Thursday, March 19, 2009

Bringing Legislation into the Light of Day - For a "Change"

A fellow blogger, Bryan Myrick, has put together a petition to ask Obama and Congress for a "sunlight period" in order to give the citizens, and the legislators themselves, more time to review bills (you know, as opposed to the eight hours available for the porkulus bill...) 

I think this is a most wonderful idea!! In Bryan's words:

Sign this petition to demand that the U.S. Congress makes rules to require a 72-hour "reading break" for all legislation prior to voting for final passage. This petition also demands that the President observe a "sunlight period" of five days before signing any bill into law. During the "sunlight period", the bill would be published in its entirety on the White House website for public review and comment.

Take a moment to sign this petition. If we are in the minority and have not the votes to stop their incompetent, greedy, and socialist agenda, we can at least demand more time for the American people to educate themselves on the actions of their elected officials.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for the wonderful mention. We're still a long way off from our target, so everyone who cares about having a chance to read the legislation that Congress is voting on and President Obama is signing should sign our petition.

    Love this blog!


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