Sunday, June 04, 2006

Senate 'Compromise' Unconstitutional?

RedState blogged Those of us hoping that this Congress will not pass an immigration law, given the extreme nature of the Senate's radical reform bill, may have some good news: The Washington Times reports that a Constitutional technicality may be used to kill the bill. Specifically, it may be claimed that because the Senate bill raises tax revenue from illegal aliens in a new way, that the bill's origination in the Senate violates the Constitutional requirement that revenue bills originate in the House of Representatives.

This is interesting. I hope it works.
Senator Reid claims that the Republicans should just ignore the Constitution
Typical of a Democrat
and "work their will," and Senator Frist is noncommittal, but I am hopeful that this opportunity, or excuse if you prefer, to save the Republican party from self-inflicted trauma will be taken swiftly.

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