In Fredericksburg, Virginia, the local sport must be butting into another state's business
Read it here.
Sen. Jim Jeffords was elected as a Republican in 1988 by the people of Vermont. He left the Republican Party in 2001 and became an Independent.
This one man's decision changed the power within the U.S. Senate from Sen. Trent Lott to Sen. Tom Daschle.
Now, the country may face another tragedy because of a South Dakota law if Sen. Tim Johnson, elected as a Democrat, dies or does not make a full recovery.
Under that law, one man--Gov. Mike Rounds--can fill the vacancy with a temporary appointment, and that person would serve until the next general election.
Our country was founded on the premise of "we the people," and being misrepresented is just another example of why the U.S. Constitution needs to be amended to stop irregularities performed by state laws that adversely affect the federal government infrastructure.
The people voted but are not being heard. Why is common sense not common?Paul Waldowski
If you'll take note, Paul's concern for tragedy does not lie with the medical condition of our Senator. His version of tragedy is that "one man--Gov. Mike Rounds--can fill the vacancy with a temporary appointment, and that person would serve until the next general election."
My opinion? What an ass.
Paul apparently hasn't bothered to check on the law. It's not as if it was authored yesterday. It was passed years ago. Does anyone have any doubt that he might not be raising such a fuss if the Governor was of a different political persuasion? I certainly don't.
Paul ends his letter with the question "Why is common sense not common?" The answer? Because Paul cares more for the seat than the Senator.