Wednesday, September 01, 2010

“But today, I am still just a bill.”

You will notice a few things in our little three-minute civics lesson. First, a proposed law originates with the people at the local level (as opposed to the other end of the food chain), and it is passed by a majority of both houses of Congress (as opposed to being expedited as one of a growing number of "executive orders"). Interesting that the bill in our example is about making a train stop at railroad crossings. We've seen a bit of railroading these days, don't you think?

Or don't you?

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