Cloaked in the fear surrounding the debt ceiling and a
possible default is the most dangerous legislation that America has ever faced.
If this passes, the Super Congress will make the PATRIOT Act look like a just
and fair law. When six Republicans, six Democrats and the President have
complete control over the legislature, we need to be concerned.
frightening aspect of this proposed “committee”, inaccurate though the term may
be, is the fact that lawmakers in Washington have already openly admitted the
unprecedented power they will be afforded.
Referring to the Super
Congress as a committee is a bit deceitful. Calling it a Supreme Council of
Overlords would be a bit more accurate.
Leader Harry Reid made this quite clear by announcing
on the Senate floor that, “The joint committee – there are no
constraints. They can look at any program we have in government, any program …
It has the ability to look at everything.”
When this is made explicit and openly so, I think
there should be some serious concern among Americans. The PATRIOT Act was not
billed as an Act that would be used to detain and torture Americans and innocent
people from around the globe who did not have any evidence against them. We only
found this out after it was rushed into law.
The Super Congress, on the
other hand, has already been exposed as a completely unconstitutional body that
will remove the ability for anyone to filibuster a bill or amend it in any way.
This gives 13 people the unprecedented power to push through any legislation
without a single amendment.
This fact already has some groups up in arms, literally.
Owners of America released a statement summarizing how this Super
Congress could easily be used to wipe out our right to bear arms.
outline, much of the unconstitutional gun control legislation has been killed in
the House and Senate through filibuster and with the help of Speaker of the
House John Boehner.
However, if the Super Congress is passed into law,
the crucial ability to filibuster will destroy all impediments and highly
restrictive laws like the United Nation’s small arms treaty could easily be put
The larger question that looms over this entire issue is: what
can they not pass?
Unfortunately for everyone in America, and the
world for that matter, this Super Congress would have literally no limitations
whatsoever. Every single controversial bill that has been filibustered or voted
out could be pushed through. Let your imagination run wild, although be warned
it likely won’t lead anywhere pretty.
If you live in the United States,
you have the duty to contact everyone you know and inform them about this issue.
We need to build a massive grassroots movement that will inundate our
representatives 24/7 with the call to never allow this to be put into law. We
must stop this before it is passed, or else it will be too late and whatever
shred of freedom we had left will be lost for good.