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July 29, 2014

Do we pass laws any more?

Halbig Shows How We Legislate Now No matter how many impenetrable pages of verbiage were contained in the original law, it’s all equivocal and meaningless and can be endlessly reinterpreted by executive bureaucrats, so long as they believe they are working toward the aspiration named in the law’s title: “affordable care.” That, ladies and gentlemen, is how we legislate now. What used to be a “law” is now just an open-ended grant of power coupled with a vague aspiration.

Posted by gerardvanderleun at July 29, 2014 8:24 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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This has been true of legislation since at least the early 90's, if not earlier. This has been building up over time, just waiting for the American people to vote in a malicious power-grabbing idiot to add the cherry on top of the giant bureaucratic ice cream sundae.

Posted by: DonRodrigo [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 29, 2014 8:38 AM

Your liberty is safe. Obama and Anthony Kennedy is the man that will decide. It is so much more efficient now that we have replaced the Constitution and checks & balances with two men's whims.

Posted by: tscottme [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 29, 2014 1:30 PM

since we haven't repealed any laws, just passed more and more, I would guess that there is a definite set of laws covering every law passed nullifying everything on the books.

These clowns never go back and remove any statute; they hope that what was passed covers screw-ups not removed. Wanna bet they didn't. Lawyers will take that bet.

Posted by: Vermont Woodchuck [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 29, 2014 6:03 PM

fuk laws.
avoid gov't thugs.

Posted by: ghostsniper [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 30, 2014 4:16 AM

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