What if they *had* to read it?

In a video of today’s 9/12 march on Washington (the one a White House spokesman “didn’t know about?*), there was a sign that said “Repeal that which you have not read.”

I have to wonder.  IF our legislature really did that, how many of them would have to vote to repeal the Constitution?

The point, though, is that some legislatures admit they don’t read the legislation on which they vote.  They rely on staffers to brief them, or they vote the “Democrat’s proposal” or the “Republican proposal” without truly understanding what they’re doing.

Wouldn’t it be utopian if they had to take a test, first, on the legislation before they could vote on it?

*If the White House staff doesn’t care enough to attend or listen to security briefings, so be it.

“I don’t know who the group is,” White House spokesman Robert Gibbs told reporters with a shrug.

They are routinely briefed on gatherings/protests/happenings that could affect their convenience (that is, they might have to detour to find a route where they don’t have to face real people).

Published in: on September 12, 2009 at 7:39 pm  Leave a Comment  

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