Before embarking on this incredible journey, I didn't have much more than a general knowledge of this intricate system that was set up for the people and by the people. As this summer has progressed my horizons have expanded exponentially, the foundation of eternal relationships has been laid, and lifelong memories have been made.
Prior to this experience I had a convoluted view of the legislative process. As with anything, the view from the outside looking in is always different from actually being in the mix. Before hand I thought there was too much restriction, too much interference, and too much delay. This couldn't be farther from the truth, there is a method to the madness. Certain aspects of the legislative process seem to have no rhyme or reason, however on the contrary everything has a reason. The legislative system is fraught with inherent failsafes and a strategically designed flow of legislature. These integral pieces of the legislative process ensure that no actions are taken hastily and that each process is questioned thoroughly. After contemplation, the realization that the speed of the legislative process, as much of an inconvenience it is for good/no-brainer is the beauty of the American system. This allows a bill to evolve into a well crafted piece of legislation, that hopefully helps the people as soon as it is enacted. It also affords the opportunity for certain situations to clear themselves up, which happens more than you think and shows that as important as legislation is, it isn't the answer to everything.
-The Wolf of Edenton Street