By J. Kb

8 thoughts on “Threatening Texans with everything they want”
  1. My question, one that I’ve not seen answered in the press, is when can the seats of these politicians that refuse to show up for their jobs be declared vacant? Seems to me, if one is elected to a position, one must perform the duties inherent in that position or be fired.

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    1. The other part of the puzzle is why TX apparently has a quorum well in excess of 50% of the membership. Congress has a 50% quorum; that makes sense because it prevents a minority pulling a stunt like this. A higher quorum is what makes this possible.
      I’m guessing that a fix would require a Constitutional amendment. Would be worth agitating for.

      1. My understanding (which could be wrong, I haven’t looked it up) is that the quorum rule is statutory, not in the state Constitution. 50% ought to be a sufficient quorum for any legislative body, IMO. And the Legislature, being handily controlled by the Republicans, definitely needs to fix this if it is indeed within their power.

  2. Got that right! I have lived in TX for almost 25 years now, and I would be ecstatic if the state went ahead and left the USA. I can’t believe I am saying that, but it’s true. I suspect that would get rid of a lot of $*$& Democrats, too.

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