When In the Course of Human Events…
Our colleague Brian Gill has alerted us the the Senate Budget and Taxation Committee violating the due process of its citizens.
Strieff noted for the edification of Senator James Robey, Article 13 of the Maryland Constitution which states: “That every man hath a right to petition the Legislature for the redress of grievances in a peaceable and orderly manner.”
At the anti-tax rally on the opening day of the special session, Delegate Mike Smigiel recited another article of the Maryland Constitution, which given the Senate’s antics last night, and the general direction of this spending drunk legislature, bears repeating.
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That all persons invested with the Legislative or Executive powers of Government are the Trustees of the Public, and, as such, accountable for their conduct: Wherefore, whenever the ends of Government are perverted, and public liberty manifestly endangered, and all other means of redress are ineffectual, the People may, and of right ought, to reform the old, or establish a new Government; the doctrine of non-resistance against arbitrary power and oppression is absurd, slavish and destructive of the good and happiness of mankind.
We can’t reform the old or establish a new until 2010, but we can make life hell for those who think we are ATMs for their spendthrift habits.