The Boston Globe reveals the utter absurdity of law-making in our federal government.
Ramming legislation through Congress so quickly that neither lawmakers nor voters have time to read and digest it is a bipartisan crime; Republicans have been as guilty of it as Democrats. The 341-page Patriot Act, to mention just one notorious example, was introduced in the Republican-controlled House on Oct. 23, 2001, brought to a vote on Oct. 24, adopted by the Democratic-controlled Senate on Oct. 25, and signed into law by President George W. Bush on Oct. 26.
Fortunately there is a bill designed to require that lawmakers post the final text for any non-emergency bill online for 72 hours before voting on it. LetFreedomRing.org and ReadTheBill.org are both the main advocacy organizations working to get the bill discharged out of Committee by having Congressmen sign a petition to do so. Strangely, not a single legislator in Massachusetts has signed the discharge petition.
Well, what are you waiting for? Start calling!