Wednesday, July 29, 2015

More Columbian stupidity: you cannot lock up legislators in this state.

Of the many mistakes the legislature has made... and they could fill a book... acknowledging the McCleary "decision" is at the top of the list.

This blog has been over the many legal reasons why: separation of powers, legislative immunity, immunity from civil suit... all of which reside in the very same state constitution the Nine Puget Sound Wizards point to as they spout their arbitrary decision, arbitrarily arrived at, with an arbitrary time table using arbitrary numbers.

The easiest solution would be for both Houses to go back into session... and do... nothing.

Meanwhile, a moron working for the Lazy C actually demands the arrest.... THE ARREST.... of legislators like this was Nazi Germany and he was Heinrich Himmler.

Legislators CANNOT be arrested.  In fact, during session, they can't even be served with any civil process:
SECTION 16 PRIVILEGES FROM ARREST. Members of the legislature shall be privileged from arrest in all cases except treason, felony and breach of the peace; they shall not be subject to any civil process during the session of the legislature, nor for fifteen days next before the commencement of each session.
Not even the morons on the state supreme court believe that failing to jump through their arbitrary hoop represents "Treason, felony and breach of the peace."

But like I said, the Houses can... and should... go back into session... and remain in session... and do absolutely nothing.

This can be done with minimal effort and essentially zero cost: the Houses can remain in proforma session indefinitely, thereby blocking any civil action indefinitely.

None of this would be needed had the GOP Senate told the Supreme Court to get bent.

But there has been a testicular issue under the control of Mark Schoesler, GOP Majority Leader.

The very first day they took control of the Senate, he should have held a press conference, thanked the Supreme Court for their consideration, and then told them to drop dead.

But no.  And now Sen. Ann "Gas Tax" Rivers is in charge of placating these weasels, handing over legislative authority to the Court. wasting billions of our money to try and keep them happy when NONE of that is needed.

Does education need more money?

Well, it all depends on the definition of need.  And that is no where to be found in the State Constitution.

So, the matter is debatable.  But it's debatable by the representatives of the people.  And ultimately, if the people don't like the results of the debate, then the people can exercise their ultimate power at the ballot box and replace these representatives until they do like the outcome.

Thus, the incessant sniveling and whining of the fringe-left nutjobs at the Lazy C over this issue might make them feel better, but has zero basis in legal fact.

The Supreme Court of this state can no more require the legislature to legislate than the legislature can require the Supreme Court to exercise their judicial function.

What the legislature CAN do... and should do... is cut the size of the Supreme Court back to five, and shift those savings immediately to the SPI.

The constitutional requirement for the Supreme Court is 5, there's no need for 9.

And for those who believe their is, I would point to California, which has roughly 5 times our population... but only 7 supreme court justices.

Meanwhile, every time the clowns at the Lazy C demand the arrest of legislators for ANYthing, they look more like blithering idiots.

The only question here is what will the legislature do about it?

Because every time they give an inch, they're ceding their authority to these clowns.  And every time they do something like that, they're merely encouraging those fringe-left morons to expand their authority while the legislature's authority retracts.

And if the legislature goes along with this program, it's a matter of time until the Court begins to make demands in other areas as they make up, literally, out of whole cloth, all of the other ways they can control this state's government since clearly, the legislature lacks the balls to do anything about it... except to cave.

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