Jan 17, 2018
Actually, we have a surprising number of honest politicians. The catch is: they don’t make the news. Look at Greg Walden. #3 man in the house, but do you ever see him make the news? He does his job without fuss..Admittedly, out politico corps is not doing well today. The average Democrat in House and Senate is a law school graduate who went immediately into politics. A few in the Republican side, too. In other words, no real experience. It didn’t used to be that way. When you look at Congress 30 years ago, the men and women there had actually done things with their lives before going into politics. Doctors, generals, CEOs, engineers, chemists, biologists, you name it. They brought that experience to Congress..I suppose going from laws of 10 or 20 pages in most of our nation’s history to monstrosities like the 45,000 page NAFTA is symptomatic of that. It’s an eye opener when you go to a college with a Federal depository and look at the Congressional Record. It goes from being very thin to multiple volumes for single laws, starting in 1993..When I was taking resource law in college, laws like ESA, NEPA, CWA, CAA and so on were not many pages. Today? Ha.
Mar 2, 2018