Freedom Newspapers’ Capital correspondent in Raleigh, Barry Smith has a great column on the Burlington Times News website about how the leaders of the majority run roughshod over their own rules as they see fit.
He says it all with this bit:
"Logic doesn’t always apply when it comes to legislation. Nor does it
apply when it comes to enforcing the House and Senate rules. Referees
and umpires strive for consistency when enforcing sports rules.
Sometimes legislative rule enforcers find consistency to be an
From my own observations down on Jones Street I can tell you that the rules are very important until they get in the way of the majority and then no rule is important.
Check out the rest at: Times News.