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The House GOP leadership seems to have been caught covering up a sex scandal involving kids. Sick.

Shane over at LitW notes Rehberg voting for an absolutely awful bill. How ridiculous this bill is is hard to overstate. The bill forbids the collection of attorney’s fees upon a successful suit involving the establishment clause of the First Amendment. That, of course, will have the effect of discouraging some people from bringing lawsuits against the government. That’s right, the “conservatives” are making it harder for citizens to provide a check on government power. In this case, it makes the religious majorities stronger and weakens the ability of religious minorities (or secularists) to keep the government neutral.

Unchecked government power. Partisan advantages over children. Selling votes. Majority religious rule. That’s today’s GOP. Congratulations to everyone who’s voted Republican in the last few years.

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  1. October 1, 2006 at 10:05 pm

    Don’t forget repealing habeas corpus.

    It’s been a banner week for the party of tyranny.

  2. October 2, 2006 at 5:51 pm

    You know what Jeff? I wonder which one pisses me off more: Hastert et al. covering up the scandal or pretending that they are outraged about it now. They wouldn’t protect the young boy and now they wont even admit what slime balls they are.

  3. October 3, 2006 at 1:43 pm

    How ridiculous this bill is may be hard to overstate, but Shane managed to do it:

    “The current republican congress has shown time and again that they are all for taking away our freedoms and replacing them with a Telaban-style theocracy.”

    Hardly rational. Are we scared yet? I posted on this here.

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