Tuesday, October 14, 2008

My Entry In the "Least-Heard Question" Sweepstakes

I wonder what first prize is? Maybe a few hundred thousand bucks of bailout swag? If so, I hope they send it to me quickly, before those crisp Federal Reserve Notes, still warm from the printing presses, lose what value they currently retain.

Anyway, as the nationalizations continue apace:
President Bush said this morning that the administration's "unprecedented and aggressive" plan to partly nationalize nine major banks was an "essential short-term measure to ensure the viability" of a battered financial system.

With the government poised to invest $250 billion of taxpayers' money into private banks, Bush and top economic policymakers tried to emphasize in morning remarks that the dramatic proposal was not meant to undermine the country's free market principles. Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson Jr. called parts of the proposal "objectionable. . . . Today's actions are not what we ever wanted to do."
So, anyway, here's my entry:

What part of the text of the U.S. Constitution authorizes any of this?

Yeah, funny, isn't it? Hey, NRA members, remember one of your bumper stickers: "The Second Amendment is in case they forget any of the others?" I assume you're all out there with your weapons, busy deposing our false leaders, right?

Come on, folks, let's get this dead constitution decently buried, shall we? The stink's getting to be a bit much.

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