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Letter: If you can’t stand the heat

Editor, Gazette-Journal:

I recently encountered what I, at first, thought was a poor example of someone making a joke. No criticizing of government officials as serious legislation? 

Unfortunately, HB 1627 reflects the sentiments of some of our state legislators. This poses the question of just how will this be enforced should it become law.  

To have such as this emanate from the house of the people reflects poorly on the current legislators. It is evident that the concept of the rule of law and the inalienable rights set forth and protected by the Constitution has become suspect by a legislator who appears to have dishonored his own oath of office. Inalienable, by its very definition, is incapable of being given up or transferred.

Might I cite the analogy of the legislative process akin to that of sausage making. I recall that President Truman confirmed that analogy with his cautionary warning: “If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.&rdquo...

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