Originally Posted by FishingRod
In short, it is a session in which nothing is expected to happen. A time where they are not doing squat, kind of like when the rest of us leave work on a Friday evening.
So do you know what the Recess is and what the difference between the two is and Why the Executive Branch doesn’t get to declare a pro forma session The Recess? I can’t imagine you want Dick Chaney to have the power to just decide they are in Recess when he is President in 4 years.
Well, they're up there not doing anything about the deficit and passing no budget. So what's the difference. They can be in session and decide to pass no laws and that'd be just fine with me. They don't have to be making law.
“Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the Government’s purposes are beneficent. Men born to freedom are naturally alert to repel invasion of their liberty by evil-minded rulers. The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding.” — James Madison