"Mr. Speaker - I have as much respect for the memory of the deceased, and as much sympathy for the suffering of the living, if suffering there be, as any man in this house, but we must not permit our respect for the dead or our sympathy for a part of the living to lead us into an act of injustice to the balance of the living. I will not go into an argument to prove that Congress has no power to appropriate this money as an act of charity.
From the article; Every member upon this floor knows it. We have the right, as individuals, to give away as much of our own money as we please in charity; but as members of Congress we have no right so to appropriate a dollar of the public money.
Wow…these two mindsets still exist. All of those with the invisible “V” on their foreheads pushing for our government to cut the checks, instead of they themselves putting their own money and resources where their mouth is. I guess some things just don’t change. Thanks Davey Crockett…I’m with you.
Hey, hey, hey…we are giving away free weapons, around the world, at our tax payers’ expense, that will have to be paid by babies that haven’t even been born yet, so our military industrial complex can resupply and make billions and billions and billions…then donate some back to those they want reelected and the corrupt circle of life is complete.