What to ask your politicians
I ask them, "what have you done last week?'. They may say they wrote a law on this or that. So I tell them, "Oh, you wrote a law, to benefit your constituents?"
"Would it bother you if some other legislature--say, the N.Y. state assembly, or the U.K. House of Commons--could prevent you from passing that law, because they wrote one like it last year, and now they own the statuatory language, the legal mechanisms, and underlying ideas?
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