Back in September I asked readers to fill in this blank: “There ought to be a law about _____.”
Now that the great big election is behind us, there must be some lawmakers looking for some things to do.
So here we go with some of those suggestions:
Cecilia Barton of Cloverdale wants a law dear to my own heart. The Do Not Call Registry should apply to political robocalls, she says, so that victims of those infernal things can opt out of receiving them.
The campaign robocalls calls to her home started in August, and continued all the way through election day. Often, there were six or seven a day, Barton told me. They came from all over: Boston, Mass., Washington, D.C., Staunton — and many other places.
“You can’t lay down if you want to, you can’t cook dinner without an interruption,” Barton told me.
Almost all of them were from Republican entities. She got so upset the called Rep. Bob Goodlatte’s office, where an aide promised she would pass Barton’s idea on to Goodlatte.
“I’ve been totally bombarded . . . some of which I can’t disconnect from,” she said. “I’m sick and tired of it.”
Mr. Goodlatte, Barton and I are waiting for you to introduce that bill.
That wasn’t the only campaign-related law that ought to be.
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