We trust our public servants to act responsibly. We expect them to carefully consider the effects of legislation before something is enacted into law. Or at least we should. Too often it can seem like politicians are trying to get something done to appease the special interests, instead of carefully working through how a particular bill will impact regular people in our day-to-day lives.
This was especially apparent, in my view, during the short legislative session this year. I shared my thoughts on the same in a recent op-ed in the Lake Oswego Review: Oregonians Deserve Better. But what do you think? I would love to know how you think we can and should do better. Or, if you think our representatives are already acting responsibly, I'd love to hear your views on that too. Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.