Our weekend update included a little factoid worth repeating and spending a little more time on.
If you print the Constitution on 8 1/2″ x 11″ paper, single-sided, with normal margins and without the Amendments, it takes up 9 pages. The Founding Fathers spent 116 days debating the Constitution which works out to roughly 13 days per page.
The current healthcare bill comes in at 1,990 pages. If the current Congress would spend the same amount of time to this current bill, it would take 25,870 days — almost 70 years — to fully debate this bill. We think that if “healthcare reform” is so important, that the current Congress should take the same amount of time — 13 days per page — that the Founding Fathers took in crafting the Constitution.
So rather than contact your representatives in Congress and the Senate and tell them how you want them to vote, call and request that they put a motion on the floor to require at minimum 13 days of debate per page of the healthcare bill, and support any other Congressman or Senator who brings forth such a motion. Tell them that they should take the same care in crafting the healthcare bill that the Founders took in creating the Constitution, because We the People deserve no less. And when you’re done telling your Congressmen and Senators, tell your family and friends to demand the same: 13 Days.