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Quote from Sen. John Glenn,

"Why, if we had to do that we could not pass most of the laws we enact around here...
Americans just want us to solve America's problems of health and safety -- and not be concerned if they can be constitutionally justified."


Sen. John Glenn (more quotes by Sen. John Glenn or books by/about Sen. John Glenn)

(1921- ) First American astronaut to orbit the Earth, US Senator (D-OH)


On July 16, 1996, the Senate Committee on Governmental affairs held hearings considering a bill to require Congress to specify for each new law which section of the Constitution gives it authority to pass the law. Sen. Glenn spoke out strongly against this requirement.


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