Thursday, May 08, 2008

What Happened May 10, 2005 ?

Down Size D.C. sent me an e-mail to remind me what happened May 10, 2005 or I wouldn't have the answer."Saturday is an anniversary. May 10, 2005 was a day that will live in infamy. On that date the Senate passed the REAL ID Act." It had been defeated twice before and the senate said there wouldn't be another vote so how did this piece of work pass? "The White House and the House Republican leadership got around this by inserting the bill into the "Emergency Supplemental Appropriations
Act for Defense, the Global War on Terror, and Tsunami Relief, 2005."
This bill provided funding for the troops, the war on terror, and
Tsunami reflief -- a trifecta of things no politician would oppose.They might as well have called it the Motherhood, Flag-waving, and Apple Pie Act." Nine senators said it was wrong to combine two pieces of unrelated legislation to get one that had already been defeated twice passed,they voted for it anyway. Is there anything that we could possibly do about that now? Probably not, so lets celebrate it's passage. I think the way to do that would be to offer our elected officials a chance to make sure something like this doesn't happen again. Contact your elected officials and remind them about what happened on May 10, 2005. Urge them to support/pass Down Size D.C.'s "One Subject at a Time Act".


God Bless America, God Save The Republic.

Thanks go to;
Down Size D.C.

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