Thursday, April 11, 2013

The U.S. Senate is voting on legislation THEY HAVEN'T READ

This happened with the Affordable Health Care Law, also known as "Obamacare", and it is happening RIGHT NOW with other legislation, being debated RIGHT NOW in the U.S. Senate.

The legislation would approve a United Nations treaty that would remove the protection of one of the rights in our Bill of Rights, a document that a hundred generations of American soldiers, sailors, airmen, marines, and coast guardsmen have fought and bled to protect.

U.S. Senator Mike Lee of South Carolina, speaking today about the legislation.

This video lasts five and a half minutes.

Call your Senator NOW.

Tell him/her that any legislation that hasn't been read should never be approved.

June 22, 2017 update

These are the first three paragraphs of a story in The Blaze, published today.  The link in the first paragraph was in their story.
Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul introduced a Senate resolution called “Read the Bills” Wednesday that would require every bill or amendment to be filed for a minimum of one day for every 20 pages before they can be considered by the upper chamber.

“Enough with rushed, secret legislation!  Today I reintroduced my Read the Bills resolution,” Paul tweeted Wednesday.

The purpose of the resolution, according to Paul, is to make sure that his fellow senators have ample time to review bills before they can be voted on.  The resolution would allow the Senate to waive the minimum time requirement only with “an affirmative vote of three-fifths of the members.”
A Senate resolution can't force any action to be taken, but it shows a Senator's views on a subject.  This is a subject that he and I agree on, which is why I added this news story to this blog page.