- What do the national parks have to do with credit cards?
- What do guns have to do with credit cards?
- What do guns have to do with national parks?
- What exactly do people need to defend themselves from with loaded and concealed weapons in the national parks?
Obviously this is just another sign of how so many things have been done in Washington; if you want your less-than-popular measure passed, just attach it at the last minute to a popular and unrelated bill (yes, even The Simpsons did this). In other words, even though the gun lobby knew they did not have enough support for such an act, they managed to push it through anyways by tacking it onto something widely supported.
Though no, I am not going to ask for a line-item veto. This is bad legislation in the fact that completely unrelated causes were tied together. But a line-item veto would be too much power for an executive; rather we need to expect more from our congresspeople. Though of course we know this is not something that itself can be legislated away; we need to see genuine ethics reform in Washington.