This article just blows me away. State lawmakers and local government officials are challenging the constitutionality of the Colorado's Taxpayer's Bill of Rights.
It would be hilarious if it wasn’t so stinking sad that elected officials think they need less democracy to better represent their constituents. The lawsuit says, among other things:The suit alleges that TABOR, which prohibits the legislature from raising taxes without a vote of the people, limits the General Assembly's power in violation of the U.S. Constitution guarantee that states have a "republican" government, in which the authority to govern is given to elected officials.
"At our nation's birth, some 3 million citizens acted through their representatives at a constitutional convention to commit the nation to a government of representative democracy, a republic, and rejected direct democracy," the lawsuit argues. "Today, the Constitution carries the same commitment in a nation of over 300 million people."
So these Republicans and Democrats believe that their constituents are infringing upon the constitutional right of the state government to tax and spend as much as it wants?
How are idiots like this getting elected?
Denver Post Article
Link to Lawsuit