Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Force lawmakers to write a report

I just read through HB322 which would force High School students to write a report about a teen who was killed in a car accident before they could get their drivers license. I think it would be a good idea to force all lawmakers to write a ten page report about why so-called "message bills" are bad, before they are allowed to submit a bill.
Now I have had loved ones die in car accidents. I've even had a loved one who was a teenager die in a car accident. I still don't think that making a law that forces a student to write a report is a good idea. Scaring a child into the proper behavior is not a good way to encourage proper behavior. Maybe in Rep. Tilton's mind, scaring someone into acting the way they should is the right way to do it. I don't believe it is.
So who wants to put forth a bill for me that makes lawmakers write a report?

3 comments:

WP said...

Thad, I agree with you without reservation. I also think it would be useful to have legislators write a report before they file for election on why they think they are qualified to represent us in our state government. Furthermore, I think they should have to show us their school transcripts suggesting they actually took any civics, American History or anything related to it in high school or college.

Rob said...

Amen!

Anonymous said...

Are you ever coming back?