[geeks] 4th Amendment Gone
nick at pelagiris.org
Wed Mar 31 11:45:55 CST 2004
Intrestingly that's exactly what passed the MG (full auto) ban.. it also
passed with seconds of debate left, and the speaker refused a revote...
On Wed, Mar 31, 2004 at 09:26:03AM -0800, N. Miller wrote:
> On Wed, 31 Mar 2004 10:49:55 -0600, "Jonathan C. Patschke"
> <jp at celestrion.net> said:
> > On Tue, 30 Mar 2004, Phil Stracchino wrote:
> > > Yup. And Congress was intentionally not allowed time to read it before
> > > they voted on it.
> > Non-sequitur.
> > Anyone who didn't read it should've entered "Present, but not voting" as
> > their vote.
> But many, many times, there are voice votes on critical issues where
> a "recorded" vote is refused by the leader of the House or Senate.
> This is what happened on the >10-round mag ban (and the recent
> renewal). If the vote is not recorded, Congress-critters can say
> they voted whatever way is politically expedient when they are
> asked how they voted. It also allows any "pet" issue the leaders
> want to shove through to be passed in spite of not having a majority.
> My belief is that all votes should be recorded votes.
> The things that go on in our Congress are scary--it's no wonder
> everyone cheered in Mars Attacks when "they killed Congress".
> N. Miller
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