Like clockwork, Indiana's Right-To-Work law is being challenged, in both State and Federal Court.
Okay. That's how it's done -- and so much simpler than legislators sneaking over the state line, or nitwits jammin' up the State Capitol building to the point of personal danger.
Look, the outcome may not always be to one's individual liking (I do not mention -- spit -- Obamacare; other persons might unmention Citizens United) but this actually is the checks-and-balances system at work. There's a law; some folks think it might clash with the state constitution or with other laws, so it gets hauled up before a judge or judges and we find out. And if enough people are unhappy with what the judges decide, why, we start over in the legislature; see Indiana's right-to-resist-unlawful-police-entry law and the miserable Indiana Supreme Court ruling that prompted it,* if you'd like an example.
I don't mind seeing even a law I like get challenged -- I just wish more laws were. Maybe we could weed 'em out a little.
* Say NO in NOvember to Justice Steven H. David! Yes, he's the man who thinks Officer Friendly -- and, alas, his cousin, Officer Hostile -- should be able to walk right in your home sans warrant, exigent circumstance or probable cause. The Legislature pinned his ears back but he really needs to have a job where his unAmerican ideas will do less harm. We can help point him in that direction, with one simple vote.
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