Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Right of Privacy, Democracy, and Idealism
Another example is the Republican members of the California Legislature. They oppose any increase in any tax, and they have the power to block any tax increase by the Legislature. The State constitution requires a 2/3 vote in each house to enact any tax increase. These same Republicans also oppose any democratic means of increasing taxes and refuse to vote to submit any such proposal to the voters of the State. The State constitution also requires a 2/3 vote in each house to submit such legislation to the voters. I don't know the name of the holy book of the California Republican legislators, but they believe and follow it just as fervently as the Taliban believe and follow the Koran.