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March 31, 2012



          Americans of a certain age will recognize Molly's weekly jousting with Fibber. I was reminded of it this week when Justice Scalia asserted his 8th Amendment privilege against being required to read the 2,700 page ObamaCare bill in order to determine what should be excised and what should be retained. It was funny and the court's audience laughed. If you think about it though, it's not really a laughing matter. Do think about it: two thousand seven hundred pages of fine print law in one bill. I'm pretty smart; learned to read decades ago; studied literature and philosophy in college and, later, went to law school. My everyday work requires me to read, read, read. Pleadings, statutes, cases, letters, contracts and more. But I promise you I could not read and understand a two thousand seven hundred page law. Nobody can. In fact, nobody does. Famously Pelosi said we have to pass the bill in order to find out what's in it. Other congressman concurred and nary a one has stood up and said: "I read the bill; I understand the bill." You can be sure Hussein Obama has never read the bill either. So, who has? Lobbyists; the special interst boys and girls on K Street; staffers lurking in Congress who, for money and more, make sure that their pet supporter's codicils are somewhere in those two thousand seven hundred pages that nobody has read. Anyone else? Yup, but just not yet. Faceless and endless bureaucrats will pore over the law down through the years and exert whatever pressure they can find therein to impose the then-current administration's policies on you, Dear Reader and your children down through the end of this once-free Republic.

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