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Bad bills stopped

Some are judging the 113th Congress by how many bills are passed into law (Joe Speranzi, Aug. 8). To me, success also depends on defeating unpopular bills.

Certainly, there are more unpopular bills than ever before: gun control, live-birth abortions, definition of marriage, overspending, immigration, etc. For example, Obamacare passed into law without public support and without a single congressman having read the 2,000-plus pages. Who can forget the stupid statement by then-Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), “We have to pass it so we can find out what’s in it.” Is that how we want our laws passed? I think not.

It’s not how many bills Congress can pass. Instead, those who research, question and oppose bad laws should be commended for supporting and protecting justice and citizens’ rights.

Beverly Robertson

Spokane



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