Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Have you read it?

Something troubles me greatly with some issues that surfaced during the recent political turmoil in the U.S. That is that some congressman and senators vote on bills that they haven't read.

Who drafted these bills if our representatives are not familiar with the contents? Staff and aides, they say. They rely on congressional aides to research, write, read, argue, debate, and approve their bills for a vote. Congressional aides have not been elected to represent us.

Granted, aides can do most of the heavy lifting, but, folks, our representatives are entrusted with our trust, our future and our lives. They ought to know what they are voting for; it is the least they can do.

Let's propagate a slogan to as wide an audience as we can, right now: "You received our vote, read the bills before you vote." Or, if you have a better slogan, please send it along. I'll put it in here.

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