Monday, August 4, 2008

Principles of "Good Government" (BJ Lawson)

Even though "good government" is an oxymoron, this is a pretty nice article by BJ Lawson on the shady tactics of those who claim to "represent" us:

When people ask why I’m running for Congress, I start with a summary of my four primary questions about our federal government, and Congress in particular:

  1. Most people assume that our elected Representatives and their staff actually read the bills before they vote on them. They don’t.

  2. Many people assume that our lawmakers limit legislation to a single topic at a time. They don’t do that, either.

  3. Most people assume that our elected Representatives actually write legislation. Increasingly, they don’t.

  4. Finally, many people assume that Congress follows rules concerning what our federal should, and shouldn’t, do. Not any more.

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