Ramsey Puts State Constitution First
It is good to see that Tennessee Lieutenant Governor Ron Ramsey cares about upholding his oath of office:
Tennessee Lieutenant Governor Ron Ramsey struck a strong blow in favor of the Tennessee Constitution by breaking a tie Tuesday in the Tennessee Senate Judiciary Committee in favor of advancing a bill sponsored by State Senator Stacey Campfield (R-Knoxville) which would set the guidelines for electing Supreme and Appellate Court Judges in the State of Tennessee. The trial lawyers' lobby is having a conniption fit over the fact not only did the Lieutenant Governor break a tie in the Judiciary Committee in favor of elected judges, these folks know that the people of Tennessee side with an elected judiciary.
Ramsey himself questions whether electing judges is necessarily a good thing, but unlike both the lawyers and the judges who have chosen to ignore it in recent years, the Lieutenant Governor clearly believes that he took an oath to uphold the Tennessee Constitution, and thus he is obligated to do just that.
Labels: Conservatism, Local politics, Tennessee politics