A new front has emerged this week in the battle against the will of Montana citizens.
The Billings Gazette reported this weekend that a new group has been formed that is proposing a new check against legislative wisdom and God-given righteous power.
These lowly citizens have the audacity to suggest an amendment to the Montana Constitution. This amendment would require that citizen-passed ballot initiatives that are gutted by the brain trust at the Montana legislature must be actually sent back to citizens to ratify those changes.
This is obviously a bad idea, especially since we’ve seen an unprecedented level of high quality legislation proposed by Republicans during recent and even not-so-recent past sessions. And who could forget the important changes Republicans have always proposed to dumb citizens initiatives like ethics reform, Children’s Health Insurance, and medical marijuana.
Of course Republican State Senator Bruce Tutvedt is angry about this. Tutvedt can be seen in action below–that’s him in the upper right-hand corner. As you can see, he’s much better suited to make Montana laws than you are.