Mike Gatto: Stop Fucking With The Constitution, Cocksuckers!

In a thoughtful op-ed recently published in the otherwise laughable LA Times, iron-jawed assembly representative Mike Gatto made some common sense arguments for reforming California’s dumb-shit system of perpetually amending its state constitution though popular elections.

Mike points out how our nation’s founding fathers got it right when they set a high bar for amending the U.S. Constitution, and as a result, changes are significant and important.  In our country’s history, the Constitution has been amended a scant 27 times.  By contrast, California’s Constitution has been amended 521 times in less than 100 years.

Instead of outlining a broad, philosophical overview for governance, the California Constitution gets bogged down in details that seem far better suited to the legislature.  For instance, dumbass liberal hippies who don’t take baths and smell like feet have made a bunch of dumbass hippy laws about what kinds of fish nets can be used while rock fishing in Santa Barbra.  Derrrrrrrrrr…

And that’s just one dumbass example.  At 110 pages and 490 amendments, California’s Constitution is the third longest in the whole goddamn world.  And basically, any corporation who can spend the money to get their pet project on the ballot can stand a good chance of subverting the legislature and rewriting the Constitution to benefit their commercial interests.

“Amendments to California’s Constitution can be put on the ballot by anyone who comes up with the money to gather enough signatures,” explained Gatto via printed word.  “Then, a simple one-time vote of 50% plus 1 is enough to enshrine something forever.”

But how do you combat a problem so pervasive and so entwined in the political consciousness of the state?  Well, you need big ideas.  Big, thick, girthy, revolutionary ideas that shake the system to its very core. And that’s exactly what Mike Gatto leaves us with in the final sentences of his column:

“I’ve introduced a measure that would require a 55% vote threshold before amending the state Constitution,” Mike typed with utmost sincerity.  “I believe that this modest change will help ensure that less bric-a-brac gets into that document.”

The revolution is upon us.

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About Jarvis Mitchell

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