SECTION 1 POLITICAL POWER.
All political power is inherent in the people, and governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed, and are established to protect and maintain individual rights.
You got that? "ALL POLITICAL POWER IS INHERENT IN THE PEOPLE."
Seems relatively simple, doesn't it? Yet many, particularly on the Left, seem incapable of grasping this simple fact, a fact that should be the basis for ANY public discussion concerning our Legislature.
Unless, of course, you could care less about what the people of this state actually want. Unless your agenda just happens to match the agenda of the Leftists running this state's government.
THEN you have the SUPREME arrogance to say this:
"It would be an inappropriate interference in the legislative process for the courts to bar imposition of the 3-cents-per-gallon gas tax increase that goes into effect July 1."
The democrat-fringe controlled Legislature knew exactly what they were doing when they put an emergency clause on this piece of crap. They did it for one reason and one reason only: to make it as difficult as possible for the people to have a say.
Governments hereabouts have learned that they can circumvent the will of the people they would govern (You know, kinda like Sen. Durbin's Nazis?) by bonding the money out as soon as possible. If you're a member of the Taliban City Government of Vancouver, you actually sue the people you would govern to insure that they would have no say in these matters.
So now, those struggling to give the people a say in their government want the courts to order that the government of this state hold off on collecting the money that they set about to collect as fast as possible, until the deadline passes for signature gathering on this initiative, and if the signatures are gathered in time, to suspend collection of the gas tax at least until November.
Some see this as an "inappropriate interference" in the legislative process.
I see the determination of the democrat socialists infesting our Legislature to put a bogus emergency clause on this tax as "inappropriate interference" in democracy.
And I believe MY "interference" trumps that of the PI.
Wednesday, June 22, 2005
Gas Tax Increase: Pennies buy plenty
SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER EDITORIAL BOARD
It would be an inappropriate interference in the legislative process for the courts to bar imposition of the 3-cents-per-gallon gas tax increase that goes into effect July 1.
The increase is part of a 9.5-cent boost to be phased in over four years. Opponents of the gas tax increases have asked a Thurston County judge to delay collection until after their July 8 deadline for collecting signatures on an initiative to repeal it.
Further, if the opponents get the requisite number of signatures to put the question on the ballot, they want the court to stay collection of the increase until after the November election.