Legislative Accountability Act of 2013

Legislative Accountability Act of 2013


Since the Obama administration took office they have been hell-bent to rush one massive spending bill after another through Congress before the American public could see what was in them; with few, if any, members of the House or Senate even taking time to read them.  These bills were all rushed through Congress without giving average Americans time to review them or comment to their elected representatives, all with the goal of implementing President Obama’s radical leftist agenda as quickly as possible; damn the details or consequences.

Finally, some good news for a change:

The Legislative Accountability Act of 2013 has been introduced in an effort to slow the process down and allow all Americans time to review pending legislation before it can be rushed to passage.  This bill will also require all members of Congress to certify that they have completely read and fully understand every piece of legislation before voting for or against it.

Highlights from the draft version of the bill are as follows:

Once a draft version of a given bill is complete, the general public will be given a minimum of 5 business days plus 1 additional day for every 100 8 ½”x 11” pages contained in the bill to review and comment on the provisions contained therein.  Congress will begin assembling the final draft 2 business days after the end of the review and comment period and post the final draft for review within 5 business days.

Congress will publish the final version of the bill with an attachment highlighting any changes that were made subsequent to publishing the initial draft.  The general public will once again be given a minimum of 5 business days  plus 1 additional day for every 100 8 ½”x 11” pages contained in the bill to review and comment on its contents.  At the end of the review period, members of Congress will have 2 business days to provide written certification that they have completely read and fully understand the bill they are about to vote on.  With the written certification, each member of Congress will state whether it is his or her intent to vote for or against the bill.  Final House or Senate votes will take place no more than 2 business days after providing their certifications.

After the final public review and legislator certifications have been completed no further amendments will be permitted to a bill.

Should the House and Senate be considering separate bills concurrently, review and comment periods will run consecutively.

Any bill introduced as “Emergency Legislation” will have an automatic 48 hour hold placed on it so the member introducing the bill has ample time to explain to the media and American public the circumstances that warrant the bill’s emergency status.

I endorse this bill and feel it will revolutionize the concept of government transparency and hold our elected representatives accountable for each and every vote they cast.

Problem is, I made it all up.  No such bill exists or has been proposed.

I will, however, be contacting both my Senators and my Congressman and asking them to sponsor legislation similar to what I have proposed.  I won’t be holding my breath waiting for their replies.

Letter to President Obama #70

The White House

1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW

Washington, D.C.  20500

Attn:    President Barack Obama

November 26, 2013

Mr. President:

Apparently you’re not satisfied with enabling the abortion of millions of American children and saddling the rest of your country with ObamaCare.  Now, you’ve struck a deal with the Iranian government that leaves our friends in Israel swinging in the breeze, waiting for the inevitable nuclear strike from the radical Mullahs ruling Iran.  Based on your complacency as America’s children are slaughtered, it’s obvious that you are pro-abortion.  Based on your callous disregard for the security of Israel, it’s painfully obvious that you are anti-Semitic as well.

Mr. President, why do you not have a problem with the killing of babies and Jews?  Why do you feel that the slaughter of human beings by the millions is justified simply by their religious beliefs or the fact that they are residing in their mothers’ wombs?  The citizens of Israel, just like the unborn children of America, have a God-given Right to life and should be able to reasonably expect that their fellow human beings will respect that Right.  The citizens of Israel and the world’s unborn children should know that men and women of honor and integrity will fight for their Right to live their lives.

Mr. President, if America won’t stand up for our children and our allies, what will we stand up for?  If our word and our sacred trust can no longer be relied on, who can we expect to come to our aid in our time of need?  A cynical person could think that your rush deal to supposedly prevent Iran from getting a nuclear weapon was pure politics.  ObamaCare has been a red herring and you needed to change the news cycle, so why not make it look like you reached a grand bargain with a bunch of radical Islamic nuts to keep them from nuking Israel.  The problem is, the cynics are right.  Iran can’t be trusted and neither can you.  If the nuclear deal with Iran is such a great deal, why is it only for 6 months?

Mr. President, let’s face it.  You’re an amateur.  You don’t have the expertise to be negotiating the security of the world with thugs willing to destroy their nation for their radical ideology.  Sir, if you want to change the world for the better, work to end the killing of our unborn children.  Work to save the most vulnerable among us and get out of Israel’s way so they can do what we all know needs to be done about Iran’s nuclear program.

Mr. President, I stand with the world’s unborn children and will do so until the day I die.  I stand with Israel and will also do so until the day I die.

As always, my letters to you are published on my pro-life blog at www.prolifepoppop.com.  Write back and I’ll publish it, unedited.

cc:  Planned Parenthood