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A “People’s” Filibuster? Gimme a Break

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Last night a bill was effectively killed in the Texas Senate Chamber – not because of parliamentary proceeding or because of lack of votes, but because an outside mob effectively created so much noise that the chamber could not function and the bill lapsed.

The bill would effectively shut down abortion clinics that conducted abortions after 20 weeks (which, since the baby is viable, it’s basically clinical murder).  It gets me why a woman who knows she’s already pregnant after four months would elect to destroy her baby after that fact after carrying it for that long, but evidently, some people just don’t get it.

The bill was on its way to passage through the Texas senate when a mob blew in, and, encouraged by Democrat senators who called such a demonstration as, “democracy in action” and a “people’s filibuster”.  What if we had done the same thing with respect to your constant attempts to block gun bills?  What if we came in, all carrying firearms and interfered with the process through intimidation and unruly behavior?  Would Democrats actually call that democracy in action then?  Oh heck no.  Because it’s only that way when it suits them.

The way I see it, all 400 of those women should be rounded up, arrested, and charged with disturbing the peace.  After that, Gov. Perry should call the Senate back into session to repeat the vote and allow the process to work properly, after censuring the Democrats of the chamber who encouraged the mob to continue interfering with the process.  The US Constitution nor the Texas Constitution does not give them the right to be an unruly mob that interferes with the political process.  To allow this sets a bad precedent, that we can simply interfere with the political process to kill bills that we don’t want to pass.  The First Amendment speaks clear in this matter:

Congress shall make no law…abridging….the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

People have a right to speak.  They don’t have a right to interfere with the political process.  And it isn’t democracy when we’re dealing with 400 people who are not peaceably assembling.


Written by The Rabid Conservative

June 26, 2013 at 9:11 am

Posted in Culture, Social Issues

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