First off, I love Michael Jackson’s music and think he was an incredible entertainer. Probably the first time since Princess Di’s death that I can actually understand the media hype around a celebrity. That being said, another Jackson (not in the 5) is calling on Congress to recognize Jackson as a “global humanitarian” through the Committee on Foreign Affairs. But Rep. Shelia Jackson-Lee (D-TX) is running into opposition led by Rep. Peter King (R-NY) who thinks the Moonwalker is a “lowlife”.
While I disagree with King on his views on the King, I do not think Congress should pass this resolution or any resolution for that matter. The only effect resolutions have is officially getting the US government involved in matters they have no business being in. I know resolutions make politicians feel warm and cuddly and make them feel like they accomplished something but we have real problems to address in the Capitol so let the citizens express their emotions in their own creative styles while Congress actually tries to get real work done.