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originally posted by: Blaine91555
It's always wrong for the minority to try and overrule the majority with trickery IMO.
originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: Blaine91555
The rule of law is the Foundation of Society. At what point does civil disobedience, even rebellion become the duty of the citizens to correct abuses by the government?
For example, as vastly unpopular as the law was at the time, would civil disobedience have been warranted? When does that become an appropriate response to take against a government?
California has cap and trade, and right now, they've turned it into their slush fund.
so seems the bills all die if they can avoid being found until june 30th so roughly 9 more days,not the most standard form of civl disobedience but it seems the angle they are going for
SALEM - Senate Republicans have left the Oregon Capitol with no apparent plans to return. Their absence puts into doubt whether Democrats will finish their business during the 2019 legislative session, which has to conclude by June 30. The GOP protest stems from Republicans’ staunch opposition to House Bill 2020, a massive proposal to regulate carbon emissions. A vote on the measure had been scheduled for Thursday. It’s already been a notably productive session for Democrats, who used their new supermajorities to pass their top policy priority — a new multibillion-dollar business tax to raise money for education — as well as other signature policies, such as a new rent control law and juvenile justice reforms. But the walkout threatens the future of dozens of other bills and puts funding for several large state agencies in jeopardy. The list of legislation that would die if Senate Republicans don’t return includes several Democratic priorities, including a bill that would allow undocumented immigrants to get legal driver’s licenses, a bill to modify the state’s death penalty, a bill that would refer an increase in the cigarette tax to voters, and a bill that would allow duplexes in single-family zoned neighborhoods in some cities.
originally posted by: Guyfriday
Exactly! Does being held at gunpoint (either literally or figuratively) count? This is literally forcing an issue on the people of Oregon. I get it that the people voted these politicians in, but if Oregon is anything like Washington State (which I believe it is) good luck trying to figure out if the votes were legitimately counted.
originally posted by: Strate8
Liberal infestations have destroyed many of the great places in our country and turned them into cesspools. Drugs, excess taxation, loss of rights, homelessness and crime follow them everywhere they go. Liberal policies turn people into victims which need to be "saved" by government run by the corrupt.
If the average person is smart, they'll vote with their feet and move while they still have their money.
Wis. Democrats Flee To Prevent Vote On Union Bill
A group of Democratic lawmakers in Wisconsin blocked passage of a sweeping anti-union bill Thursday by ignoring orders to attend a vote. Instead, they left the state to force Republicans to negotiate over the proposal.