Reforming the state legislature

January 9, 2008 21:05 pm

by Jason · 11 comments

Kyle King from Dawg Sports has come up with some very creative solutions for reforming the Georgia General Assembly and state’s judicial system.

Since the state legislature goes back into the session next week, I felt that posting this here was appropriate, especially because we need something to make us laugh because God knows that our liberty and property are not safe when the legislature is in session:

A substantial number of our state legislators are University of Georgia alumni and it would not surprise me if a quorum of both houses of the General Assembly were on hand in Sanford Stadium six or seven Saturdays every autumn.

That being the case, I propose rescheduling the legislative session so that it runs concurrently with college football season and relocating it to the Classic City. Committee work could be done during the week, but all debates and votes would have to be held on Saturdays on which the ‘Dawgs were playing a home game, with each weekend’s session commencing exactly three hours before kickoff.

You can bet that the legislature would be made more efficient if the sound of the Lone Bugler belting out the Battle Hymn of Bulldog Nation from the upper corner of the southwest stands signaled the call to begin voting. There’d probably be a lot less meddling with the Georgia Code if exercises in polarizing partisanship entailed the risk of making representatives miss kickoff.

Furthermore, the governor—presently, a former Bulldog walk-on who has been known to deliver pep talks to the team on game days—could be held to greater accountability by being made to sign and veto bills as part of the halftime ceremony at the last home game of the year, performing his Constitutional function in full view of 92,000 of his constituents. Honestly, wouldn’t you rather see that at halftime than the presentation of the conference championship rings to the water polo team or another Earth, Wind & Fire medley?

Absolutely brilliant.

Icarus January 9, 2008 at 9:41 pm

That sound everyone just heard was Bill Simon’s head exploding.

Burdell January 9, 2008 at 11:58 pm

This begs the question–and provides the answer:

Q. “Why does the legislature need reforming?”

A. “A substantial number of our state legislators are University of Georgia alumni.”

’nuff said.

Bill Simon January 10, 2008 at 12:35 am

Where is Jace Walden?

Harry January 10, 2008 at 1:35 am

Another Dawg topic….how exciting.

Icarus January 10, 2008 at 1:56 am

Jace is at camp.

The Comma Guy January 10, 2008 at 9:04 am

Why not take it a step further and shut down all of those inferior universities and law schools as only Athens is the fount of knowledge here in the Peach State?

Jason Pye January 10, 2008 at 9:06 am

Relax. It’s just a light-hearted joke.

Bill Simon January 13, 2008 at 1:28 pm

Camp?

Icarus January 13, 2008 at 2:31 pm

What Jaces chooses to do for 2 weekends a month and 2 weeks a year is his own business.

Bill Simon January 13, 2008 at 4:43 pm

Ah.

Jace Walden January 16, 2008 at 2:56 pm

Dudes I am back!

This is a brilliant idea. I’m glad Bill Simon approves.

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