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    Re: Should politicians be required by law to read the bill themselves before signing

    Quote Originally Posted by Caine View Post
    Oh jesus christ.

    Children shouldn't be allowed to post here.
    I agree, and people that don't have common sense shouldn't post either (a.k.a. all the people that think this plan could work).

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    Re: Should politicians be required by law to read the bill themselves before signing

    Quote Originally Posted by BoyKagome View Post
    It's their job to read a bill and make a decision that is best suited to help the American people while following the constitution. If they have not read the bill, then how can they know if they are making a decision based on their job description? Maybe the more important question is shouldn't a bill in it's final form have a full week to be reviewed before it can be voted on?
    I think it should have a testing phase of 6 months to a year and then a revote on how good or bad it was.
    Thank you

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    Re: Should politicians be required by law to read the bill themselves before signing

    Quote Originally Posted by akyron View Post
    I think it should have a testing phase of 6 months to a year and then a revote on how good or bad it was.
    Do you think they would vote for it the first time?

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    Re: Should politicians be required by law to read the bill themselves before signing

    Quote Originally Posted by pro-bipartisan View Post
    I voted no because I don't think questions should be posed that ask about things that can't be done. It's my way of protesting.
    What you think can or can't be done is subjective. People everyday think things can't be done and they actually happen. You do not actually know if politicians would never pass a law requiring them to read the bill before voting for it.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: Should politicians be required by law to read the bill themselves before signing

    Quote Originally Posted by pro-bipartisan View Post
    Do you think they would vote for it the first time?
    If enough angry voters emailed,wrote,faxed or called their elected representatives,especially near election time.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: Should politicians be required by law to read the bill themselves before signing

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    What you think can or can't be done is subjective. People everyday think things can't be done and they actually happen. You do not actually know if politicians would never pass a law requiring them to read the bill before voting for it.
    True, but people everyday thing things can't be done and they actually don't happen.

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    Re: Should politicians be required by law to read the bill themselves before signing

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    If enough angry voters emailed,wrote,faxed or called their elected representatives,especially near election time.
    Alls you have to do to win this debate is to prove it. If you're so confident in this happening then do it. Besides, that's a huge if in the statement you made.

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    Re: Should politicians be required by law to read the bill themselves before signing

    Quote Originally Posted by pro-bipartisan View Post
    Alls you have to do to win this debate is to prove it. If you're so confident in this happening then do it. Besides, that's a huge if in the statement you made.
    Gay marriage was actually legalized in a few states. The McCain/Kennedy/Bush amnesty plan failed and with any luck Obama's socialized medicine plan will fail.

    Politicians in my state actually listened to voters and passed the Tax payer protection act aka HB1804 the toughest state anti-illegal immigration laws. You make things happen by staying involved such as contacting your elected officials and getting others to do the same. It is when your only involvement in politics is just voting once every four years and nothing else does something become actually impossible instead of a matter of when or if.
    Last edited by jamesrage; 07-24-09 at 07:26 PM.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: Should politicians be required by law to read the bill themselves before signing

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Gay marriage was actually legalized in a few states. The McCain/Kennedy/Bush amnesty plan failed and with any luck Obama's socialized medicine plan will fail.

    Politicians in my state actually listened to voters and passed the Tax payer protection act aka HB1804 the toughest state anti-illegal immigration laws.
    Alls of the examples you named has Congressmen that were for it. Hundreds of Congressmen will be against this. Also, illegal immigration and gay rights are issues people feel very strongly about. You won't find as many people that feel very strong about this issue (even though people should). Interest groups also help, is there any interest group for this issue?

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    Re: Should politicians be required by law to read the bill themselves before signing

    Quote Originally Posted by pro-bipartisan View Post
    I agree, and people that don't have common sense shouldn't post either (a.k.a. all the people that think this plan could work).
    Who said they think this plan could work?

    You still don't understand the difference between SHOULD and WILL do you?
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