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originally posted by: burdman30ott6
I did not know that the first time I drove through Oregon. I damn near pistol whipped some idiot in Baker City who bum rushed me to grab the nozzle out of my hand while I was looking for the card reader on the pump.
Oregon’s constitution allows the majority party to “compel” the attendance of absent members of the legislature.
originally posted by: Blaine91555
It's amazing it's being voted on anywhere, considering it's history in places like Spain. It simply does not work and it just inconveniences the citizens for no reason. I may be wrong, but I think unions are against it in general, a part of the Lefts base.
originally posted by: Guyfriday
This situation can go bad, or could end peaceably. It's going to depend on being reasonable. I started a thread about this yesterday (ATS: Mudpit)
It kind of goes over some of the issues of the crisis, and highlights the LtCol (ret) Boquist history a bit. Currently it looks like the GOP are mostly out of the state, but the session today was ended early (very early) since they don't have enough people there to hold any votes. The GOP are being fined 500$ daily for not showing up, and the State Police has been in talks with a few un-named GOP members.
As I brought up before in the above thread:
The votes of the GOP don't matter, but the votes are needed to do any business. This walkout is the GOP trying to get the DNC to come to a compromise that will help the entire state and not just a couple of cities.
If the State Police does force the GOP in to vote, will it matter at all, or should it even be counted? In a court of law a confession made under duress can be tossed out, so if these Senators feel like they were forced by the State Police to show up and vote, doesn't that fall into the same as "confessing under duress"?
Something nobody really want to see, but given the heated issue being presented, how will the country react to GOP members getting forced at gunpoint, shot, or even killed due to this issue? I'm sure no matter what happens the media will most likely be there to broadcast the return of these GOP members, and some of these GOP do have the background to make this situation go either way.