GARY JOHNSON 2016
There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.... John Rogers
Hey! That'd be a good thing!
Thank you, Quazi!
Unlike freedom of speech you can modify the quorum rules at a state level. You can modify the rules to state that if you deliberately refuse to show to up in order to prevent a quorum the vote will still go on and you will forfeit your vote. You can also ban filibusters, you can choose whether or not something only needs a simple majority,55% majority a 60% majority and so on.Just like freedom of speech just because you can say something doesn't mean you should.
It would be dishonorable of a politician to not use any legally available means to support and enact legislation his voters support and to oppose and prevent legislation his voters are against. I know that if republicans had the ability to fillabuster Obamacar and they didn't I would be severely pissed at them.These Dem Senators should have a little more Honor.
"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"
Cicero Marcus Tullius
"ethics violations"??? Compel means what it says, so how about we wonder why the Guv hasn't directed his AG to issue an "arrest warrant" for each member to compel them to come back? Either the Guv acts in "the public interest" and plays hardball or he doesn't!
The rogue legislators have an ally in IL Governor Quinn who is feeling almost giddy:I wonder just how giddy he'd be feeling if he had to refuse a bench warrant from a judge in his neigboring state of WI? If he did and I was Guv of WI I'd ask a federal court judge to hold him in contempt and advise him that he better respect a legally issued and served warrant or face the consequences. A little brown in the bloomers can be a wonderful motivator.Gov. Quinn: Fleeing Lawmakers Welcome in Illinois, Not ‘Hiding’
Updated: Friday, 25 Feb 2011, 12:36 PM CST
Published : Friday, 25 Feb 2011, 12:36 PM CST
FOX Chicago News
Chicago - As Democratic lawmakers from Wisconsin and Indiana have fled to Illinois, Gov. Pat Quinn is trying to downplay any tension between our state and neighboring ones.
The governor objects to the idea that those lawmakers from other states are "hiding out."
"They're not hiding out. They're visiting Illinois, and we're happy they're here. I talked to one of their leaders, I think on Sunday, and they're always welcome," Quinn said. "Regional differences don't really help any state. We got to work as a region. And I’m head of the midwest Governor's Association. We're meeting this weekend on Sunday at 8. That ought to be a lot of fun."
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