Thursday, August 25, 2005

Drunk With Power, Spending Out of Control

"Perhaps the single member of Congress most afflicted with arrogance-of-power syndrome is Virginia Rep. Tom Davis. Davis headed up the GOP's campaign to retain control of the House in 2004, and today chairs the House Government Reform Committee.

"Earlier this spring, it was Davis' committee that began investigating the use of steroids in Major League Baseball. Of course, Congress has no constitutional authority to tell a private organization what its rules ought to be. No matter. When MLB asked Davis what jurisdiction he had to hold hearings, Davis sent a letter in reply asserting that his committee has jurisdiction 'at any time, over any matter.'

"Any time, any matter. So much for limited government. And this from the chair of the committee in charge of keeping government in check!" ...

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