Thursday, December 29, 2011

Do Nothing?

It seems in Washington their is a air of disgust over the label "do nothing Congress." They say that like it's a bad thing! A great deal of our elected officials believe that they are sent to Washington to make laws. We have enough laws, thank you. How about you simply uphold the Constitution, (as you vowed to do in your swearing in oath), and pass a balanced budget? Since neither one of those items have been addressed recently, perhaps it's time to get back to the job responsibility. Once Congress has proven it can handle that chore we can move on to bigger things.

It kills me they are considering a federal ban on texting while driving. Why? We have two laws in place in each and every state to handle the misuse of cell phones right now. They are defined as "careless driving," and "reckless driving." They are kept general and non-specific for good reason. They cover every form of communication anyone can ever come up with. What if we had passed a law a few years ago banning the use of PDA's while driving? Some of you are reading this going, what's that? Exactly! Technology changes rapidly as time moves on, so specific laws become outdated quickly. Just enforce the ones we already have on the books. It's not Congress's job to regulate every new form of technology with specific legislation, that's micro managing.

So next time you hear the phrase, "do nothing Congress," positively respond, "good!" Now can they please pass a balanced budget so we can work on paying our debt?

God Bless!
Capt. Bill

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