Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Message From Down Size Part Two

On Wednesday March 30, 2005 (See original message in my archives, ) I posted a message about an e-mail I received from Down Size ( They are trying to get legislation passed that would force our elected officials to read each piece of legislation before voting on it. This is something they are not doing now. They vote along party lines (do as they are told by party leaders) or they get advice on how to vote from their staffers. In the original message there is a link to the first draft of the bill they have been working on. Today I got an e-mail saying the second draft as been posted at their web site, after you get to their site click on, "Make Congress read the laws it passes!" Then click on, Draft Legislation ( .

I don't know about you but if I was going to sign a legal document (like a contract) I would read every word before I'd even think of signing my name to it. The people we elect to represent us in D.C. don't seem to think like that, they will vote for anything the party tells them to. If this legislation is passed that practice could come to an end. Please visit Down Size to see how you can help get this piece of important legislation before congress and passed.

God Bless America, God Save The Republic.


Blogger Ken Grandlund said...

And a big part of the problem is that so many non-relevant pieces of legislation are stuck into bills that voting becomes not so much about the specifics of a bill, but rather the amendments to that bill.

I would like to see things go further so that amendments that are unrelated to the main focus of the bill would not be allowed to be attached but instead had to survive on their own merit.

Too much crap gets through the wheels the way things operate today. Reform, reform, reform!

12:20 PM  
Blogger John said...

Giving away a free Stop The ACLU shirt! Come over and find out how! It's too easy!

5:36 PM  
Blogger David Schantz said...

Good point Ken, getting legislation that would do that could be a good future project for Down Size You might want to contact them at their web site and suggest that to them.

Jay, I just took a shot at a new shirt. I hope everyone that reads this will stop at your site and try too.

God Bless America, God Save The Republic

6:31 PM  
Blogger Katherine Thayer said...

Greetings! Very useful advice in this particular post! It's the little changes that make the most important changes. Thanks for sharing!

4:10 AM  

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