Support the Read the Bills Act
Make Congress read every word of every rule they impose on you.
The Read the Bills Act (RTBA) has already been introduced in the Senate
The Read the Bills Act bill number is S. 103.
The Read the Bills Act would compel Congress to represent you correctly.
If ignorance of the law is no excuse for you, then it cannot per permitted to Congress either. RTBA requires…
- Half of the members to sit and listen to a word-for-word reading of the bill.
- Every member of Congress who wants to vote yes on a bill must sign an affidavit, under penalty of perjury, swearing that they have read every word.
- Legislation must include both the old and new text for any amended provision. That way, no one can sneak-in any “funny business.”
- Congress must post bills online for seven days prior to a vote so that citizens, like YOU – or experts you trust, like Agenda Setters – can review it and respond.
- Courts will be prohibited from enforcing any bill passed in violation of these requirements.
The Read the Bills Act will create positive incentives.
- Bills will tend to become shorter so that politicians can endure reading them.
- Shorter bills will tend to be more humble bills.
- Reading and the waiting period will foster deliberation and debate.
- The “rubber stamp” growth of government will end.
- You and your allies will have more time to support or oppose legislation.
Here’s how we’ll pass this reform
Three hundred constituents will visit your local congressional offices in constant waves of 3, 5, or 6 people. Similar groups of 300 will be at work in every congressional district. This should cause a majority of representatives to cosponsor this bill.
When you “take an option” on something action is delayed until certain conditions are met. Option Activism means you won’t have to do anything until doing something is sure to work. In this case…
- We won’t schedule meetings until all 300 people are committed.
- You can go at a time convenient to you.
- You won’t have to speak much unless you want to.
- The bill will pass and the world will change when a majority in Congress co-sponsors it.