Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Useless Resolutions

On the back of my criticism of Ron Paul over what is essentially a face-value House Resolution, commenter ambhci provides us with a few examples of our Congress working ever so diligently to legislate on our behalf. Suddenly a comment I received from a friend on Facebook suggesting that Congress pass a House Resolution barring Creed from reforming doesn't seem so ludicrous.

Here are a few Resolutions:

The first one from March of last year in a "Democrat Controlled Congress". The rest are samples from 2008. Lets not talk about wasting time as that is mostly what the Congress does...

A non-binding resolution to demand that President Bush impose "stringent inspection requirements" on trade with Iran - language that leaves the door open for a military blockade - will likely come to the House floor this week, according to sources close to Congressional leadership. The legislation, H.Con.Res.362, which is paralleled by a similar Senate bill, has gained bipartisan support rapidly, with more co-sponsors signing on by the day. Once it hits the floor, it's bound to "pass like a hot knife through butter," a staffer in House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office told Chelsea Mozen of the nonprofit Just Foreign Policy.

A resolution recognizing soil as an essential natural resource, and soils professionals as playing a critical role in managing our Nation's soil resources.

H.RES.216: Congratulating the men's volleyball team of the University of California, Irvine, for winning the 2007 NCAA Division I Men's Volleyball National Championship.

S.RES.180: A resolution recognizing the 70th anniversary of the Idaho Potato Commission and designating May 2007 as "Idaho Potato Month".

H.RES.630: Congratulating the Warner Robins Little League Baseball Team from Warner Robins, Georgia, on winning the 2007 Little League World Series Championship.

H.RES.970: Expressing support for designation of June 30 as "National Corvette Day".

H.RES.1050: Recognizing Pittsfield, Massachusetts, as being home to the earliest known reference to the word "baseball" in the United States as well as being the birthplace of college baseball.

H.RES.89: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that a day should be established as Dutch-American Friendship Day to celebrate the historic ties of the United States and the Netherlands.

H.RES.892: Expressing support for designation of a "National Funeral Director and Mortician Recognition Day".

H.RES.483: Recognizing the 63rd Anniversary of Big Bend National Park, established on June 12, 1944.

And since this follows quite nicely:

Congressman Demands To Know Who Left Fish Sandwich To Rot On House Floor

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