Our legislative system caters only to the places and organizations that got them elected and to big money/big business, organizations and high-pressure lobbyists.
I believe the majority of citizens would favor:
l A zero speeding tolerance on large trucks. No one is enforcing this speed except the commercial vehicle enforcement (blue cars) and they’re so few and far between.
l Better law and strong enforcement on the smart alecks who alter the exhaust system on pickups to make all the noise possible. This is intentional noise.
l Make it a felony with loss of gun and hunting rights to shoot into property without the permission of the owner or resident.
l Outlaw machine-generated political phone calls.
l Ban pictures of intentionally killed animals in the newspapers, which are common around hunting and trapping seasons.
Common sense (alone) without big money/big business and powerful lobbyists has no influence in the legislative system. Rather, such latter forces would oppose any of the above positions. They also gave us heavier and larger trucks on the roads, favored status in the laws for operators of animal-AG facilities and the seat belt law.
In the history of Iowa, nothing ever generated so much opposition (from more than 400,000 citizens) as the seat-belt law, but this nanny law was forced down our throats anyway and then sold to us through favorable propaganda to make it become like a “religion.”
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