20 April 2006

Make 'em read 'em!

Remember when the USA PATRIOT Act was passed and no legislators were able to read the final version they voted on?  Here's a common-sense cause worthy of everyone's support, unless you're a corrupt legislator!  Downsize DC has organized a campaign to pass a Read the Bills Act that would force every bill, whether it's new or being renewed, to be read aloud before a quorum both the House and Senate.  According to the site, the effects would be

  • Congress will have to slow down.  This means the pace of government growth will also slow.

  • Bills will shrink, be less complicated, and contain fewer subjects, so that Congress will be able to endure hearing them read.

  • Fewer bad proposals will be passed due to "log-rolling".

  • No more secret clauses will be inserted into bills at the last moment.

  • Government should shrink as old laws reach their sunset date and have to be read for the first time before they can be renewed.

Sounds good to me!  Take a few minutes to check out the site and send a message to your legislators.

By the way, this government propaganda site about the USA PATRIOT Act will make you feel sick.


At 27 June, 2006 15:06, Blogger HolographicLiquorSticker said...

Hey Rob - Nice post. Objective, subjective and entertaining!


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