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Krista Davidson
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Considering the arduous journey that bills go through to become law, I’m surprised we get 10% passed. Natalie, thanks for sharing your resources. I found the Crash Course information particularly helpful. Even though lawmaking is so difficult, the presenter on Crash Course made an important point that helps me wrap my head around the process. The presenter said “It might be frustrating but strangely comforting that Congress and government as a whole were designed to make it difficult to get things done. A King can be efficient, but tyrannical. This reduces the likelihood that authoritarian laws would pass.” Even when it doesn’t seem that anything is getting accomplished between the legislative and executive branches these days, the picture is a little bit bigger for me now, and this is a small comfort.


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