Sunday, April 14, 2013

Dirty deeds done in secret

Immigration reform legislation appears ready to advance in the U.S. Senate. But notes:
According to an ABC News report, senators from the bipartisan “Gang of Eight” pushing immigration reform are expected to drop their bill, estimated at around 1,500 pages, on Tuesday, mere hours before the only scheduled Senate hearing on the topic.
Sounds a lot like the same strategy Andrew Cuomo used to ram his sloppy gun control bill through New York's legislature.

Sounds a lot like Nancy Pelosi's model of passing the Obamacare bill before allowing us to know what's in it.

And if you want to go way back...
"What happened here was the gradual habituation of the people, little by little, to being governed by surprise; to receiving decisions deliberated in secret; to believing that the situation was so complicated that the government had to act on information... 
The quote is from a book by Milton Mayer that speaks loudly of what can happen as a people place too much trust, and bestow too much power, in their government.

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