I think the following from Downsize DC's description of the bill (http://www.downsizedc.org/etp/campaigns/27
) addresses your first two questions...
RTBA requires that . . .
• Each bill, and every amendment, must be read in its entirety
before a quorum in both the House and Senate.
• Every member of the House and Senate who plans to vote in the
affirmative – to vote for tax increases, for spending bills, for the
retention or creation of programs, in support of laws and
regulations – must sign a sworn affidavit, under penalty of perjury,
that he or she has attentively either personally read, or heard
read, the complete bill to be voted on.
• Every old law coming up for renewal under the sunset provisions
must also be read according to the same rules that apply to new bills.
• Every bill to be voted on must be published on the Internet at
least 7 days before a vote, and Congress must give public notice of
the date when a vote will be held on that bill.
• Passage of a bill that does not abide by these provisions will
render the measure null and void, and establish grounds for the law
to be challenged in court.
• Congress cannot waive these requirements.
As to your third question, if we word it more simply by asking, "How
does micromanaging the State advance the cause of liberty?", I think
the answer becomes more obvious -- micromanaging the State is part of
being vigilant against tyranny, and as the old quote goes, "Eternal
vigilance is the price of liberty."
Thanks for going to CPAC and helping Ron Paul win their straw poll
for the second year in a row! Anything interesting to report from the
Love & Liberty,
((( starchild )))