Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Gov. Gregoire Pulls an Obama

Gov. Gregoire of Washington didn't like what she saw when the state legislature took up a climate change bill. They weren't rushing headlong to plunge the state even deeper into the economic abyss. So, she decided to write an Executive order achieving the same goal.

Fortunately, there are still some sensible people here and they've decided to sue the dictatorial bitch.
“We believe Gov. Gregoire’s climate change executive order is an unconstitutional order,” said Michael Reitz, director of the Evergreen Freedom Foundation’s Constitutional Law Center, who represents the taxpayers in this case.

“We have democratic process for a reason. The people of this state expect their lawmakers and elected officials to follow the law just like anyone else. The governor shouldn’t bypass the Legislature, regardless of her objectives.

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“Gov. Gregoire violated the doctrine of separation of powers by snatching a failed bill out of the legislative process and issuing it in the form of an executive order. If the governor wants to pass laws, she’s in the wrong branch of government.

Massive kudos to Michale Reitz and the Freedom Foundation's Constitutional Law Center. Now if they could only get her impeached.

1 comment:

Ted Amadeus said...

One thing they have in Canada we desperately need here is an extended form of the "vote of no confidence" in administrations, gubernatorial and presidential. Same for those freaking bureaucrats on the bench!