[Homestead] Memories and Sheople, was More ups and downs
lurine at softcom.net
Thu Nov 9 18:35:46 EST 2006
I only know how it is done here, and unfortunately have never stopped to
wonder how it is done elsewhere.
So, here, we get a booklet in the mail that gives the exact wording of all
bills. It is LONG and BORING!!!! but we feel it is something we need to do
because titles are worthless and the short pro/con thing they send out is
strictly an opinion piece and frequently a crock of poop. It takes a LOT of
time to slog your way through all the run on sentences and excess verbage!
However, we made a decision about 25 years ago that we were going to do this
because of some crap that was snuck through on a bill that "sounded" like it
was a great thing to vote for.
I think that it is past time for the truth in advertising law to be strongly
inforced and inforced on political advertising. Fearmongering is what
drives how far too many folks cast their votes. AND, it is time that bills
were written in *everyday* English. If a bill is for x, y or z, then it
should say this bill is for x, y or z. It should say "this bill, under its
present guise will evidence the thinking of a collective of concerned
citizens, blah, blah, blah. Who cares?! Say what it is, what it will do,
what it won't do and how much it will cost. PERIOD! Plus, it should do ONE
thing, not a whole slug of unrelated things. They do this all the time in
hopes that you'll feel guilty if you say no because they put in one thing
that only a cold-hearted old curmudgeon would vote against.
Lynda, who will get off her soapbox now <g>
----- Original Message -----
From: "EarthNSky" <erthnsky at bellsouth.net>
I vote, but many times I don't feel fully informed about the
> legislation I am voting on. I suppose I am probably a knee-jerk voter....
> For example....on the Georgia ballot this year, there was some
> legislation about preserving hunting and fishing. I had not heard of
> this amendment before, but it sounded good so I voted yes for the
> amendment. I have to admit that I have no clue as to what I actually
> voted for-what the ramifications of my 'yes-vote' will be. I admit this
> and know that I am not alone. I hope to God that 5 years from now I
> don't have some eminent domain struggle because the state wants to take
> my land to preserve hunting and fishing in the National Forest. In that
> case, my good intentions will be my own demise. But in fairness to
> myself, how does one go about learning the ramifications of a proposed
> amendment such as this?
> BevanRon of EarthNSky Farm NW Georgia USDA Zone 7
> 34.498N 85.076W Bev is Earth, Ron is Sky
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