As a strong supporter of accountability through transparency (and a cautious supporter of common sense), I signed the Sunlight Foundation‘s Read The Bill petition calling for passage of a simple law requiring that the full text of any U.S. Congressional legislation be published on the Internet for the public (and our Senators and Representatives) to read a minimum of 72 hours prior to Congressional debate. For example: Not that I personally want to read the 1100 page American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, but I think it would have been appropriate for someone to do so prior to the (underinformed) debate and passage of the largest spending bill in history.