Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Legislature in action

It's just after midnight, and the state's House of Representatives is debating ESHB 1307, a bill which would guarantee free speech and press rights for high school and college students. The deadline for passage of bills from committee is Wednesday.

Listening to the debat, particularly from those opposed, has been enlightening. Most of the opposing arguments have dealt mainly with the doom-and-gloom scenarios of lawsuits and threats of canceling newspapers. They just don't ring true. Threats aren't logical debate.

It's been an interesting debate.

-- Wenatchee, Wash.

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