Santorum Voted for What? (Gasp!)

As one who has spent some time investigating the text of various bills that come up in Congress for a vote, I would offer one bit of insight into the inevitable attacks aimed at the various Presidential candidates over their voting records.  The attackers invariably fail to mention that (if the bill was even read) the members of Congress had to weigh the pros and cons of the total bill. I don’t think anyone can find any significant bill that has been voted on in years that didn’t contain a dizzying mix of unrelated issues, pinned on the coat tails of some piece of “critical legislation”. Take, for example, the latest defense appropriations bill that contained the language to allow/require the military to effect indefinite detainment of certain American citizens without due process. We will never get our country back until we can put a stop to the intentional obfuscating procedure of being able to amend a bill with unrelated items.  We don’t need line-item vetoes, as much as we need single-issue legislation.

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