7 thoughts on “Not at all like Schoolhouse Rock”

  1. Great article, Kris. I was alternately depressed, entertained, and satisfied that the system works more or less like I expected it does.

    Also, your link to the Post doesn’t work for some reason.

  2. Nicely done. I especially like the part about how killing bills is an important part of being a legislator. That’s so true. I wish y’all killed a few more, to be honest.

  3. I know Kris. As I recall the purpose of those late night Courts of Justice meetings was to “lay on the bills on the table and then throw the table out the window,” in the words of one of your former leaders.

  4. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a legislator do us the courtesy of saying “No, I won’t submit/carry/support that bill because …” and “I think it is a bad idea” or “I don’t think it does what you want it to” or “I believe the unintended consequences, such as x, y, and z, are too great” or whatever?

    I went to high school. I went to college. I am an adult. I want facts, not double-speak that says one thing while sounding like it says something else.

    Sorry, but any legislator who hasn’t the courage to do so is less than 100% deserving of the votes s/he does get. S/he’s representing without representing, and using language to buy votes.

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