Saturday, March 26, 2011

The Next Step in Fascism, from the State of Wisconsin

And a new low in contempt for the rule of law:

"Wisconsin: Anti-Union Bill Published Despite Restraining Order

The Legislative Reference Bureau, a nonpartisan bill drafting and library organization that works for the state Legislature in Wisconsin, published the controversial anti-union bill. A Dane County judge has put a restraining order on implementation of the bill. However, the LRB claims in a footnote that the restraining order only applies to the Secretary of State, who normally publishes bills.

With the bill officially published, the Secretary of Administration, Mike Heubsch, put out a statement: “Today the administration was notified that the LRB published the budget repair bill as required by law. The administration will carry out the law as required.” Laws in Wisconsin normally take effect the day after publication.

This means that, despite a restraining order against the implementation of the bill, the Governor’s office plans to implement it anyway."

This is dictatorship.  Welcome to Republican America, where everyone is a patriot, and the Constitution is sacred writ.

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