- Oct 31, 2011
- Reaction score
- Political Leaning
- Very Conservative
Good job by the Tennessee governor. This bill violates the secular principles that our nation was founded on.
Maybe they looked at the North Carolina bathroom fiasco, and got wise.
To the bolded:I agree - was pretty sure he'd veto it, but now it's going to have to survive an effort already filed to override the veto. It only takes a bare majority in TN, but in most cases after a veto, enough votes switch sides to allow it to stand. We'll see next week when the legislature reconvenes.
I agree - was pretty sure he'd veto it, but now it's going to have to survive an effort already filed to override the veto. It only takes a bare majority in TN, but in most cases after a veto, enough votes switch sides to allow it to stand. We'll see next week when the legislature reconvenes.
To the bolded:
Wow, now isn't that interesting!
So it would seem the TN Constitution strongly supports the legislature (i.e. 'the people') over the governor (i.e, the administrator).
Actually, my comment of the 'legislature representing the people' was a bit theoretical and idealistic; we'd have to see who the legislators' real-life constituents are, and I suspect monied interests may often enough over-ride the citizenry.That's a good point - haven't thought about it that way. It honestly doesn't come up very often. Even our last democratic Governor vetoed very few bills and this is only Haslam's 4th as I recall in 6 years.
The paper says the sponsors have an unnamed poll that shows more than 60% support (doesn't surprise me really) but some big hitters in the business community have lined up against both the bathroom bill and this "official book" nonsense. So I'm guessing it doesn't get through - maybe just enough will be busy doing something else during that vote....
What a total waste of taxpayer $$. Like someone else posted...dont they have more important duties on behalf of the state?