Pure tribalism and criminal demand for control and power is being displayed once again in our nation. Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) suggested that representatives should have 5 days to read a bill before voting on it. She is immediately attacked and labeled as crazy and stupid. This is the status quo in the highly partisan and fractured nation today.
Think about that...
It is also not uncommon for bills that are voted on that exceed 1000 pages to show up within only a few hours before they are to be voted on.
Now if you were to go look at the voting records of people you will see all kinds of carefully crafted titles.
What you voted no against the "Affordable Healthcare Act"?
Don't you want people to have affordable healthcare you cruel person? /sarcasm Yet if you read the bill you realize that it will not lead to less expensive healthcare. We have witnessed the skyrocketing cost across the board when it comes to healthcare since the passing of that bill.
Yet you dare to not vote YES for that carefully crafted title? How dare you!!! /sarcasm
If you look closely enough you will find that often the title has very little to do with the content of a bill. In fact, the bill often does the opposite of what the bill claimed to do.
Another example of this is the...
"No Child Left Behind Act"
Which accomplishes this by effectively teaching children at the same speed. This means that in reality what was being called "behind" before this bill becomes the normal pace for all students. Exceptions to this have occurred and people have fought to still have some form of Advanced Placement. Yet the norm has become to go only as fast as the slowest person.
The result has been that our education standards, literacy, mathematics, and education have plummeted to very low places. All other aspects of education also suffered.
Yet... You dare to vote against this? What about the children you leave behind? You cruel monster? /sarcasm Likely thought and/or stated by someone today that is angered when you think not being able to abort a baby up to the moment of birth is insane and murderous. Yet they are angered if you actually read a bill and realize that "No Child Left Behind" is a lie. People that vote for it are voting for the title.
These days voting for the title of the bill is the norm.
A lot of VERY bad bills are being passed this way.
It is also not uncommon for them to attach something to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) each year that couldn't pass on it's own merits. Imagine if Obamacare didn't pass and they attached it to the NDAA. You would soon see them saying "What you don't want to authorize our military?" This is the hostage holding that is used every year with the NDAA to pass some sick and evil things.
Two big things that happened on the NDAA under Obama's watch...
The ability for the President to authorize/sanction the killing of a U.S. Citizen without any due process, or investigation. To order it, and it be done. Now if you are a left leaning person reading this and think that is a good thing let me put it into a perspective that might help you understand. Trump was president after Obama. He had this same authority thanks to the NDAA and Obama. He did not exercise it. Yet he could have. I bet that has you angry and outraged. Ask yourself why this evil thing is okay if you like the person? What kind of a person does that make you? If you truly are thinking that way then you are a cancer on society. You are an example of the rot that is destroying the world, not just the U.S.
Another thing that was attached to an NDAA in 2012 was the removal of many of the restrictions against using propaganda on the U.S. people that was in the Smith-Mundt act. It should be no surprise to any thinking person that propaganda went crazy after that. A few months later is when the big push for Black Lives Matter began. While there are elements of truth that movement was started on, that was just a seed. It was watered with propaganda and the care takers insured a vile, dangerous, destructive, and devisive plant would grow from that planting. A lie usually works better if it is based around something with some truth in it.
Those are two examples of things that never should have passed that did. They passed by attaching them to something that no representative thinks should ever be voted against. The NDAA. These things attached to the NDAA often have nothing to do with the military or what the NDAA actually is.
Yet if you don't have to read it and you just vote for the title. It will pass anyway.
Another thing that happens frequently is when the spending limit is reached. The government has effectively maxed out their credit cards and soon they will not be able to pay for things.
So the propaganda and media push about the government about to be defunded (due to it's own actions and irresponsibility by the way).
These days nice freshly minted metal signs might appear at a barrier preventing you from entering a national park. The sign will say something like "Closed due to government shutdown" and it will have a date showing clearly that they had the money to print these nice new signs.
Some of us remember when these parks did not need these barriers. They did not need government funding to be open. They were land. We went onto it. Back then if funding impacted anything it simply would have impacted how often a ranger or someone might have patrolled.
Yet really even with rangers these things are huge places and rangers only patrol close to roads and trails. Not even all trails.
If you pay attention you realize that entrance to these parks has become a hostage situation.
Whenever these spending increase bills come along rather than finding ways to save money you'll begin to see media emphasizing people complaining they drove across country to go into a national park with their family only to be turned away as they are greeted by one of these signs.
The media will show you how outraged the person is and the person will demand that the government increase the spending limit. The parks are the hostage. The person backed by propaganda is demanding the ransom be paid.
It is a scam.
We are largely being ruled by criminals...
They are doing everything they can to expand and insure they keep their power.
We need to stop drinking their koolaid.
We need to stop dancing to their scary songs they spin on their propaganda apparatuses to keep us in a state of perpetual fear.
We need to be happy when someone in authority like Lauren Boebert (or AOC in one of her rare sensible moments) suggests something that is common sense and will do something to reduce the powers of the criminals. Actions that will reduce their ability to sneak things by us.
I personally think she didn't take it far enough. I think the time that must pass before a bill can be voted on should correlate to the number of pages in the bill. It should permit sufficient time to read, AND to understand the ramifications of these things.
If you want something to be voted on and pass quickly then it should be short, clearly written, and understandable.
I also think it is a big fraud how they title these bills when often they do exactly the opposite of what the title says.
Thank you for your time.
I might provide more if there is interest and it appears I need to. At the moment this is a start and something to think about. You likely can find other material yourself.