No, they shouldn’t have


“I think that somebody should have required […] all those members of Congress to go in a room, in a locked room, no press, nobody else, and look at the autopsy photographs of those babies [killed at Sandy Hook]. And then you vote your conscience [on gun control].” —Kamala Harris

Aside from the fact that Harris would be unmoved by looking at similar pictures of unborn babies shredded through abortion before she enthusiastically voted for a woman’s right to choose despite her child’s right to be born, this is not at all what Congress is for.

I’ve written about it in the past: you – senator or congressman, are *not* our leaders. You are *not* our betters. You are not to be locked in a room with any form of propaganda related to whatever issue in order to sway your views. You, senator or congressman, are our REPRESENTATIVES to the federal government. That means you are to REPRESENT our views – *not* your views, *not* the views of your party; but the views of your state or district.

That our government has devolved from this high ideal is troubling. That some can readily – and believably – argue that our senators and congressmen could be swayed so easily is disheartening. And that they all seem to think that THEIR conscience, beliefs, and desires should trump those of their constituents – the voting public – is reprehensible.

Personally, Kamala dear: I think that somebody should require all members of Congress to go in a room, in a locked room, no press, nobody else, and read the Constitution, the Federalists Papers, and the Anti-Federalist Papers while considering the context within which they were written, and reset their understanding of what their role in government is supposed to be.

– Pateratic

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