Nadler (D-NY): Republican ACORN Amendment is Unconstitutional
Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) believes that this action against the future of ACORN and taxpayer monies threatens any organization disliked by Congress.
This, of course, begs the question ... At what point does systemic corruption become intolerable when it comes to the commitment of Taxpayer Money?
Today, Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Chair of the Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, denounced a Republican Amendment adopted by the House of Representatives to deny all federal funds to ACORN as blatantly unconstitutional and a threat to unpopular organizations everywhere. The Republican initiative, entitled the Defund ACORN Act, singles out a specific organization by name for exclusion from participating in any federal program, in direct violation of the Constitution’s prohibition against Bills of Attainder.
“Today’s Republican Amendment is in blatant violation of the Constitution’s prohibition against Bills of Attainder,” said Nadler. “Congress must not be in the business of punishing individual organizations or people without trial, and that’s what this Amendment does. Whatever one may think of an organization, the Constitution’s clear ban on Bills of Attainder is there for the protection of all of our liberties.”
It is still interesting to note that even though this amendment was put forth by the Republicans in Congress, the final tally was 345-75, with Democrats supplying many of the "yes" votes but all the "no" votes.
Who are these 75 Democrats and why would they want to keep ACORN feeding at the Government trough?
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