You're not going to believe this:
Congresswoman Martha Roby (R-Ala.) is sponsoring HR 205, The Geometric
Simplification Act, declaring the Euclidean mathematical constant of
pi to be precisely 3.
"That long-held empirical value of pi, I am not saying it should be
necessarily viewed as wrong, but 3 is a lot better," said Roby, the 34-
year old legislator representing Alabama's second congressional
district, ushered into office in the historic 2010 Republican mid-term
Roby, raised in Montgomery, Ala., is on the House Committee on
Education and the Workforce, and the Subcommittee on Early Childhood,
Elementary and Secondary Education.
"It's no panacea, but this legislation will point us in the right
direction. Looking at hard data, we know our children are struggling
with a heck of a lot of the math, including the geometry incorporating
pi," Roby said. "I guarantee you AMERICAN SCORES WILL GO UP ONCE PI IS
3. (my emphasis) It will be so much easier."
"For decades, we've all been learning that pi is this crazy
'irrational' number. And any number with no end is, not, well, it
makes it really hard," Roby said. "We talked about making pi 3-and-a-
third, but that wouldn't really help, because you're still then stuck
with endless threes."
HR 205 is expected to pass the House of Representatives but even if it
also passes in the Senate -- unlikely with Democrats maintaining a
slim majority -- President Obama has pledged to veto.
I went to her Web site & it's there! Along with other items that make
Sarah Palin look like Einstein.