Friday, March 09, 2007

Common Sense Amendments

Wisconsin has a history of passing common-sense Amendments to its Constitution (recently, anyway,) including the Right to Bear Arms, the banning of gay marriage, etc.

Here's another common-sense Amendment proposal:

“This proposed constitutional amendment, proposed to the 2007 legislature on first consideration, provides that a person who is present in the United States illegally and who is charged with a violent felony is not eligible for release before trial if the state presents clear and convincing evidence that the person committed the violent felony.”

Kevin (HT) gives us plenty of reasons for this, notably the Green Bay case in which the illegal skipped town on $5K bail after a vicious sexual assault.

We know why it must be an Amendment--DarthDoyle would veto it were it legislation.


Kate said...

Sure seems like a good common sense idea to me.

Billiam said...

Hold on to your seats, boys and girls. The cries of racism will soon be heard and the demostrations will soon start.

John said...

I'd like to see an amendment banning remarriage after divorce. I suppose that keeping a few homosexuals from marrying is "common sense", but it does seem like closing the barn door after the horses are gone. The state sanctions and encourages adultery, for goodness sake.