Sunday, February 09, 2020

Kansas State Constitution

At the Jan 13, 2020 council meeting one item I brought up from the floor was a "homework" assignment for the newly sworn in members of the city council.  The assignment was a simple one:  to read Section 3 of the Bill of Rights of the Constitution of the State of Kansas.  Remember, all council members took oaths to support and defend that document and the Constitution of the United States.

Every once in awhile some existing council members also need to be reminded of the contents of that item. It seems that occasionally we get a member of the council who thinks they are better than everybody or that they know everything.  They fall into the category of extreme arrogance.

Anyway for the newbies, and those that may have forgotten it, here is that section of the document, with certain items highlighted by yours truly.

§ 3. Right of peaceable assembly; petition. The people have the right to assemble, in a peaceable manner, to consult for their common good, to instruct their representatives, and to petition the government, or any department thereof, for the redress of grievances.

For the record, the Bill of Rights comes before the other sections of the constitution.  There was a reason for that!!!!!!  Oh, and that section has been in effect since 1859.