Boy, that Legislature. Passing legislation against OU for having a pro-Darwin speaker, walking out on a gay pastor, voting against a rock song, passing laws against foreign languages "¦ passing a law declaring the federal government "criminal."
Oh, that last one? Yeah, they did that, according to a recent news release from Gov. Brad Henry's office.
According to that release, the Legislature passed House Joint Resolution 1003, which, as he put it, is "accusing U.S. leaders of constitutional crimes."
The governor's release explained that the resolution was billed as advocating the 10th Amendment and proclaiming Oklahoma a sovereign state, but actually declared the U.S. government and its leaders to be criminals.
"Furthermore," the release states, "HJR 1003 also alleges, without offering any evidence or explanation, that past and current U.S. leaders may have violated the Constitution and committed crimes against the states and the country. HJR 1003 also implies that the state should reject federal tax dollars paid to Washington, D.C., by Oklahoma citizens, an act that would prevent our tax dollars from being used in Oklahoma to address critical needs in transportation, education, health care, law enforcement, veterans programs and many other vital services beneficial to our state."
Henry was succinct about his decision to veto the measure. "In short, HJR 1003 could be detrimental to Oklahoma and does not serve the state or its citizens in any positive manner."
The release said if the governor signed the resolution, "it would have been distributed to the president, the U.S. Congress and other federal offices as an official statement from the state of Oklahoma."
Well, it's nice to know that Oklahoma's Legislature can represent the state in a good light.
Who wrote the law, are you wondering?
The usual suspects: It was first authored by state Rep. Charles "OKBOMB Conspiracy" Key, R-Oklahoma City. He was joined by Reps. Sally "Pistol-Packing Mama" Kern, R-Oklahoma City, Mike "No Flaming Lips" Reynolds, R-Oklahoma City, and a few others. In the Senate, comparable legislation was sponsored by Sen. Randy Brogdon, R-Owasso.
Next up from the Oklahoma Legislature? How about declaring the moonbat a protected species?