WI Democrat Senators Return - Here's a Cure for Future AWOL Democrat Cowards
by Bob Price on March 21, 2011 at 12:41 PM
Last weekend, the fourteen AWOL (Absent Without Leave) Democrat Senators from Wisconsin returned to the state capitol. Big whoop! These guys are traitors and cowards and deserve to be thrown out of office by their voters. Wisconsin allows for recall of elected officials. Now is the time for that to happen. Send a message that cowardice under fire is not allowed by elected officials.
A distrubing tactic is unfolding in the Democrat playbook. Instead of accepting the results of an election, when they can't win - they run! These senators were elected to do a job. Represent the people of their districts. ALL OF THEM! When these cowards fled the state to avoid losing a vote they didn't like, they abandoned the people of their district who wanted this vote to take place.
Texas Democrats began this cowardly practice when twice, in the last decade, first the House Democrats fled to Oklahoma and then, in the next session, Senate Democrats fled to New Mexico.
Wisconsin Democrats followed suit to stop the legislature from making necessary budgetary changes to balance their states budget. Last month 30 Indiana Democrats joined in the cowardly practice.
In our military, being AWOL is one of the most shameful of crimes that can be committed. It is the abandonment of one's responsibility and obligations. Especially in time of war, it is considered to be the mark of a coward.
This cowardly behavior must stop and I have a solution for the problem. A simple piece of legislation that would bring serious consequences to cowardly behavior. I propose Texas, Wisconsin and any other state who has problems with disloyal Democrats to submit and pass the following legislative act: (Substitute your state's name.)
“In the event that any member of the Texas House of Representatives or the Texas Senate, leaves the state of Texas during a regular or special legislative session, without permission of the Speaker of the House, or the President of the Senate for a period exceeding 3 business days and where such absence would prevent a quorum being established to allow said legislative body to conduct the business of the state; that members seat will be deemed to have been resigned by the member. The Governor of Texas would then appoint a replacement member to serve until a special election could be called to replace the member.”
Problem solved. I doubt any Democrat would flee the state and allow a Republican governor to name their replacement.
The small time our legislature is in session is very valuable. For it to be wasted by spoiled brats who want to take their football and leave because they can't get their way is sinful and should have serious consequences.
The legislative idea above has been submitted to my State Rep, Allen Fletcher. I hope he takes action with it. Please contact your state legislator or senator and ask them to submit this as a bill in the current legislative session. Stop AWOL Democrats today!