Posted by New Kid on August 08, 1998 at 14:46:49:
In Reply to: wdc posted by ... on August 03, 1998 at 23:15:52:
What is the true meaning of "Bill" in the Bill of Rights?
"Bill" in commerce is a general name for any item of indebtedness. (e.g. an invoice).
"Bill" in legislation is the draft of a proprosed' law from the time of its introduction in a legislative house through all the various stages
in both houses. A legislative 'bill' is never law. Until it is enacted, by both houses and signed by the executive, it becomes law, and ceases to be a 'bill'.
So, the question is, does "bill" mean a debt owed to the 'posterity', or an act awaiting to become law? [Remember, the original 'bill' for the bill of rights had twelve amendments. What has happened to the other two?]
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