Monday, May 10, 2010

Safe...


...is when the Colorado State Legislature is not in session.  The session ends this Wednesday and that is when you can unlock your doors and let your children play outside again.  Of course I am exaggerating but I think it is a metaphor for the truth.  I sometimes think that the legislators spend an inordinate amount of time searching for things to run bills about when the bills are not really needed in the real world.  The one hundred members of the legislature all get five bills each year.  That is five hundred bills and then leadership gets another two hundred bills just to round things off.  Seven hundred ways to let us know how our lives should happen.  Seven hundred ways to find happiness in the minds of some elected officials.  There are some states that only allow their legislatures to meet every so many years.  I there is one state, the name slips my mind right now, that only meets every five years.  I am sure that there was someone like me in that state saying that the legislature met too often.

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