|Public hearings on FADA were little more than Kabuki|
Friday, July 29, 2016
Biblical Bob Eschliman asks if GOP did a bait and switch on FADA
Your question is easily answered. While the hearings made for good Kabuki, behind the scenes fellow congressmen presumably clued Paul Labrador in that his little bill was unconstitutional; It not only established religion but preferenced one religion over others. There is a reason that the First Amendment Defense Act remains stalled for over a year in the House Ways & Means and the Senate Judiciary committees.
Labrador made some changes which, heaven forbid, recognized the existence of same-sex marriage. He essentially poison-pilled his own bill. The average GOPer would sooner suck on a urinal mint than vote for a bill that accepts what has been determined to be a constitutional right.