Democracy at Work -
The Laws Made Simple Project
Exciting New Legislation
Fed up with politics in this country? We are too! This is not a partisan issue. We have a Congress that is simply unable to tackle the real issues confronting our great country. Let’s change our country by having democracy work for us again.
Convert frustration in action. The plan is to write simple to understand pieces of legislation, post them on the Internet, develop support for them and then demand that all members of Congress “vote” on-line to confirm their support (or lack of support) for the legislation. If millions take the time to vote yes on the legislation, Congress will listen.
The goal is to limit legislation to topics that will make America better while resolving issues that seem impossible to manage by Congress.
Initial drafts of one topic legislation will be developed with the goal of having no bill contain more than 1000 words. They will be posted on line for American Citizens to review. Suggestions for improvement are be encouraged, but the goal is not to have debates on the pros or cons of the bill. If you object to the general theme of the proposal, please, just move on.
Once finalized, the proposed legislation will be officially posted and presented to all 535 Congressional members. They will be asked to “vote” on each bill with the proviso that they would support the bill exactly as written without any amendments or modifications. The results will be posted for each bill with the names of those voting yea or nay.
How to Participate
The goal is to have every American citizen participate. We commit that any survey information collected can be viewed by all unless offensive (vulgar) language is used. Those comments we will delete.
Promoting This Idea
As might be expected, this is a grass roots effort. We are relying on you and your friends to promote this site to others. You shouldn’t have too difficult a time helping us…do you know anyone who is happy with our current political climate?
This is a work in process. We have posted several possible bills that we may wish to forward to Congress once they have been polished up a bit. They are here so you get the drift of our effort. All proposed legislation have a simple two question survey at their end so you may contribute to this effort by helping to improve them. Go for it!