Can one unring a bell?
I fear the slippery slope—once “commissions” such as these are established, are they ever abandoned?
I hope and pray our country never comes to this...but I am not optimistic, even with our great Constitution!
“Once commissions such as these are established, are they ever abandoned?”
Yup. I can think of several instances where such commissions were established and then abandoned. Generally they were abandoned because of pressure put on the commissioners through force of arms — a rifle or cold steel can be a effective persuader.
On the other hand, I can think of very few instance where similar commissions were abandoned because those on them simply got bored with their power, and decided to go home.
To quote Thomas Jefferson, “The Tree of Libery must be fed the blood of tyrants and patriots. That is its natural manure.”