In 1992, a younger and far more reformist congressman, Jim Inhofe; pushed through the last great reform of the House of representatives. His Discharge Petition measure made it harder for congressmen to lie to their constituents. Candidate Ross Perot lauded it in his 1992 presidential run.
The OSTA( "One Subject at a Time Act") was been introduced by Senator Rand Paul in the Senate (S. 1572) and by Representative Mia Love in the House ( H.R. 4335). OSTA currently has nearly a dozen co-sponsors in the House. This is also co-sponsored by Oklahoma Congressman Jim Bridenstine.
OSTA will make you more powerful. Most legislation aims to control you, but OSTA will control Congress. It will . . .
Here are two examples of specific bad bills that OSTA would have prevented from becoming laws . . .
Downsize DC (a grassroots reformist site) says;
"But there's more. OSTA also has other powerful provisions . . .
Under OSTA politicians will no longer be able to hide the true subjects of their bills behind propagandistic titles such as the 'PATRIOT Act,' the "Protect America Act," or the 'No Child Left Behind Act.' No one wants to be accused of voting against patriotism, or protecting America, or of wanting to leave children behind. But none of those titles actually describes the subjects of those bills. Therefore . . .
OSTA requires that all titles describe what a bill will actually do, so that Congress and the public can know what the 'one subject' is. Good examples of proper titles include those we have used for our Downsize DC Agenda proposals, which we encourage you to also investigate. In addition to the properly named 'One Subject at a Time Act,' we also have the 'Read the Bills Act,' and the 'Write the Laws Act.' "
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David Van Risseghem is the Director of Sooner Politics.org. The resource is committed to informing & mobilizing conservative Oklahomans for civic reform. This endeavor seeks to utilize the efforts of all cooperative facets of the Conservative movement...