1.29.2015

Art of Modern War: Know Your Legislature

It is said that if you know your enemies and know yourself,
you will not be imperiled in a hundred battles;

if you do not know your enemies but do know yourself,
you will win one and lose one; 

if you do not know your enemies nor yourself,
you will be imperiled in every single battle.

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My time in the trenches of court reporting taught me a lot about American bureaucracy; mostly that a good amount of people have no clue about the laws they live under, including officers of courts. My informal education of laws has now become never ending and each day of life continues to add more nuggets to my peculiar knowledge base.

The fact of the matter is, the majority of people do not know about the laws they live under because they do not care to know about the laws they live under, as is proven by how many people bother to know the laws that govern their own driver's license...a legal document that drivers sign indicating they read the laws and will uphold the laws while driving. Sit through enough car wreck depositions and you begin to recognize the value of knowing the laws that govern you while driving.

Do you know the laws that govern your driver's license?
It is RCW 46.20 for Washington residents.

Driving aside, each state has lots of other laws and more potential laws are being submitted every day while state legislatures are in session. The Washington State 2015 legislative session began January 12th and will go until April 26th; see the cutoff calendar here.


Already there are lots of bills being submitted in Olympia and reading them makes me scared to read more. Forget books; if you want a good fright, read laws.

Committee Agendas - Today

(Incomplete List -- See Daily Agenda for Complete List)
 
Labor - 1/29/2015 8:00:00 AM
Full Committee
House Hearing Rm D
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA 98504
 
Possible Executive Session:

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Commerce & Gaming - 1/29/2015 9:00:00 AM
House Hearing Rm C
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA 98504
Full Committee
 
Possible Executive Session:

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Technology & Economic Development - 1/29/2015 1:30:00 PM
House Hearing Rm C
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA 98504
Full Committee
 
Possible Executive Session:

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In conclusion I ponder:
  • What would people do if governments did not make their choices for them? 
  • Would people even know what to do if governments did not make their choices for them?


Thank you for thinking!


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