Friday, June 23, 2006

I'd love to ask him

First - on the rule of law. Show me a society where there is no rule of law, and I will show you a society where the weakest have no chance - and the strongest show no restraint. The rule of law is the glue that holds together Oregon´s communal bonds, and makes a functioning government possible. What some people have lost sight of is that the rule of law demands an orderly process, and an orderly process requires a unique role for each branch of government.

What we can´t do is pick and choose which laws we want to follow - or create new ones just for ourselves. That is a recipe for disaster.

This is governor Kulongoski talking about... gay marriage. It would be great to have this speech quoted back to him along with a question about his position on illegal immigration. How he would weasel out of that one I don't know... oh wait, yes I do, he would glare at whoever asked and then suggest that they be more "respectful."

Because as his employer we have no right to ask him tough questions.

Teddy's Speech

3 comments:

Ric said...

Teddy K hurts the poor.

Mr. Governor - why are you punishing the poor and making things more difficult for them, while not impacting the rich - like you ?
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Ans: Global Warming; Women and Children Hurt Most.
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"The governor is very pleased," said Lonn Hoklin, a spokesman for the governor, who pushed the standards past a political roadblock in the Legislature by using a procedure called a "line-item" veto.

What Teddy has done is mandated an increase in the price of a new car by - $1200 - $3000 perhaps more.

This AP story in the Statesman Journal is pretty poor - no real information is presented. Alas it is what I found for coverage via Oregon Watchdog.

I stuck some random thoughts about this over on my blog.

jwalker said...

That was bizarre. I thought it was some right-wing commentator talking about immigration. I was really taken aback when I saw the hypocrisy. And I thought I couldn't be shocked anymore.

BEAR said...

Wow! A Democrat using the phrase, "rule of law" in a sentence......and his head didn't explode! Clinton must be rolling over in his intern's bed!! Stunning, isn't it.