Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Advise, yes. Consent, no.

To continue our theme of gushing patriotism this week, the brouhaha over the selection of a new Supreme brings to mind one of our favorite strict constructionalists/original intent subscribers, George "Father" Washington, on the "advise and consent" provision of the Constitution:

“Just as the President has a right to nominate without assigning reasons, so has the Senate a right to dissent without giving theirs.”

Sounds good to me. Next question?

No comments: