illness, gross and extremely foolish behavior, and a frenzied or chaotic form of activity. Let’s look at some really maddening things in Congress today where they don’t even know what they’re voting for.
In December, the House published a 5,593-page COVID relief bill and told House members they had two hours to read it before voting. If you read at a speed of 1 page per minute and never take a break, it would take you more than 90 hours to read the bill. Not to mention taking notes and understanding what you read.
In 2011, the average book was 473 pages. In the latest figures for 2017, the average book page count is 267 pages. Think about the ‘stimulus’ bill mentioned above. I repeat, they are 5,593 pages, which would be letter-size pages, not book-size. For the sake of discussion, if the stimulus bill were included in the average book, it would become 21 books.
So, fellow citizens, ask for a copy before you vote to put our great-grandchildren into debt with a burden of $ 1.4 trillion. Here they come with a box of books that would fill five of their children’s backpacks. Give them a quick read. It would be like going to your mechanic about a problem with your car, and he gives you a 50-page list of things that need to be done. He says, look at it; you have 5 minutes and the cost is on the last page $ 100 thousand. These are the people chosen by “we the people.”
The Appropriations Clause of Article I, Section 9 of the Constitution clearly demands and requires transparency. We live in the age of the Internet; it’s all available to anyone with a computer and a little knowledge of where to look. That is all but the events of the ruling class that we have allowed to take over Washington.
Our original Constitution, written by brilliant men, was captured in just 4 pages. Even with the amendments, just fill out a brochure. Today, the men and women that we have in Congress, who are not worthy to edit the works of Washington, Jefferson and Franklin, want to ‘cancel’ them. They want to destroy their history while driving our once prosperous Republic off the face of the earth.
Senator Rand Paul, one of perhaps two congressmen worthy of the name, had this to say: “Too often in Congress, legislation passes without hearings, amendments, or debates. If we are going to respond to the American people, we must lend pay close attention to the legislation we pass. “
The year 2020 will go down in history as the year our Republic died. The American people are too busy, too uneducated about the Constitution and the difference between a Republic and a Democracy to care. We’re happy to express our outrage at Colin Kapernaek and his destruction of the NFL, but we can’t wait until next Sunday to see them play in empty stands with the noise of the crowd. Honey, make sure you get the chips and the sauces and don’t forget your mask. Mucking Fadness at its finest.
May we wake up from this madness before it is too late. I wish you good health, and until next time, have fun, enjoy life, and watch out for the madness between us. It is 2020; Look around; It is outrageous.