Audaciously, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on July 28 proclaimed the “Cut, Cap, & Balance” legislation, which requires the federal government to live within its means, not only “a bad piece of legislation,” but “perhaps some of the worst legislation in the history of this country.”
Whoa, hold on there, Senator! The worst legislation in the history of the country? Surely there are plenty other bills that top the historical trash heap of terrible and downright evil bills! National Review editor Jonah Goldberg aptly pointed to the Fugitive Slave Act and the Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act of 1930. Think of all the many other pieces of bad legislation we have to scorn and/or ridicule. In fact, let us know — what is your nomination for the worst piece of federal legislation ever?
It’s time to give Harry Reid an important history lesson. Post your submissions in the comment section below. A winner will be selected on the basis of the worst, the most absurd, the most offensive bill to ever be seriously considered (or even passed) by the U.S. Congress.
-> Submit your answer between now and Thursday, July 28. We will notify the winner via email the following day.
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