So certainly, asking for 72 hours is not asking too much!

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A memo to those in the U.S. House of Representatives who are holding up the discharge petition on the 72-hour bill, which would force a vote on the bill requiring the online posting of all legislation and conference  reports for 72 hours before floor consideration.

From Rasmussen:

Eighty-three percent (83%) of U.S. voters say legislation should be posted online in final form and available for everyone to read before Congress votes on it. The only exception would be for extreme emergencies.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds only six percent (6%) of voters disagree with this approach while 10% are not sure.
And here’s the kicker:
Of those who favor posting congressional bills in their final form on the Internet, 64% say they should be available to the public two weeks or more before Congress votes and 29% favor posting bills one week before a vote. Just four percent (4%) think three days before a congressional vote is soon enough, while one percent (1%) say one day is enough.
In light of these results, it certainly shouldn’t be too much to ask for at least 72 hours of online posting of bills before a vote.  Tell your Representative to sign the discharge petition!