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“Useless laws weaken the necessary laws.”Charles-Louis de Secondat, baron de La Brède et de Montesquieu (1689 – 1755)

May 23, 2012

Gov. Nixon sets Aug. 7 election on right to pray

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon today issued a proclamation setting the vote on a constitutional right to pray for the Aug, 7, 2012, ballot.

House Joint Resolution No. 2, passed by the General Assembly in 2011, proposes a constitutional amendment to Article I, Section 5, of the Missouri Constitution, guaranteeing the right to pray.  Without the Governor’s action today, the proposed constitutional amendment would have appeared on the Nov. 6, 2012, ballot.

Because the provisions of the amendment would be effective immediately if approved by voters, Gov. Nixon chose to set the election in August.

I suppose people could pray for a jobs bill from the Missouri General Assembly. That would be a waste of breath.

Previously:

HJR 2: “Useless laws weaken the necessary laws.” (December 30, 2010)

Department of Redundancy Department: Representative Mike McGhee (r) (January 4, 2010)

HJR 62: brace yourself for “Talk Like a Pirate Day” (May 5, 2010)