A Modest Proposal on Legislative Proposals
Ok, the context of my proposal are issues that Doug Mataconis has blogged about:
- James Clyburn Uses Arizona Shootings To Call For Return Of “Fairness Doctrine”
- Democratic Congressman Says He Will Introduce Bill To Ban “Crosshairs” Maps
And, no doubt, there are other examples.
So here’s the proposal: can we pass legislation that creates a 14-day waiting period (at least) between when a tragedy happens and when members of Congress are allowed to start proposing legislation to “fix” whatever it is that they thing caused said tragedy?