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They don’t even bother trying to hide the insanity anymore.

Introduced yesterday in the House:

FIRST REGULAR SESSION

HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 31

96TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY

INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVES WELLS (Sponsor), POLLOCK, FRAKER, RIDDLE, CURTMAN, FRANZ, LOEHNER, SCHOELLER, WRIGHT, KLIPPENSTEIN, DENISON, FLANIGAN, TILLEY, DIEHL, ALLEN, GATSCHENBERGER, SCHAD, WYATT, LAIR, HOSKINS, THOMSON, STREAM, LARGENT, GUERNSEY, DUGGER, LASATER, FISHER, BAHR, PHILLIPS, SATER, ELMER, GRISAMORE, PARKINSON, BERRY, KELLEY (126), LONG, SMITH (150), LICHTENEGGER, ENTLICHER, DAVIS, BRATTIN, CRAWFORD, CAUTHORN, NETH, LANT, REIBOLDT, BROWN (85), FUHR, REDMON, JOHNSON, BERNSKOETTER, JONES (117), CIERPIOT, BRANDOM, ASBURY, WALLINGFORD, LEARA, LAUER, McNARY, HIGDON, HOUGHTON, FAITH, KEENEY, FITZWATER, FRANKLIN, HINSON, LEACH, HAMPTON, MEADOWS, DAY, SILVEY, BURLISON, JONES (89), RUZICKA, KOENIG, McGHEE, SCHATZ, CROSS, SHUMAKE, FUNDERBURK, WIELAND, SCHARNHORST, CONWAY (14), ZERR, HAEFNER, BROWN (116), FREDERICK, CASEY, SCHIEFFER, CONWAY (27), ATKINS, McDONALD, McMANUS, HODGES, HARRIS, TAYLOR, AULL, SWEARINGEN, WEBB, FALLERT, NANCE, WETER, MARSHALL, SCHIEBER, COOKSON, ROWLAND AND SCHNEIDER (Co-sponsors).

1657L.01I                                                                                                                 D. ADAM CRUMBLISS, Chief Clerk

JOINT RESOLUTION



Submitting to the qualified voters of Missouri an amendment repealing section 1 of article V of the Constitution of Missouri, and adopting one new section in lieu thereof relating to the judicial department.

Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring therein:

           That at the next general election to be held in the state of Missouri, on Tuesday next following the first Monday in November, 2012, or at a special election to be called by the governor for that purpose, there is hereby submitted to the qualified voters of this state, for adoption or rejection, the following amendment to article V of the Constitution of the state of Missouri:

           Section A. Section 1, article V, Constitution of Missouri, is repealed and one new section adopted in lieu thereof, to be known as section 1, to read as follows:

           Section 1. The judicial power of the state shall be vested in a supreme court, a court of appeals consisting of districts as prescribed by law, and circuit courts. The courts provided for in this section, when exercising their judicial authority, shall uphold and adhere to the law as provided in the United States Constitution, the Constitution of Missouri, the United States Code, federal regulations promulgated pursuant thereto, and if necessary the law of another state of the United States, provided the law of the other state does not include Sharia law, in making judicial decisions. The courts shall not look to the legal precepts of other nations or cultures. Specifically, the courts shall not consider international law or Sharia law. The provisions of this section shall apply to all cases before the respective courts, including but not limited to cases of first impression.

[emphasis in original]

“…The courts shall not look to the legal precepts of other nations or cultures. Specifically, the courts shall not consider international law or Sharia law. …”

That would explain some people’s attitudes about torture being permissible and acceptable.

Then there’s this small matter:

Article VI

…This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any state to the Contrary notwithstanding…

The stoopid, it burns. Ignorance of over two hundred years of legal practice in this country is no excuse for bigotry:

Marbury v. Madison 5 U.S. 137 (1803)

…In Great Britain, the King himself is sued in the respectful form of a petition, and he never fails to comply with the judgment of his court…

Uh, Great Britain was not the United States in 1803 and it still isn’t now.

Morans.

There’s obviously no hope of the Missouri General Assembly making any timely progress on passing the state budget and job creation initiatives is there?