Just when you’re about to award Texas the gold medal for craziest state in the Union, there comes little old Kansas. A few months ago it was the unprecedented new restrictions on welfare beneficiaries. Governor Brownshirt signed into law a bill that bans welfare recipients from using their benefits at movie theaters, nail salons, pools and spas, liquor stores, jewelry stores, casinos or racing facilities, tattoo and piercing parlors, cruise ships, and other locations. An amendment to the bill that would have prohibited the use of welfare money at sushi restaurants surprisingly was voted down.
Now Gov. Brownshirt has signed a bill that threatens to defund the entire state’s judiciary if it has the nerve to rule against him on a case near and dear to his heart. Well, so much for the Constitution and the separation of powers.
When asked how such a law could pass judicial muster, Brownshirt stated, “ There is nothing unconstitutional about the law. It still honors the separation of powers. I, and the legislature, two of the three branches of government, have simply decided to separate governmental funding from the judiciary if they don’t do their job properly. In this country we believe in majority rule. In my book, two out of three not only “ain’t bad,” to quote Meatloaf, but it equals 66%.”
When Gov. Brownshirt was asked if the new law didn’t amount to tyranny, Brownshirt snapped, “Look the legislature did not vote to defund the judiciary. That would have been illegal. They only voted to threaten to do it. See the difference?”
With the news of Kansas’ lasted attempt to out-crazy Texas, Gov. Greg Abbot vowed to never be beaten at his own game. “Heck, I don’t see anything wrong with the Kansas law anyway. It’s certainly not crazier than my belief the Federal government is about to takeover our great state and impose martial law.” I must admit Abbot makes a good point.