Don't require scripting
A requirement for scripting creates endless browser compatibility issues, opens countless security holes, and creates conflicts with beneficial browser security features and plug-ins. It also paves the way for spying on users. For example, on this page, there are "Google analytics" scripts which spy on users' activities! It is highly inappropriate for any government Web site to enable spying on visitors by a private corporation.
Brett Glass commented
Oh, and scripting also makes this site soooo sloooooooow to load that it's absolutely painful to use. With no added information content. I just waited nearly 30 seconds just to see the list of comments....