Spartangburg Resolution: Single Issue Legislation
This below resolution was passed at the Spartanburg county convention, and will now go to the resolutions committee. If the resolutions committee passes it, the resolution will be up for a vote at the state convention. However, before the resolutions committee votes, they want to know your opinion. Please use the comments section below to give us your opinion, and please use your real name. Thank you!
WHEREAS, members of Congress have been confronted by legislation consisting of hundreds, or even thousands of pages of text, and have been asked to vote upon said legislation without time to review and understand the contents, and
WHEREAS, members of Congress have repeatedly stated after they vote that they did not realize certain provisions were included within the legislation being voted upon, and
WHEREAS, the common political practice of adding “riders” to legislation that is wholly irrelevant to the issue at hand has led to a loss of confidence in our legislative process, and it is virtually impossible to understand every issue voted upon in a draft that consists of hundreds or thousands of pages, and an ethical process requires that every issue be fully understood by both the legislature and the public, and
WHEREAS, the Republican Party has historically supported limited government, low taxation, and transparency in government,
BE IT RESOLVED that all legislation proposed by Congress be limited to single issue for consideration by the members, debated in open session and voted upon with a simple yes or no.