Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Can you smell that?

Things are getting more serious by the day, folks.

Do you understand what the widest possible ramifications of this sort of dictatorial behaviour might entail?

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Anonymous Mark B. said...

Could be that I'm just particularly dense today, but my reading of the story gives me the distinct impression that the folks advocating for the initiative -- and I 100% endorse the sentiment -- did a piss-poor job of first articulating it, second tightening up the language legally, and third defending it at both the state and Federal levels.

I really hate to say this, but it looks to me on the surface that the court had no choice if they were to be legally consistent. I have no idea what the individual justice's ideologies are, but those of us on this side of the aisle have complained for years -- with no small measure of provocation -- about an activist judiciary legislating from the bench. That razor cuts both ways.

If I'm in the Florida legislature, I'd say lets take another crack at this by addressing the court's concerns head on. If they did so and the court still rejected the concept you have a better idea of who you're dealing with.


4:52 PM  
Blogger theirritablearchitect said...

You're probably right, as I had to stop at the, "misleading and ambiguous language," juncture. Couldn't finish it, to be honest, and I don't really give a damn about the rest. I'm still pissed about other, unrelated stuff.

This was just something that crossed my eyes at the wrong moment.

2,000 pages of misleading and ambiguous language was forced down our throats by Congress, too, but I don't see anyone addressing that bit with any of the Federal Appeals Courts, either. I'm thinking they'd deny standing to someone like you and me (yes, I'm in an irritable mood right now.)

Sorry, I'm not fumed at you, Mark, it's a matter of principle at this point. It appears to me that anyone at the teat of government right now is all about backing the play of their other fellow slackers, regardless of the right/wrong of it all.

This folly of government has gone on too long, and it needs fixin', in a big way.

I'm hoping to see more of this state-thumbing-their-noses-at-the-Feds stuff, the further the Gummint spirals out of control.

5:33 PM  

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