And again…

I’m sorry, but you just don’t get this kind of absurdity out of Democratic members of Congress (this is not just some nobody state legislator, but a member of the Damn US House of Representatives):

Representative Roscoe Bartlett, a Maryland Republican running for re-election, said in a recent town hall meeting that student loans — while potentially doing good — may be unconstitutional, The Washington Post reported. Bartlett said that he had searched the U.S. Constitution and found no justification for a federal role in education, including student loans. “Not that it’s not a good idea to give students loans, it certainly is a good idea to give them loans,” Bartlett said. “But if you can ignore the Constitution to do something good today, tomorrow you will be ignoring the Constitution to do something bad. You could. There are more people in our, in America today of German ancestry than any other [inaudible]. The Holocaust that occurred in Germany — how in the heck could that happen? And when you start down the wrong road, it can be a very slippery slope.”

Riiiiiiiight.  Student loans pave the way to a Nazi-like, murderous, totalitarian state.  How can people be this stupid?!  Ugghhh, the Tea Party and their completely asinine understand of the Constitution.  I guess maybe student loans aren’t part of the “general welfare.”

About Steve Greene
Professor of Political Science at NC State http://faculty.chass.ncsu.edu/shgreene

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