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Response to jeff47 (Reply #10)

Tue Mar 20, 2012, 06:01 PM

19. The existence in the old law is meaningless to it being reaffirmed and/or enhanced by the new one

What is in the law is what was affimatively passed. Anything in the old law that is in the present one was by definition passed and signed into law.

Saying something is in the legislation that isn't is one thing but citing the actual text cannot be a lie or even a misrepresentation because it is there in black and white. If the intent was not to uphold, affirm, and enhance existing law the Congress is fully empowered to write new law that sets an entirely different tone, if it so chooses. The existing law is meaningless to the conversation, the law is what it is and whining that similar language preexisted it does little good when considering the power to legislate Congress always has. They are in no way obligated to other acts of Congress that are not enshrined in the Constitution.

They passed what they passed, that is all that counts. They own each and every word as if it was plucked out of thin air. If it is in the black and white then it is fair game.

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