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August 6, 2009

To Read or Not to Read, Hypocrisy is the Question

Filed under: Sick and Tired — Trever Bierschbach @ 9:50 pm
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Well, first off, I did not fall off the face of the earth, or forget about you readers.  I have been helping my parents move from Illinois to Missouri and they just got their internet going.

Ok, on to the topic.  Did you all hear what Congressman John Conyers said the other day?  Well in case you didn’t here is a bit of it.

“I love these members that get up and say, “Read the bill.” What good is reading the bill if it’s 1,000 pages and you don’t have two days and two lawyers to find out what it means after you read the bill.”

Um, is anyone else confused?  How can a Congressman actually vote on a bill that he hasn’t read?  John Conyers is an attorney!  If a 22 term Congressman, and lawyer cannot understand a bill, then they are too complicated, and have no business getting passed.  It’s as if these clowns just pass whatever sounds good, based on what they think is in the bill, or what they were told was in there.  No, wait, that’s exactly what they are doing.  You know what I say, read the bill because WE THE PEOPLE say READ THE BILL!  These lousy bums need to get it through their thick skulls that they work for us, and we don’t care if it is inconvenient for them, or too much paper, or they don’t understand it, it is their job and if they can’t do it then they need to find a new line of work.

Now for the hypocrisy.

“Yeah. And it gets rushed through without any clear deliberation or debate then these kinds of things happen.  And I think that this is in some ways what happened to the Patriot Act. I mean you remember that there was no real debate about that. It was so quick after 9/11 that it was introduced that people felt very intimidated by the administration.”

That is a quote from Senator-elect Barack Obama back in 1994, in an interview with Randi Rhodes on her radio show.  So it’s ok for President Obama to rush legislation through Congress, but no one else?  Can someone please wake these people up?!  I have a suggestion, let’s write our Congressmen and Senators and demand that they start reading the bills, and make it law.  It can be a simple, one-page bill that simply states that representatives have to read the legislation put before them before they can  vote on it, and periodically they will have surprise quizzes on the contents of the bills.

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