Wisconsin Assembly Republicans Introduce Resolution To End Transparency And Ban People

The Wisconsin Assembly Republicans are quite the bunch. They all stood by as people were removed, day after day, for simply filming an open meeting or silently holding a sign. It seems they forgot to read the Wisconsin Constitution, which states in articles three and four:

SECTION 3. [Free speech; libel.] Every person may freely speak, write and publish his sentiments on all subjects, being responsible for the abuse of that right, and no laws shall be passed to restrain or abridge the liberty of speech or of the press…

SECTION 4. [Right to assemble and petition.] The right of the people peaceably to assemble, to consult for the common good, and to petition the government, or any department thereof, shall never be abridged.

Today, however, Assembly GOP leaders Robin Vos (R-ALEC) and Scott Suder (R-ALEC) introduced a resolution to change the rules in the Assembly gallery. It is also worth noting that Robin Vos is not only the leader of the Assembly Republicans in the Capitol, but out of it as well. By this I mean, he is the state chair of ALEC or the American Legislative Exchange Council, a matchmaking service that connects politicians to corporate interests and away from the interests of the people.

The resolution is full of unconstitutional ideas and is directly designed to suppress accountability and transparency and allow the Republicans to ban people from the galleries. Lets chop this resolution down and explain exactly why it is so bad…

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