BILL CRAWFORD: House leadership plays loose with rights, rules

Since our marvelous state constitution allows legislators to authorize carrying guns into churches, courthouses, sporting events, etc., the Mississippi House under the leadership of Speaker Philip Gunn is passing laws left and right to enable such.

Since our fossil of a constitution allows any legislator to require every bill to be read aloud before passage, the House under Gunn’s leadership has decimated this provision by putting in a machine that reads bills so fast noone can understand a word.

So, we stand by our constitution, except when we don’t. And those in power decide which rights are important.

Daily Journal
4/3/16