Wednesday, September 07, 2016

In my view: By ignoring the State Supreme Court, the Lawmakers ARE "doing their job."

In the rag's essentially weekly demand that the legislature raise taxes... on everyone but newspapers, of course... they again show an ignorance about how the law works, how legislation works and what the actual power... or lack thereof... of courts actually are.

Imagine these same morons a few years ago.

In fact, it's, say, 1857.  The Supreme Court of the United States has just announced a decision on a small case that you might have heard of: Dred Scott et al v. Sandford.

People generally, particularly in the northern parts of the United States, were appalled by these results... wherein:
Scott claimed that he and his wife should be granted their freedom because they had lived in Illinois and the Wisconsin Territory for four years, where slavery was illegal. The United States Supreme Court decided 7–2 against Scott, finding that neither he nor any other person of African ancestry could claim citizenship in the United States, and therefore Scott could not bring suit in federal court under diversity of citizenship rules. Moreover, Scott's temporary residence outside Missouri did not bring about his emancipation under the Missouri Compromise, which the court ruled unconstitutional as it would "improperly deprive Scott's owner of his legal property."
An editorial demanding that local sheriffs round up freed slaves and return them to their owners. I mean, after all, the Supreme Court has spoken, right?

First, merely because a Court makes a decision by no means makes that decision correct.

Secondly, as I have stated repeatedly on this blog, the Supreme Court has zero authority, power or ability to force the legislature to do anything... including to willingly fork over their budget and revenue authority to Nine Dwarfs from Puget Sound.

Now, of course, the Democratian displays their lack of knowledge of what representative government is and how it works by demanding that the "legislature do it's job."

Which, of course, by ignoring the court is absolutely what they ARE doing.

You see, the local version of the Soviet Communist daily newspaper, Izvestia Pravda Columbian, has zero problem with the legislature when it's doing what THEY want them to do, because the fringe-left brain trust running that show has proven, repeatedly, that they simply don't give a damn about what the people want when what the people want conflicts with their agenda.

The rag, entirely leftist, friend of expansionist government and higher taxes for everything... as long as those taxes don't apply to THEM, you understand... has joined with the Court's illegal and unsustainable demands to waste billions more of our tax dollars on a failing, inept, incompetent and unresponsive education plant to enrich their fellow leftists.

I have REPEATEDLY stated that the way to get rid of the Court in this issue is to actually have the legislature do the following, in any order:

1.  Pull up your big girl panties and legislatively define what the phrase "paramount duty" actually means.
I don't, for one second, believe it means that, oh yeah, any court anywhere that disagrees with the current legislative interpretation can subsequently order the legislature of this or any other state to act as a result... any more than the legislature can order the Court to adjudicate certain outcomes.

Nor does the phrase "paramount duty" mean that the legislature must meet some entirely arbitrary standard imposed on it by a bunch of out-of-touch leftists who have accepted money from the WEA and other leftist outfits who demand the Court do what they are doing: attempt to extort the legislature and through them, us taxpayers, into forking over additional billions even though there is zero proof of any kind that the problem with our educational outcomes is money.

And educational outcomes should be the only concern of government.

The ambiguity of the phrase "paramount duty" is part and parcel of this idiocy.`  Take it away from them by telling THEM

"Conflict of interest," anyone?
2.  Cut the Supreme Court's budget, reducing their number from it's current nine.
Nine justices are not needed.  California, a state with over 5 times our population seems to muddle through with 7. We, then, are wasting millions on unneeded justices that typically vote in lock step with their fringe-left, law-as-politics decisions.  I understand that the state constitution calls for five justices, and these clowns are all about what THEY think it says... when THEY want it to say it.
3.  Ignore them.
Send them a nice letter on legislative letterhead saying, in effect, hey.. you know what?

We appreciate your input.  Thanks for telling us what you think.

But in reality, we both know that such is all it is: what you THINK, and since you have no control over us in any way, we're going to treat your opinion as such, because we are not ABOUT to abrogate legislative authority to you.

Thanks for playing.
You see, to that end, the Legislature's inaction DOES represent us and IS "doing their job."

That's why it's called "representative government."  NOT "judicial government."

Ultimately, the final arbiter of how the legislature is doing on this or any other issue isn't the state Supreme Court.

It's the voter.  And I have yet to see anyone around here... even Ann "Gas Tax" Rivers... run on a platform of jacking up our taxes by billions to pay for a Supreme Court fantasy.

But then, Gas Tax never let us in on her plan to screw us last time on the gas tax and tab fee increases, either... so guess what?

Meanwhile, it's not surprising that the Democratian doesn't get it.  Or, perhaps, and more likely, they DO get it... but hell, we all know this cancer on our local community isn't above the odd lie every now and then, is it?

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