Shouldn’t “reading the bill” be a job qualification?

The Boston Globe reveals the utter absurdity of law-making in our federal government.

From “Lawmakers, read the bills before you vote”:

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. and 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!