Tuesday, January 16

Lawless Lawmakers

Guess. Yup from Madison. City council members are adding on to their oath of office to uphold the Wisconsin constitution. They don't like the marriage amendment that a large majority (59%) of the good voting people of Wisconsin voted for so they are adding that they will "work to eliminate this section from the Constitution and work to prevent any discriminatory impacts from its application."

They have the right to express their disagreement with the constitution, but they run because they want to uphold the law not just trash it when they feel like it.

The Wisconsin State Journal reports that Daniel Ross did the noble thing: he resigned fromthe board since he couldn't uphold the constitution. If you can't live under Wisconsin law then you shouldn't be living here let alone trying to serve in elected office.

We all in a way by virtue of being citizens pledge to uphold the law whether we think it is perfect or not. If such disrespect for the law were appropriate I can think of numerous interpretationsof the state and federal Constitution I would like to add an addendum to.

4 Comments:

JesusIsJustAlrightWithMe said...

"If you can't live under Wisconsin law then you shouldn't be living here let alone trying to serve in elected office."

None of them said they can't live under the law. They just said that they would work to change it.

BrittLeigh said...

Ha, Lucas, your title says it all!!

JesusIsJustAlrightWithMe said...

No it doesn't. The title is bullshit. They're not lawless lawmakers. They're lawmakers that are saying that they will make and effort to MAKE LAW. They are doing so completely legally.

Jake said...

I guess all the gay-haters should have left the state instead of engaging in their "lawless" (at least by Lucas' reasoning) activities of trying to ban any kind of gay rights!