Yesterday, 02:19 PM
Go tell it to Nancy Pelosi ... :rolleyes:
There is NOTHING about saying "NO" by default to as-yet-unread 5000+ page monstrosities of legislation that prevents you from "explain your position" on whatever the relevant topic is.
First, you simply point out just how colossally stupid and grossly irresponsible it would be to vote in favor of any special-interest-authored legislation that you have not even read (no matter how big or small it is). Then you "explain" what standards any legislation that you do read would have meet in order get your support (regardless of whether that legislation concerns "free trade" or "health care" or whatever else).
Otherwise, you are just peddling and further empowering the nonsense that a so-called "free trade" bill must actually be "for" free trade merely because that's how its authors and backers opportunistically and self-servingly name or describe* it ... or that a so-called "affordable care" act must actually be "for" affordable care merely because that's how its authors and backers opportunistically and self-servingly name or describe it ... (or any of myriad other examples of the same bullshit ...)