State lawmakers should spend less time reading Glenn Beck novels and more time killing dumb bills.
Legislators faced a deadline last week for completing work on most of the 2,309 bills and resolutions introduced this winter. Despite the brutal workload, they managed to find time for brochure bills, measures that lack both purpose and common sense yet nevertheless will be featured prominently on campaign literature in this election year.
First up was a resolution penned by Del. Scott Lingamfelter, one of the legion of Republicans hoping to be the next lieutenant governor. The resolution notifies U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and members of Congress that Virginia legislators are both concerned and confused about Agenda 21.