Do we need all those rules?

Many Texans opposed annual legislative session, changing the rules of the Texas legislature, or streamlining the Texas Constitution. We have multiple readings of bills, restrictive deadlines, and a host of other barriers that provide few meaningful protections against a corrupt legislative. At the same time, they complain when a filibuster derails the process as the time runs out on the 140-day session.

This reminds me of a line in the Disney movie, The Emporor’s New Groove: “Why do we even have that lever?”

When your legislative process makes less sense than a Disney film…

**** Update ****

A similar observation came up in Brewester Rockit

 


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