The San Antonio Express-News offers this commentary on the Texas legislative session's "2,052 resolutions that range from political statements to self-congratulatory pats on the back."
These endless resolutions can be hilarious, and someone should make a website with the best examples.
Passing congratulatory resolutions does seem like a waste of time, and many observers might be tempted to say, "Hey, quit passing those stupid resolutions and get back to work!"
But actually, things might be better if they passed a lot more resolutions. Nearly all the "real bills" they pass turn out to be harmful. If the legislators spent their 140 days just passing these resolutions, we'd end up being a lot less burdened by government.
Many people want to tell legislators, "Get back to work!" But Libertarians are more inclined to say, "Please don't get back to work!"