Sunday, February 17, 2008

Survey Says: Make Them Read!

If you haven't noticed, I've started putting a poll off to the left hand side of this blog. I plan to change up the question on a weekly basis. Last week's question was whether Congress should be mandated by law to read the bills that they vote on. The overwhelming response was, Yes!!

(Incidentally, only one person said, no. I'd like to hear from that person about their reasoning. Do they think we are better served by Congressmen that vote out of ignorance of what they are voting on?)

In any event, there is a movement afoot to do exactly this. The Downsize DC Foundation has working diligently to mount a campaign to enact a law which would require each Congress to certify, under penalty of perjury, that he or she has read the entire bill, or sat through a public reading of the entire bill. Furthermore, all bills to be voted on would be required to be posted on the internet for about a week, to allow for public commentary.

If you believe in responsible and open government, then stroll on over and find out how you can help the Read the Bills Coalition.

2 Comments:

Anonymous ElfNinosMom said...

Your current poll says that it's expired when I tried to vote.

3:30 PM  
Blogger Libertarian Jason said...

Thanks for the heads up. Hopefully its working now.

3:46 PM  

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