A long time ago in a land far away there was a set of laws. These laws were unusual for the time in that they could not be revoked by the ruler of the land (whether they were good law or bad law). Daniel benDavid references this in his book:
Now, O king, issue the decree and put it in writing so that it cannot be altered—in accordance with the laws of the Medes and Persians, which cannot be repealed.
It would seem that Senator Reid and friends are interested in bringing back the good old days. In this video, Jim DeMint points out a few problems with doing so:
This has not been in the news so much lately because all the talk now is of reconciliation, but it should be under discussion because, as far as I know, this language is still in the Senate bill which would become law via the misbegotten reconciliation slaughter process.
Does anyone one else find it funny (in an odd way) that conservatives are the ones trying to ensure that it is possible to change things in the future while progressives are attempting to prevent the possibility of the same?
Thanks to those who emailed me about this.