Monday, February 27, 2012

Truth Defined!

Lost and Stolen follow up.  House Bill 1523.

"Local elected officials are not above the law, and I think it's arrogant and disrespectful of the citizens of this state when you have a local elected official who thinks they can pass any law they want willy-nilly," said state Rep. Daryl Metcalfe, a Butler County Republican who is the bill's prime sponsor.
Who doesn't believe this??  Think about Gay Marriage in some towns but not others, Motorcycle helmet laws in some towns and not others. There are many discrimination laws that these little Napoleon municipal leaders could decide to do, and actually do at times.  They hide behind quotes and toughness of, "If the State won't protect my residents, I will"! What those residents don't know is he/she has Qualified Immunity, they can not get in trouble for breaking the law in this case. They know the Sate preempts their law but they also know there is no penalty for ignoring the State oversight!
So all this law does is make local governments responsible for the laws they make if it impinges on a citizen with financial penalty, INDIVIDUAL financial penalty!  I bet, and feel free to challenge me to a fair bet, that if this Bill passes, these 30 municipalities will drop these bogus ordinances inside of 6 months.  Do I have any takers? 

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