February 11, 2005
Not Worth the Paper
The last time Tennessee voters amended the State Constitution (well, there were two amendments, but one that got the most attention), a primary intent was to provide additional state funding for educational purposes. It appears that a new referendum will be on its way to a ballot near you after the House [likely] passes the "gay marriage ban" bill by a 2/3 margin. This time, legislators (granted, by way of myriad constituents) are seeking to amend the Constitution -- and to place with that all of the costs associated with years of legislative and electoral activity -- where the result would include no fiscal improvement, and no foreseeable benefit to any Tennesseean. It would not expand or enhance any individual liberty, nor would it define our civic makeup (er, that's synonymous with "constitution") any further.
Um, tell me again why we are doing this?
Government | By joe lance | 10:26 AM
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