Monday, January 10, 2011

House of Representatives 2011 - #2545 - Rep. Issa's Early Effect - Townhall (2) The Constitution Did Not Condone Slavery - American Thinker

Congressman Darrell Issa’s chairmanship of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform has already had an effect on Democrats in the Obama Administration, even before Issa has hosted a congressional oversight hearing. The announcement of the resignation of Josh Sharfstein, the Deputy Commissioner at Food and Drug Administration (FDA), is likely just the first of many such resignations that will occur as Executive agency leaders in the Obama Administration realize that their misguided policies can’t stand up to public scrutiny. During the short tenure of Josh Sharfstein at the FDA, innovation in drug development has slowed to a crawl, as new regulatory burdens have been added and the cost of navigating the increasingly complex FDA regulatory cycle have mushroomed. Sharfstein seems to have come to the FDA with a notion that there is an insufficient amount of regulation, oversight and complex rule making.  Read more........

The Constitution Did Not Condone Slavery - Ken Blackwell and Bob Morrison - American Thinker -"There's nothing new under the sun," said President Harry Truman, " there's only history we haven't learned yet." The history we haven't learned yet was on display on page one of the Washington Post. Post writers Philip Rucker and David Farenthold reported on the reading of the Constitution by newly sworn in Members of the 112th Congress. Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) led the novel exercise and defended the decision not to read those portions of the Constitution that have been superseded by amendment. After all, it makes little sense to explain in detail how the president and vice president are to be chosen as the top two finishers in the Electoral College when the Twelfth Amendment changed all of that. (A good thing, too. Imagine how well George W. Bush and Al Gore would have gotten along for the first four years of the new century.) The Rucker-Farenthold article was nowhere labeled analysis, but who expects anything but front-page editorials these days, anyway? They waded right in to a two-hundred-twenty-two-year-old controversy when they flatly stated that the original Constitution "condoned" slavery.  Read more...........

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