Saw this yesterday and thought there "oughta' be a law."
A law that stipulates one must actually have knowledge of a topic/issue in order to author, co-author and/or vote on a bill. In order to prove one has that knowledge, one MUST write a paper with citations to be presented with the bill or the vote.
Funny thing is if one wants to put forward an idea in business or demonstrate their knowledge in any level of education, they usually have to do just that - write it down for others to read and analyze.
Had we demanded this level of knowledge, demonstrated, of the subject, perhaps we all wouldn't be in the predicament we find ourselves now.
(Just thinkin' out loud)
“The US Constitution does not guarantee happiness; only the pursuit of it. You have to catch it yourself.” ~ Ben Franklin, attributed.
"Quemadmoeum gladis nemeinum occidit, occidentis telum est."
("A sword is never a killer; it is a tool in the killer's hands.") -- Seneca (Lucius Annaes Seneca "the younger", ca. 4 BC - 65 AD)
Well that explains why they don't get that these bs laws they are passing are not going to work. What is funny, is that I held up a ar mag and ask my 8 yr old daughter, what is this? She said a magazine. Then held up a 223 rd and asked, what is this? A bullet. And what do you do with a bullet? Shoot it.
Hummmmm my 8yr old daughter vs that ladies college education. Guess that lady should get a refund from here school.
Check out Rhonda Fields (D-Aurora), the one who pushed the magazine ban here. She is a convicted felon and dumb as dirt. Shockingly, she "works" for United Airlines, which begins to explain some of my experiences with air travel.
If you like your hunting rifle, you can keep your hunting rifle.
This is quite typical of many politicians. I have met with them over the years down in DC on unrelated bills pertaining to the industry I am involved in. The way the process works is that a bill is written by outside sources that are selected for their so called expertise and usually biased. The draft is then refined by young aids with questionable knowledge on the subject. The Senator or Congressman then gets briefed by the aid, rarely reading the bill. This is SOP which resilts in very shallow knowledge combined with the ability to communicate, spin and manipulate.....the craft of the politician. This bimbo just got caught, and I'm sure her aide is toast. Hopefully she will be too. Not all, but a high percentage of politicians care about ONLY one thing, political gain. It's much worse then observed in the media. Just take a look at the Health Care Law. Too bad, it would be nice if they did their job. iMO.
"Let us speak courteously, deal fairly, and keep ourselves armed and ready"-T. Roosevelt