Thursday, June 08, 2006


More on Bill Jefferson

Now the House of Representatives is moving to kill the search warrant that was signed to search Rep Jefferson's office. The House said the following in their motion:
"The execution of the warrant poses a grave threat to the separation of powers
principle that is the very foundation of our government's structure"

I've always been a big believer in separation of powers, and I'm sure that was taken into account when the Federal Judge approved the FBI's search warrant. The evidence surely had to be compelling to allow such an unprecidented search. However, it's ridiculous to think that a congressperson's office on Capitol Hill is such hallowed ground that it can never be searched. We often forget (they often forget also), but these men and women are citizens just like the rest of us, subject to the same laws. There's no reason that they shouldn't be subject to the same searches.

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